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StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner
StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner

I have finally welcomed StriVectin to my world and in the best possible way. I’ve read about the brand for years and always was interested in it but never bit the bullet. I was sent their ADVANCED RETINOL PORE REFINER by iFabbo to test and I’m a convert. This is the first product that has made a difference on the pores on my face. I’ve seen minor differences through masks, creams, and exfoliation but never like I have with StriVectin.

The goal of Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner is to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and refine texture for a smooth, even complexion. It has both a long term and a short term effectl. Short term they hope to help with the appearance of your pores and with the brightness of your skin. Long term is the same but with the added benefit of getting to the root of the problem and keeping your skin this way.

Strivection Advanced  Retinol Pore Refiner
Strivection Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner

This isn’t a primer that will fill in pores that I’ve counted on for a long time, instead it’s a treatment to visibly reduce pores up to 50%. Large pores are caused by a lot of problems like acne, sun damage, extractions, oil production and genetics. Since my sister has nearly poreless skin what I always assumed was genetics wasn’t what caused mine. Instead it was from extremely oily skin that produced a lot of sebum when I was young. I had terrible blackouts though very little breakouts. When my mom would get frustrated with me, she’d extract the blackheads with her fingers. Obviously a no-no but back in the dark ages what did we know? At least the oily skin has kept me looking young.

Strivection Advanced  Retinol Pore Refiner
Strivection Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner

StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner has a combination of ingredients with Retinol and NIA-114 being the main ones to be aware of. In the past I haven’t had a lot of success with products that have high amounts of retinol within, my skin has turned red and uncomfortable. The percentage of retinol in this StriVectin Refiner is under 1% though so my skin tolerates it well. I haven’t had any irritation at all. “Retinol improves skin’s natural cell turnover to visibly diminish the look of pore size by purifying and refining skin tone and texture. Patented NIA-114™ technology nourishes and strengthens the moisture barrier, limiting the sensitivity common to Retinol use.” When I first started using this I just used it once a day to test it out but within a week I was able to use it morning and evening.

This is the very last step in my skincare routine. Every other product is on and then I massage a small amount over my skin. It even goes on over sunscreen. It helps mattify your skin which is fine with me.

Strivection Advanced  Retinol Pore Refiner
Strivection Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner

While this hasn’t been a miracle worker, it has certainly made a difference for me. My cheeks have been the beneficiary of the magic of Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner. I notice that my pores are much less visible. My foundation doesn’t gather in them and cream blushes are on my skin, not hidden in the craters pores too. My nose is still suffering with the problem of pores but they are definitely reduced. Gunk doesn’t gather in those pores but I still see them. Of course my weapon of choice is my 8X magnifying mirror and I doubt most of the people I encounter have vision quite that good.

At $99 for 1.7 oz this is an investment but one I’m willing to make. I’m testing a new skincare line with a product that promises to help with enlarged pores and once I’m done I plan to go back to this StriVectin Pore Refiner. It’s taken over a dozen years but I’ve finally found a product that I can trust and that doesn’t make me cringe when I’m looking at myself in a mirror.

Have you tried any StriVectin products? Have you had success with them? — Marcia

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  1. Lola Seicento | 10th Nov 15

    Excellent detailed review, Marcia! I love this product, and have definitely seen a difference in my skin since I began using it!

  2. [email protected] | 10th Nov 15

    I really enjoyed reading your review, and I’m glad that you’ve had good results from this interesting hybrid product. Where did you find the percent retinol in the product? Is it on the box or tube somewhere? Just curious because I asked a StriVectin rep and she said 0.5%, Sheila said she called the company and they said 1% and you said less than 1%. Not that it makes a difference, but I’m just curious about whether I missed it on the packaging.

  3. beautyin | 10th Nov 15

    Allison, I was going on what other bloggers learned. I figured that it was between 0.5% and 1% depending on who you talked to.

  4. beautyin | 10th Nov 15

    Thanks Lola, my cheeks are so much smoother. I can see little pindots on them but nothing seems to gather in my pores there any more.

  5. Anne Taylor | 10th Nov 15

    I have big ole pores on and around my nose and maybe this product would help me! Thanks for the great and informative review!

  6. Heather | 10th Nov 15

    I like this product too, it is a bit pricey but I love the results!

  7. Phyrra | 10th Nov 15

    Thanks for sharing! This sounds amazing.

  8. Erika | 10th Nov 15

    I like this product. It isn’t going to make my pores physically smaller but it does help improve the overall tone of my skin. It’s good stuff.

  9. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 10th Nov 15

    I have this and haven’t opened it yet–that will change today! Thanks for the great review!

  10. Kim | 10th Nov 15

    Great review. Anything that prevents makeup from settling in your pores is a win.

  11. Miranda Mendoza | 10th Nov 15

    Everyone’s talking about this brand and I’m currently doing an overhaul of my skincare routine. I gotta look into it more!

  12. Kath TheFabZilla | 10th Nov 15

    I like retinol in skincare. I use this over Vitamin C serum and the result is simply amazing!

  13. M.Clark | 11th Nov 15

    StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner sounds great, I’m glad it’s working for you, I’d love to give it a try. Thank you for sharing this review.

  14. Honeygirlk | 11th Nov 15

    This is a product that I have really been enjoying. I don’t take well to Retinol and found that this product works really great for me.

  15. Bailey | 11th Nov 15

    I don’t know about the price, but I am very into what this can do. I hate my pores!

  16. Amber | 11th Nov 15

    This sounds like a great serum. I love reading the reviews on it, most everyone is loving it.

  17. Destany | 11th Nov 15

    I had a slight reaction when I tried this. I’m giving my skin a rest, and then I’m going to try again.

  18. Aleya Bamdad | 11th Nov 15

    I would have liked to see it do more for he price.

  19. Anastasia | 11th Nov 15

    I’ve been using this pore refiner for a few weeks now and it did wonders for my pores!

  20. Kristina | The Feminine Files | 11th Nov 15

    I have only been using this on my oily nose and cheek area, if I use it on my forehead, it gets too dried out.

  21. Lisa Heath | 11th Nov 15

    Great review. I just started using this and so far I’m ok with it

  22. Mercedes | 11th Nov 15

    Good to know you are having good results with this. I just starting using it and I hope it works well for me.

  23. Nidia - Lit From Within | 12th Nov 15

    I’m so glad I’ve been introduced to Strivectin. I love this pore refiner – it’s all the moisturizer I need most nights, and my skin is balanced and matte. I still have one big pore on my cheek, but I don’t think anything will close that sucker up. Like you, I have oily skin, and did damage when I was younger. And, I can’t lie, occasionally as an adult. sigh.

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