NEOSTRATA - High Potency Cream AHA 20

NEOSTRATA High Potency Cream AHA 20

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • lactobionic acid
  • arginine
  • bisabolol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • isododecane
  • +4 more
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What does the product description say?
"NeoStrata High Potency Cream is a potent anti-ageing cream formulated to exfoliate, moisturise and restore skin on the face and neck to a youthful appearance and texture."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid, lactobionic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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HIGH
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"Formulated with 18% glycolic acid, it removes dulling, dead dermal cells as it replenishes moisture to even texture and tone."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid, lactobionic acid

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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"High strength, restorative anti-ageing cream 18% Glycolic Acid exfoliates and hydrates skin Lactobionic Acid provides anti-ageing benefits Vitamin E smoothes skin texture How to Use."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: glycolic acid, lactobionic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"NeoStrata High Potency Cream is a potent anti-ageing cream formulated to exfoliate, moisturise and restore skin on the face and neck to a youthful appearance and texture."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine, propylene glycol.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: lactobionic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (lactobionic acid) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
5.9% - 7.2%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
3.9% - 4.8%
Helps adjust the product pH
3.1% - 3.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
2.3% - 2.8%
Used to create a nice product texture
2.2% - 2.7%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.9% - 2.3%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing a smoother, more even skin. PHAs tend to be gentler on the skin compared to AHAs (for example, glycolic acid). It also has hydrating properties and helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It can help calm down inflammation in skin and support restoration of the barrier function. It has an anti-oxidant effect as well. It can help reduce fine line, wrinkles and improve skin elasticity
1.4% - 1.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
1.3% - 1.6%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
1.2% - 1.4%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.75% - 1.1%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.6% - 0.95%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.75% - 1.1%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.65%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.35% - 0.65%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
0.35% - 0.65%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together. Could be comedogenic
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.25%
Helps stabilize and preserve a product formulation
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%

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