At our last #itwbn meet up we all received goodie bags filled with loads of fab products from McSharry's Pharmacy (http://www.mcsharryspharmacy.com). Included was the NeoStrata Glycolic Treatment Peel and it couldn't have come at a better time. My skin was in dire need of a good exfoliation and I just love AHA & Glycolic Acid peels as they work deep down into the layers of the skin removing any signs of impurities and dead or worn out cells that may build up whilst brightening & tightening the skin.
The thing I love about the NeoStrata brand is that it has been developed by leading America dermatologists therefore giving me great faith that the product will actually do what is promises.
Earlier this year I attended a NeoStrata training day and learned that the whole range are medically driven and clinically trialed and that the creators Drs. 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.
The range is actually prescribed by dermatologists frequently in America. NeoStrata products promise to improve visible signs of ageing & sun-damage and treat various dermatological conditions such as acne, dry skin and hyper-pigmentation. If you want to read more about the brand and their products just click here (http://www.neostrata.ie).
So back to the Treatment Peel I tried out.
This home treatment peel aims to "exfoliate the dead and dull surface layers of your skin to revitalise your skins healthy appearance. High strength AHA's then stimulate the process of cell renewal to reveal new, fresh skin on the surface".
This is my 2nd NeoStrata Glycolic Treatment Peel and I'm glad to say it didn't disappoint this time round either. In the kit you receive
You start off by washing your face with the cleanser and then you apply the Citriate Soloution to the face using the pad. I pay special attention to my fine lines and any problem areas such as my chin area where I get frequent breakouts. If you are using it for the first time you leave it for only 30 mins but after this you can leave it for up to 3 hours. After this time you wash off the residue once again with the cleanser and then apply the Bionic Face Cream which is super healing and soothing. Now none of these products smell amazing - more of a chemically smell but I don't care if it does what it says.
I usually put in on a day I know I'm not leaving the house but the peel itself is actually clear so you can go pick up the kids or run to the shop if needs be.
When using the peel it is very important that you follow all instructions and to wear SPF everyday. There is usually SPF in your daily moisturiser or foundation anyway. And if you suffer from very sensitive skin this may not be the product for you.
So what did I think
As I mentioned earlier this is my 2nd time to use this product and I can honestly say it won't be the last.
I had some slight flaking around my nose after the first application but that just proves the exfoliation is working.
My skins looks clearer, brighter and smoother and my fine lines definitely look softer.
And it just seems like there is more of a glow to my skin.
Also my makeup always applies better after using this peel.
This really is a keeper for my skincare routine!!!!
NeoStrata is available in McSharry's Pharmacy (they have stores in Galway, Athlone, Athenry and Castlerea) and also on their website (http://www.mcsharryspharmacy.com) for €52.95. It is also available in pharmacies nationwide.
Glycolic Acid is the way to go guys!!!!
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Until next time....As always....Be Happy!
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