NEOSTRATA - Skin Active Matrix Support SPF 30

NEOSTRATA Skin Active Matrix Support SPF 30

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +4 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinol
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • palmitoyl oligopeptide
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • arginine
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • homosalate
  • punica granatum extract
  • +10 more
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WIMJ summary

This product offers a good level of protection against both UVB and UVA rays.

This sunscreen uses organic (so-called "chemical") sunscreen filters. Organic, or "chemical" filters usually provide reliable sun protection and rarely leave a white cast. Sunscreens with organic filters can sting eyes.

This product can be considered "reef safe" because it does not contain the UV filters (oxybenzone and octinoxate) that can be harmful to coral reefs when present in the water in high concentrations.

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This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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What does the product description say?
"Peptides stimulate collagen production in the deep matrix while patented NeoGlucosamine and retinol work together to rebuild the skin’s natural support structure increasing firmness and tone."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains retinol, acetyl glucosamine.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7.

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.

This product can also help prevent early signs of skin aging because it offers a good level of broad spectrum sun protection. Sun damage is the main cause of premature skin aging, and protecting your skin from the sun is the best anti-aging strategy.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"NeoStrata Skin Active Matrix Support SPF 30 repair's the skin's matrix support structure and reduce the appearance of uneven pigment with a daytime moisturiser that firms, smoothes, and protects the skin."
WIMJ summary

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection. It means that it can prevent hyperpigmentation and help keep the skin tone even (sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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HIGH
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"NeoGlucosamine and Retinol combine to increase cell turnover, diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increase clarity."
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: retinol.

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"NeoStrata Skin Active Matrix Support SPF 30 repair's the skin's matrix support structure and reduce the appearance of uneven pigment with a daytime moisturiser that firms, smoothes, and protects the skin."
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, butyrospermum parkii butter.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl glucosamine, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7

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This product contains antioxidants (retinol) 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 - punica granatum extract also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Avobenzone. An organic, or so-called "chemical" UV filter. Protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Needs to be combined with other filters in a formulation to be stable.
3%
Declared
Octinoxate. When used in higher concentrations, works as a sunscreen protecting the skin from UVB rays. When used in lower concentration, helps to preserve the product formulation. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can be irritating
7.5%
Declared
Octisalate. A UV filter. It offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not protect against the most aging sun rays (UVA). It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
5%
Declared
A weak sunscreen that offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not offer meaningful protection against protect against the most aging sun rays (UVA). It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen. When used in low concentrations, helps to stabilize the product formulation
5%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin
5.8% - 7.1%
A synthetic ester of salicylic acid that is used to help disperse pigments and boost effectiveness of sunscreen ingredients. It is able to absorb UV light (working as an organic, or chemical filter), but is not approved as a sunscreen ingredient on its own
6.1% - 7.4%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
4.8% - 5.9%
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
3.5% - 4.3%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
3% - 3.6%
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
2.4% - 2.9%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2% - 2.4%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.6% - 1.9%
Used to create a nice product consistency
1.5% - 1.9%
1.1% - 1.4%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.75% - 1.15%
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.
0.65% - 1%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.7% - 1.05%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.65% - 1%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and even out the skin tone, but is typically used in products in a concentration that is too low to be effective
0.55% - 0.85%
0.55% - 0.85%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.5% - 0.8%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.45% - 0.65%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.45% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 0.65%
Used as a fragrance. Smells similar to jasmine
0.45% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.4% - 0.6%
A yellow dye
0.35% - 0.65%
A red colorant
0.3% - 0.6%

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