Founded in 1974, Neostrata is a skincare brand that evolves around the “Science of Skin Regeneration”. The brand name Neostrate translates to “new layers”, I guess that roughly gives you some idea on the core value of Neostrate: to correct visible signs of ageing. Tailored for middle-aged ladies, Neostrata repairs and rejuvenates aged skin through 3 fundamental formulation pillars:
1. Designed to exfoliate the surface layers and enhance the skin’s turnover process
2. Formulated at a bioavailable pH to maximize delivery of our ingredients for optimal performance
3. Targets skin’s supportive matrix for long term results, proven in independent clinical studies
Neostrata Skin Active series is a high-potency, multi-mechanism skincare regimen designed for photodamaged skin. The series includes Exfoliating Wash, Intense Eye Therapy, Matrix Support SPF 30, Triple Firming Neck Cream, Cellular Restoration and Firming Collagen Booster.
Skin Active Exfoliating Wash | RM 171
While I thought that Exfoliating Wash is meant to be used 1-2 times a week, it’s actually a mild exfoliating cleanser which can be used on a daily basis. This soap-free and fragrance-free cleanser is suitable for all skin type and it deep cleans to remove debris from pores. Despite of its exfoliating action, the cleanser does not strip moisture off my skin and instead, it keeps my skin well hydrated after using.
Skin Active Firming Collagen Booster | RM 231
Saggy skin and wrinkles are caused by the loss of collagen from the skin cell. This is why we need Firming Collagen Booster to enhance and preserve existing collagen underneath the skin. Gardenia Cell Culture in the booster can help to preserve existing collagen by inhibiting enzymes that break down collagen, hence maintaining a plump and youthful skin. Healthy, stronger collagen will make the skin to appear firmer and more lifted, thus creating an overall younger look.
Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy | RM 282
Do you know that the skin near the eye area is the thinnest on our face? This explains why is the under eye area so delicate and here is always the place that shows ageing sign the most. As we age, it’s inevitable for the under eye area to become wrinkled, saggy, sunken and discoloured. Containing NeoGlucosamine (NAG) and Apple Stem Cell Extract, Intense Eye Therapy is able to smoothen and brighten the under eye area. NeoGlucosamine (NAG) is the building block of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which eventually firms and builds skin volume. This will help to improve sunken eyes and one is going to look more youthful and energetic by having a fuller under eye area. Apple Stem Cell Extracts, on the other hand, protects and helps to maintain the function of essential cells. Texture-wise, Intense Eye Therapy is one of the richest eye creams that I have ever used. The cream is dense and rich but at the same time, no greasy at all. It feels a little heavy on the skin due to its deep moisturizing nature but I’m fine with it.
Skin Active Matrix Support | RM 279
UV is the catalyst for skin ageing! When we talk about skin ageing, what comes into your mind the first? Wrinkles? Pigmentation? Dark Spots? All these are the main contributors to make one looks old and haggard. Thus, the anti-ageing regime needs to start from daily UV protection. Matrix Support SPF 30 is a sunscreen with broad-spectrum SPF 30. It improves skin texture and uneven tone while helping skin to look firmer and healthier. One thing that I really like about Matrix Support SPF 30 is that it does not leave a scary white cast on the face. Instead, my face looks natural, as if I have nothing on! Containing active ingredient, Retinol, Matrix Support SPF 30 can help to diminish the appearance of age spots. Keep using the sunscreen every day to achieve a clearer and brighter skin!
Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream | RM 264
If you didn’t know yet, the skin on your neck can betray your age. One of the common mistake made by many girls is that they have focused anti-ageing skincare on their face and have completely forgotten about taking care of their neck. The skin at the neck area is delicate hence it gets wrinkled very easily. Triple Firming Neck Cream is my favourite product from Neostrata Skin Active series. I love it for its oil-free formula so that my long hair will not stick onto my neck, which I find it really disgusting and gross. Triple Firming Neck Cream is able to smoothen neck creases by 90%, hence resulting in a firmer, lifted and more evenly toned neck skin. While I have not used the neck cream long enough to see a visible change on my skin texture, I can feel that my skin has become significantly smoother and softer.
Skin Active Cellular Restoration | RM 282
Cellular Restoration focuses on night repair, which is vital to fight against aged skin. Containing 5% Glycolic Acid, 5% Gluconolactone and 5% Maltobionic Acid, the cream acts as a moisturizer which targets the skin’s hydrating matrix and oxidative stress for a firmer, more toned and vibrant appearance. The cream is extremely rich and moisturizing that I replace it over my usual sleeping mask.