A few weeks ago, I received NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash via the blogger-brand association Brandbacker to try out in exchange for an honest review. I’ve reviewed a number of facial skincare products from NeoStrata and Exuviance, two brands from the company that was started by two researchers in dermatology who discovered the skincare benefits of glycolic acid.
First and importantly, NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash is not a facial cleanser for everyone. It was designed to be used by adults who are experienced and regular users of glycolic acid and/or AHAs. I’ve been using glycolic acid 5% for almost two years and 10% for several months, so I thought I’d be a good candidate for the Foaming Glycolic Wash. The product was designed for experienced glycolic acid/AHA users who want to kick their skincare regimen up a notch. Hey, that sounds like me!
NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash is a potent, pH-balanced facial cleanser that’s formulated with 18% Glycolic Acid and 2% Lactobionic Acid to smooth skin texture, unclog congested pores and stimulate cell renewal. In addition to seeing and feeling the benefits of smoother skin with smaller, cleaner pores, you will have skin that is better prepared to accept the ingredients in your entire anti-aging skincare regimen.
Here’s some key information on the face wash:
- High strength 18% Glycolic Acid: smoothes skin texture and unclogs congested pores
- 2% Lactobionic Acid increases cell renewal
- Formulated with an amphoteric system (that reacts as both an acid and a base) to promote the unique benefits of both Glycolic and Lactobionic Acid while minimizing the potential for skin irritation
- Soap-free, dye-free, and pH balanced to rejuvenate skin and help the anti aging regimen work more effectively
The plastic pump bottle pumps out white foam to be applied to wet skin.
I love the lightweight foam. It is recommended that the product be used twice a day. In spite of being an experienced glycolic acid user, I discovered, as I expected, that it’s too much for my sensitive skin to use it twice a day, so I use it at night and I use a gentler cleanser in the morning. I apply the Foaming Glycolic Wash with my hands and then rinse with warm water.
I’ve been using the NeoStrata Wash for about 3 weeks, and I like it. So far, the texture of my skin seems clearer and smoother, especially around my nose. NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash is the Big Guns of cleansers! I think it will be even more effective as summer arrives and I wear sunscreen plus moisturizer plus face makeup and spend more time outside digging in the garden. At the end of the day, my face is coated with everything, and there’s more opportunity for my usually small pores to get clogged with who knows what. I intend to continue using it.
Word has gotten out about this unique product. NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash has been featured in Prevention’s “Defy Your Age” Challenge, The Today Show as well as Fitness and InStyle magazines.
So if you have clogged and/or noticeable pores, want deeper cleansing for clearer skin and are experienced with glycolic acid and/or AHAs, consider adding NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash to your facial cleansing regimen for noticeable results.
NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash contains 3.4 fl oz and is priced at $40 at NeoStrata.com. The 20% off Friends & Family discount with free shipping ends today, so pounce if you’re thinking of giving it a try!
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycolic Acid, PEG-8, Alcohol Denat., Arginine, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Ammonium Hydroxide, Lactobionic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin