NEOSTRATA - Ultra Skin Smoothing Cream AHA 10

NEOSTRATA Ultra Skin Smoothing Cream AHA 10

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • arginine
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • decyl oleate
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • isocetyl stearate
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
93 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"NeoStrata Glycolic Renewal Smoothing Cream is an anti ageing face cream that is ideal for first time Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) users to target the prevention and correction of photoaging skin."
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
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Formulated with 10% glycolic and citric acids, they remove dull, dead dermal cells, smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as they also diminish the look of hyperpigmentation for a youthful, revitalized complexion."
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
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"NeoStrata Glycolic Renewal Smoothing Cream is an anti ageing face cream that is ideal for first time Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) users to target the prevention and correction of photoaging skin."
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
HIGH
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"Ultra Skin Smoothing Cream AHA 10"
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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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
8%
Declared
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
3.1% - 4.7%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
2.7% - 4.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2.1% - 3.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
1.7% - 2.5%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
2%
Declared
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
1.2% - 1.9%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
1.1% - 1.6%
Helps adjust the product pH
0.8% - 1.25%
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
0.5% - 1.1%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.45% - 1.1%
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% - 0.95%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
0.4% - 0.95%
0.2% - 0.8%
0.3% - 0.75%
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
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.5%
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
0.1% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%

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