Strivectin-AR Review

As I mentioned not too long ago, I’ve been giving my skin a break from using my prescription strength retin-a (tretinoin) because it is very drying for my sensitive skin. But when Birchbox asked me if I would like to try Strivectin’s Advanced Retinol Daytime Treatment, I could not resist. Most retinols have a warning right on the box that recommend wearing sunscreen as it can make your skin sensitive to sun. So when I saw a product with retinol AND sunscreen, all I could think was MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN. I wear sunscreen on my face everyday so to be able to use a product that also has amazing anti-aging benefits and an SPF 30…sign me up!

Benefits (what it says it will do): Reduce the look of deep-set wrinkles & fine lines, hydrates and deeply nourishes skin, plumps skin to restore its bounce and youthful contour, evens tone & leaves complexion radiant, refines & smooths skin texture and protects against damaging UV rays.

Pros: Not oily or greasy. Did not interfere with makeup application and in fact, almost doubled as a primer providing a nice matte glow to my skin. No redness or peeling. No breakouts.

Cons: You have to reapply every two hours just as you do with regular sunblock. It is scented and “smells” like sunscreen. Pricey.

Verdict: I haven’t been using it long enough to really see any major difference in fine lines/wrinkles, but it really leaves my skin perfectly primed and I LOVE knowing my sunscreen is doing more than just providing sun protection! I am looking forward to seeing the long term results.

Disclosure: I received Strivectin-AR Advanced Retinol Day Treatment gratis for reviewing purposes. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own. To learn more about Strivectin-AR or to purchase, click here.


The only con I have for this product is the scent. It is fragrant and “smells” like sunscreen. But otherwise, the

One Comment ( Reply )

  1. Rachel
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 12:43 pm

    Thanks for the review! First of all, I have LOVED all StriVectin products I have ever tried, so glad to hear another great review from them! Also, I have heard so much about how great retin-a is but have yet to use it as a part of my routine. I love the idea of using it in a sunscreen because that is so important to! I think I am going to have to give this product a try!