Strivectin Review

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The wrinkle treatment Strivectin comes with a long and interesting story. Strivectin was developed and manufactured by the Klein-Becker research laboratories. However, in its original incarnation Strivectin was intended for use as a cream for treating severe stretch marks. Unmarked samples of the product began making their way around the Klein-Becker offices. In what would end up being a happy accident for the firm (but would probably earn them a whopping negligence lawsuit today) employees who received the Strivectin trial samples assumed it was a facial moisturizer and began incorporating the product into their morning beauty routines. To their amazement, these users reported that their skin began looking younger after prolonged use of the cream. Klein-Becker switched their marketing angle, and now Strivectin is one of the best selling anti-wrinkle treatments on the market today.

Klein-Becker has also grown the brand, and the Strivectin line now also includes a hand cream and an eye cream, as well as what appears to be a highly concentrated serum. While the product functions are different, it seems that the actual formulas used for the products are similar. The primary difference between standard Strivectin and the subsequently developed spot treatments seems to be in the product application directions. Unfortunately, full ingredient lists for all products are not posted on the official product website, leaving potential users with some questions.

Product Details

The primary active ingredient found in the original Strivectin formula is a peptide complex called “Pal-KTTKS.” Not many details are given about this ingredient, but we do know that it was heavily researched by Klein-Becker for it’s capabilities as a stretch mark remover.

The full list of active ingredients found in Strivectin is as follows: Deinized Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Sesame Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerine, Sweet Almond Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Striadril Complex (consisting of Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Siegesbeckia Orientals Extract, Polyglyceryn Methacrylate, Propylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Glucosamine HCL, Algae Extract, Yeast Extract, Urea, Butylene Glycol, Hydrocotyl Extract, Coneflower Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Imperata Cylindrica, Root Extract, Bearberry Extract and Licorice PTH), Glycerin, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Glycerul Stearate and PEG-100 Searate, Cocoa Butter, Stearic Acid, Shea Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mango butter, Peppermint Oil, Methylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Propylparaben, Triethanolamine, Butylene Glycol, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcabamate, Disodium EDTA, Retinyl Palmitate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.

The Good

  • Product came out on top of a blind product study.
  • Company offers a 30-day money back guarantee.
  • Product is available online from official website.

The Bad

  • Product contains parabens, which are an artificial preservative that has been linked to contact dermatitis in some cases.
  • No free product trial is offered.
  • Not much info is given about the “miracle” peptide “Pal-KTTKS.”
  • Brand-derivative spot treatment products do not appear to be that different form the main product.

The Bottom Line

At $135.00 for a 6 oz. tube of Strivectin, this certainly is one of the more expensive wrinkle treatments on the market. We are not sure if we’re comfortable using a treatment designed to alter the skin’s molecular structure without a little more background information. Strivectin does come with a great background story, but some current user testimonials or before/after photos would makes us more comfortable spending that kind of money.

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60 Comments/Questions/Answers to Strivectin

  • 1

    Pat Ansuini

    I am currently in my third year of remission from stage 4 throat cancer. I had radiation treatments that included my lower jaw and face one a day for 7 weeks. Last Christmas I started using Strivectin and it has made a noticable difference in the burns I suffered on my face and neck. I’ve never found any product to have worked better.

  • 2


    can pregnant women use this product?

  • 3

    mabel redpath

    How long before I see results of using strivectin for wrinkels?

  • 4


    I have deep lines (2) between my brows and the Overnight Facial Serum was a miracle! Still there but barely noticeable. Also the Strivectin products last close to a year!!! I’m SOLD!

  • 5

    jan keltner

    I am 61 and nobody can belive how nice my skin looks, everyone thinks I am much younger

  • 6


    Hi Pamela, I am looking for something good for my “11” I call it, between my brows, have used botox and loved it but am looking for something cheaper now(topical). It is good to read that you are very satisfied with it?

  • 7


    No!! Not nursing either

  • 8

    Tanya Hunt

    I used Strivectin before and then quit. 5 years later I’m using it again. They say it takes time to see the effects, but after 10 days, my skin looks 100% better. I’m 55, and have adult acne. My stubborn blemishes are even healing up quicker with Strivectin. You are only supposed to use a tiny bit, so the BIG 6oz. tube may seem expensive, but it lasts a long time.

  • 9


    I used Strivectin on my chicken pox scars and it took the pink right out of the scars. It’s really amazing. And my bff and my supervisor both swear by the serum. One uses it all over her face, and the other on her chest, to keep ‘the girls’ looking good. Strivectin makes a lot of great products. The only one I didn’t see a huge difference from was the Hylexin for dark circles. But that’s just one little product.

  • 10

    Carlene Scholtka

    would like to try it I`m going to be 69

  • 11


    It made a huge diffrence

  • 12

    Wilma Griffith

    I am 43-years old, I have six children I birth and I have been using Strivectin for over 8-years. I believe the price has gone down, because it use to cost me approximately $180 – $160. Regardless, the price is well worth it. I have absolutely NO stretch marks let alone my face looks very youthful. I have been mistaken to be in the mid 20s, and my only daughter out my six children use to tell me to stop using it because I did not look old like her friend’s mothers. Thus, I will stand by Strivectin and all their products! To me, it safer thean Botox! By the Way, I will be more than happy to submit a before and after and I can assure you, my appearance did not change.

  • 13

    Wilma Griffith

    I used strivectin with all my six pregnancies, on my face so I would not get the “pregnancy mask” and on my legs to prevent stretch marks. It did no harm to my healthy babies. However, after giving birth, I used it on my stomach and on my csection scar, and now I rarely see the scar, and I absolutely have not stretch marks.

  • 14


    Thats fine, I think you will like the results by using it at any age,

  • 15


    Does this product work well on stretch marks & how long does it usually take to see results? Where can I purchase this product?

  • 16


    These products are marvellous, i have spent loads of money over the years on useless creams that promise the earth. These products really work on my sensitive/dry/ageing skin, and they last for a year.

  • 17

    Dee Garmon


  • 18

    Dee Garmon


  • 19

    Jenny Orchard

    Costco has 2 6oz tubes for $99, Been using it for about 10days and feel it has made a difference already. I am 53 and have very sun damaged skin, hoping it may even out the sun/age spots.

  • 20


    let us see if you include my remark about your new product on this page.

    why discontinue your original product that so many people loved?

    i have been using the original SD for over 4 years and am horrified that this new product is not working for me.

    it irritates by skin and is not as soothing as the original.

    i have left a message for someone to call me back and no one has for over 2 weeks now.

    your original product is now available from other resources at 40% off but when you go to Sephora and they admit that they will no longer carry the original product, they will sell what they have left at the full price.

    can someone get back to me and advise if you will still be able to get the original product SD or shall i start my new investigation for a different product line?

  • 21


    How can you say no without explaining why?

  • 22


    Which product did you use and how little is little? I just bought one of their products.

  • 23

    Tanya Hunt

    I just used the basic Strivectin 6 oz./$135. A blob the size of a large pea should cover your entire face, including eyelids. For those people sensitive to the fragrances in the regulare strivectin, there is a special eye product that is basically the same but w/out the fragrances. They don’t bother me, so I just use the one product. For my neck and chest region, another pea size blob covers the whole region. More is not better, you can and should use it sparingly.

  • 24


    Did it help with your sun/age spots? I am dying to find a product that helps with this, so I am eager to hear your response…Thank You!!!

  • 25


    I am 51 years old but I come from a family of good genes so people think I am younger than that however I started using Strivectin just one week ago and my friends are already asking if I did Botox they think I am even looking alot younger now. Personally I am seeing a slight difference in the appearance of my skin

  • 26


    Has anyone out there used this on old stretch marks? And if so did it work?

  • 27


    I am also interested on how it works on old stretch marks. My marks are 30 years old :(

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  • 29


    Hello ladies!

    I am 15 weeks pregnant and want to use StriVectin SD as facial cream. Can anyone tell me if its safe to use when prgnant?

  • 30


    the comment abojt original vs new strivectin worries me, especially since your review states the the “original formula” is the one that works. What has been done to revamp the formula, and does it work as well as the original? I won’t try it otherwise.

  • 31


    I bought StriVectin a few years ago, but never noticed changes immediately. Now I am not sure if StriVectin help with deep wrinkle forehead, or Almay? Does it work on all nationalities/skin types?
    If you have notice a change that you have in fact noticed a difference within a few weeks Please let me know. I used it as instructed not 3 times a day, but 2 times, did not notice any change until now. Is there anyone that StriVectin did not change/work:


  • 32


    I share with you the problem. The old Strivectin SD was much better then this new one. I also don’t see the results as before and i’m starting to be worry about what to use now.

  • 33


    I have enjoyed using the original formula. People say that I look 10 and even 20 years younger than my age. I am very concerned that the formula has been changed and is not working as well for some people. Perhaps you should continue making the original formula as well.


  • 34

    StriV Insider

    The new formula contains the same active ingredient (Striadyl) in the same concentration – but it also has additional peptides, hyluronic acid, and NIA114. The new website explains the benefits of each of these and has a complete list of ingredients to check before you purchase.

  • 35


    Please don’t waste your money.I tried this product for nearly a year without seeing any results, except an empty wallet and more wrinkles.

  • 36


    I loved the old Strivectin SD and used it for years. Bought the new formular and could not tolerate it. My face still feel like it has a sunburn.

  • 37


    Loved the old formular, used it for years. The new is very irritating to me. Used it and still feel as though I have a sunburn on my face.

  • 38


    I have used the StriVectin just 2 weeks and the sunspots on my cheeks are almost gone! the pink on my Strectmarks almost gone as well. I used other products in the line too, all I can say is wow!

  • 39


    Did you use original 6oz tube on your face?

  • 40


    which product do you use, how do you use it and how long have you been using it?

  • 41


    Hi I love the product too. I am first time pregnant. You were brave to try it while pregnant because it says not to on the product. How did you decide to keep using, I am worried?! I am so impressed with your testimonial. Thanks for responding.

  • 42


    A waste of money, I was very disappointed. It did absolutley nothing except 200.00 wasted

  • 43


    Thanks for the information. I was wondering if you are talking about Costco in Canada. I live in Canada and have a Costco membership. I was not sure whether or not you were referring to a Costco in the United States or in Canada. Please let me know. I really appreciate it! Thanks a lot! Cheers!

  • 44


    The old formula is only 5 % whereas the new one is 8 %. It is stronger to work more effectively and quickly, but for the same reason, a small percentage of people will notice irritation.

  • 45


    It was a big mistake to buy these products. I had bought before a generic cream, said it was same quality of the original. This cream was very good, it cost only $20 I thought If the generic cream is good, the original will be much better. But it was not as well, the original cost much more and was good to the garbage. In addition I had read in a forum on the quality of these products, and were not good views, still I bought the products, more than $200. It is a fraud, please do not buy them.

  • 46


    I bought 2 tubes of strivectin at costco for $65. I’m quite pleased with the results on my tummy stretch marks – had a little guy 6 months ago and the marks are almost gone. I am concerned about the women who are using this while pregnant – this has not been certified as safe for use on pregnant women. Anything you put on your skin is absorbed into your blood stream and your baby will be exposed. Please dont risk your child. Use something gentle on your strech marks until your baby is born and you are done nursing. Why risk it? However.. after reading this forum, I’m excited to try strivectin on my face… all the sleepless nights have left me looking rather old and well,,,, tired!

  • 47

    kathy mason

    I’ve been using your products since August and see no difference. Your Replenishing cleanser is not a good product, it leaves face feeling dull and waxie, and doesn’t really clean well.

  • 48


    I agree I bought it also it is a waist of money.

  • 49


    I’m a 49 y.o. female that has been using the original Strivectin SD for about five years after being disappointed by Obagi etc. It definitely reduces wrinkles. It’s absorbed readily. It leaves a satin glow to the face that’s not greasy. The peppermint ingredient is refreshing. I haven’t found anything better yet.

  • 50


    Ive have used strivectin for over a year now for existing stretch marks. thus, ive used it before in the past and gave it a second chance. I have not seen any change. I have stretch marks from three pregnancies and coco butter did not prevent them just like strivectin did not shrink them or make them unnoticeable at least not on my skin. I still cant wear a two piece bathing suit because of the stretch marks.

    My question is has anyone used anything else besides strivectin for stretch marks or wrinkles that actually works. how about the products suggested on this site?

  • 51


    I haven’t tried this product yet, but my sister has been using this for a while now. She said that Strivectin really works, but it would take a while to see the results. So, just be patient and you won’t have any regrets for using it. I’m having some wrinkles now around my eyes, and I think I’m going start using this product.

  • 52

    Beth France

    I have used strivectin for 7 years, and love it. People are surprised when I tell them I am 57, they think I am in my early 40’s, that speaks for itself as how it works for me!

  • 53


    I tried the Strivectin for dark circles, and it didn’t work. I have fair, almost transparent skin. Maybe it works for people with darker skin?

  • 54


    Been using Strivectin for a week and my face is peeling badly, when can I expect this to stop? I am 67 yrs old.Am I using too much at a time? Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks Louanne

  • 55


    I just started using the SD for my stretch marks. I’m really excited and hope it works for me. But I read that once you stop using it, your stretch marks will come back. Is that true? If it is, then what’s the point?

  • 56


    Wilma, I would be very interested In seeing your before and after photos. I am thinking of buying Strivectin. Where can I purchase it for the least amount? Will be looking forward to your photos. Thanks.

  • 57


    Just FYI I have adult acne too… not cystic acne or anything that severe, but I always have multiple blemishes at any given time. I have been using one of their retinol products, Strivectin AR Advanced Retinol Night Treatment, both in the morning and at night for a couple of months and have noticed a substantial improvement. It is not irritating like most retinol products, either. They also make a daytime version but it is exactly the same except that it has the addition of sunscreen, so I didn’t bother buying that one, as it seems sunscreen makes my acne worse anyway. I bought the larger size (1.7 ounces I think) for $109, and it looks like it should last a good six months or likely more (but supposedly you should replace retinol-containing products after 6 months).

  • 58


    You do realize that this is not Strivectin’s website, right? This is just a review website, so anything you post is not going to be seen by Strivectin’s customer service…

  • 59


    As a Pharmacist I can tell you that not everything you put on your skin gets absorbed into your blood stream. What does get absorbed into your blood stream, your fetus wil ONLY be exposed to if it actually crosses the placenta. Only some chemicals/drugs cross the placenta… and that makes the determination of whether a chemical/drug is safe to use/take during pregnancy. Some goes for breastfeeding… the baby only gets exposed to it if the chemical/drug crosses into the breast milk. Whether these things cross into the placenta and breast milk has to do with their chemical structure. So your statement of “anything you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream and your baby will be exposed,” is definitely FALSE. However, I have absolutely no clue as to whether these particular products get absorbed into the bloodstream in any significant amount, and if they do I do not know if their chemical structures crosses into either the placenta or breastmilk. There are likely no studies to determine this, as they are generally considered unethical.

  • 60

    E Novotny

    Very greasy, no results.
    Also, Retin A cream works better.
    Waste of money, but I am sure you will not print this.

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