What is StriVectin-SH Age Protect SPF 30?
StriVectin-SH Age Protect SPF 30 is a cream that claims to both reduce the signs of aging and act as a skin protectant against the effects UV rays. Simply put, it is a wrinkle cream and a sunscreen all in one. We are interested in seeing if this product will deliver results, since many sunscreens have additives which make them greasy – designed to make them more water resistant. We would guess that this product might be effective as a sunscreen, but maybe less so as a wrinkle cream.
Homosalate 7.5 %
Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua/Eau), Myristyl Nicotinate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Glycereth-26, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Panthenol, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Bisabolol, Butylene Glycol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Ceramide 2, Ceramide 3, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-11 Methyl Ether Dimethicone, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Polysorbate 80, Isohexadecane, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Capylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Hydroxide, Hexamethylindanopyran, Isopropyl Myristate, Methyldihydrojasmonate 2-Isobutyl-4-Methyltetrahydro-2h-Pyran-4-ol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Phenethyl Alcohol, Methyl-Α-Ionone, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract.
This product contains niacin, which has been proven to be somewhat effective at reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
This product contains octocrylene, which has been proven to actually increase the chances that you will suffer DNA damage and skin cancer. In a study performed using rats, octocrylene applied to rats actually increased their chances of suffering from these effects, even more so than those who used no sunscreens whatsoever.
We would not recommend this product. It could be potentially dangerous, and is simply not with the risk.