What is NeoStrata?
NeoStrata professional skin care products are recommended by Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons in over 42 countries and are the #1 recommended professional AHA skin care brand by physicians worldwide. They are uniquely formulated with Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Poly Hydroxy Acids (PHAs), which are beneficial in improving the visible signs of aging or sun damaged skin and for the treatment of various dermatological conditions including acne, dry skin, hyperkeratoses and hyperpigmentation
Why Use NeoStrata?
Over time, your skin will encounter a number of factors that can leave your complexion dull, uneven, or irritated. This can manifest itself in a number of ways, including breakouts, fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, puffy eyes, redness, and other issues. As the top recommended professional skin care brand that uses Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), NeoStrata can help improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. These professional-strength formulas work to address a wide range of common skin issues. NeoStrata focuses on using cutting-edge ingredients to address your skin’s biggest problems, leaving you with a smooth looking and revitalized complexion. Whether you have blemish-prone skin or you are trying to fight premature signs of aging, NeoStrata has a product that can suit your needs.
Benefits of NeoStrata
High-performing peels can help diminish the appearance of signs of aging on your face, relying on carefully selected ingredients to firm your skin. If you suffer from dull, tired-looking skin, NeoStrata products can help restore your skin’s tone and brightness. Specially designed eye products work to keep your eyes looking energized, youthful, and well-rested by reducing under eye discoloration and puffiness. Even individuals with dry or oily skin can take advantage of NeoStrata’s unique line of products. Select a cleanser, toner, peel, or moisturizer that is designed for your skin’s unique needs. By purifying your pores and promoting collagen production, these formulas can revolutionize your current skincare regimen. Restore your skin to its optimal best by adding NeoStrata formulas to your daily routine.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do AHAs, PHAs and Bionic Acids work on the layers of the skin?
Hydroxyacids work on all levels of the skin to deliver proven results:
Top of Skin: AHAs, PHAs and Bionic Acid have remarkable effects on the skin. Hydroxyacids dissolve the bonds of thickened, dead skin cells on the surface of dry skin, causing an even exfoliation of the upper surface layers and revealing fresher, newer, hydrated and healthier cells. Skin feels very smooth and soft and looks vital healthy and glowing.
Middle Layers: Exfoliation at the top of skin leads to increased cell renewal in the middle layers. Benefits are a more even skin tone and complexion; healthier skin layers.
Deep Layers: All-over skin effects are evident in the plumping, volumizing and firming process that occurs. The skin’s network is strengthened, as demonstrated by improved elastic fiber quality, increased GAGs, and increased collagen fiber density. This leads to a decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Increased natural moisturization and plumping occurs through increases in the essential gel matrix, leaving the skin looking younger, smoother, more supple, firm and radiant.
What are the effects of AHAs, PHAs and Bionic Acids on skin?
Hydroxy Acids (HAs) have been shown to decrease bonding between surface skin cells stimulating exfoliation and cell turnover. Skin surface layers become more youthful with a more normal distribution of skin pigment (melanin) which helps to clarify and even skin tone. Histology (skin biopsy) studies have shown anti-aging effects on deeper layers of skin including: increased collagen, improved elastic fibers/elasticity, and an increase of the hydrous gel matrix that leads to noticeable skin plumping and a reduction in appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Aside from prescription retinoids, there are NO other ingredients on the market that can demonstrate this many skin benefits!
What is the difference between AHAs and PHAs?
Polyhydroxy Acids are Alpha Hydroxy Acids with multiple (i.e., poly) hydroxy groups on the molecule. The additional hydroxys attract water making PHA compounds more hydrating and moisturizing than conventional AHAs. PHA compounds are also antioxidant chelators that have been found to be gentle to skin without the stinging and burning that may accompany AHA use on sensitive skin.
How do the PHAs and Bionic Acids function as antioxidants?
The PHAs/Bionic Acids chelate or trap oxidation-promoting metals in skin. They also help protect cell lipids and membranes from UV damage and help to preserve the skin’s natural elasticity by preventing an increase in the enzyme elastase. Finally, PHAs/Bionic Acids inhibit MMP enzymes in skin, which are responsible for degrading the skin’s extracellular matrix and structural integrity thereby contributing to wrinkle formation, skin laxity and telangiectasia (visible capillaries). MMPs increase naturally with age and exposure to sunlight.
As a side note, lactobionic acid is currently used in organ transplant preservation fluids to help protect organs during medical procedures due to its potent antioxidant effects.
What is the compatibility of NeoStrata and Exuviance products with other cosmetics and drugs; what is the order of application?
NeoStrata and Exuviance products can be used in conjunction with other cosmetic and therapeutic skin care regimens. In general, the recommended procedure is: (1) wash and dry face; (2) apply topical medications if appropriate and allow to absorb (a few minutes); (3) apply leave-on skin care products and sunscreen (not wipe off toners or solutions); (4) apply make-up. Consult your physician for any specific questions regarding drug compatibility with skin care products.
Which products do you recommend before laser procedures and light therapy?
Prior to laser procedures and/or light therapy, an AHA or PHA product is recommended to smooth the skin and help minimize surface scattering of the laser beam/light. Skin lightening products may also be useful to help prevent skin darkening (hyperpigmentation) following the procedure.
Which products do you recommend following laser procedures?
Non-ablative laser procedures target the deeper skin layers where collagen and elastic fibers are found. To address the top layers of skin and promote skin smoothness with an even skin tone, use gentle PHAs following a procedure as tolerated. After complete laser resurfacing, skin must heal before applying topical formulations, unless recommended by a physician.
How do AHAs, PHAs and Bionic Acids affect pore size, and improve uneven pigmentation?
AHAs/PHAs exfoliate within pores helping to cleanse cellular debris. They also increase skin elasticity which helps to tighten pores. Cell turnover effects and improved distribution of skin pigment with AHA, PHA and Bionic Acid use help correct hyperpigmentation and promote a more even appearance.
Can AHAs and PHAs be used to improve skin under eye circles?
Most under eye circles are caused by an accumulation of blood from fragile capillaries in the eye area. PHAs and Bionic Acids help to build the skin’s cushiony matrix to protect fragile skin; they also chelate iron and aid in its removal over time. It is also advisable to use a concealer with PHA to cover the dark circles and a hydrating eye cream for moisturization and diminishment of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Can NeoStrata and Exuviance products be used during pregnancy?
There are no known safety concerns with using cosmetic products during pregnancy. However NeoStrata Company, Inc. recommends that all pregnant and lactating women, or those currently planning to become pregnant, seek the advice of their physician before using any skin care products. In addition, NeoStrata recommends discontinuing use of products with retinyl acetate (pro-vitamin A) and retinol, and OTC drugs (acne, skin lightening, psoriasis treatment) during pregnancy and lactation unless advised by a physician.