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NEOSTRATA®’S ENLIGHTEN RANGE

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NeoStrata®’s Enlighten range is a unique collection of products that address a multitude of clarity and discolouration challenges of the skin. These products target multiple pathways of discolouration with powerful skin brighteners such as Vitamin C, Niacinamide, a potent antioxidant found in Turmeric, Retinol and NeoGlucosamine to help reveal even-toned, glowing skin.

A2 Magazine had the opportunity to test some of the products in the NeoStrata Enlighten Range. Look out for A2’s Thoughts below…

Who is it for?

Ideal for those seeking help for visible discolourations, uneven skin tone and dark spots.

What’s in the range?


NEOSTRATA ENLIGHTEN ULTRA BRIGHTENING CLEANSER

Exfoliating Cream Wash

R601.00

This gentle non-drying cleanser removes make-up, dirt and oil while brightening and refreshing dull, lacklustre skin.

This pearlescent, creamy cleanser develops plush foam to deep clean and reveal naturally radiant skin and is powered by 6% NeoGlucosamine, known to exfoliate skin’s surface, targeting dark spots that can cause the skin to appear uneven and dull.

Suitable for Normal Skin, Dry Skin and Oily Skin.

Benefits

  • Brightens and clarifies dull, uneven skin
  • Gently exfoliates with NeoGlucosamine
  • Deep cleans, leaving skin feeling healthy and refreshed

How to apply

Apply to wet skin, gently massaging to a lather, covering the entire face. Rinse with water. Use twice daily.

A2’s thoughts:

A lovely daily cleanser. I used it morning and evening and it was very gentle on my skin.

NEOSTRATA ENLIGHTEN ILLUMINATING SERUM

Tone Correcting Concentrate

R1170.00

This multi-action serum targets skin discolouration and uneven skin tone. Contains NeoGlucosamine, a gentle exfoliator known to help fade the appearance of existing skin discolourations. This formula includes 4% Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and a blend of Vitamin C, B-Resorcinol and Licorice Extract to help promote a brighter and more even skin tone.

Suitable for Normal Skin, Dry Skin and Oily Skin

Benefits

  • Targets dark spots
  • Vitamin C and Licorice Extract skin brighteners
  • Targets uneven skin tone

How to use

  • Using fingertips, apply serum twice daily to cleansed skin. Can be smoothed all over the face and neck.
  • Limit sun exposure during and after use to prevent darkening from reoccurring.

A2’s thoughts:

I used this daily in the morning for four weeks and applied a moisturiser then SPF over it. While my pigmentation has been gradually reducing, I found the serum pills (makes those little balls) when applying certain moisturisers or sunscreens over it. To overcome this, I either moved to only using it in the evening, OR I found that using one particular brand of SPF (the La Roche-Posay Invisible Fluid SPF 50) over it resulted in no pilling.

NEOSTRATA ENLIGHTEN SKIN BRIGHTENER

with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35

R889.00

This antioxidant-enriched moisturizer combines NeoGlucosamine, a gentle exfoliant with B-Resorcinol, a known brightening agent, to reduce the look of age spots and provide a more even skin tone. With daily use, its Broad-Spectrum SPF 35 protects against UV-induced skin ageing. Shown to diminish the appearance of dark spots and brighten overall skin tone while protecting skin against further signs of ageing.

Suitable for Dry Skin, Normal Skin, Oily Skin

Benefits

  • Diminishes appearance of dark spots
  • Brightens overall skin tone
  • Protects against UV-induced skin ageing

How to use

  • Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure.
  • Use a water-resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating.
  • Reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours.

A2’s thoughts:

A stunning daily SPF that leaves no white residue. Goes over a moisturiser perfectly (if needing to apply a moisturiser underneath).

NEOSTRATA ENLIGHTEN PIGMENT CONTROLLER

Skin Tone Corrector

R1002.00

This intensive, multi-action brightening treatment contains highly active benefit ingredients including NeoGlucosamine, Retinol (0.1%) and stabilized Vitamin C to target pigment at its source, enhancing skin resurfacing and diminishing the appearance of discolourations. This product helps immediately brighten the appearance of skin while a potent antioxidant found in turmeric targets the look of dark spots. Skin is brighter with enhanced clarity, more even tone and reduced appearance of uneven pigmentation.

Suitable for Normal Skin, Dry Skin and Oily Skin

Benefits

  • Evens the appearance of skin discolouration
  • Multi-action formula targets
  • causes of uneven pigment
  • Leaves skin brighter and more luminous

How to use

  • Apply once daily for two weeks and twice daily thereafter.
  • Limit sun exposure during and after use to prevent darkening from reoccurring.

A2’s thoughts:

This product has retinol in it, which is why I applied it in the evening only. My skin is used to retinol, so I didn’t experience any sensitivity and was able to start using it every evening. If you are new to retinol, then it’s advised to slowly integrate this into your routine. For example – use 2X a week for two weeks, use 3X a week for two weeks etc. until graduating to nightly use.

If I were applying the Illuminating Serum at night, then I’d alternate nightly with these two products.

NEOSTRATA ENLIGHTEN BRIGHTENING EYE CREAM

Dark Circle Corrector

R780.00

Targets a restored look of firmness and moisture for a smooth, bright appearance. This powerful cream blends together antioxidants, peptides and algae extract to target visible dark circles under the eyes. An anti-ageing blend of Gluconolactone plus Bionic Acid targets skin’s natural hydrating matrix to cushion and brighten the appearance of dark, under-eye skin. Oil-free, Fragrance-free, Ophthalmologist-tested.

Suitable for Normal Skin, Dry Skin and Oily Skin

Benefits

  • Targets visible dark circles
  • Formulated to brighten and firm the look of tired eyes
  • Targets a restored look of firmness in the eye area

How to use

Gently apply to the eye area twice daily.

12-week study applying 2x to entire eye area (including outer and upper lids). After 12 weeks*:

  • 97% improvement in dark circles
  • 88% eye area radiance
  • 82% skin smoothness and fine lines

*Percentage of subjects showing clinical improvement.

A2’s thoughts:

I applied this morning and evening. My experience with eye creams is that they’re a fantastic add-on and support to aesthetic treatments. This eye cream was gentle enough to dab around the eye area and was very moisturising.

NEOSTRATA ENLIGHTEN DARK SPOT CORRECTOR

Targeted Gel Treatment

R544.00

This formula targets dark spots with a 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) / Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) exfoliating blend. Combines powerful antioxidant chelators to help trap metals that can trigger uneven skin tone. Plus, Vitamin C, Kojic Acid and Licorice Extract are formulated together to help promote brightness and a more even complexion. Improves the look of dark skin colouration targeting a more even appearance.

Suitable for Skin with Discolorations such as Age, Sun or Post-Acne Spots

Benefits

  • Targets dark spots
  • Formulated to trap metals that can trigger uneven skin tone
  • Promotes brightness and a more even complexion

How to use

Apply gel on the affected area twice daily. Limit sun exposure during and after use to prevent darkening from reoccurring.

Sunburn Alert: This product contains an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use sunscreen, wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.

NEOSTRATA ENLIGHTEN DUAL ACID BRIGHTENING PEEL

Radiance Treatment

R1423.00

This potent dual-action peel combines the skin smoothing action of a chemical peel utilizing a highly concentrated complex of 10% Glycolic Acid and 10% Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) with a scientifically proven brightening peptide to target maximum radiance results. Formulated to improve tone and texture for a refined, brighter complexion.

Suitable for Normal Skin, Dry Skin and Oily Skin

Benefits

  • Formulated to visibly improve texture for a refined radiant complexion
  • Targets a more even skin tone and texture
  • Designed to lightly exfoliate and visibly smooth skin

How to use

  • Can be used 1-3 times weekly in the evening on the face, neck and décolletage.
  • Apply on clean, dry skin using a cotton pad; avoid eye area and lips.
  • Leave on 15-20 minutes as tolerated and rinse with water. Sensitive skin may experience temporary tingling and redness. Follow the application with a moisturizer.

Sunburn Alert: This product contains an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use sunscreen, wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.

4-week study with use 3xper week all over the face. After 4 weeks*:

  • 100% using the peel was a pleasant experience
  • 97% skin was brighter, more luminous with a revitalized complexion
  • 97% skin looked radiant and had better clarity
  • 97% fine lines, wrinkles and pores were less apparent
  • 97% skin felt exfoliated and skin texture was smoother

*Percentage of subjects noting an improvement

Where to buy?

All of the NeoStrata® products are available online from