Ideal for: Acne-prone or Rosacea-prone skin.
Technology: Polyhydroxy Acids (PHA)
A soap free PHA foaming cleanser that contains 0.3% Triclosan, an antibacterial that reaches deep into pores to help dissolve impurities and help reduce problem-causing bacteria which can worsen conditions such as acne and rosacea. PHAs function the same way as AHA but cause less irritation and beneficial for those who have sensitive skin & may not be able to tolerate AHA. Providing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits and assisting with exfoliation. This has soothing chamomile extract and Provitamin B5 to help condition skin. I did at first use this twice daily & switched to once a day, my skin was starting to get a little dry but not irritated but once I started to use a richer moisturiser and reintroduced this again twice – perfect. My skin was clean, I’ve also only had one spot since starting this, even around my cycle.
Ideal for: Oily, acne-prone skin.
Technology: Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA)
8% Glycolic Acid gently exfoliates, helps clear clogged pores and removes excess surface oil, sebum and other lipids present on acne prone skin. Glycolic acid is a degreasing ingredient, effective for controlling sebum production. This product I’ve seen on forums people raving about to help pigmentation as well as control oil & I can see why after I’ve cleansed, I will use this twice a day and my skin is matte but not dry or tight. It feels smooth and looks bright, I’ve experienced no tingling and it’s controlled my oil like I wouldn’t believe. Throughout the day I’m barely producing oil with or without make-up.
Range: Skin Active.
Ideal for: Sun damage and premature aging.
Technology: Bionic and Polyhydroxy Acids (PHA), Antioxidants, Citric Acid, Lilac, Green Tea and Chardonnay Grape Seed Extracts.
It’s important to have a product that’ll help against sun damage, especially with uneven skin tone because it’ll just reverse all the damage you’re working on. Chardonnay Grape Seed Extracts help preserve healthy DNA, lipids and cellular membranes, while the EGCG Green Tea Extract protects against inflammatory in the skin. After toning, I’ll use my fingertips and apply this over the face and next, I wasn’t crazy on the smell once this was being spread out but that disappears quickly. Takes a bit to absorb and it can be a little tacky but once any creams go on top that's no more.
With 0.01% Retinol, stabilised Vitamin C and NeoGlucosamine a technology that gently exfoliates, encourages cell turnover, diminished the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles and exfoliates hyperpigmented spots. Alpine plant extracts and SabiWhite, a proven alternative to prescription strength hydroquinone which reports have linked it to cancer. Vitamin E protects skin and also helps even skin tone. It comes out in a yellow coloured cream that leaves no traces of it once blended in. I’ll apply it all over but especially over places where there is pigmentation. Using this daily controls pigmentation by increasing cell turnover & helps to prevent new dark spots from forming which is a good thing in my case because – a blemish means dark spots. Optical diffuser brightens skins instantly. I love using this, half way finished but goodness did it help so much. For two weeks it was advised to apply once a day so I did it at night and then twice daily afterwards.
Technology: PHA/Bionic complex.
Dispensed from a needle nose applicator, it’s a fluid formula that needs to be shaken for about 15 seconds before each use (generously apply 15 minutes prior to sun exposure) to ensure uniform product consistency. It gives a broad spectrum of protection from UVA/UVB. A universal tint meaning that it’ll leave no white case or make darker complexions ashy, I haven’t experienced a white cast, the skin does appear brighter but I’m on the fence some days. It has a matt finish and can make a great base under some makeup.
_______Did you know the PA stands for how much the SPF protects you against UVA rays? The more plus symbols, the better protection.
Range: Skin Active.
Technology: Retinol, NeoGlucosamine®.
I have 3 samples of this new product from NeoStrata. it was 0.5% stabilized Retinol along with NAG to help intensify the firming effects versus using Retinol alone. NAG or NeoGlucosamine is a gentle exfoliant that helps reduce the appearance of uneven pigment and age spots. Using this daily has become very beneficial, although it's also good for firm lines - which I don't have - it's helped my skin feel smoother being on the programme and using these products in conjunction of one another. My pigmentation has gently but quickly lightened.
When I did my face one day and was speaking to someone they asked what I had done to my skin because it looked to be glowing. Well that's all I needed to be sold even more. My skin got to the point by mid October was so clear I only had to use BB cream (here). Now this isn't the cheapest of skincare regime by far but being able to trial it has helped me to pick out some items that I definitely love and feel work exceptionally well for me. I'm continuing this programme after being on it for a month a lot changed. Now I'm continuing until all is finished because ONE internal minor mishap (see it's all about diet and lifestyle too) allowed my skin to breakout *wails* so it worked once and I'm hoping the next month it'll help me once again!
I've found a place within my town that sells the NeoStrata brand and even online. I'll definitely be purchasing the cleanser & toner as I love those and how clean my skin feels and appears after use. To browse and find where to purchase visit the NeoStrata website.