New Study Reveals Widespread Appearance Insecurity

According to a new survey by StriVectin, nearly everyone in the country (or 95 percent of Americans) wish they had the power to change something about themselves right now. Even while so many Americans are underemployed or unemployed and have been struggling in a volatile job market, the survey finds that more people would rather improve their looks (55 percent) than their job situation (35 percent). In fact, more than a third of Americans (36 percent) also said they would feel more empowered by looking five years younger than by getting a promotion at work. That number increases to 52 percent with the 45 plus crowd.

Coinciding with the release of this new national survey, StriVectin is introducing The Power to Change Campaign to help and inspire women to bring powerful and positive change to their skin and to their lives. People are encouraged to share the powerful change they want to make for themselves and for others by entering The Power to Change contest at StriVectin will help one lucky winner achieve that powerful change with a $30,000 grand prize and 14 runner up prizes of $500 worth of StriVectin products.

"With StriVectin, you have the power to change the course of how your skin ages, but real change comes from both the inside and out," says Jill Scalamandre, Creative Marketing Officer for StriVectin. "We hope that our campaign and contest will inspire women everywhere to make powerful and positive changes in their lives and for the lives others."

From now through June 1, people can go to to enter the competition. Entrants must explain what they would change with $30,000 in a brief summary of 100 to 150 words along with a photo. Submissions will be voted on by the public through June 4. Votes will be tallied, and the top qualifying 15 finalists will create videos further detailing their changes. Public voting on the videos will take place from July 9 to 25, and the grand prize winner will be announced on or after August 1.

For more information on the StriVectin Power to Change campaign and contest, visit For more information on StriVectin and its products, visit