Heredity. Genes. Sheer, dumb luck.
I’m actually not certain what contributes to naturally fabulous skin. I suppose it could be a combination of genetic and environmental factors, coupled with an individual’s commitment to care. How do I define a “commitment to care”? Simple –
1) The good sense to live a healthy lifestyle, which includes being mindful of diet and exercise
2) The ability to abstain from smoking, excessive drinking and of course, recreational drugs
3) The desire to practice safe sun habits, including wearing sunscreen and protective clothing
And 4) – the willingness to help nature along, by being open to trying new things.
This year, I’m trying new things.
As the first cosmeceutical brand in Canada, NeoStrata offers Canadians of all ages greater confidence in themselves through healthy, beautiful skin from proven, superior skin care solutions that really work. Having recently celebrated their 25th anniversary, NeoStrata continues to develop leading-edge technologies that are supported and endorsed by the medical community.
I’ll admit it: Although I’m very familiar with the brand’s name and reputation, NeoStrata is new to my skincare regime. Based on incredibly positive feedback from friends who have tried the line, and a desire to select innovative, dermatologist-recommended products for my skin, I am so excited to have the opportunity to try their products throughout the year!
So, what’s on my wish list?
I’ve definitely got my eye on the Vitamin C Concentrate. Offered in single use capsules to maintain the stability of 10% vitamin C and deliver optimal results, the concentrate enhances skin clarity, promotes skin elasticity and reveals radiant, younger-looking skin. For this mama who’s dangerously close to 40, the product is right up my alley.
And if we foray into the cosmeceutical aspects of the brand, I’d have to add the Night Repair Cream to my “must-try” list as well. Formulated with glycolic acid and Magnalys, the cream revitalizes the complexion while moisturizing, and removes build-up of dead cells on the surface of the skin. (The promise: Night Repair Cream reveals radiant, younger-looking skin in just 10 days!)
Next, since we’re in the summer months and sun care is top of mind, I’m looking forward to trying the Protective Lotion SPF 45. It protects skin from the harmful effects of the sun using physical sunscreens, and quickly absorbs until it’s invisible. (Perfect for under makeup.)
Are you looking for a new sunscreen? Protective Lotion SPF 45 features:
Titanium Dioxide, a natural physical sunscreen provides a barrier against UV rays, deflecting them away from the skin and preventing sunburn. This sunscreen contains 6.6% Titanium Dioxide.
Zinc Oxide, a natural physical sunscreen that provides protection against the full UVA and UVB range and does not degrade with exposure to sunlight. This sunscreen contains 6.1% Zinc Oxide.
Combined, these two ingredients provide skin with a highly effective broad spectrum protection.
Finally, I’ve saved the best for last. One of NeoStrata’s most in-demand products, AquaYouth Filling Anti-Wrinkle Cream, is at the top of my wish list. AquaYouth Filling Anti-Wrinkle Cream works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by treating them at their source with both immediate and long-term moisture. The product is specially formulated for women looking for serious hydration and visible anti-wrinkle benefits.
Of course, the most sensible place to start is with cleansers! I’ve included NeoStrata cleansers in my skin care routine and am currently deciding on a favourite. I’ll be back shortly to share my results!