Neostrata Bionic Face Serum
When I ask a sales person what’s in this product and they are able to answer me and tell me that the skincare product has vitamins in it, then I am sold. I like the sound of vitamins plus an acid called bionic or lactobionic which is the cousin of hyaluronic acid and is better tolerated on most skin than the hyaluronic acid.
This serum is exactly what it says it is. The texture is gel like, very serum-ey. In fact, there are products called serum but they are not like traditional serums, they either have a silicone feel, or oil and silicone, yet they are called serum. This serum when you apply a little bit on your fingers before applying on your face, is just the right consistency. It is a liquid semi gel semi watery, and penetrates your skin immediately. At first test and trial, it goes on really nicely into the skin and delivers the potent ingredients right into your skin, before you apply your moisturizer and sunscreen, and you may follow it with a nice foundation. Serums are made up of smaller molecules that will penetrate your skin deeply to deliver a high concentration of active ingredients it contains. Some women don’t know the difference between a serum and a moisturizer or cannot understand why a serum is more expensive and comes in a smaller size compared to the moisturizer from the same brand. The reason is because the serum’s ingredients are more potent, so you are applying less and getting more benefit from it.
Let’s see what this particular serum is meant to do for women over 40 and over 50 who have begun to see the first signs of aging.
On the back of the box, I read that this serum does the following:
It provides intensive moisturization for stressed skin. What is a stressed skin? Let’s find out and understand what they mean when they talk about stressed skin. Dryness, redness, acne, tired eyes are all signs of a stressed skin.
“Chronic stress increases the hormone cortisol, which damages skin’s ability to hold on to water,” says Peter Elias, MD, a professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco. The resulting moisture loss also diminishes luminosity, explains David Goldberg, MD, a clinical professor of dermatology and director of laser research at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.”
This serum is also ideal for use for those who have just had a cosmetic surgery.
Now the most important point: It contains Vitamins A, C and E. Ok this part is important because I know that vitamins are good. Let’s go search and find out what each of these vitamins do for our body. Now you can have them in the form of pills and capsules, or you have them in your skincare.
Vitamin A, also known as retinol, is key for cell growth, and often used as a topical antiaging treatment.
Vitamin C, ascorbic acid, is an antioxidant that helps tissue grow and repair itself.
Vitamin E helps the body regulate retinol levels, which is essential for healthy skin.
Next I also see that this serum is suitable for ALL skin types, and that means if you have sensitive skin, redness, or dry or oily skin, you can wear this product safely, each and every day.
Another important point is that is is Fragrance free, hypoallergenic and dermatologist developed. Plus it is made right here in the United States, in Princeton, New Jersey. Now the fact that it is fragrance free is a good thing, at this point, when I am applying a serum with all the vitamins, I don’t really care about having a product that smells good (or bad). No scent is better. It has been developed by dermatologists, so they know (to some extent) what they are doing. I say to some extent, because each and every day there are new discoveries in science and what was accepted to be good today is often replaced by a better product with better ingredients tomorrow. So science will continue to be explored and we shall continue to have better and better products each day that supersede the products created yesterday and hence my search for a good product never stops. I will continue to search for the better product that will help me to stop the signs of my skin aging and make me look my very best till for a long time.
Now as I always like to share as much information as I can about a product that I am reviewing, I will be sharing with you what the company says about the bionic face serum. When I say bionic, I am reminded suddenly of the Bionic Woman, a television show with actress Lindsay Wagner, that I used to watch regularly each week, while growing up in the middle east. Here is what neostrata explains about the ingredients contained in this serum. According to them, this concentrated serum restores skin radiance and complements the benefits of other antiaging product. Labtobionic Acid, a potent antioxidant, plus pro vitamins A, C and E provide intense moisturization and reduce the appearance of fine lines, pores and pigmentation.
To use: apply it on clean face in the morning daily and follow with your moisturizer and sunscreen. Summer is coming so you be sure to wear some sunscreen daily. Apply it all over the face or just around the eyes. I know I will apply it all over my face. Do not leave it in a hot place.
Why do you need moisturizer and why do you also need intense hydration? Let’s find out.
Here is what a good moisturizer will do to fight your wrinkles. It will plump your skin and according to the British Journal of Dermatology, people with properly moisturized skin accumulate wrinkles at just a fraction of the rate of those with dry skin.
Now another question I ask myself. Why does the skin need to be moisturized.
According to dermatologist Dr Doris Day, MD, when your skin is well-hydrated, it is more plump and resilient. This is due, at least in part, to an ingredient in the skin called hyaluronic acid. The job of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to hold water. When there is adequate water from inside and out the skin looks healthier and more vibrant and is less prone to wrinkles. It is important to drink lots of fluids throughout the day for best results. You may drink a lot of water, but remember that coffee and sodas do not count as water because they contain caffeine which is a diuretic, meaning that they draw water out of your system and your skin.
Bionic Face Serum is 30 ml or 1 oz only, comes in a nice beautiful heavy bottle that has a pump and a transparent plastic cap over a silver lid. It is formulated with 10% Lactobionic Acid, a potent antioxidant, and Vitamins A, C and E, this serum provides intense moisturization while amplifying the benefits of other anti-aging products in your regimen.
It appears that according to recent research, lactobionic acid has been shown to be better tolerated than hyaluronic acid which has shown to cause irritation to some users. So as I was saying, new research supersedes previous discoveries and now this lactobionic acid will probably be found more commonly in serums than the hyaluronic acid.
How to use: Can be applied to target areas such as eyes or around the mouth, as an all over facial treatment, used alone or layered under other products.
Key ingredient: Lactobionic Acid
Recommended usage: Daily AM, under sunscreen or Daily PM under a night moisturizer
Finally you will ask what is the cost of this serum. It costs $78 at www.neostrata.com
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