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Saving face (& neck) with NeoStrata

I’ve tried many products from NeoStrata in my 16-year beauty career and I’m always very impressed. For those who don’t know, NeoStrata is a Dermatologist-Developed line of skincare products that is dedicated to the advancement of skincare through research, innovation and the creation of new scientific molecules.
NeoStrata’s name translates to “new layers,” which perfectly describes their belief that visible results come from renewing layers of the skin.

I was recently sent 3 products from the Skin Active line to try out – a range that targets deep set wrinkles and helps restore skin density. A combination of active ingredients rebuilds the skin volume and density while filling deep lines & wrinkles. It’s a great choice for mature skin types (35+ yrs) looking for an effective cosmeceutical (a cosmetic that has or is claimed to have medicinal properties) range. Each product is formulated with potent, high quality performance-driven ingredients proven to work, including Retinol, Aminofil and NeoGlucosamine.

NeoStrata Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream R1080 – BUY

It’s true that you don’t technically need a neck cream – you can (& should) use your moisturiser on your neck & décolletage. However, when you reach my age (40+), the visible signs of ageing (& too much sun exposure) become VERY evident on the neck & chest. And I do believe that at this age, if finances allow, you should totally invest in a well formulated treatment for both areas.

Now, I’ve used this beauty twice before, and I absolutely LOVE it. It works to visibly reduce signs of ageing on the neck & décolletage area. The one area of my body that has been ravaged by the sun is my décolletage – RAVAGED! I’m at a point where I rarely wear clothing that shows my décolletage because of the damage.

Take a look at the picture below

Right, so let me tell you why I love this neck cream. The formula is especially developed for skin that’s dehydrated & sun damaged – my skin, basically.

The formula is packed with the following skin beneficial key ingredients:

Neoglucosamine: Increases hydration levels, reduces any formation of pigmentation and firms the skin.

Neocitriate: An AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) and collagen firming agent that plumps & lifts the skin.

Apple Stem Cell Extract: Protects against cellular ageing.

Vitamin E: Provides antioxidant protection.

TIMECODE (Palmitoyl Glycine): Helps relieve chronic silent inflammation, deep wrinkles and increase micro-circulation due to poor oxygenation.

Aside from the ingredients, the texture of this cream is sublime – rich, nourishing and just generally skin comforting. Within a few days, a noticeable difference in skin texture on the neck is visible.

I can’t rave enough about this formula! Just one thing to note, it’s not suitable for those with sensitive or rosacea-prone skins.

NeoStrata Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy R1110.00 – BUY

I have to be honest, I’m not that big on eye creams and don’t use them often. But again, as I get older, I find I’m needing more hydration than usual around the eye area. And boy oh boy, this one does an excellent job at hydrating. I’ve noticed that it also helps with puffiness too, while plumping wrinkles. The product is not recommended for sensitive or rosacea-prone skin and it may not be used if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or lactating.

Again, the formula is just fantastic & contains the following ingredients:

Apple Stem Cells: Protects against cellular ageing.

NeoGlucosamine: Increases hydration levels, reduces any formation of pigmentation and firms the skin.

Peptides: Increases collagen production in the skin

Caffeine: Reduces under eye puffiness

Hyaluronic acid: Boosts moisture levels in the skin

Vitamin E: Provides antioxidant protection.

NeoStrata Skin Active Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum R1080 – BUY

I’m just going to come out and say this is one of the best lifting serums I’ve ever used. This is actually my third bottle of the stuff. I’ve done previous posts on how fantastic I think it is HERE & HERE.

To recap, this is the perfect serum for mature skin types as it sculpts, volumizes, fills in deep wrinkles and re-enforces the skin’s matrix. To better understand how it works, think of it as invisible scaffolding for the skin. A low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid deeply penetrates skin to volumize, plump and firm, while a Glycolic acid derivative exfoliates to improve texture. This serum has a gel-like consistency and absorbs in mere seconds, leaving a velvety texture on the skin. I use 5 drops every morning and alternate evenings before applying my moisturiser.

It’s formulated with a triple anti-ageing complex to help volumize sagging skin, renew skin tone and smooth rough texture while improving overall signs of photo-damage. This serum is not suitable for sensitive or rosacea skins.

Key ingredients include:

Aminofil: A breakthrough, patented skin volumizing agent that helps to reinforce the skin’s matrix and targets the skin’s own hyaluronic acid levels, to volumize, firm and plump.

Gluconolactone: A Poly Hydroxy Acid (PHA) that helps reduce oxidative damage and gently increases cell turnover, giving the skin a more even tone and radiance.

Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid: Penetrates the skin’s surface to attract moisture, providing hydration and visibly improve the skin’s texture

All of the NeoStrata products are available online at DermaStore and from selected Aesthetic Medical Practitioners and medi-spas nationwide.

This post was written by Candice-Lee Kannemeyer from In my Bag.

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