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Apex Anti-aging Serum

(54 customer reviews)

$68.00

An absolute powerhouse of the most effective anti-aging ingredients available that will have you turning heads without trying.

Goes to work immediately to visibly refine pore size and diminish the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles, sun damage, blemishes, fine lines and uneven skin tone. You’re going to be amazed at how much firmer, younger-looking, and radiant your skin will look and feel.

Attention: This serum is very powerful, will provide serious results, and is a more advanced product. DO NOT use/purchase without reading the instructions for the Apex Serum and regularly incorporating sunscreen into your daytime routine.

Size: 30 mL/ 1 fl. oz.

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Benefits>

Distinguish yourself and be confident knowing that you are taking the absolute best care of yourself. You're going to look and feel even younger to boot.

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles sun damage, blemishes and dark circles
  • Minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores
  • Brightens skin and evens skin tone
Featured Ingredients >

IconicA Retinaldehyde (0.1% Retinal Content): The most potent form of retinol/Vitamin A available without a prescription is delivered in this innovative system, ensuring optimal stability and bioavailability. This ingredient is considered the gold standard in anti-aging, as it effectively reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven skin tone, while promoting clearer and brighter skin. The yellow color of our product serves as a telltale sign of its high-quality retinoid content.

Tetra-C: This superstar anti-aging ingredient visibly improves skin brightness and firmness while combating discoloration, fine lines, wrinkles, and dull or uneven skin tone.

Peptides: The building blocks of protein with remarkable effects. These may improve the appearance of wrinkles, soften expression lines, improve firmness and smoothen the skin.

Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydrating), Propanediol (hydrating), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (antioxidant/brightening), Glycerin (hydrating), Cyclodextrin (suspending agent), Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 (texture enhancer), Butylene Glycol (hydrating), Bisabolol (soothing), Retinal (antioxidant), Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (peptide), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (peptide), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (peptide),  Pentylene Glycol (hydrating), lonicera Japonica Flower Extract (soothing), lonicera Caprifolium Flower Extract (soothing), Ferulic Acid (antioxidant), Tocopherol (antioxidant), Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Oil (moisturizing), Polymethylsilsesquioxane (moisturizing), Carbomer (texture enhancing), Polysorbate 20 (stabilizing), Ci 77891(colorant), Sodium Hydroxide (buffering), Disodium EDTA (preservative booster), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Methylparaben (preservative), Ethylparaben (preservative), Butylparaben (preservative), Propylparaben (preservative), Isobutylparaben (preservative)

How to Use >

After PM cleansing, apply a pea-sized amount to the face and neck. Carefully avoid the lips, eyelids, and corners of the eyes. To minimize irritation, try using after applying your moisturizer.

Limit initial use to 2-3 times per week; gradually increase frequency to every other night, then finally each evening as tolerated.

If sensitization occurs (redness, flaking, tenderness, or drying of skin), reduce the frequency of use or use after moisturizer. If sensitization persists, discontinue use. This product increases sensitivity to the sun so please protect skin daily with sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater. Never have direct sunlight on your face unprotected regardless, that is the number 1 source of wrinkles and signs of aging.

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Reviews (54)

54 reviews for Apex Anti-aging Serum

  1. Nicholas Priore
    July 7, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Results
    As someone relatively new to skin care, this entire product line has made an incredible impact. I've been using this serum every few days due to some ...More
    As someone relatively new to skin care, this entire product line has made an incredible impact. I've been using this serum every few days due to some initial sensitivity but am excited to stay consistent and take it even further. A great compliment to the brand's moisturizer.
    Jseg611
    July 7, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Actually works!
    I was a skeptic at first but wanted to give this a try. I don't notice as many wrinkles after using this product. I feel 28 instead of 35. Highly Reco...More
    I was a skeptic at first but wanted to give this a try. I don't notice as many wrinkles after using this product. I feel 28 instead of 35. Highly Recommend!
    Amazon Customer
    July 6, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brought Me Back To Life
    Written by my husband:We had our first daughter in February, and whenever I looked at myself in the mirror, I noticed my skin looked dry and just tire...More
    Written by my husband:

    We had our first daughter in February, and whenever I looked at myself in the mirror, I noticed my skin looked dry and just tired. I bought this to add to my morning routine to see if it would help and I definitely noticed a difference. My skin felt softer, and less dry than before. I also didn't look so much like the crypt keeper anymore. 10/10 would definitely recommend.
    e
    July 5, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Combination/% of ingredients feels really good.
    This anti-aging serum is incredible! This specific combination of retinal, peptide, and vitamin C has worked wonders for my skin. I've noticed a reduc...More
    This anti-aging serum is incredible! This specific combination of retinal, peptide, and vitamin C has worked wonders for my skin. I've noticed a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, and my skin looks glowy again. It absorbs quickly and doesn't leave any sticky residue. My complexion has become brighter and more even-toned since I started using it. Big fan.
    annie
    July 5, 2024
    4.0 out of 5 stars Anti-Aging
    Strive - Apex Anti aging Serum feels great on my skin. At my age, 75 years old, I'm not expecting miracles. Strive Serum is helping my skin look bri...More
    Strive - Apex Anti aging Serum feels great on my skin. At my age, 75 years old, I'm not expecting miracles. Strive Serum is helping my skin look brighter and tighter, and the dark circles under my eyes look less noticeable.

    In my humble opinion, $68 is rather costly for a small container of only one ounce.
    Noel Thornburg
    July 4, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful and gentle at the same time!
    Most retinoid products make my skin react. It's usually itchiness or blotchiness that happens after a few usages. Not this serum! I was careful to onl...More
    Most retinoid products make my skin react. It's usually itchiness or blotchiness that happens after a few usages. Not this serum! I was careful to only use it every other night. So far so good and I look forward to seeing what the results are after a few months of consistency. Don't let the color turn you off. The bright yellow is a clear indication of the potency of retinal in the formula.
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    Nancy Mychasiw
    July 4, 2024
    4.0 out of 5 stars Seems more like a cream than a serum.
    I’ve been using this Strive Apex Serum daily for about a week and concentrating on my neck area. They advise against daily use as it may be too strong...More
    I’ve been using this Strive Apex Serum daily for about a week and concentrating on my neck area. They advise against daily use as it may be too strong and cause irritation, but I’ve haven’t had any problems.
    I’m 56 and I’m starting to have crepey looking skin just under my chin, so I’m hoping this will help with that area. I can’t see any results yet, but I’ll update this if there is a noticeable improvement before the very tiny bottle runs out. The bottle is much smaller and lighter than I expected, but luckily a little goes a long way. I hope the benefits of this tiny bottle justify the high price, which at the time I ordered was close to $70. I think for a bit more money, one might consider asking their dermatologist to prescribe a prescription retinol cream.
    The cream is a bright yellow, but absorbs quickly and leaves no colour, or stickiness. My skin just feels moisturized. I do like that the product is made in the USA.
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    John Guilfoyle
    July 4, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great combination serum
    The main reason I purchased this item was because it includes all of the things I was looking for in one product (retinol, peptides, and vit c). I use...More
    The main reason I purchased this item was because it includes all of the things I was looking for in one product (retinol, peptides, and vit c). I use this one only in my night routine and its been doing wonders for my dark spots and eye bags... will be continuing to use this product and update my review! so far extremely happy with it!
    Daniel
    July 3, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brighter skin
    In the time I’ve used this product my face has gotten brighter. Noticing blemishes starting to fade.
    Jimmy
    July 3, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy
    Best serum I’ve ever used! Not overly harsh on the skin and already seeing improvement 🙌
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    Nicole Jutras
    July 2, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied
    This feels clean on the skin and has a neutral smell. A little bit seems to go a long way so this seems like it will last a long time. Happy with purc...More
    This feels clean on the skin and has a neutral smell. A little bit seems to go a long way so this seems like it will last a long time. Happy with purchase.
    M.H.
    July 2, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Feels great
    I’ll start by saying that the packaging and instructions are phenomenal.After using several products in the past, this one has not been irritating my ...More
    I’ll start by saying that the packaging and instructions are phenomenal.

    After using several products in the past, this one has not been irritating my skin, rather it feels great and absorbs very well.

    In combination with Strive’s other products, I can’t say enough. I highly recommend this for any skin care setup.
    Scott Havard
    July 2, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Benjamin Button!
    Now that I'm in my mid thirties I finally got convinced to start using an anti aging serum. I wasn't too sure of it until I actually purchased it and ...More
    Now that I'm in my mid thirties I finally got convinced to start using an anti aging serum. I wasn't too sure of it until I actually purchased it and started using it consistently. I'm somewhat of a squinter, so I get those lines beside my eyes that have gotten deeper over the years. I have noticed those areas start to tighten up and the lines somewhat regress. I joke to my wife that I'm like Benjamin Button, that movie where the guy ages backwards. Anyways, my wife tells me she isn't using my Apex serum, but weird how her skin looks better as well?? Needless to say we both love this product.
    Alison
    July 1, 2024
    4.0 out of 5 stars powerful retinol serum
    This is a pretty powerful retinol serum. I gave this to my husband to use, along with good face sunscreen. He said it goes on smoothly and absorbs ni...More
    This is a pretty powerful retinol serum. I gave this to my husband to use, along with good face sunscreen. He said it goes on smoothly and absorbs nicely. He's not the best about his skin care, so I am really encouraging him to use this serum to help his skin (he's 43 with genetic wrinkles, just like his father). Worth using to combat as much as possible.
    RainWorker
    July 1, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars legit product
    This serum is pretty amazing. You do have to taper into use as it has strong active ingredients. It smells a bit different than I'm used to, but it fa...More
    This serum is pretty amazing. You do have to taper into use as it has strong active ingredients. It smells a bit different than I'm used to, but it fades right away. Product is a bit creamier than other serums but still goes on and is absorbed perfectly. Yellowish in color but does not present on skin. I am actually noticing my sunspots are clearing up a bit which is awesome. I am very pleased with this product so far.
    Tom R.
    June 29, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars First time user and wife's comments make it worth every penny.
    This product is amazing and makes my face feel like I'm 20 again and not 70.
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    Andy
    June 29, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Efficient, Effective, Easy.
    While I have not had this serum long, I have found myself to be quite impressed by it, and look forward to updating my review as I continue to use it....More
    While I have not had this serum long, I have found myself to be quite impressed by it, and look forward to updating my review as I continue to use it. It is a great formula that targets lines, discoloration, and overall health of the skin with two very well-documented antioxidants, and a slew of other calming ingredients so you don’t experience sensitivity that can accompany the introduction of more “active” skincare ingredients.

    This early in, I notice some slight refinement of skin texture that comes from just having oily, visibly porous skin. Skin looks smooth and bright, and will continue to improve on itself with this product. For reference, nearly forty years old with oily, non-reactive skin living in a dry environment. For being a retinoid, I’m not red, dry, flakey, or any of the other associated irritations that can present when using this sort of formula.

    I’m a little surprised by some of the reviews questioning this as a serum. Yes, it’s a thinner, creamier consistency, but that’s because Retinal is an oil-soluble Vitamin A derivative. I don’t expect many consumers to know that, nor should they have to, but if you’re reading those and deterred, please don’t be. Vitamin C (also present in this formula) is water-soluble, but by using a derivative that is oil-soluble and more time-released, you’re able to get two corrective ingredients in one product, which speaks to not just the efficiency of using a single serum step, but also the cleverness of the formulation. It’s a great value, and optimizes ingredient delivery with fewer steps. Win win.

    Worth noting: while this is a creamier serum, the chief quality I have encountered in all of the Strive formulations (I bought the set with everything in it to test) is that the texture/finish/experience of using this product clearly has male consumers in mind. Nothing is greasy. Everything has a pleasant dry-down with no subsequent sheen. No added scent. And the ingredient decks are comprehensive with secondary benefits for hydrating and soothing. Don’t expect overnight miracles, but introducing a retinoid and a SPF are the most beneficial actions you can take for healthier, better-looking skin. Check this out.
    Kelly
    June 27, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Still early days...
    While it's still early days, I'm already intrigued by its potential benefits.This serum is packed with powerful ingredients like 0.1% Retinaldehyde, 1...More
    While it's still early days, I'm already intrigued by its potential benefits.

    This serum is packed with powerful ingredients like 0.1% Retinaldehyde, 10% Matrixyl 3000 & Argireline Amplified Peptides, and Vitamin C. It promises premium anti-aging results without the irritation commonly associated with stronger retinoids. I appreciate that it includes Bisabolol to soothe the skin, which is crucial for someone like me who has sensitive skin prone to redness.

    Although it's too soon to declare it a miracle worker, I've started using it as recommended—2-3 times per week, gradually increasing frequency. The serum absorbs nicely into my skin without leaving a greasy residue.

    The packaging emphasizes that this is a potent product, so I made sure to read and follow the instructions carefully. It's reassuring to know that Strive is dedicated to using science-backed ingredients at optimal concentrations.

    Overall, while I haven't seen dramatic results just yet (it's only been a short while!), I'm optimistic about the Strive - Apex Anti-Aging Serum. It seems like a promising addition to my skincare routine, and I'm looking forward to seeing how my skin responds with continued use. If you're considering an advanced anti-aging serum, this one is worth considering, especially if you're diligent about following skincare instructions and incorporating sunscreen into your daily routine.
    TJ C
    June 26, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Game-changer for men with wrinkles and discoloration
    This stuff is super powerful, I am seeing my sun spots and wrinkles fading each week, I’ve tried retinol creams before that had me sunburned and flaky...More
    This stuff is super powerful, I am seeing my sun spots and wrinkles fading each week, I’ve tried retinol creams before that had me sunburned and flaky but this serum is legit, you can research the company and owner’s dedication to creating a unique science-backed formula with no BS or fluffy nonsense, 10/10 will keep buying
    Jeff Moore
    June 26, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Would Recommend
    I’ve never used a serum before so I was kind of skeptical, but I was pleasantly surprised by this product. It works as advertised and is a good price ...More
    I’ve never used a serum before so I was kind of skeptical, but I was pleasantly surprised by this product. It works as advertised and is a good price for what you get!
    Monica
    June 25, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Just started
    I used this for the first time last night after washing my face. It doesn't feel like a typical serum and it doesn't spread as easily on my skin. It d...More
    I used this for the first time last night after washing my face. It doesn't feel like a typical serum and it doesn't spread as easily on my skin. It doesn't seem to have enough slip. I will have to try it again with my face somewhat damp. The cream is a bright yellow color. So far, I can't attest to the efficacy of this product, but I will continue to use it daily to see if there's improvement in my skin overall.
    Customer
    June 24, 2024
    3.0 out of 5 stars Lotion/cream not serum
    I'm not wild about skin care products that include several active ingredients. In this case there are 2 actives that are incredibly hard to stabilize ...More
    I'm not wild about skin care products that include several active ingredients. In this case there are 2 actives that are incredibly hard to stabilize that are better off as two separate skin care products. I am a long term user of Vitamin C and Retinol. I have noticed no difference in my skin when using this combo lotion vs the serums I normally use. As I use these actives daily I decided to jump right in on this lotion and use it daily. I experienced no irritation or drying leading me to believe it is equal or less than in terms of percentage of actives. This is most definitely a lotion/cream and not a serum. In my opinion you could find two separate skin care products and receive better results. The pump works well on the bottle. The dark opaque blue does prevent sunlight from penetrating the bottle.
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    mtw
    June 24, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Start taking care of your skin now instead of later
    Retinal and peptides are highly researched ingredients for promoting healthy skin and this product has both. The company owner, Angel, has shared his...More
    Retinal and peptides are highly researched ingredients for promoting healthy skin and this product has both. The company owner, Angel, has shared his process for formulating this product and ensures that the ingredients are research-backed and included at optimum levels for the best results. He happily answers questions if you reach out and with just a quick glance at his socials you immediately see how dedicated and driven he is, not only with Strive but in his own life. That's the kind of person I want to buy from because I KNOW he's given 110% to whatever he puts out.
    Michael Levy
    June 23, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fountain of Youth!
    Okay this retinal is like a fountain of youth. I didn’t know a product could work like this. I actually only use it once a week, but the results after...More
    Okay this retinal is like a fountain of youth. I didn’t know a product could work like this. I actually only use it once a week, but the results after a few weeks are kind of life changing. I feel like a teenager again 🤣.
    Alexandra Ford
    June 22, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Secret ingredient to amazing looking skin!
    Easy every other day use and haven’t had another product that works better!
    Sofia Zises
    June 19, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite for fine lines
    This serum is my new favorite! It’s like a magic potion for my skin. Smooths out fine lines and makes my skin look so healthy. I’ve noticed a real dif...More
    This serum is my new favorite! It’s like a magic potion for my skin. Smooths out fine lines and makes my skin look so healthy. I’ve noticed a real difference in my complexion since using it regularly.
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    Raymond T
    June 18, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use and apply
    Very easy to apply to my skin. Has a mild fragrance that is not overpowering. Worked into my skin easily, and I noted no irritation after use. No o...More
    Very easy to apply to my skin. Has a mild fragrance that is not overpowering. Worked into my skin easily, and I noted no irritation after use. No oily feeling after use. My skin felt revitalized and hydrated. I would definitely recommend. A little goes a long way.
    Allison
    June 18, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good anti aging
    This says that it is a serum but feels more like a lotion or cream to me. It absorbs fast. No harsh fragrance. Doesn’t cause any sensitivity to my fac...More
    This says that it is a serum but feels more like a lotion or cream to me. It absorbs fast. No harsh fragrance. Doesn’t cause any sensitivity to my face. The color is bright yellow which is good because the vitamin C it contains. I can tell an improvement in the quality of my skin with only a few uses. Pricey but what good skin care is cheap?!
    Andrew Bowling
    June 18, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great serum
    Very hydrating and doesn’t make me feel oily throughout the day
    THEapril
    June 18, 2024
    4.0 out of 5 stars Thin cream
    I was surprised to discover that this serum is a thin cream … in a pump bottle. When I think of a serum, I think of an oil base … with a dropper. I di...More
    I was surprised to discover that this serum is a thin cream … in a pump bottle. When I think of a serum, I think of an oil base … with a dropper. I did think it might work better for oily skin. It seems to be a little drying. It has a very light scent but not offensive.
    Matt W.
    June 18, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent just like the moisturizer.
    I used this alongside the strive moisturizer. I did a lot of research on skincare and what "actives" are before I chose this brand, and glad I found ...More
    I used this alongside the strive moisturizer. I did a lot of research on skincare and what "actives" are before I chose this brand, and glad I found it. My skin absolutely feels better and I wish I started a lot sooner!

    This is definitely a step up in skin care from just a wash and moisturizer, but because I have been using both I can not say which one has had more impact, but I certainly can feel the difference using both.
    Sanchan
    June 17, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Works great
    This feels great on the skin and is quite hydrating. Keep in mind this is not a daily product when first using it, you have to build up to using it da...More
    This feels great on the skin and is quite hydrating. Keep in mind this is not a daily product when first using it, you have to build up to using it daily.
    Jennifer
    June 17, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice serum!
    I'm a woman and got this for my husband but tried it myself. I'm well versed in retinol/retinal serums and wanted to get a feel for it. It's very nice...More
    I'm a woman and got this for my husband but tried it myself. I'm well versed in retinol/retinal serums and wanted to get a feel for it. It's very nice!
    One thing to remember when starting a serum like this is to only apply it once or twice a week and build up to more often as your skin tolerates. Not everyone will need to use this everyday. I only use retinal once or twice a week and feel good with that. Also DON'T FORGET TO USE SUNSCREEN. Honestly, you don't want to deal with that and it negates what your taking care of your skin for.
    This serum is good quality and soaks in well after washing/toning and before moisture. Definitely recommend!
    Philly
    June 11, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Put a stop to fine lines and dull skin
    I've been using Strive Apex Serum for a few months now, and the results are nothing short of remarkable. This serum has effectively reversed signs of ...More
    I've been using Strive Apex Serum for a few months now, and the results are nothing short of remarkable. This serum has effectively reversed signs of aging, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles while giving a new vibrancy to my previously dull skin. The lightweight formula absorbs quickly, delivering potent ingredients that rejuvenate and revitalize my complexion. My skin looks noticeably firmer, more radiant, and youthful. Strive Apex Serum has truly breathed new life into my skin, making it an indispensable part of my skincare routine. If you're looking to combat aging and enhance your skin’s natural glow, this serum is a must-have.
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    Mark F
    March 21, 2024
    First time skincare customer to VERY impressed repeat customer
    I've never really used skincare products before (unless it was available at the gym) but the simplicity of the product and steps made this a no braine...More
    I've never really used skincare products before (unless it was available at the gym) but the simplicity of the product and steps made this a no brainer. It's really easy to understand what to do and when to do it. I've tried other products after and keep coming back to Strive. The ingredients and the quality feel amazing.
    SB
    March 21, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best Serum Ever!
    I've tried a lot of serums and nothing compares. This is the first one I have reordered. It goes on more like a creme and absorbs fast. I saw results ...More
    I've tried a lot of serums and nothing compares. This is the first one I have reordered. It goes on more like a creme and absorbs fast. I saw results in no time. It has become a staple in my skincare routine, cant wait to try more from the brand.
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    Michael L.
    March 20, 2024
    Great Skincare for men!
    I’m not really one to use skincare besides the occasional sunscreen in the summer, I started using this a month ago and my skin looks amazing! Even my...More
    I’m not really one to use skincare besides the occasional sunscreen in the summer, I started using this a month ago and my skin looks amazing! Even my boyfriend said I look younger! Amazing products i’m a customer for life.
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    Skye B.
    March 19, 2024
    Strive is the best
    I really hadn't done skincare until Angel made Strive and had me try it. Whenever I would run out I just wouldn't look near as fresh as when I was use...More
    I really hadn't done skincare until Angel made Strive and had me try it. Whenever I would run out I just wouldn't look near as fresh as when I was use Strive.
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    Caison R.
    March 18, 2024
    10 out of 10 would recommend!
    This was the first time in my life I had a skincare routine as a 32 year old male. Absolutely loved it. I will continue on my routine. The moisturizer...More
    This was the first time in my life I had a skincare routine as a 32 year old male. Absolutely loved it. I will continue on my routine. The moisturizer is my favorite, but the serum is amazing as well.
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    Trevor J.
    March 18, 2024
    Dramatic improvements, can’t go back
    Didn’t realize the impact that quality ingredients actually make in a skincare routine. I had used “nice” brands previously that only gave okay result...More
    Didn’t realize the impact that quality ingredients actually make in a skincare routine. I had used “nice” brands previously that only gave okay results but after trying Strive I can’t go back to anything else. The difference it made was noticeable and nothing else has come close. I’ll just have to use it forever now.
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    Peyton D.
    March 16, 2024
    I’ve finally found it!
    After years of looking for a skincare product that actually works with my skin I’ve finally found it with Strive. Highly recommend to anyone who is lo...More
    After years of looking for a skincare product that actually works with my skin I’ve finally found it with Strive. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking to have healthier skin.
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    Sahaj P.
    March 14, 2024
    Full stack skincare
    It’s amazing! Keeps my dryer skin moisturized without being too dewy.
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    Troy F.
    March 12, 2024
    Finally!
    It’s like Strive tapped into my brain and pulled out a wish of mine, to slash through the noise of the internet and find a quality skincare kit that t...More
    It’s like Strive tapped into my brain and pulled out a wish of mine, to slash through the noise of the internet and find a quality skincare kit that takes care of all the guesswork. I highly recommend adding this to your routine!
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    Jim S.
    March 11, 2024
    10/10 Skincare Kit
    Never going back to my old products. My skin has never looked better!
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    Cam W.
    March 9, 2024
    Time wake up Fellas!
    Guys, now is the time. Not having a skin care routine is like skipping leg day at the gym. Strive is a game changer, can't believe I was a bar soap to...More
    Guys, now is the time. Not having a skin care routine is like skipping leg day at the gym. Strive is a game changer, can't believe I was a bar soap to face type of guy.
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    Steve B.
    March 9, 2024
    Love love love these products
    I’ve had issues with my face and my skin being dry and flaky. I never really found the right stuff. I was also very intimidated. This set of products ...More
    I’ve had issues with my face and my skin being dry and flaky. I never really found the right stuff. I was also very intimidated. This set of products makes it super easy and work great. My face is smooth and soft now. The serum is my favorite. The scrub is also fantastic. Works great and isn’t too abrasive. I highly recommend this stuff.
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    Mike A.
    March 7, 2024
    Easy to use - works really well!
    Skin care was never something I had devoted time to because I thought it was complicated and didn't realize that my skin needed it. I was shocked at h...More
    Skin care was never something I had devoted time to because I thought it was complicated and didn't realize that my skin needed it. I was shocked at how hydrated and clean my skin could feel and look in just a couple weeks of using these simple products!
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    Danny C.
    March 4, 2024
    Outstanding Results!
    The Apex Care Kit is a high-quality skincare routine that has delivered real results for me. My skin is softer, smoother, and more hydrated than ever ...More
    The Apex Care Kit is a high-quality skincare routine that has delivered real results for me. My skin is softer, smoother, and more hydrated than ever before. I've also noticed a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I would definitely recommend the Apex Care Kit to anyone who is looking for a way to improve their skin health.
    MJ
    March 2, 2024
    Best serum in the game!
    I've tried many serums and anti-aging products before, unfortunately I either saw no results or my skin did not react well to them. I decided to give ...More
    I've tried many serums and anti-aging products before, unfortunately I either saw no results or my skin did not react well to them. I decided to give this serum a try and it has truly exceeded all my expectations. The mix of retinaldehyde, peptides, and tetra-c combo makes this serum a powerhouse. The texture and tone of my skin has improved, leaving a youthful and glowing complexion. Great formulation, easy application, better appearance. Some tips: 1. Use sunscreen everyday if you are going to use this serum. Retinal can make skin more sensitive to the sun. We don't like sun burns here! 2. The serum won't leave your skin tinted, so don't worry about the color of the serum. It absorbs quickly without any sticky residue. 3. Apply moisturizer after use so you lessen your chances of dry skin. It's really an amazing product. Go get!
    SZ
    March 1, 2024
    Best serum
    This is by far the best serum I've ever used! It's smooth and soaks into the skin beautifully. Has really helped with my uneven skin tone
    Chris L.
    February 28, 2024
    Whoa
    I started out using the regular set. Wanted to up my skincare game. Never used a serum before. Def read the instructions!! Don't use it on your eye li...More
    I started out using the regular set. Wanted to up my skincare game. Never used a serum before. Def read the instructions!! Don't use it on your eye lids cuz it's sensitive skin. That was my bad. 😅 Learned a lot with this serum. My skin started breaking out, but it was just purging all the bad stuff. Def use sunscreen when going out if you're using this serum. Skin is more sensitive to sunlight. Love it.
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    John
    February 11, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Strive is a game changer
    I was able to snag the apex serum and there’s been a noticeable change in my skin much quicker than expected. Toss it on every other night before bed ...More
    I was able to snag the apex serum and there’s been a noticeable change in my skin much quicker than expected. Toss it on every other night before bed and im gtg.
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    Crystal
    February 11, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it so much I bought the set!
    I bought this for my roommate and started using it myself 🤣😅 he loves it and so do I. Makes our face feel so fresh. I've never used a serum before but...More
    I bought this for my roommate and started using it myself 🤣😅 he loves it and so do I. Makes our face feel so fresh. I've never used a serum before but I learned a lot about it from Strive. Thanks! 🙏
    Shane
    February 10, 2024
    5.0 out of 5 stars Bought from their site
    Seems pricey but it’s very very very much worth its price. I used it once a day Monday through Friday and lasted me almost 4 months, and it absolutely...More
    Seems pricey but it’s very very very much worth its price. I used it once a day Monday through Friday and lasted me almost 4 months, and it absolutely 💯 made a difference.
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An innovative blend 0.1% Encapsulated Retinaldehyde, 10% Peptides & Vitamin C.

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How long will it take for results?

Expect general Improvements to come quick, but everyone is different and some issues can take longer than others.

Dry/Rough/Red/Dehydrated Skin ➜ First Use – 2 Weeks

Oily/Acne Prone Skin ➜ 2-6 Weeks

Dark Circles/Discolorations ➜ 4-8 Weeks

Wrinkles/Fine Lines ➜ Smoothing within the first use- 2 Weeks. Further improvements will gradually occur and peak at 6-12 months.

Is Strive for my skin type?

Strive has been carefully engineered to work for all skin types. The Apex Serum is not recommended for those with highly sensitive skin. 

Is Strive tested on animals?

All Strive products are 100% Cruelty-Free and never tested on animals.

Are Strive products natural?

Our primary focus is on safety and results. We rely on in depth research and toxicologist finding to source only the best natural and synthetic ingredients available. We will never use ingredients that research has proven irritating, drying, or likely to worsen in problems.

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Apex Antiaging Serum Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydrating), Propanediol (hydrating), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (antioxidant/brightening), Glycerin (hydrating), Cyclodextrin (suspending agent), Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 (texture enhancer), Butylene Glycol (hydrating), Bisabolol (soothing), Retinal (antioxidant), Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (peptide), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (peptide), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (peptide),  Pentylene Glycol (hydrating), lonicera Japonica Flower Extract (soothing), lonicera Caprifolium Flower Extract (soothing), Ferulic Acid (antioxidant), Tocopherol (antioxidant), Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Oil (moisturizing), Carbomer (texture enhancing), Polysorbate 20 (stabilizing), Ci 77891(colorant), Sodium Hydroxide (buffering), Disodium EDTA (preservative booster), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Methylparaben (preservative), Ethylparaben (preservative), Butylparaben (preservative), Propylparaben (preservative), Isobutylparaben (preservative)nol (preservative), Methylparaben (preservative), Ethylparaben (preservative), Butylparaben (preservative), Propylparaben (preservative), Isobutylparaben (preservative)

Why is the Apex Anti-aging Serum yellow?

The gold standard of OTC retinoids is Retinaldehyde and it happens to a a bright yellow powder in its raw form. So when used at the potent dose of 0.1%, it colors the product yellow. It rubs right in just like any lotion would.

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Nicholas Priore
July 7, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Results
As someone relatively new to skin care, this entire product line has made an incredible impact. I've been using this serum every few days due to some ...More
As someone relatively new to skin care, this entire product line has made an incredible impact. I've been using this serum every few days due to some initial sensitivity but am excited to stay consistent and take it even further. A great compliment to the brand's moisturizer.
Jseg611
July 7, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars Actually works!
I was a skeptic at first but wanted to give this a try. I don't notice as many wrinkles after using this product. I feel 28 instead of 35. Highly Reco...More
I was a skeptic at first but wanted to give this a try. I don't notice as many wrinkles after using this product. I feel 28 instead of 35. Highly Recommend!
Amazon Customer
July 6, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars Brought Me Back To Life
Written by my husband:We had our first daughter in February, and whenever I looked at myself in the mirror, I noticed my skin looked dry and just tire...More
Written by my husband:

We had our first daughter in February, and whenever I looked at myself in the mirror, I noticed my skin looked dry and just tired. I bought this to add to my morning routine to see if it would help and I definitely noticed a difference. My skin felt softer, and less dry than before. I also didn't look so much like the crypt keeper anymore. 10/10 would definitely recommend.
e
July 5, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars Combination/% of ingredients feels really good.
This anti-aging serum is incredible! This specific combination of retinal, peptide, and vitamin C has worked wonders for my skin. I've noticed a reduc...More
This anti-aging serum is incredible! This specific combination of retinal, peptide, and vitamin C has worked wonders for my skin. I've noticed a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, and my skin looks glowy again. It absorbs quickly and doesn't leave any sticky residue. My complexion has become brighter and more even-toned since I started using it. Big fan.
annie
July 5, 2024
4.0 out of 5 stars Anti-Aging
Strive - Apex Anti aging Serum feels great on my skin. At my age, 75 years old, I'm not expecting miracles. Strive Serum is helping my skin look bri...More
Strive - Apex Anti aging Serum feels great on my skin. At my age, 75 years old, I'm not expecting miracles. Strive Serum is helping my skin look brighter and tighter, and the dark circles under my eyes look less noticeable.

In my humble opinion, $68 is rather costly for a small container of only one ounce.
Noel Thornburg
July 4, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful and gentle at the same time!
Most retinoid products make my skin react. It's usually itchiness or blotchiness that happens after a few usages. Not this serum! I was careful to onl...More
Most retinoid products make my skin react. It's usually itchiness or blotchiness that happens after a few usages. Not this serum! I was careful to only use it every other night. So far so good and I look forward to seeing what the results are after a few months of consistency. Don't let the color turn you off. The bright yellow is a clear indication of the potency of retinal in the formula.
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John Guilfoyle
July 4, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars Great combination serum
The main reason I purchased this item was because it includes all of the things I was looking for in one product (retinol, peptides, and vit c). I use...More
The main reason I purchased this item was because it includes all of the things I was looking for in one product (retinol, peptides, and vit c). I use this one only in my night routine and its been doing wonders for my dark spots and eye bags... will be continuing to use this product and update my review! so far extremely happy with it!
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Nancy Mychasiw
July 4, 2024
4.0 out of 5 stars Seems more like a cream than a serum.
I’ve been using this Strive Apex Serum daily for about a week and concentrating on my neck area. They advise against daily use as it may be too strong...More
I’ve been using this Strive Apex Serum daily for about a week and concentrating on my neck area. They advise against daily use as it may be too strong and cause irritation, but I’ve haven’t had any problems.
I’m 56 and I’m starting to have crepey looking skin just under my chin, so I’m hoping this will help with that area. I can’t see any results yet, but I’ll update this if there is a noticeable improvement before the very tiny bottle runs out. The bottle is much smaller and lighter than I expected, but luckily a little goes a long way. I hope the benefits of this tiny bottle justify the high price, which at the time I ordered was close to $70. I think for a bit more money, one might consider asking their dermatologist to prescribe a prescription retinol cream.
The cream is a bright yellow, but absorbs quickly and leaves no colour, or stickiness. My skin just feels moisturized. I do like that the product is made in the USA.
Jimmy
July 3, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy
Best serum I’ve ever used! Not overly harsh on the skin and already seeing improvement 🙌
Daniel
July 3, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars Brighter skin
In the time I’ve used this product my face has gotten brighter. Noticing blemishes starting to fade.
Scott Havard
July 2, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars Benjamin Button!
Now that I'm in my mid thirties I finally got convinced to start using an anti aging serum. I wasn't too sure of it until I actually purchased it and ...More
Now that I'm in my mid thirties I finally got convinced to start using an anti aging serum. I wasn't too sure of it until I actually purchased it and started using it consistently. I'm somewhat of a squinter, so I get those lines beside my eyes that have gotten deeper over the years. I have noticed those areas start to tighten up and the lines somewhat regress. I joke to my wife that I'm like Benjamin Button, that movie where the guy ages backwards. Anyways, my wife tells me she isn't using my Apex serum, but weird how her skin looks better as well?? Needless to say we both love this product.
M.H.
July 2, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars Feels great
I’ll start by saying that the packaging and instructions are phenomenal.After using several products in the past, this one has not been irritating my ...More
I’ll start by saying that the packaging and instructions are phenomenal.

After using several products in the past, this one has not been irritating my skin, rather it feels great and absorbs very well.

In combination with Strive’s other products, I can’t say enough. I highly recommend this for any skin care setup.
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Nicole Jutras
July 2, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied
This feels clean on the skin and has a neutral smell. A little bit seems to go a long way so this seems like it will last a long time. Happy with purc...More
This feels clean on the skin and has a neutral smell. A little bit seems to go a long way so this seems like it will last a long time. Happy with purchase.
RainWorker
July 1, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars legit product
This serum is pretty amazing. You do have to taper into use as it has strong active ingredients. It smells a bit different than I'm used to, but it fa...More
This serum is pretty amazing. You do have to taper into use as it has strong active ingredients. It smells a bit different than I'm used to, but it fades right away. Product is a bit creamier than other serums but still goes on and is absorbed perfectly. Yellowish in color but does not present on skin. I am actually noticing my sunspots are clearing up a bit which is awesome. I am very pleased with this product so far.
Alison
July 1, 2024
4.0 out of 5 stars powerful retinol serum
This is a pretty powerful retinol serum. I gave this to my husband to use, along with good face sunscreen. He said it goes on smoothly and absorbs ni...More
This is a pretty powerful retinol serum. I gave this to my husband to use, along with good face sunscreen. He said it goes on smoothly and absorbs nicely. He's not the best about his skin care, so I am really encouraging him to use this serum to help his skin (he's 43 with genetic wrinkles, just like his father). Worth using to combat as much as possible.
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Andy
June 29, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars Efficient, Effective, Easy.
While I have not had this serum long, I have found myself to be quite impressed by it, and look forward to updating my review as I continue to use it....More
While I have not had this serum long, I have found myself to be quite impressed by it, and look forward to updating my review as I continue to use it. It is a great formula that targets lines, discoloration, and overall health of the skin with two very well-documented antioxidants, and a slew of other calming ingredients so you don’t experience sensitivity that can accompany the introduction of more “active” skincare ingredients.

This early in, I notice some slight refinement of skin texture that comes from just having oily, visibly porous skin. Skin looks smooth and bright, and will continue to improve on itself with this product. For reference, nearly forty years old with oily, non-reactive skin living in a dry environment. For being a retinoid, I’m not red, dry, flakey, or any of the other associated irritations that can present when using this sort of formula.

I’m a little surprised by some of the reviews questioning this as a serum. Yes, it’s a thinner, creamier consistency, but that’s because Retinal is an oil-soluble Vitamin A derivative. I don’t expect many consumers to know that, nor should they have to, but if you’re reading those and deterred, please don’t be. Vitamin C (also present in this formula) is water-soluble, but by using a derivative that is oil-soluble and more time-released, you’re able to get two corrective ingredients in one product, which speaks to not just the efficiency of using a single serum step, but also the cleverness of the formulation. It’s a great value, and optimizes ingredient delivery with fewer steps. Win win.

Worth noting: while this is a creamier serum, the chief quality I have encountered in all of the Strive formulations (I bought the set with everything in it to test) is that the texture/finish/experience of using this product clearly has male consumers in mind. Nothing is greasy. Everything has a pleasant dry-down with no subsequent sheen. No added scent. And the ingredient decks are comprehensive with secondary benefits for hydrating and soothing. Don’t expect overnight miracles, but introducing a retinoid and a SPF are the most beneficial actions you can take for healthier, better-looking skin. Check this out.
Tom R.
June 29, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars First time user and wife's comments make it worth every penny.
This product is amazing and makes my face feel like I'm 20 again and not 70.
Kelly
June 27, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars Still early days...
While it's still early days, I'm already intrigued by its potential benefits.This serum is packed with powerful ingredients like 0.1% Retinaldehyde, 1...More
While it's still early days, I'm already intrigued by its potential benefits.

This serum is packed with powerful ingredients like 0.1% Retinaldehyde, 10% Matrixyl 3000 & Argireline Amplified Peptides, and Vitamin C. It promises premium anti-aging results without the irritation commonly associated with stronger retinoids. I appreciate that it includes Bisabolol to soothe the skin, which is crucial for someone like me who has sensitive skin prone to redness.

Although it's too soon to declare it a miracle worker, I've started using it as recommended—2-3 times per week, gradually increasing frequency. The serum absorbs nicely into my skin without leaving a greasy residue.

The packaging emphasizes that this is a potent product, so I made sure to read and follow the instructions carefully. It's reassuring to know that Strive is dedicated to using science-backed ingredients at optimal concentrations.

Overall, while I haven't seen dramatic results just yet (it's only been a short while!), I'm optimistic about the Strive - Apex Anti-Aging Serum. It seems like a promising addition to my skincare routine, and I'm looking forward to seeing how my skin responds with continued use. If you're considering an advanced anti-aging serum, this one is worth considering, especially if you're diligent about following skincare instructions and incorporating sunscreen into your daily routine.
Jeff Moore
June 26, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars Would Recommend
I’ve never used a serum before so I was kind of skeptical, but I was pleasantly surprised by this product. It works as advertised and is a good price ...More
I’ve never used a serum before so I was kind of skeptical, but I was pleasantly surprised by this product. It works as advertised and is a good price for what you get!
TJ C
June 26, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars Game-changer for men with wrinkles and discoloration
This stuff is super powerful, I am seeing my sun spots and wrinkles fading each week, I’ve tried retinol creams before that had me sunburned and flaky...More
This stuff is super powerful, I am seeing my sun spots and wrinkles fading each week, I’ve tried retinol creams before that had me sunburned and flaky but this serum is legit, you can research the company and owner’s dedication to creating a unique science-backed formula with no BS or fluffy nonsense, 10/10 will keep buying
Monica
June 25, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars Just started
I used this for the first time last night after washing my face. It doesn't feel like a typical serum and it doesn't spread as easily on my skin. It d...More
I used this for the first time last night after washing my face. It doesn't feel like a typical serum and it doesn't spread as easily on my skin. It doesn't seem to have enough slip. I will have to try it again with my face somewhat damp. The cream is a bright yellow color. So far, I can't attest to the efficacy of this product, but I will continue to use it daily to see if there's improvement in my skin overall.
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mtw
June 24, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars Start taking care of your skin now instead of later
Retinal and peptides are highly researched ingredients for promoting healthy skin and this product has both. The company owner, Angel, has shared his...More
Retinal and peptides are highly researched ingredients for promoting healthy skin and this product has both. The company owner, Angel, has shared his process for formulating this product and ensures that the ingredients are research-backed and included at optimum levels for the best results. He happily answers questions if you reach out and with just a quick glance at his socials you immediately see how dedicated and driven he is, not only with Strive but in his own life. That's the kind of person I want to buy from because I KNOW he's given 110% to whatever he puts out.
Customer
June 24, 2024
3.0 out of 5 stars Lotion/cream not serum
I'm not wild about skin care products that include several active ingredients. In this case there are 2 actives that are incredibly hard to stabilize ...More
I'm not wild about skin care products that include several active ingredients. In this case there are 2 actives that are incredibly hard to stabilize that are better off as two separate skin care products. I am a long term user of Vitamin C and Retinol. I have noticed no difference in my skin when using this combo lotion vs the serums I normally use. As I use these actives daily I decided to jump right in on this lotion and use it daily. I experienced no irritation or drying leading me to believe it is equal or less than in terms of percentage of actives. This is most definitely a lotion/cream and not a serum. In my opinion you could find two separate skin care products and receive better results. The pump works well on the bottle. The dark opaque blue does prevent sunlight from penetrating the bottle.
Michael Levy
June 23, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars Fountain of Youth!
Okay this retinal is like a fountain of youth. I didn’t know a product could work like this. I actually only use it once a week, but the results after...More
Okay this retinal is like a fountain of youth. I didn’t know a product could work like this. I actually only use it once a week, but the results after a few weeks are kind of life changing. I feel like a teenager again 🤣.
Alexandra Ford
June 22, 2024
5.0 out of 5 stars Secret ingredient to amazing looking skin!
Easy every other day use and haven’t had another product that works better!
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