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14-01-2004
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Im excited everyone likes it.. I do get it at somewhat of a discount,sometimes ill go in and just use the sample we have! And talking with other GNC's even the corporate ones, they all carry Str-Vectin and it is flying of the shelves.

This really is a good product.

Im only 20 and i take good care of my skin with vitamins and things of that nature. But I have always had dry skin..

This has been probably the best thing i have ever used.. not only on my face but my arms and hands.. its great ..

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franco baby, if you have dry skin you should use EVE LOM cleanser, its made out of penetrating oils and its great

the best cleanser avalible anywhere

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23-08-2004
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has anyone used this for stretch marks? does it live up to the hype?

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23-08-2004
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Unfortunately didn't work for me. I used it religiously for 2 months and didn't see any results. It was a bit greasy and took a while to rub in, and the smell was too medicinal. I'm using the Decleor system for stretch marks: Aromessence Tonilastil Firming Aromatic Body Oil with the Decleor Tonilastil Cream. Smells wonderful, takes a bit of time too but a pleasure to use. Been using it for 1 month, and starting to see some fading on my lighter stretch marks. I bought the Strivectin for $120CDN and both Decleor products for $100 together.

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Originally posted by iceprincess316@Aug 23 2004, 11:03 PM
Unfortunately didn't work for me. I used it religiously for 2 months and didn't see any results. It was a bit greasy and took a while to rub in, and the smell was too medicinal. I'm using the Decleor system for stretch marks: Aromessence Tonilastil Firming Aromatic Body Oil with the Decleor Tonilastil Cream. Smells wonderful, takes a bit of time too but a pleasure to use. Been using it for 1 month, and starting to see some fading on my lighter stretch marks. I bought the Strivectin for $120CDN and both Decleor products for $100 together.
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where can you find decleor products? thanks for the advice

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27-08-2004
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You can find their products at most spas. Here's a good online retailer to try: www.essentialdayspa.com

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03-04-2005
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Do you have any idea about this cream?

Have you ever used it? and does it really work as they say ?!!!!

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03-04-2005
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what about dermectin, the drugstore "same thing as"???

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My mom uses this for her face. I'm not seeing a noticable difference. It seems like one of those products that smells and feels as if it works but doesn't really. I'm sure it's a good moisterizer and may prevent wrinkles but its hard to believe it will get rid of them. I have baby stretch marks on my inner thighs so i'm trying it on those right now. How great would it be if it worked!

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05-05-2005
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i found this from a website.
StriVectin-SD
($135 for 6 ounces) is the product that started the whole "better than Botox" craze.It went from email spam and ads in Parade magazine to prominent shelf space in Nordstrom and Sephora. Interestingly enough, StriVectin didn't start as an anti-wrinkle product. Rather, its original claim to fame was for eliminating stretch marks. However, the only studies proving StriVectin’s benefits for stretch marks were paid for by Klein-Becker, the company that distributes StriVectin. That's about as reliable as a Marlboro coming out with a study that says cigarettes are safe.

Though there is no way to be sure, it seems Klein-Becker simply decided that the market for a stretch mark product wasn't as lucrative as one for an anti-wrinkle product. So the company modified their ads, stating they were surprised to find that not only was StriVectin-SD getting rid of women's stretch marks, but it also got rid of their facial wrinkles, and we now have the astounding “anti-wrinkle breakthrough of the decade.” Regrettably, they do not have to back up this claim with supportive research to sell this kind of hyperbole. All any company has to do is claim their product will get rid of wrinkles and women will buy it in droves, as evidenced by the fact that

StriVectin-SD has been the best-selling product in department stores since November 2003, with sales topping $30 million between January and June 2004 (Source: The Rose Sheet, June 7, 2004, page 3)! The con is on, and many consumers are buying it (literally and figuratively). Perhaps the most enticing part of StriVectin's ads are the portions that read, “The active formula in StriVectin-SD has recently been shown in clinical trials to significantly reduce that category of fine lines and facial wrinkles that can add 10-15 years to your appearanceˇand even reduce the dark circles under your eyes ...without irritation, painful injections, or surgery.” Another statement reads “in fact, [StriVectinSD] is the only topical formulation clinically proven to effectively confront every aspect of wrinkle reduction.” It is easy to debunk all of this overblown nonsense by pointing out the product's lack of sunscreen; perhaps StriVectin overlooked the voluminous research about sun exposure's deleterious, wrinkling, and discoloring effects on skin. That omission alone puts their claims in the category of overstatement and nothing more. The two studies quoted in StriVectin’s ads were presented at the 20th World Congress of Dermatology, held in July 2002. These papers examined the effects of the ingredient palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 (one of the ingredients in Strivectin, though they advertise this ingredient with the name Pal-KTTKS) and compared it to vitamin C and retinol. Of course, according to them, palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 won. However, there is no published research substantiating the results, the studies were from the ingredient manufacturer, and StriVectin declined to send us any documentation.
Further, presenting a paper at a dermatology meeting is not the same as having your information published in a medical journal with strict protocol standards. With lack of substantiated research but a strong desire to capture baby boomers' dollars, Klein-Becker has taken these claims and almost single-handedly created a market for "works like Botox" products. StriVectin-SD is supposedly preferable because of its long-term results versus the short-term results (and repeated treatments) of Botox. A Dr. Nathalie Chevreau is quoted in the ad, saying “the cumulative effects of using a product like StriVectin become more noticeable every day, and ultimately lasts longer than Botox.” Chevreau is hardly an impartial source—she works for Klein-Becker! Further, Dr. Chevreau is a licensed dietician in Utah, a fact that is conveniently left out of StriVectin’s ad because it would conflict with her credibility as a medical doctor speaking about the legitimate benefits of an antiwrinkle cream.

If you are still wondering if there is any way possible that StriVectin-SD might somehow be better than Botox, the short answer is no—and that means no way, and no how. It certainly isn't better than the daily use of an effective sunscreen! StriVectin is merely a moisturizer with some very good emollients, water-binding agents, antioxidants, and peptides. Unfortunately, this product also contains peppermint oil, a problematic skin irritant. I suspect this was included to make the skin tingle (a sensitizing reaction) to create the impression that the product is “doing something” to the skin. StriVectin-SD won't alter the wrinkling on any part of your face, in the long term or in the short term. Riding on the success of StriVectin-SD, several cosmetic companies have created their own products claiming to be better than Botox or better than cosmetic corrective surgery. The list below covers the most widely advertised, readily available products.


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05-05-2005
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We don't get Stivectin here in hk, but my sis-in-law in San Fran says she's tried it and it does seem to work (face that is).
Although she does'nt even need it....she's 48 (looks 35) and does'nt have one wrinkle on her face!

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Anyone else tried this, for either wrinkles or stretchmarks?

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Anyone any thoughts on the eye cream? I'm 22... am I too young?

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I'm also curious about the eye cream. Has anyone tried it?
Do the products work or is this all just hype?

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