Thursday, May 31, 2012

14 days Challenge Review : StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum and Spot Repair gave me proven result that was promised in their clinical studies!

After exactly 14 days of using StriVectin-WH™ , it is time for me to do a detail review to see if this Cosmeceutical skincare product really works on me?

Do you know our spots are usually caused by sun damage (i.e UV rays) or some are due to the natural aging process, and hyperpigmentation occurs when the melanocytes in skin go awry, and transfer too much pigment to the keratinocytes.

I got to be honest here that I only started dilligently puting on sunblock every single day for the past 4 years when I started to learn more about my skin and I think maybe the hyperpigmentation on my face came from either my parents genetic or it's the result from the past sun damage.

StriVectin-WH™ Key Ingredients are:-

-Proprietary NIA-114™ (niacin, in the form of Nicotinic Acid) targets the triggers that cause hyperpigmentation by normalizing the transfer of pigments, and rebuilding skin health so you can hold onto new radiance.

-Natural Tyrosinase Inhibitors, Vitamin C and Synovea® Skin Brightener (hexylresorcinol), help to regulate melanin formation, which is the source of dark spots, sun spots and age spots.

-Vitamin C (stable ascorbyl glucoside) diminishes melanin production, reduces existing melanin, stimulates collagen and acts as a strong antioxidant.

-Willowbark Extract, a natural form of salicylic acid, generates cell turnover to shed pigmented cells and improve skin texture.

-Betaine, from Sugar Beet, a natural skin softener, minimizes transepidermal water loss (TEWL) for an overall smoother, healthier-looking complexion.

-Pomegranate Extract, a powerful antioxidant, aids in enhancing cell turnover.

Click to enlarge to see the picture comparison clearly.

Since StriVectin-WH™ is a Cosmeceutical skincare product, let's see the clinical studies first where it would be tried, tested and proven to see the efficiency of the product.

StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White was tested in 12-week, independent, double-blind clinical trials against a placebo containing leading brightening actives†. These studies revealed that StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White was 6x more effective than brightening actives alone in just 4 weeks, due to our proprietary accelerator NIA-114™, and progress was documented in the following timeline of results:

StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White products were also clinically proven to reduce the size of individual dark spots by 82% in 12 weeks, creating a 90% improvement in the overall appearance of facial melasma!

Even with only two weeks usage, the new StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White products work to build a stronger, healthier skin barrier, and normalize the transfer of pigment. This is important because medical-grade whitening ingredients work by shutting off the pigment transfer, which can lead to side effects.

StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White treatments works on three levels to:

• Slow down the production of melanin

• Normalize the transfer of pigment and improve the overall quality of the cell

• Increase cell turnover to reveal those higher quality cells and get rid of dark spots and discolorations quicker!

Journey of brigtening with StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White

Week 2: Skin turnover accelerates; skin tone appears brighterWeek 4: Excess pigmentation diminishes; new radiance beginsWeek 8: Pigmentation normalizes; dark spots visibly fade; skin appears luminous
Week 12: 85% of women saw a reduction in discolorations, and skin appeared youthful and glowing

And nearly 50%of people out there thought that only a cosmetic procedure could deliver results like this!

Another thing I like about StriVectin-WH™ products is that they are FREE from paraben, fragrance and comedogenic as well.

Below would be my reviews after my 14 days challenge in using on StriVectin-WH™ Photo White Booster Serum and StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Spot Repair.

Before you read further, kindly be informed all the pictures you see here are in original form and not edited in anyway and well it's the ugly truth of my skin's condition.

My skin condition 2 weeks ago

Problems spotted : Dullness, Uneven skin tone, pigmentation, dark eye circles and dehyradated skin.

To ensure the accuracy of the 14 days challenge results, I have integrated the both StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White products into my normal skincare regime and this would mean that I merely replacing my usual serum with these both products.

StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum

A highly potent, quick absorbing all-over face serum for mild to moderate age spots, sun spots and dark spots, it brightens dull skin tones and visibly diminishes spots for clearer, brighter, younger-looking skin. Non-comedogenic and paraben-free.

Direction to use
Apply to clean skin after toner and before moisturizer for day and night skincare regime. For best results, please use 2 pumps on whole face and massage it in before following it with StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Day Lotion SPF 30 in the day.

List of ingredients

Texture: White liquid

Scent: Very mild & pleasant scent

Absorption: Fast without leaving any sticky feeling

My review on StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum
I applied 2 pumps of StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum everyday after my toner and before my normal moisture and sunblock all over my face, avoiding eyes areas. As I always have the habit of warming up my palms before massaging any products on my skin for better absorption, I felt StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster serum absorbs quickly into my skin upon me massaging it. The light texture left me no sticky feeling but merely a very mild & pleasant scent behind. Although this is a whitening serum, I felt that my skin are little more hydrated compared to my usual whitening/brightening serum skincare .

An ultra-concentrated formula in a unique, twist-pen applicator, for targeting dark, stubborn spots at the source. Works together with the StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum and StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Day Lotion SPF 30 to accelerate and maintain brightening benefits. Also perfect to treat spots on hands and décolletage.

Direction to use
Turn the base of the pen to dispense a small amount. Apply by gently rubbing in only on targeting stubborn spots area for your day & night skincare regime. Follow with StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Day Lotion SPF 30 in the day.

Ingredients list

Texture: White liquid

Scent: Very mild & pleasant scent

Absorption: Fast without leaving any sticky feeling

My review on StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Spot Repair
I put on StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Spot Repair everyday after puting on the StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster serum. My spots situated mostly on my both cheek area. Sometimes I need to twist more than 2-3 times before I can see the liquid flowing out from the silicone tip. I applied the product directly on my spots using the tip and used my fingers to gently massage it it. Just like the Booster serum, this spot repair also light texture and easily absorb into my skin. There is no sticky feeling after application.

I took this pictures exactly after 2 weeks of continous usage of StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum and StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Spot Repair. A very obivious dark spot which I circled on my left cheek looked lighter, skin tone more even and brighten as an overall after 2 weeks applying them. Some of the scars near to the nose looked a little bit lighten as well.

I was really suprise my hydration level increased from 26% to 31%, although it is not at the best level but at least showed that StriVectin-WH whitening ingredients are not drying for my skin and actually moisturizing my skin.

p/s:In this 2 weeks I did not use additional hydration serum and I was really glad to see improvement in skin's hydration level.

Nothing beats the readings from skin test machine, because it tell you readings which you can measure against your previous result!

My stubborn spot which was having 4 stars rating merely 2 weeks ago and now it has been reduced to 3 stars rating. I would thik it is a big different considering I only used this for 2 week!

I must say that I'm pretty impressed with the fast noticeable results by StiVectin-WH that I could get even I was only trying it for 14 days. I mean not only physically, skin condition has improved but under the layer of skin the condition has improved!

p/s: This natural lighthing maybe a bit brighter here but it's not easy to get same lighting for all pictures!

Well now I feel more confident to show you my bare face, I won't say my skin is at tip top condition now but overall the StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White serum booster & spot corrector has given proven results to my skin within 14 days. Now their clinical studies are proven not only by professionals but by people like me who accepted the 14 days challenge...And bear in mind I am giving real & honest testimonial here with pictures as my evidence!

The results I saw from my skin after the 14 days challenge is that my skin is a little bit brighten, skin and no longer looked dull anymore! Most importants I saw my stubborn spots (which has been there fo very long) has been lighten by a bit and was really suprised to see that it actually improved my hydration level of my skin by a bit! I am looking forward to see my skin's conditions improvement after the 4th & 8th week!

I'm thinking to myself that since Cosmeceutical skincare product has high level of effectiveness proven by clinical studies which I am now comfortable in believing, I would not mind to try
other Cosmeceutical skincare product especially when their price range is competitive and in the same with other counter brands!

Whole StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White range & their prices

StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum 30ml : RM347
StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Spot Repair 4 ml : RM186
StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Day Lotion SPF 30 50 ml : RM285

StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Night Cream (Coming soon!)
A deeply hydrating night cream to restore skin’s translucent glow while you sleep! Rich, luxurious texture – the perfect companion to complete the Photo-White regimen.

StriVectin-WH™ Photo-White Booster Serum, Spot Repair and Day Lotion SPF 30 are now available in:

StriVectin counters in Parksons Pavilion, KLCC, 1 Utama, Gurney Plaza, Isetan The Gardens and Metrojaya Mid Valley.


  1. thanks for the comprehensive review - i have moderate to stubborn spots due to my lifestyle - not enough rest & sleep and i have history of very dry n sensitive skin. at first i was afraid to use whitening product because it can burn my skin. i start with the "correction pen " - this is my 1st week using it. i hope to see lights at the end of the tunnel before i decide to change my skin care range completely :)


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