As you all know we are skincare girls and believe that good skincare products are a must! Next to food, it is one of the things we both have major love for in our lives. That passion also aids us in keeping our skin poppin’ year round. Since we often share products we like and are trying out with you all separately here on Urban Swank, we’ve decided to start a new series in which we share skincare products we both are trying out (or have tried out) at the same damn time 😝!
In our Face to Face series we will share the good, bad, ugly, and everything in between about a product. Feel free to leave comments about any products you think we need to try out or any you would like to see reviewed! First up is the new Hyaluronic Dual-Response Serum by StriVectin.
Per the manufacturer, this product rehydrates and replumps to bring dehydrated skin back to life. The dual-phase serum has six types of Hyaluronic Acid that deeply hydrates skin and locks in moisture. Additionally, it gives you visibly plump skin and smooths the look of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the skin’s ability to retain moisture.
Felice “Swanky Girl” (skin type combination/oily)
First, let me tell you how excited I was to try this serum. My skin LOVES hyaluronic acid and ceramides! And just in case you don’t know or need a quick refresher on the benefits of both I’ve got you. Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant that replenishes the skins moisture and plumps it up. Ceramides also help with moisture, while restoring the skins barrier and reducing the signs of aging. Together they are a powerful combination. The first time I used it was right after I had steamed my face and applied a clay mask. My skin just loved all the moisture it provided, and the afterglow and plumpness gave me so much life. I found the product to be lightweight and suitable for daytime use and under your foundation.
I’ve been using this product a little over six weeks and can tell you I’m still very impressed with it. I would recommend this product for anyone needing more moisture and a good serum going into the drying fall and winter months.
Shanna “Urban Girl” (skin type normal/dry)
Before I learned my exact skin type (and during the many years when my skin was all over the place) I would avoid any skincare product that contained a significant amount of any form of acid. I just couldn’t trust that my skin was going to react positively without knowing exactly what my skin needed. Looking to now, my skin typically remains in the normal zone but does have a tendency to become dry if not moisturized appropriately or if the weather is acting all crazy. With that said…when you know better, you do better.
Hence my excitement when I got my hands on StriVectin’s new Hyaluronic Dual-Response Serum – because hyaluronic acid is a godsend for my skin. No matter how well versed you are on the subject, you should know that hyaluronic acid is highly recommended for those that suffer from dry skin (raises hand really high). When you hear “acid” you most likely imagine something that peels and exfoliates, but hyaluronic is in the moisturizing game.
I’ve been using this product for two weeks now and apply it during my nighttime regime. Within minutes of application, my skin is noticeably and touchably softer and smoother; with a little extra spring in its step. It basically lubricates my skin and locks in the moisture (which my skin typically uses up pretty quickly). It’s definitely one of those products you can feel comfortable applying on a daily basis without the fear of using it incorrectly or too aggressively. If you’re not on the bandwagon, it may be time to jump on!