The Neostrata Skin Care Range Story
The creators of NeoStrata Company, Inc., Dr. Eugene Van Scott (Dermatologist and Master of Dermatology of the American Academy of Dermatology AAD) and Dr. Ruey Yu (Dermatopharmacologist) are internationally recognised for making the ground-breaking discovery that Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) have profound beneficial effect on human skin.
In 1974, these pioneers co-authored the first published scientific paper on the benefits of AHAs in dermatology and skin care. Their subsequent research established that AHAs are not only beneficial in the treatment of dermatological conditions, such as dry skin, but also effective in stimulating prematurely aged or damaged skin to rejuvenate itself. In 1988, the two doctors formed The NeoStrata Company to develop and market the AHA products they had discovered and perfected.
Today, NeoStrata continues to advance the field with scientific innovations such as polyhydroxy acids (PHAs) and lactobionic acids. With PHAs and bionics, NeoStrata has reinvented skin care with all-natural compounds that are just as effective as AHAs but do not cause irritation, even in patients with sensitive skin.
The NeoStrata Company holds over 100 patents on AHAs and related technologies, and in addition to utilising these technologies in their own product lines, the company also has a thriving licensing business and the technologies are used in products by brands such as Avon, Chanel, Estee Lauder and Elizabeth Arden to name but a few. Proud of its clinical heritage and driven by the passion and vision of its internationally recognised founders, The NeoStrata Company will continue to be at the forefront of this dynamic industry for years to come.
A Word about our Formulations:
Following EU recommendations, each product has to display their Ingredients on the packaging, in decreasing order of concentration. The first ingredient is always water. “Angel dusting” is the putting a fancy ingredient in a very small quantity. You will find it at the bottom of the ingredient list. Unlike some products on the market, Neostrata products have high concentrations of powerful active ingredients. Read on for a little more information on the active ingredients you can expect to find within Neostrata Products…
CitraFill™ is a patented ingredient technology from NeoStrata to help plump and firm skin. Its benefits are two-fold; it can help to stimulate collagen and it can become activated in skin by hydrolyzing to citric acid (an antiaging AHA). Citric acid helps build dermal matrix (filler) components to make lines visibly appear fuller and more youthful.
Matrixyl™ peptides contain palmitoyl oligo and tetra peptides, which are cellular messengers that help stimulate new collagen and act in synergy to restore skin’s youthful appearance, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and increasing elasticity.
NeoGlucosamine™ / Acetyl Glucosamine
NeoGlucosamine is NeoStrata’s patented non-acid amino sugar technology that gently exfoliates the skin to promote cellular turnover, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, and exfoliates hyperpigmented spots and acne for a more even skin tone. Cellular turnover is increased, improving skin clarity and brightness gently, without irritation. NeoGlucosamine is also a building block of Hyaluronic Acid, skin’s natural filler, promoting superior plumping of the skin, smoothing the appearance of lines and wrinkles from the inside and creating a firmer, more lifted look.
Phytotal® A botanical blend derived from burdock and margosa (neem) that helps control oily skin. With continued use, Phytoal reduces oily shine, leaving skin looking fresher, healthier and more evenly toned.
Retinyl Acetate / Pro-Retinol / Pro-Vitamin A An antioxidant, that has been shown to enhance cell turnover, even the skin tone and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ideal for use on acne prone skin.
Salicylic Acid A topical anti-acne treatment that unclogs pores and clears acne blemishes, pimples blackheads and whiteheads.
Tocopheryl Acetate / Pro-Vitamin E An antioxidant and skin conditioner that helps protect against the formation of free radicals and smooths and softens skin.
Turmeric is a plant from the ginger family. It is native to South Asia and is known for its medicinal qualities. It is used in the treatment of burns and other skin ailments. Turmeric helps the repair of free radicals and helps decrease the appearance of facial pigmentation by reducing the skin’s melanin production. This ingredient is commonly used in skin brightening products to help those who suffer with uneven pigmentation. It is a powerful antioxidant that protects against environmental toxins.
Vitamin K Helps to build skin strength and resiliency which helps to reduce the appearance of dark under eye circles.
Zinc Oxide An inorganic and physical sunscreen that blocks or scatters UVA and UVB rays for broad-spectrum protection.
Glycolic acid is a natural constituent of sugar cane. It is the smallest molecule of the AHA family. Studies have shown that NeoStrata glycolic acid products used in a daily regimen reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and make skin look younger.
Citric acid is an antioxidant alpha and beta hydroxy acid that is used in both foods and skin care products. It’s antioxidant benefits help minimise the damaging effects of the sun and pollution. Studies have shown citric acid to provide significant anti-aging benefits like other AHAs. Citric acid formulations help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Mandelic acid is an oil-controlling alpha hydroxyacid that has antibacterial benefits that may be helpful for acne prone skin. Studies have shown Mandelic acid to provide anti-aging benefits similar to other AHAs. NeoStrata formulations containing Mandelic acid have been shown to reduce facial oil.
Gluconolactone, a next generation AHA, is a non-irritating, antioxidant Polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. This PHA is a naturally occurring agent found in the skin that is composed of water-attracting hydroxyl groups to condition and hydrate the skin. Gluconolactone formulations reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and smooth skin texture.
Lactobionic acid is the latest skin care technology to emerge from the NeoStrata Company. This new Polyhydroxy ‘bionic’ acid is a non-irritating, complex Polyhydroxy acid (PHA). Lactobionic acid is a potent antioxidant with humectant properties that strongly attract and bind water. Its unique film forming property provides softness and a velvety smoothness to the skin. Lactobionic acid formulations reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and plump the skin layers.
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