In May I received a press drop from NeoStrata SA with three cosmetics products in the bag: NeoStrata Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream, Skin Active Sri-Therapy Lifting Serum and Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy. Of course I was stoked, free product – hell yeah! Then I got thinking, if they’re sending me products from their Skin Active range, are they saying I’m looking old already just because I am old? Or are they encouraging I start putting in the work to keep my ‘youthful glow’ youthful as I transition into another decade of my life?
Anyway, I only mustered the courage to start using the products around mid-June. I haven’t seen any major changes in my skin, however, I have felt my skin react and finish different than when I was using other products.
For now, let’s talk about the NeoStrata Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream.
Easy on, easy off – that’s literally the first thing I noticed about this Triple Firming Neck Cream. Its formula is non-greasy, therefore non-sticky. It massages on easily, quickly dries and leaves a matt finish with a hydration glow on your neck area and décolletage. If you’re wondering what on earth is a décolletage, it’s literally that upper chest area you usually see below the neck when someone is wearing a v-neck or low-neckline t-shirt/top.
My neck almost immediately looked less porous, showed signs a bit more volume, or rather, I should say, looked more plump than usual. I double-backed to the packaging and realised this was the collagen at work – giving my skin new life and reducing the signs of ageing by combating visible lines and wrinkles.
I thought, “cute, this might get us somewhere…”, and as it should, considering it’s packed with heavy artillery, including patents only available to NeoStrata.
Let me talk you through the key players in this product, in layman’s terms, quickly:
These are building blocks of proteins are they are the messengers to the skin to create collagen.
This is a NeoStrata patent and essentially it plumps up the skin, irons out lines and wrinkles and gives your skin a firmer and lifted look.
I also don’t know how to pronounce it but I know it repairs damaged skin, hydrates and protects. And frankly that’s all we need to know.
Apple Stem Cell Extract
This extract is the ingredient that gives your skin cells longevity.
This is a patent ingredient with one job – to encourage the manufacturing of collagen in the skin. The more collagen, the firmer the skin becomes.
A great teammate to Vitamin C, E is protective, making sure your cells are able to protect themselves from harmful vessels that come into contact with the skin.
If you take out one thing from those ingredients, it had better be that NeoStrata’s Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream is all about producing collagen for your neck and décolletage’s rejuvenation and protection.
NeoStrata’s Dr Webster recommends using Skin Active’s Matrix Support SPF 30 with this Triple Firming Neck Cream, since it doesn’t carry any sunblock properties of its own.