Happy New Year! We haven't talked about Neostrata in a minute and it's not the Holidays without Neostrata in my line up. I have exciting news though they came out with a new product!
I've been using it for over a month. At the beginning I was layering too many products onto my neck because I bring my retinol down my neck, moisturizer, acid toning, vit c, etc. So it took me a minute to simplify my routine that I was in the habit of, to incorporate this correctly to include not just my face but also my neck because that's where I notice the majority of elasticity loss. I do however, have the starting of some crows feet or small lines around my eyes. I find this helpful because there aren't formula's out there in serums and treatments that can be taken past the orbital bone unless they're in the eye cream department. I've seen the before and after pictures of targeted areas that after 12 weeks of use the eye area especially looks far smoother. Also part of the SKIN ACTIVE line they have an Eye Therapy serum. That I feel used in conjunction gives even better benefits.
According to the company:
"Formulated to help volumize and sculpt skin, this proprietary triple antiaging complex fills the look of deep wrinkles and helps improve the appearance of skin laxity. Patented Amino Acid derivative, Aminofil® is concentrated to help target collagen and skin’s Hyaluronic Acid to to volumize, plump, and firm skin for a more lifted appearance. Gluconolactone, a Polyhydroxy Acid and chelator, helps to reduce oxidative damage and gently enhances exfoliation for more even skin tone. Due to its unique small size, LMW Hyaluronic Acid penetrates skin’s surface to attract moisture, providing hydration to visibly improve skin’s texture. NeoStrata SKIN ACTIVE Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum is a non-irritating, alcohol free, oil free, paraben free formulation."
The clinical trials are as impressivfe as always.
"% of Subjects with Clinical Improvement*, Week 12
97% Fine Lines
95% Tactile firmness
95% Skin Smoothness
92% Pinch recoil (firmness)
90% Clarity, Brightness
61% Cheek wrinkles
% of Subjects Noticing a Benefit, Week 12
100% Smoother texture
100% Brighter, more luminous
97% Plumper, volumized
95% Fine lines
92% Skin tone is more even
92% Brown spots are fading
87% Deep wrinkles
*Clinical grading improvements on texture, firmness, hyperpigmentation, fine lines/wrinkles
N=30, 40-60 yr females applied twice daily with SPF Moisturizer"
I mean.......there's not much else to say the results really speak for their self. For myself I'm just now noticing my neck has some elasticity loss as well as noticing under my chin I'm looking firmer and in general the face looks plump which I feel is probably due to the Aminofil. I'm turning 30 in a month. My face has had an extensive routine for years but I neglected my neck a lot because that's where the product would ball up and I felt so gross. However, this has helped when I simplified everything and did my cleanse and then used a few drops of this first on my neck to chest and face. That's how it was able to work for me. I do notice that while the elasticity is better, the area in general is smoother, a lot smoother actually. I didn't have much discoloration for it to tackle but the skin as a whole looks younger and that's what I want to maintain within reason. We will all age but there's no sense in pre-mature aging if it can be avoided. I think this is good to have in your arsenal and it comes from a company I trust.
I'm going to leave the ingredient deck below for you. This is 1 fl. oz. for $100 and you can find it at: www.neostrata.com
Aqua/Water/Eau, PEG-8, Gluconolactone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Acetyl Tyrosinamide, Cyclohexasiloxane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dimethiconol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Isopropyl Myristate, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Sulfite, BHT, Ammonium Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Methyldihydrojasmonate, 2,6-Dimethyl-7-Octen-2-ol, Ethyl Acetoacetate, Methyl Benzodioxepinone, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, CI 17200 (Red 33), CI 42090 (Blue 1).
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