NeoStrata Ultra Moisturizing Face Cream

NeoStrata - Ultra Moisturizing Face Cream
Effectiveness
Efficacy
86 /100
Effectiveness
irritancy
LOW

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Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
86 /100
Can work for:
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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What does the product description say?
"NeoStrata's Ultra Moisturizing Face Cream hydrates and exfoliates skin to restore a healthy, youthful complexion."
WIMJ summary

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

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
meets threshold
Effectiveness
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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What does the product description say?
"Formulated with 10% polyhydroxy acid, it gently removes dull, dead dermal cells while vitamin E nourishes and replenishes moisture for a revitalized look."
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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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What does the product description say?
"Ultra Moisturizing Face Cream"
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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, dimethicone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
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 inimporved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Might help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
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

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