Finding a moisturizing face cream that is good for my at times unbalanced combination skin can be rather difficult, and I am always searching for a product that really works.
My newest successful find is the Bio-Hydrating Cream from NeoStrata. It has a thicker feel than a lotion, but it is thinner and goes on more easily than other specialized facial creams that I have tried in the past.
The NeoStrata Bio-Hydrating Cream is so fabulous that it recently received the ELLE Magazine 2011 Genius Award.
What Makes the NeoStrata Bio-Hydrating Cream So Special?
- A 15% Gluconolactone high-strength formulation
- It reduces the visible signs of aging
- Vitamin E provides long-lasting moisturization
- Ideal adjunctive therapy for topical retinoids
- It is easy to apply
- It absorbs fast into the skin, and it does not leave any shiny residue.
When I first saw the NeoStrata Bio-Hydrating Cream I was surprised to see how small the bottle seemed, and I thought the price tag was a bit steep compared to the amount of cream. However, I soon realized just how long the NeoStrata Bio-Hydrating Cream will last, because I really only need a tiny bit of the NeoStrata Bio-Hydrating Cream. A little dab of the cream in my hand is enough for my entire face and neck, and I love how fast the cream is absorbed into my skin.
Some lotions and creams leaves a residue behind, but not the NeoStrata Bio-Hydrating Cream. It is easy to apply, and I soon forget that I am very a facial cream. This comes in very handy, whenever I need to apply make up, as I do not need to wait 5 – 10 minutes before I start using any make up after using the cream.
Since I am out and about every day, I appreciate that the NeoStrata Bio-Hydrating Cream fights environmental damage with antioxidants. In my opinion the only thing that is missing from the NeoStrata Bio-Hydrating Cream is SPF, as I prefer a moisturizing face cream to have SPF, since I am always outside walking. Although I wear hats most of the time, there are occasions where I do not, and for these it would be great to know that my face cream helped gave a little extra protection.
I searched NeoStrata.com, and I found that they do in fact have a NeoStrata Daytime Cream with SPF 15.
What Results Did I see After Using the NeoStrata Bio-Hydrating Cream?
- My facial skin felt more smooth
- My skin tone seems a bit more even
- It does not clog pores, and my skin seems less acne prone as a result.
Water (Aqua), Gluconolactone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Propylene Glycol, Isododecane, PEG-40 Stearate, Sorbitan Monostearate, Isocetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Diisostearate, Cyclomethicone (Cyclopentasiloxane), TEA, Ethoxydiglycol, Dimethicone (Methylpolysiloxane), Butylene Glycol, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Arginine, Disodium EDTA, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Propylparaben.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary NeoStrata product. However, any opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own, and they are solely based on my experience with the NeoStrata Bio-Hydrating Cream.