NEOSTRATA - Restore - Bionic Lotion Face and Body

NEOSTRATA Restore - Bionic Lotion Face and Body

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • gluconolactone
  • lactobionic acid
  • arginine
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • limnanthes alba seed oil
  • octyldodecyl neopentanoate
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"The Bionics are potent antioxidants that have been shown to target naturally occurring, skin degrading enzymes to help maintain a youthful look."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains gluconolactone, 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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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"they help to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, discoloration, enlarged pores and roughness through gentle exfoliation."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: gluconolactone, 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
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"is found naturally in the skin and provides antiaging and gentle exfoliating benefits without sun sensitivity."
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: gluconolactone, lactobionic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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HIGH
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"Bionic Lotion Face and Body"
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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, glycerin.

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, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

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
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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).

The following ingredients - gluconolactone also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
4.7% - 7%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
4% - 5.9%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
2.7% - 4%
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
2% - 3.1%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Often used to stabilize other ingredients, for example, sunscreen
1.7% - 2.6%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
1.4% - 2.2%
Helps adjust the product pH
1.3% - 1.9%
Helps water and oil mix together
1% - 1.5%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
0.85% - 1.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
0.5% - 1.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.45% - 1.05%
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.
0.4% - 0.9%
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
0.4% - 0.9%
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
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.9%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.8%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.7%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.75%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps to improve the product consistency
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.1% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.45%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.3%
Helps stabilize and preserve a product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%

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