I was sent a 3.4 fl oz bottle of NeoStrata’s Foaming Glycolic Wash to review. My skin is more on the dry side, but, I do have a tendency to get blackheads and a couple of hormonal breakouts on occasion. Now that I am in my late 30s, anti-aging ingredients in my skin care products is a must and this foaming glycolic wash has just that. The foaming glycolic wash is soap free, self-foaming, very lightweight and white in color. It contains 18% glycolic acid and 2% lactobionic acid.
Glycolic acid- a colorless, translucent, crystalline compound, C2H4O3, that occurs in cane sugar, unripe grapes, and sugar beets and has numerous industrial uses, especially in dyeing leather and textiles and in the manufacture of pesticides.
Lactobionic acid- is a sugar acid. It is a disaccharide formed from gluconic acid and galactose. It can be formed by oxidation of lactose. The carboxylate anion of lactobionic acid is known as lactobionate. Lactobionic acid is also used in the cosmetics industry as an antioxidant and in the pharmaceutical industry as an excipient for formulation.
Because it does contain these ingredients, it also lightly exfoliates the skin as well as deeply cleanses it. The glycolic foaming wash has a clinical, but mild fragrance to it and after rinsing your skin; you could no longer smell it. When you lather up the glycolic foaming cleanser between your hands the foams starts to thin out a bit which makes it much easier to rinse of your skin with no residue left behind. After using the wash, my skin felt deeply cleansed, squeaky clean and mildly exfoliated. After a few uses of the wash, I did notice less blackheads on my T-zone areas, smoother skin on my cheeks, and a few of my sun spots dimished. I highly recommend this wash for oilier and acne prone skin types. The ingredients in this wash is also great for those with hyperpigmentation issues and mature skin types since they will lighten spots up and even your tone a bit.
About the Product: Rarely does a cleanser come along that truly leaves skin soft, supple and ready to fight the signs of aging. That’s why the NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash has been a favorite for those in the know for years.
Here’s why: NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash is a potent, pH-balanced facial cleanser formulated with 18% Glycolic Acid and 2% Lactobionic Acid to smooth skin texture, unclog congested pores and stimulate cell renewal. Recommended for experienced Glycolic Acid users; this soap-free face wash prepares skin for optimal benefits of the regimen that follows.
The benefits: This cleanser is recommended for experienced Glycolic Acid users who are ready to kick results up a notch. Best used as part of an anti-aging regimen, NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash targets congested pores and stimulates cell renewal for skin that’s prepared for optimal benefits of the regimen that follows. Once you’ve tried it—you’ll never go back to a regular face wash again. Here’s to a fresh-faced, younger-looking appearance!
How to use: Twice a day, pump a moderate amount of foam into hands. Apply to wet skin and cover entire area. Rinse with water.
Press: This product has been featured in Prevention’s “Defy Your Age” Challenge, as well as The Today Show, and Fitness and InStyle magazines.
Key ingredients: Glycolic Acid, Lactobionic Acid.
Learn About the Brand: NeoStrata Skin Active is a comprehensive anti-aging system of potent professional products with active benefit ingredients that work synergistically to address the broadest spectrum of visible signs of aging. The NeoStrata Skin Active system is made up of high-performance products, each formulated to deliver outstanding rejuvenating effects, including significant improvement in the appearance of deep wrinkles, crow’s feet, sagging and uneven pigmentation.
I was given a bottle of NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash in exchange for my honest review.