Rated 4.57 out of 5 stars
I personally like this a lot. I'd pretty much tried strivectin's entire range now. I live in San Diego in CA and moved from UK 1.5 years ago - never in my life have I been exposed to such UV! As a red head who 'toasts' I absolutely need SPF but hate the gross slimey feel of it and the fact it makes my skin sort of irritated and sensitive. I also do not fancy looking like more of a ghost than I already do with the mineral suncreams. This is working for me for sure as well as the vit C to combat the freckle development (a smatter of freakles are cute... when they start to combine and make their own islands you just look skin damaged and sick). I have no issues with anything from this brand and I've tried just about everything. I was having major issues with my skin from age 26-now (32) - ache, not settling into a pattern, flaking, over sensitized. Confession - if I'm out during the day and its sunny I do put this on first, wait for 10 mins for it to soak in and then go over it with Neutrogena spf 50 (but the UV is 11 here!). Whatever this is doing it is stopping the itching feeling of the suncream and I even put it closer to my eyes than I would a suncream with 0 irritation. This is not going to be 'harsh' on your skin but is going to be powerful. Additionally, I have found all their protects help to repair the skin barrier and cause me 0 products. I like the smell of them all too - they smell healthy not fake even though I am sure they must have fragrance in them (which I think creates some sort of placebo effect to help you feel calm and clean). The only other product that is similar I can think of is Guinot's Beauty Neuve, which has 0 spf (vit C moisturiser aimed at renewing the look of skin). It is a lovely brand also and reminds me a bit of Strivectin in texture. But it doesn't have the SPF and is a little more harsh so you're going to use that more as a night-time cream. This I would pick as a day time moisturizer over any other brand currently especially if you're in a sunny place, you respond very well to Vit C, you want something that doesn't feel slimy and sinks in within 10 min to give you great moisture and good base for makeup. The major plus for me is the nicotinamide - if you respond well this is the brand for you (even over Olay, which again is slimy and doesn't do much for me). I don't have anything bad to say about it other than it might be nice to have a non-jar option (maybe a travel option?) as I am using cotton buds to get it out of the tub right now - it does it's job as a day time moisturiser and is spot on. I've used it every day for ~3m.
I noticed a lot of reviews about the smell, but I don't smell the SPF tremendously.
I smell something more fresh and enjoy the smell personally. I've also read a comment that it burned her eyes, and I unfortunately experienced that.. I'm not sure if I put the cream too close to my eye lids or accidentally touched my eye but my eyes have been burning the past 2 days. I actually love the cream and the way it makes my skin feel but the con for me is my eyes reacting to it. I like it so much I'm going to try it again and skip my entire eye region and hope that works otherwise I'm returning it :(
Davena from Nebraska
I love this moisturizer. I have been using it for 2 over years, I will always use it. I read some reviews saying their eyes burned and about the smell. I have very sensitive skin and have had zero issues. I love the light scent it has. My face drinks up this moisturizer. My skin looks and feels amazing when I use it. Everyone's skin is different, but I love this product and highly recommend it!
Lovely from San Angelo
I just got this, so I havent used a whole lot, but it burns my eyes soooo bad.
Lori W. from undisclosed
The best day cream! Always get compliments, people tell me my skin glows. The SPF is an added bonus
Lisa from California
I wanted to love this but the first time I applied it to my face, the smell was so strong I could taste it! Also, When rubbing my face it made mt eyes water and burned so bad for like 10 minutes.
Cheryl D. from undisclosed
Love the texture. Blends easily and doesn't leave a greasy feel. Use it everyday for protection from the sun!!!
Kathy S. from undisclosed
I really like this moisturizer. The scent is mild but good. I like that it has SPF protection & feels light on my skin.
Cathie F. from undisclosed
Love it! Use daily after my serum application.
My skin glows!
Alyssa from Austin, Texas
I use this product everyday before I start my makeup routine. My skin has drastically improved over the last few months. My face was starting to sag around my eyes and cheeks, I had tiny sun spots on my forehead, I felt self conscious and unattractive. It felt like I was aging X20 faster than usual. This product was recommended to me by a sales associate that was also experiencing the same issues with her skin. It definitely protects your skin from the scorching sun, its nongreasy, it smells nice, it WORKS, I highly recommend this product.
Pamela B. from undisclosed
Love this product! It goes on light with good absorption & sun protection!
Shari from MI
I bought this and wore during a month in Florida. Great sun protection! It's thick, but not greasy. Just bought again for Michigan summer.
Diane C. from undisclosed
Amazing moisture and my skin has never felt so good!!
Mona B. from undisclosed
I love this moisturizer. I use it before putting on my makeup & makes my skin feel & look so smooth. Love the vitamin C & that it also had SPF
Bonnie C. from undisclosed
I like this product for when I'm in a hurry and need a SPF and a moisturizer. It is adequate for the occasional use, though when I have time, I prefer using a thicker lotion such as Estee Lauder.
Valley mama from Los Angeles
This checks off all my skin needs in one step. Moisturizer, sun protection , glowing skin, and works perfectly under my foundation. I love it! If it had some tint to save me having to use foundation it would be perfect.
Lindsay P. from undisclosed
I Love this stuff, I instantly see a glow in my skin when I put it on..love the smell & the bottle has actually lasted longer then I thought it would. Purchased another. Will definitely continue to use.
Cheryl G. from undisclosed
Love this multi tasking moisturizer ! Does what it says and more ! I tried this product for the moisturizing but was surprised how well it also works as a sunscreen . Not thick feeling , and easy to apply .
Susan W. from undisclosed
Love having two of my favorite products in one jar.
Sylvia F. from undisclosed
I use sunscreen daily summer and winter in all weather. I love Strivectin sunscreen products because they do not leave any residue on my skin and they do not irritate my skin, and they prevent sunburn and skin damage. I have been using Strivectin products for decades. I am 80 years old and almost wrinkle free as a result. My skin feels soft and firm and looks healthy.
Leslie T. from undisclosed
Great product! Three important ingredients for day and all in one product! Fast and easy to apply!
patricia F. from undisclosed
I love the appearance of my face skin since I started applying it. Very effective.
Nancy G. from undisclosed
I absolutely love it. It made my skin look radiant and it helped me a lot getting rid off the discoloration. My face looked brighter and younger.
from Visalia, ca
I am 40 and I've been using this for over a year. it has really made a difference in the subtle wrinkles which, were starting to develop. Great sun protection as well, this product is the best I've tried, and I've tried plenty!
CC from Bay Area
I'm half way done with this and I can say my eyes teared up about 90% of the time I applied this to my face. I typically try to avoid applying this near my eye area but sometimes I still get it too close, i want spf under my eyes too! The smell is like a bath and body citrus scent + the chemical spf smell. This product def aint worth the full price I got it during 21 days of beauty and it still aint worth the eye stings. I can't wait to finish this product and get a gentler spf moisturizer.
Teresa S. from undisclosed
Love this product! Has made my skin smoother. Nice light feel. Leaves skin fresh but not too shiny. My favorite daily SPF
LORA S. from undisclosed
Love product and the sun protection works great in Florida sun.