Neostrata: HQ Skin Lightening Gel, Ultra Smoothing Lotion, GelPlus, Facial Cleanser & Skin Active Exfoliating Wash Reviews


Today I’m going to review a brand called “NEOSTRATA” wherein their products target skin concerns with Alpha and Poly Hydroxy Acids. (To know more about the company, click here)
 I’ve been raving AHA in most of my acne-related entries such as here, here, here and here. I am a fan of AHA because it really makes my skin look and feel better. Now that I’ve found a brand that dedicate most of their products with AHA, how could I let it just slip by. (hehe)~

 Even though I love AHA products but I still think the need to check the reviews. I checked sites such as acneorg, makeupalley and amazon’s and almost 80-90% of the reviews are positive and quite promising too. Well, that leaves me no other reason to neglect trying out this brand so I gave in and purchase quite a few of their products ^_^~

(just click on the product name for more info)

 What it claims:
·   Exfoliate and fade dark spots
·   Enhance cell turnover
·   Lightens pigmentation concerns

My Reviews:
·   Might feel a bit thick and sticky upon initial application but once spread evenly it quickly absorbed to skin
·   The smell is really annoying; smells very “chemica-ly” (imagine yourself in a chem lab)
·   Able to lightens brown patches effectively! (notice lightening on the 7th day of application)
·   Did not encounter any allergies or discomfort ( I have sensitive acne prone skin)
·   This gel contains 2% Hydroquinone so it is NOT recommended to use Benzoyl Peroxide related products while using this because it might cause darkening or irritation.

Recommend & Buy Again?
Yes! I would recommend this to those who wants to fade or lightens scars as this really lightens them quite effectively. I would also buy this again once I ran out because I believe continuous usage would fades my scars completely

What it claims:
·   Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
·   Relieved dry, rough and environmentally damaged skin
·   Promotes Cell Renewal

My Reviews:
·   Might feel a bit thick and sticky on initial application but once spread evenly it totally absorbed
·   Heals dry, flaky and cracked skin fast (would see improvement as early as 3days!)
·   Skin felt uberly soft and smooth after application
·   Able to improve skin clarity and condition better

  Recommend & Buy Again?

Double Yes! I would recommend this to those who is undergoing acne treatment because those acne treatment usually dries or makes skin dull and rough. This is a great lotion that could prevent skin from getting dull and also able to smooth skin effectively. This is suitable to acne prone skin because it contains Glycolic Acid which is a known ingredient that combats acne and at the same time also renews cells.

 What it claims:
·   Stimulates Cell Renewal
·   Soothe and Refreshes Skin
·   Enhance skin texture and clarity

My Reviews:
·   It comes in a foam type wash, makes it easy to pump and cleanse
·   Skin felt SUPER CLEAN and Soft after every wash
·   Able to improve skin clarity as I notice that my skin is somewhat brighter after every wash

Recommend & Buy Again?
Double Yes! I would recommend this to people who wanted to enhance their skin clarity as this really promise what it says. Don’t be scared with the name “Exfoliating” it WON’T dry or peel your skin. It simply soothes and refreshes your skin. This is my favorite cleanser so far.

 What it claims:
·   Removes impurities and makeups, without drying the skin
·   Provides anti-aging benefits
·   Hypoallergenic, soap-free, fragrance-free and suitable to all skin types even sensitive and acne-prone

My Reviews:
·   Sting slightly on my first usage but doesn’t anymore on the 2nd and so on
·   Was able to remove all dirt and excess oil effectively without drying my skin
·   Skin felt clean and soft; Skin look clear and bright after every wash (would see result immediately)
·   Improved my overall skin condition, skin felt more smooth and look more radiant

Recommend? Buy again?
·   Yes Yes Yes! It’s a hypoallergenic cleanser so no worries to those with sensitive skin(I have sensitive skin!) Give it a try, you’ll see improvement as early as 7days! (based on my experience)
What it claims:
·   Helps correct visible signs of photoaging such as enlarged pores, uneven texture and pigment
·   Stimulated collagen synthesis for firmer and younger looking skin
·   Softens and smoothes dry skin
·   Able to tone on Oily, acne-prone skin

My Reviews:
·   Stings quite badly on my first week usage but doesn’t anymore on my 2nd week and so on
·   Effectively heals pimples and acne in just 7days! (even cystic one!)
·   Though it healed my pimples but it doesn’t tone down the redness that much
·   Notice improvement on the skin texture, Skin is more clear and radiant
·   It kinda dries out my skin but not flaky at all just a little dry thus I applied Neostrata’s Ultra smoothing lotion after using this Gel. It kinda balance out once I applied the Ultra smoothing lotion so not much of a problem

Recommend? Buy again?
Yes! Especially to those acne-prone and people who wants to get rid off pimples/acnes quickly. For sensitive skin(like me), be sure to add a moisturizer/lotion after applying to prevent from overdrying your skin

Anyone tried Neostrata's product? Share your experience! =)

33 comments:

  1. Lucky you! I react differently to glycolic acid. I think I have glycolic acid allergy, nagkakaron ako ng rash sa face na parang cluster of whiteheads pero red.

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  2. Wow those are amazing results! I love the cute bunny photo at the end - so pretty :) Hope you have a lovely Easter too.

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  3. i love this company. i haven't used neotrata but i am a big fan of Exuviance which is its sister brand. the whole range worked beautifully without much irritation.
    i am glad you've found a regimen that works for you. :)

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  4. You didn't include the prices Ms. Janet and where did you bought these prods? Hehe..

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    1. I bought it from a Dermaclinic. You could inquire on their FB page:http://www.facebook.com/pages/All-About-Face/122914617786625.

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  5. OH WOW!! This looks amazing!!

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  6. I'm so glad I came across your blog! I really want to try the fading cream! I've tried Proactiv and Murad...but my skin really cleared up with using ACNE.org But I still have scarring I want to lighten!! Thanks for this awesome post!

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  7. Happy Easter Janet! I love how the product works great on you! ^_^ looks like an interesting product! :)

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  8. ooh your skin looks better!! hope you had a great easter!

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  9. Wow, that soothing lotion looks and sounds like an amazing product!! Thanks for such an in depth review on all of them :)

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  10. Oh wow your skin has improved a lot! It's really working for you and glad to hear that. :)

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  11. Your skin look amazing in the last pic and also I can definitely see those results!! I'm going through some mild acne myself, Your posts are a testament that anyone can beat acne!

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  12. Fabulous reviews! Thanks for the before & after photos. So useful!

    TheShopaholic247

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  13. Omg, this is so amazing! Thanks for the review! I gotta try itttt! >< My scarring is awful!

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  14. wow your skin improved :)

    Nice blog :) just dropping by. Hope you visit mine too :)

    Glenn of Gencified

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  15. Hi Janet! I'm happy that your skin is hiyang sa AHA. By the way, I tagged you in this post: http://kittykittiekath.blogspot.com/2012/04/yay-my-first-blog-award-leibster-blog.html

    Kath

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  16. The smoothing lotion seems to work so well. Definitely interested! And your skin looks amazing in the last pic!

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  17. wow. i can see the difference in your before after pictures! i think it's a good product just based on what the ingredients says. and works wonder on you! yay. hope your skin keeps getting better, and better, and better, dear! :))

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  18. I'm going to have to look into ASAP. It made a BIG difference on your skin!!! :) I'm glad you did this review... it's so helpful!

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  19. Oh my gosh this looks AMAZING babe! I am currently using the Laneige White Star line and so far... nothing that impressed me too much! I must must must look into this line once I finish off with my Laneige! Thanks so much for the in depth review! :) x

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  20. This is so effective!!!thanks for the review!!! I may try this one if I have the acne problem again :)

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  21. That is a really thorough review :D Thanks! I also tagged you in my 11 questions tag hun!<3
    http://lollipopsandstethoscopes.blogspot.ca/2012/04/11-questions-tag.html

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  22. Very Informative.. Thanks for sharing our company on your purchases.. :)

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  23. WOW! What amazing results! I so want to try out their products but I don't think they ship to Holland. :'( My skin is so bad (have had acne since I was 10. I'm 26 now!). I'm so happy that it worked for you. Your skin looks really good now!

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    1. But you already have a nice skin! ^_^~ thanks for dropping by! =)

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  24. This review is really awesome!
    Maybe I should try some I have some pimple scars too. :(

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  25. do you have oily skin? i'm about to try neostrata ultra smoothing lotion but i'm scared my skin would get more oily!

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    1. if you have super oily skin I suggest not to try this. I have combination oily T-zone and it works fine with me. If you need a soothing or light moisturizer, try a Aloe vera gel as it works great for oily skin. I've reviewed it here: http://allaboutjyl.blogspot.com/2011/12/long-overdue-product-review-nature.html?showComment=1339867543217#c2783725140229132862

      Hope this helps ^_~

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  26. hi can you tell me the name of the clinic? i went to one of the derma clinics in trinoma. they have neostrata but no 'gel plus' the one i want to buy. thanks. :)

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    1. Hi dear, here's the link:
      http://www.facebook.com/pages/All-About-Face/122914617786625

      Hope this helps =)

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  27. Hello Janet,

    I just sent a message on FB. Im not sure what to buy now. i think i have already tried Celeteque before ( the alcohol-free toner ) and moisturizer but the effect is not noticeable. I have a very oily skin and I'm acne prone as well. Sometimes, big zits ruin my day. Have you tried to use the products in Acne.org? I have watched a video about it and it looks great. What cleanser or moisturizer should I buy? I usually get a lot of whiteheads and it sucks. :'(

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    1. Hi Kim, It really depends on what is suitable for your skin. I didn't know what products or ingredients suits me until I tested them. You mentioned that you are quite oily on the side then I recommend to check products that has oil-control properties. Also, try checking on the ingredients it makes trial & error much easier if you based your experience through ingredients.
      I have tried a lot of products and some works while some doesn't that is why most of them cannot be seen on my routine anymore.

      You can check out the page on top for reference:
      http://allaboutjyl.blogspot.com/p/acne-reviews.html

      I know it is quite vague but I hope you find it useful..keke ^_~

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