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137 of 153 people found the following review helpful
on July 28, 2004
I purchased this product which was originally manufactured for stretch marks as a facial cream (which it is now marketed for)After the first month I noticed a great difference with decreased undereye puffiness and the fine lines around my eyes. Now, not only did I notice, but many of my friends made comments too. I've revealed my secret and feel it is well worth the cost. I would also like to mention, this is a BIG tube of cream. It is very decieving, you are definately getting your moneys worth here ladies.
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135 of 162 people found the following review helpful
on July 16, 2008
Because I saw that Amazon had this as a Gold Box Deal, I had to write a review and potentially save women lots of money.

I am 40, have okay skin but have some lines around my eyes. I bought StriVectin about three years ago and used it FAITHFULLY. When it didn't work initially, I added a daily application. This stuff just doesn't work. It's absolute junk. I don't think it's a wonderful moisturizer, either, because it's is not labeled as non-comedogenic and I am prone to minor breakouts. However, I do not break out under my eyes and had no adverse reactions to the product. It just didn't work. At all.

Someone mentioned Paula Begoun's site. Use Google to look up Paula Begoun StriVectin-SD. The company that makes this product makes claims that are currently being legally challenged. Did I expect StriVectin to actually be "better than Botox" as their ad claims? No. But, if I spend $100, I do expect it to at least work a little. This product-- althought advertised heavily and marketed in a 'medical-looking' tube absolutely does not work at all. Not even a little. I can't believe anyone got any positive results using it unless they never even used moisturizer before and are startled at the difference a little cream can make.

I would completely recommend Obagi products (specifically the CLEAR, Exfoderm Forte, and BLENDER used in conjunction with Retin A. I also recommend TriLuma cream-- for similar results in one step. Don't forget a strong sunscreen when using Retin A and Hydroquinone products! I've used Obagi faithfully for 2 years and my skin is completely improved. My breakouts have disappeared, my fine lines around my eyes are pretty much not noticeable at all and sunspots that appeared two years ago after a non-protected day in the sun have completely disappeared. Obagi is expensive, too, but completely worth it because it really works. The other day in Walgreens, I said something about my 16 year old daughter who was standing right next to me and the salesperson's jaw absolutely dropped and said, "OMG, I thought you were friends. . . she can't be your daughter." Of course, I don't think I look 16, but the message was appreciated.
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60 of 70 people found the following review helpful
on January 21, 2006
I used this cream for my eye wrinkles for about a month and saw absolutely no difference. Fancy packaging, false delivery claim "Better than Botox," and a high price scams consumers into thinking this product works. Don't waste your money. This cream is so greasy it actually made my face break out. It's amazing what marketing can do to sell a product that doesn't work.
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169 of 207 people found the following review helpful
on October 2, 2006
I find it strangely odd that everyone who gave this product a fantastic review:

1. Has only ever reviewed one product on Amazon

2. All seem to have been posted on the 24th.

Caveat emptor.
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62 of 74 people found the following review helpful
I am using this cream now for two weeks. I put it twice a day. My skin looks more youthful and firm. The fine lines are softer and not as deep around my eyes and forehead. You can purchase this cream at Costco for much less then anywhere I have seen. You can also purchace Strivectin-Sd made especially for the eyes from. Also I am using Luareen Hutton's make-up for over 40. I love it. Try these products and see what it can do for you.
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69 of 84 people found the following review helpful
on July 23, 2009
i am disgusted to recently have learned that this company and its products are complete hoaxes! i purchased a tube of StriVectin-SD on recommendation of a GYN for my pregnancy stretch marks. Imagine how anxious i was for a product and at the advice of a Dr. no less, i was impatient to try it and forked over the 80EURO for 50 ml/1.7oz. (that size is not even available in the US). I became severely disheartened when i read reviews about the product here on amazon.com and at [...]. they were love/hate at best. and many accused the product and its company of fraud stating over-zealous claims that are being investigated by the FDA. between this, the exorbitant price and the late logic that there is no such thing as a cream that will clear stretch marks in a few weeks (especially with run of the mill ingredients) i returned it, thankfully in time to stringent French return policies.
upon my new quest to find another product i came across striadril. seeing the cognitive link, i put the product in wikipedia's search engine and read that BOTH products are made by the same company under different sub-names (Basic Research makes Strivectin-SD and Generix Labs makes Striadril) , both made by the same manufacturer at the same location (Salt Lake City, Utah) however the only difference is; "This company sells the product Striadril, which is billed as a generic version of the Strivectin-SD product at a fraction of the cost. Many customers are not aware that Striadril is the exact same product as Strivectin-SD, manufactured by the exact same company, just with a different package and price point to attract a lower-end consumer." !!!! How GROSS!
Striadril can sell for $[...] USD and StriVectin-SD $[...]!!!! (again not taking into account the price gouging in Europe!) it's worth noting that there is a prevailing myth circulating that StriVectin-SD used to be a prescription and is now "public". Complete and utter BS. What's more, the cream is not only a stretch mark eraser but a wrinkle remover!! a veritable all-in-one beauty cure-all!! Ha!
(** the reviews i read on amazon.com a few days back also cited that many of the 5-star reviews were by 1 time reviewers made on the same days, i.e. possible deliberate company contributions. i can no longer find that product listing with those reviews, there were well over 30 on that listing. i decided to post here instead)

when Americans are so lawsuit-happy, where's the uproar over this?? more regulation in the cosmetic industry is overdue.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on April 23, 2008
This product is highly personal. Based on reviews I've read here and elsewhere - for some it works, and for others it doesn't! If you are one of the "lucky ones" --it's amazing. In about 4 weeks time (or less) of diligent daily use, it has made a huge difference. Since I began using it, I receive constant compliments on my "great skin" - and no wrinkles. I am in my late 50's - and I'd put my skin up against a 40 year old's, any day of the week. My suggestion is perhaps to team up with a friend - split the cost and then each try it sequentially. It is a bit pricey, but totally worth it to me. I think it just depends on your type of skin.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on April 28, 2011
I have been buying this from various places at about $130 and was happy to find it for about half price. Wrong. I have been using this product for several years and was sadly disappointed with what I received. While I absolutely love the real Strivectin, what I received had a tube that looked the same, had all the same verbiage, but the contents were runny, had an "odd" smell, and were not in the box that normally comes with it.
Having said that, I still decided to try using it for a while and found it was really, really greasy.....almost like someone had altered the contents by adding mineral oil. Strivectin contains an analgesic to give a slight tingle on the skin. This also gives it a distinct smell. The product I received runs out of the tube when inverted. Normally Strivectin must be squeezed from the tube. I mention all this for new users who may not know the difference.
I will stick to getting this from my retail supplier!!
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97 of 120 people found the following review helpful
on January 28, 2005
I personally did not experience any noticeable results after 30 days. Also, the smell is just horrible. The company claims that it is peppermint, but to me it smells like that plus rancid oil. Not pleasant at all. It would have been bearable if it had worked at all!!

But the good news is that I contacted the seller from whom I purchased the cream through Amazon.com and they initiated an immediate refund.

That is commendable.
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34 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on September 2, 2005
I used the entire tube faithfully as a face cream over the course of several months. While I thought it moisturized fine, I did not notice any change in my lines, tone, texture. For the money I'd go get several tubes of the Neutrogena anti-aging products - they work better, have a nicer texture and smell MUCH better.

As for "better than Botox" - buyer beware when you hear that line!
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