NEOSTRATA - Skin Active Matrix Support SPF30 Cream

NEOSTRATA Skin Active Matrix Support SPF30 Cream

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinol
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • palmitoyl oligopeptide
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • arginine
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • dimethiconol
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • punica granatum extract
  • +11 more
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FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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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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What does the product description say?
"A power duo of NeoGlucosamine and Retinol work together to target natural Hyaluronic Acid synthesis, enhancing skin’s plumpness and firmness to soften the reduce the appearance of wrinkles."
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?
"Recharge slacking skin with the NeoStrata Skin Active Matrix Support SPF30 Cream; an anti-ageing moisturiser formulated to help support skin’s matrix and minimise the appearance of uneven pigment."
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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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
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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
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
6.9% - 8.5%
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
5% - 6.1%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
3.5% - 4.2%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2.6% - 3.2%
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
2.1% - 2.6%
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
1.9% - 2.4%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.6% - 1.9%
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
1.5% - 1.8%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.2% - 1.5%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.8% - 1.15%
0.65% - 0.95%
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
0.45% - 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.
0.45% - 0.65%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.5% - 0.7%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.4% - 0.65%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
0.2% - 0.4%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.25% - 0.45%
Used as a fragrance. Smells similar to jasmine
0.25% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.4%
A yellow dye
0.2% - 0.4%
A red colorant
0.2% - 0.35%

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