NEOSTRATA Skin Care Product Review
When Fall started, my breakouts started too. I always see one pimple sprouting on my face everyday that it gets to the point when it is so alarming already. I use to tell myself that my skin is for Summer only because every time it gets cold or there will be a change in season, the part of my body that reacts the most is my face. It was a bit disappointing that the products that use to work, no longer work when season changed. My skin become highly sensitive, super dry and at times itchy. I was researching for products that will work for the cold season, will control the appearance of pimples and will erase the blemishes caused by those pimples (too much to ask right?), but before I could even decide, I got these samples from NEOSTRATA through Influenster. I stopped caring if the products are natural, all I care about is to know if it will work.
After 2 weeks of using the set, here I am writing this review of what I think about the products that I received from NEOSTRATA.
Description: This potent dual-action peel combines the smoothing action of a chemical peel with a volumizing agent to target the skin’s natural hydrating matrix and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Ideal For: Normal Skin
Key Ingredients: 10% GLYCOLIC ACID (AHA), 10% GLUCONOLACTONE (PHA) AND AMINOFIL
Verdict: As per instruction I will have to apply this product using a cotton pad after cleansing and leave for 15-20 minutes before rinsing. The first time I used it, it kind of burned a little but not so much, it gave me warm feeling then my skin started to feel tight. I rinsed it after 15 minutes coz I got a bit alarmed, but after rinsing the weird feeling went away, but I can still feel that my face is a bit warm. The second and succeeding use, I was able to tolerate the sensation and it really did a great job in terms of firming and elasticity. I believe in the power of anti-aging of this product.
Description: This soap-free, non-foaming gel formulation gently cleanses and prepares the skin to optimize the skincare regimen that follows. Formulated with a non-irritating Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA), known to lightly exfoliate without drying skin’s protective moisture barrier.
Ideal For: Dry Skin, Sensitive Skin
Key Ingredient: 4% GLUCONOLACTONE (PHA)
Verdict: What I love about this facial cleanser is how gentle it feels on my skin. I love the scent, it is subtle and not overpowering. The best part was after washing because my skin felt soft and smooth. It did not give me a dry feeling like what I feel with other cleansers. I am so pleased with this product.
Description: A rich, soothing emollient designed for dry, reactive skin. Contains Bionic Acid, a natural humectant that forms a water-binding matrix to help attract moisture to the skin barrier.
Ideal For: Dry Skin, Sensitive Skin
Key Ingredients: 12% PHA blend (GLUCONOLACTONE AND LACTOBIONIC ACID )
Verdict: After using the anti-aging peel, I always reach for this cream because it gives me a soothing feel and cooling effect when my face feels warm. It is thick and rich in consistency. I am not a big fan of the scent because it is really very awful, but it doesn’t last that long so I don’t mind. When I used it during day time, I don’t have to reapply because it is highly moisturizing. I am very impressed with how hydrated my skin feel with this cream.
Description: Formulated to help combat the appearance of oxidation-induced photoaging. Multi-action formula targets 5 types of environmental aggressors. Oil-free.
Ideal For: Dry Skin, Normal Skin, Sensitive Skin
Key Ingredients: 8% AHA/PHA blend (CITRIC ACID, GLUCONOLACTONE AND MALTOBIONIC ACID), COMPLEX OF VITAMINS C, E, CITRIC ACID, along with Lilac, Green Tea, and CHARDONNAY GRAPE SEED EXTRACTS
Verdict: This serum is light and fast absorbing. I thank heavens that it smells amazing, relaxing almost. I love the smooth finish it gives me after applying. Reading its key ingredients, I am certain this is the culprit for the fading of my pimple blemishes.
Final Conclusion: The set that I received is the perfect set for me. It seems like it is designed for the skin issue that I am currently facing. In the last 2 weeks, my skin elasticity has improved greatly and my pimple scars slowly fading. I don’t see any breakouts anymore. I am really counting on this product to save me until end of Winter. Lol. So far, these products exceeded my expectation and I am pleased.
Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for review purposes. Opinion is 100% mine