NEOSTRATA - Skin Active Perfecting Peel

NEOSTRATA Skin Active Perfecting Peel

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • arginine
  • glycerin
  • glycine
  • +1 more
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What does the product description say?
"The high strength face yet gentle peel is formulated with a 20% blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acids including Glycolic and Citric, working to effectively exfoliate the surface layer of skin, diffusing the look of fine lines, smoothing texture and minimising the appearance of discolouration."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic 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
HIGH
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"Helps improve skin tone and texture."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic 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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What does the product description say?
"The high strength face yet gentle peel is formulated with a 20% blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acids including Glycolic and Citric, working to effectively exfoliate the surface layer of skin, diffusing the look of fine lines, smoothing texture and minimising the appearance of discolouration."
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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
9.5% - 14.2%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
3.9% - 5.8%
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
2.6% - 3.9%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
1.9% - 2.8%
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
1.4% - 2.1%
Helps adjust the product pH
1.2% - 1.8%
Plain old water
0.85% - 1.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.85% - 1.3%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.4% - 1%
Helps regulate the product pH
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together and works as a cleansing agent (detergent). Also used as a preservative. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%

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