As the, ahem, elder stateswoman of the Birchbox editorial team, it seemed only appropriate that I act as the designated test driver for the latest eye cream to land in our office: StriVectin-SD Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles. I’m staring 40 in the face, and it’s time to get serious about what’s staring back at me in the mirror (truth be told, I should have started getting serious 10 years ago).
The eye concentrate targets the major signs of aging: fine lines, crow’s feet, puffiness, and dark undereye circles—all of which I struggle with. A regular award winner since its release about three years ago and newly updated for 2013, the formula features NIA-114, a proprietary niacin molecule and form of vitamin B3 that stimulates DNA repair, strengthens the skin barrier, boosts cell turnover, and regulates melanin levels. Plus, the molecule enhances the effect of other key ingredients, like peptides, which boost collagen formation to plump up fine lines. After four weeks of religious use morning and night, I called on the folks at Strivectin to find out more about the science of antiaging. Read on to find out what I uncovered.
We Love (Snow) Hats!
It was snowing here in New York City today! In honor of all the gorgeous flurries outside, we thought we’d share a few photos of our own Director of Editorial Operations, Bene, showing off her shamazing hat collection. You know you want those hot pink earmuffs. (We have plans to steal them, but shhh don’t tell her.)