Friday, July 5, 2013

*Chemical exfoliation using NeoStrata Ultra Smoothing Cream 10 AHA - review

 NeoStrata Ultra Smoothing Cream 10 AHA
 NeoStrata Ultra Smoothing Cream 10 AHA

Recently I received two skin care products to review and I must admit I was soooo excited when I opened the box: there were two NeoStrata products, a medical company which develops a comprehensive range of clinically-proven, dermatologist developed skin care products. The first one is *NeoStrata Ultra SmoothingCream 10AHA and the second one is *Exuviance Age Reverse Day Repair SPF30. Today I will review the first mentioned product.

*NeoStrata Ultra Smoothing Cream 10 AHA is a chemical exfoliating cream. Ever since I heard a dermatologist talking about chemical exfoliation, I've wanted to try it. Sounds interesting? Read this post!

Last year (I think) I heard for the first time about this type of exfoliation and it really intrigued me, I said to myself that I really need to try it. 
But let's see why do we need chemical exfoliation. Exfoliating will make you look younger! A well formulated exfoliant should: make skin smoother and eliminate dry, rough patches; help fade signs of sun damage, including wrinkles; increase skin cell turnover rate; allow other skin care products to work better.

Chemical exfoliants include salicylic acid, glycolic acid, fruit enzymes, citric acid, or malic acid which may be applied in high concentrations by a medical professional, or in lower concentrations in over-the-counter products. 
Chemical exfoliation involves mainly the use of products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs).

AHA and BHA are excellent options for exfoliating the skin. 
AHA is preferred for dry and sun-damaged skin because they not only exfoliate the surface of the skin, but also improve moisture content. 
BHA is preferred for oily, acne-prone skin and for treating blackheads.
Before using chemical exfoliation, I liked to use face scrubs, but scrubs only deal with the superficial layer of the skin and scrubs have a rough texture that can cause skin damage.
*NeoStrata Ultra Smoothing Cream 10 AHA is an antioxidant exfoliating cream with gentle formulation - 8% Glycolic acid and 2% Citric acid - being ideal for first time AHA users with normal to dry skin, including those with sensitive skin. 
It moisturizes and restores a visibly smoother and younger appearance to skin, help fades spots and wrinkles, increases skin cell turnover rate.
It is oil-free, dye-free, fragrance-free, paba-free (para-aminobenzoic acid) and non-comedogenic. Ph: 3.5

 NeoStrata Ultra Smoothing Cream 10 AHA
 NeoStrata Ultra Smoothing Cream 10 AHA
 NeoStrata Ultra Smoothing Cream 10 AHA
 NeoStrata Ultra Smoothing Cream 10 AHA
How to use:
Apply to the face and neck once daily for two weeks and twice thereafter, as tolerated. Daily use of sunscreen is recommended!

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycolic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Decyl Oleate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Isocetyl Stearate, Arginine, Isostearic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Dimethicone, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben

My thoughts:
I must admit, after having heard how bad the skin may look when you first use chemical exfoliants, I was nervous about breaking out or making my skin worse, but thanks God, none of these happened to while using this cream. Neither do I experienced the tingling or burning sensation other chemical exfoliants give you, probably due to its great formula. It did not irritate my skin in any way!

I have combination skin and this product leaves my face a little bit shiny, but I don't mind when I use it at night. When I will start using it by day, I will use oil-blotting sheets to remove excess oil.

I've been using *NeoStrata Ultra Smoothing Cream 10AHA for couple of weeks at night, after cleansing and toning, and I've been amazed how super smooth, radiant (I had a dull skin before), even and plumped my skin looks. 
I find myself touching my face all the time to feel the softness. I also have some dark spots on my face, they faded a little bit after couple of weeks and this makes me feel optimistic, I hope they will completely disappear in the near future. 
Regarding fine lines, it looks like they faded a bit in such a short time, maybe it's just my imagination:)).
All in all, I think this is an amazing skin care product and it is worth the money.

Where to buy: www.worksofbeauty.com They ship worldwide. Bonus: You get free samples with all orders!

Price: £32.95/ 40 g/1.4 oz


UPDATE: I used it on my heels and they peel like crazy, now I'm ready for wearing sandals.Really effective!

Have you ever used this product? Do you like it?
xoxo


Exfoliere chimica cu NeoStrata Ultra Smoothing Cream 10 AHA - parerea mea
Recent am primit doua produse de ingrijire a pielii si vreau sa va spun ca am fost foarte fericita cand am deschis coletul: am gasit inauntru doua produse marca NeoStrata, o companie medicala ce produce o gama vasta de produse de ingrijire a pielii cu eficienta dovedita, formule elaborate de medici dermatologi. 
Prima dintre ele este *NeoStrata Ultra Smoothing Cream 10AHA, iar cea de-a doua se numeste *Exuviance Age Reverse Day Repair SPF30. Astazi va povestesc despre primul produs mentionat mai sus.

*NeoStrata Ultra Smoothing Cream 10 AHA este un produs ce face parte din gama exfoliantilor chimici. Din momentul in care am auzit un medic dermatolog vorbind despre exfolierea chimica, mi-am dorit sa incerc si eu chestia asta:). Suna interesant subiectul? Cititi mai departe articolul!

Anul trecut (cred) am auzit pentru prima oara despre acest tip de exfoliere a pielii, m-a facut curioasa si mi-am dorit sa o incerc. Dar sa va spun intai de ce avem nevoie de exfoliere chimica.
Exfoliere face pielea sa arate mai tanara! Un exfoliant bine formulat aduce urmatoarele avantaje: actioneaza asupra pielii facand-o sa devina mai catifelata si elimina zonele aspre, uscate; estompeaza petele si ridurile aparute in urma expunerii la soare; ajuta la regenerarea rapida a pielii; ofera posibilitatea altor produse de ingrijire a pielii sa actioneze mai eficient.

Exfolianti chimici sunt: acidul salicilic, acidul glicolic, enzimele din fructe, acidul citric sau acidul malic. Ei pot fi aplicati in concentratii mari in cabinetele dermatologice, sau pot fi cumparati in concetratii mai mici din magazine/farmacii. Exfolierea chimica presupune, in mare parte, folosirea de produse de ingrijirea a fetei ce contin acizi alfa-hydroxi (AHA) sau acizi beta-hidroxi (BHA).

AHA si BHA sunt optiuni excelente pentru exfolierea pielii. Pentru pielea uscata si afectata de soare sunt preferate produsele ce contin AHA deoarece nu doar exfoliaza, ci si hidrateaza fata. Pentru tenurile grase, cu tendinte acneice, precum si pentru inlaturarea punctelor negre se folosesc produse ce contin BHA.
Inainte de a folosi exfolierea chimica, imi placea sa folosesc exfolierea cu granule, dar granulele exfoliaza doar stratul superficial al pielii si pot afecta pielea, granulele fiind mai dure.

*NeoStrata Ultra Smoothing Cream 10 AHA este o crema exfolianta antioxidanta cu o formula blanda8% acid glicolic si 2% acid citric – fiind ideala pentru persoanele cu ten normal-uscat, precum si cele cu ten sensibil care folosesc pentru prima oara AHA. Hidrateaza si imbunatateste textura pielii, facand-o sa para mai tanara, estompeaza petele si ridurile, ajuta la regenerarea celulelor pielii.

Nu contine ulei, coloranti, parfum , acid aminobenzoic. Este non-comedogenica. 
 Ph: 3.5

Cum se foloseste:
Se aplica pe fata si pe gat o data pe zi, timp de 2 saptamani, apoi se poate aplica de 2 ori pe zi, in functie de toleranta pielii. In timpul utilizarii este necesara si utilizarea unui produs cu protectie solara cat mai mare.

Ingrediente: Aqua (Water), Glycolic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Decyl Oleate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Isocetyl Stearate, Arginine, Isostearic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Dimethicone, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben

Parerea mea:
Trebuie sa va spun ca dupa ce am auzit cat de rau poate sa arate pielea la inceputul tratamentului de exfoliere, am avut ceva emotii ca o sa ma umplu de cosuri sau ca o sa mi se “jupoaie “ pielea pe fata, dar thans God ca nu am avut astfel de reactii pe fata. Nu am simtit nici o intepatura sau arsura cum se intampla in cazul altor produse, probabil datorita formulei echilibrate. Nu mi-a iritat fielea in nici un fel! Am ten mixt si crema asta imi face putin fata sa luceasca, dar nu ma deranjeaza, atata timp cat o folosesc noaptea. Cand o s-o folosesc si in timpul zilei, voi folosi un servetel pentru a indeparta excesul de grasime.

Folosesc *NeoStrata Ultra Smoothing Cream 10 AHA de aproximativ 2 saptamani, dupa ce in prealabil ma demachiez si aplic lotiune tonica, si vreau sa spun ca sunt placut surprinsa de cat de moale, luminoasa (fata mea nu mai avea stralucire), uniforma si hidratata imi este pielea. Imi tot ating fata sa simt cat e de fina. Am si cateva pete mai inchise pe fata, s-au estompat putin, sper sa dispara complet.
In ceea ce priveste ridurile, par sa fie mai putin evidente, poate este doar imaginatia mea:)).
In concluzie, parerea mea este ca am pus mana pe un produs de exceptie si ca isi merita  toti banii.

Unde o gasiti: www.worksofbeauty.com Expediaza produse in toata lumea. Bonus: primiti mostre gratuite la fiecare comanda!
Update: Am folosit-o pe pielea ingrosata de pe calcaie si acum am niste calcaie atat de fine! Mi s-a dus pielea in straturi, efectiv frecam calcaiul si se exfolia pielea! Foarte eficienta crema asta!

Pret: £32.95 / 40 g/1.4 oz
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