“Who would have thought a stretch mark cream would turn out to be the anti-wrinkle breakthrough of the decade!”
In a remarkable turn of events, arguably one of the strangest in the history of cosmetics, women across the country are putting a stretch-mark cream called StriVectin-SD® on their face to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crows’ feet. And, if consumer sales are any indication of a product’s effectiveness, StriVectin-SD is nothing short of a miracle. Women (as well as a growing number of “Boomer” men) are buying so much StriVectin-SD that finding a tube at your local cosmetic counter has become just about impossible. Has everyone gone mad? Well… not really.
Scientific Breakthrough or Dumb Luck?
Although StriVectin-SD’s functional components were already backed by clinical trials documenting their ability to visibly reduce the appearance of existing stretch marks (prominent because of their depth, length, discoloration and texture)… the success of StriVectin-SD as an anti-wrinkle cream was “dumb luck,” says Gina Gay, spokesperson for Klein-Becker®, StriVectin-SD’s exclusive distributor.
“When we first handed out samples of the StriVectin™ formula to employees and customers as part of our market research, the sample tubes were simply marked ‘topical cream’ with the lot number underneath,” Ms. Gay explains. “As the samples were passed to friends and family, the message became a little muddled and some people used this ‘topical cream’ as a facial moisturizer. As we began to receive feedback from users, like ‘I look 10 years younger’ and ‘I can’t even notice my crows’ feet,’ we knew we had something more than America‘s most effective stretch-mark cream. The point was driven home as store owners began reporting that almost as many people were purchasing StriVectin as an anti-wrinkle cream as were buying it to reduce stretch marks.”
Dr. Daniel B. Mowrey, PhD, Klein-Becker’s Director of Scientific Affairs, says, “Clearly, people were seeing results, but we didn’t have a scientific explanation as to why this wrinkle-reduction was occurring. However, based on the incredibly positive reports, I started using it myself — applying StriVectin to my face after shaving.” Dr. Mowrey adds, “On a personal note, my wife tells me I haven’t looked this good in years.”
Dumb Luck Strikes Again!
Then, on Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at a meeting of the 20th World Congress of Dermatology in Paris, France, a series of studies detailing the superior wrinkle-reducing properties of a patented oligo-peptide (called Pal-KTTKS) versus retinol, vitamin C, and placebo, on “photo-aged skin” was presented.1,2 “As luck would have it,” Dr. Mowrey states, “the anti-wrinkle oligo-peptide tested in the breakthrough clinical trials turned out to be a key ingredient in the StriVectin cream.”
In the trials, subjects applied the patented peptide solution to the crows’ feet area on one side of the face, and a cream containing either retinol, vitamin C, or a placebo to the other side.
Subjects in the Pal-KTTKS/retinol study applied the cream once a day for 2 months and then twice a day for the next 2 months. Using special image analysis, the study’s authors reported “significant improvement” in both the overall appearance of skin tone and wrinkles for those women using the peptide solution.
Better yet, at the 2-month halfway point, the peptide solution worked nearly 1.5 times faster than retinol (in measured parameters), and without the inflammation retinol often causes in sensitive skin. As was expected, the results of the remaining studies confirmed that the Pal-KTTKS solution’s effectiveness at reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles far exceeded both vitamin C and placebo.
A smoother, younger complexion, with less irritation and faster results — all without expensive (and painful) peels, implants or injections.
Better than Retinol and Vitamin C, But Is StriVectin-SD Better than Botox®*?™
Dr. Nathalie Chevreau, PhD, RD, Director of Women’s Health at Salt Lake City based Basic Research®, exclusive distributor for Klein-Becker, explains, “Leading dermatologists agree that Botox is the preferred treatment for moderate to severe frown lines between the brow. But ever since it was discovered that StriVectin could reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crows’ feet… the kind of fine lines, wrinkles and crows’ feet that can add 10-15 years to your appearance and which costly medical treatments often leave behind… skin-care professionals have been recommending, and using, StriVectin.”
In fact, researchers believe non-invasive alternatives are better, because, Dr. Chevreau continues, “Topical creams and gels offer gradual, continual results, while the effects of injections, facial peels, and dermabrasions are rougher on the skin and wear off.” In other words, StriVectin-SD helps give you a youthful, healthy, glowing complexion faster than retinol, far superior to vitamin C, and without irritation, needles, or surgery. Even better, many dermatologists and plastic surgeons recommend StriVectin in conjunction with cosmetic procedures, including Botox.
So, if you see someone applying an anti-stretch mark cream to their face, don’t think they’ve gone off the deep end… they may be smarter than you think.
Ultra StretchAway info:
what Ultra StretchAway can do for you…
Stretch marks aren’t just a superficial disruption of the topmost
layer of the skin. They actually occur throughout the entire thickness
of the skin, all the way to the very deepest layers, when skin is stretched
beyond its capacity. That’s why stretch marks can be so pronounced
– the skin is actually deeply damaged as the very elements that
give skin its flexibility are overextended. When skin is stressed and
stretched this far – especially if it already is dry, weakened,
undernourished or prone to damage – the underlying collagen and
elastin fibers break down. Elasticity is lost!
…But YOU can have it back!
Emu oil is the primary ‘secret’ ingredient of our Ultra StretchAway
formula, because Emu oil has the unique ability to deeply penetrate into
the skin and reach into the underlying structure to add elasticity, strength
and flexibility. Where ordinary moisturizers just sit on top of the skin,
Emu oil goes far deeper and acts as a carrying agent for our vitamin-rich
formula’s other skin-healing ingredients:
- Avocado Oil
- Vitamins A, E, and B
Ultra StretchAway eases and enriches the skin, giving it further elasticity
and allowing it to gradually expand without
damage – and to return to its former tight condition afterward!
Ultra StretchAway during pregnancy…
- Gives you vibrant, resilient, healthy skin that
resists stretch marks
- Pampers you, soothes you, helps you relax and feel
- Enhances your beautiful maternal glow
- With continued use, cumulatively
acts to provide even more elasticity to accommodate the stress to the
Ultra StretchAway after pregnancy…
Even if you haven’t used Ultra StretchAway throughout the pregnancy
to prevent stretch marks, you can begin now to:
- Ease and heal the deep damage caused by stretching
- Fade the red or purple color of stretch marks to
a much less noticeable silvery color
- Smooth the ridges or unevenness caused by stretch
- Bring healthful ingredients to make the skin taut
and youthful again!
The benefits of Ultra StretchAway go way beyond beautiful skin!
You know that your appearance matters – confidence in the way you
look keenly affects every aspect of your life.
Suppose your self-consciousness about your appearance
changed you? What if it:
Kept you from being your playful, seductive self with your partner?
Kept you from wearing the styles you like?
Kept you from going places that you want to go?
Kept you from taking pride in yourself?
Think what you would miss out on… think what your partner would
That’s why you owe it to yourself to keep
feeling attractive and sexy…
No more getting undressed in the dark or in the closet
No more fear of turning your lover off
No more avoiding the beach or pool because you’re ashamed to
be seen in a revealing swimsuit
No more limits on what you can wear
No more giving up on the body you want and deserve!
In short, you owe it to yourself and to your partner to look and feel
your best – and to have the confidence to continue to enjoy any
lifestyle you choose.
Are you genetically doomed to stretch marks?
Maybe you’re saying, “My mother and my sister had stretch
marks, so I will, too.”
You’re partly right –
genetics do play a role in the resilience
and flexibility of your skin. But you don’t automatically have the
same fate as your mom or sister!
In fact, the better care you take of yourself, the less likely you are
to suffer the damage and permanent appearance of stretch marks.
Ultra StretchAway with pure EMU oil and natural ingredients is a must
in your self-pampering regime! The smoothing, healing oil will allow your
skin to accommodate the stretching of pregnancy without breaking down
Many others can benefit from Ultra StretchAway, too!
Pregnancy is just one of the causes of stretch marks. Rapid
weight gain and loss for any reason can cause these unattractive,
discolored ridges to appear.
Ultra StretchAway is:
- Effective for both women and men (yep, men get ‘em, too!)
- Quickly-developing adolescents
- Men, women and teens who gain and/or lose large amounts of weight
- Bodybuilders who have a sudden, dramatic increase in size