Dermatologist Review of Exuviance
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NeoStrata Company, the pioneering company in alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) skin care products, manufactures Exuviance skin care products. NeoStrata was founded in 1988 by Dr. Van Scott from New York and Dr. Yu from Taiwan. The two doctors spent over twenty years together researching and developing AHA products prior to forming the NeoStrata Company and launching the Exuviance skin care line.
The Exuviance by NeoStrata skin care line is the first to offer polyhydroxy acid formulations for both normal and sensitive skin types. Exuviance combines the most contemporary alpha hydroxy acid technology with efficacious, moisturizing and protective ingredients, including essential skin lipids, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, sunscreens, vitamins and natural plant, marine and fruit extracts, to promote skin wellness and a youthful appearance.
The Exuviance line is formulated with a unique patented polyhydroxy acid, gluconolactone, previously only available through dermatologists. Gluconolactone, the next generation of AHA, is an antioxidant polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin. This PHA is composed of multiple water-attracting hydroxyl groups, which hydrate the skin, resulting in an enhanced degree of moisturization. This naturally occurring gentler polyhydroxy acid is both highly effective and non-irritating to sensitive skin.
Exuviance views skin care as a regimen containing up to five steps. The five steps are cleanse, tone, moisturize, restore and protect. The Exuviance product line represents a solid offering of milder AHA products suitable for optimizing results in each of these five steps.
Exuviance by NeoStrata is one of the few product lines to offer a range of AHA/SPF 15 offerings, including Multi-Function Concealer SPF 15 and Multi-Protective Day Fluid SPF 15, which is also fortified with antioxidants and botanicals. Some of the more interesting and popular products in the Exuviance line include SkinRise Morning Bionic Tonic and Evening Restorative Complex. The Bionic Tonic contains botanicals, marine botanicals, fruit, mint and tree extracts as well as buffered AHAs and antioxidant vitamins in a refreshing alcohol-free tonic for use in the morning prior to SPF application. The Evening Restorative Complex is a nice blend of humectants, moisturizers, antioxidants and buffered AHAs that works its magic during the sleep cycle. Exuviance has two very nice skin lightener gels as well. Essential Skin Lightener Gel is a very popular product with 2% hydroquinone and glycolic acid. My favorite Exuviance product is their Intense Lightening Complex, which contains 3% kojic acid, 5% lactobionic acid and 5% gluconolactone in addition to 2% hydroquinone. Intense Lightening Complex represents one of the very strongest non-prescription skin lighteners currently available.
CoverBlend by Exuviance is a well respected therapeutic makeup line. CoverBlend offers facial products as well as a very effective camouflaging makeup for the legs and body. Leg and Body Makeup SPF 18 provides durable large area coverage and incorporates AHAs into the formula for multiple benefits.
Exuviance by NeoStrata has a long history within dermatology and a solid reputation. NeoStrata’s patented technology is present throughout the Exuviance line and has revolutionized AHA skin care, leading to significant growth in this expanding field.
Review posted 9/5/2006.Add Comment »
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