PHAS: YOUR NEW FAVOURITE SENSITIVE SKIN INGREDIENT
The 101 on Sensitive Skin
‘Sensitive skin’ is a common skin-type term that gets thrown around frequently, but what exactly does it mean? Sensitive skin is defined as having heightened sensory responses to chemical, environmental or even social triggers. Approximately 70% of the population consider themselves to have sensitive skin. 1. If you have sensitive skin, you’re more likely to experience stinging, itching, burning, dryness, redness or breakouts. Though the causes of sensitive skin are still unclear, studies show that an impaired skin moisture barrier is more susceptible to external aggressors, which can penetrate the skin and induce irritation. 2. It’s important to use a skincare regimen that lets you care for your skin’s moisture barrier with gentle formulations and well-tolerated antiaging ingredients like our Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs).
PHAs - Antiaging Benefits for Sensitive Skin
In addition to the breakthrough discovery of the Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), the founders of NeoStrata also discovered Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs). PHAs include Gluconolactone, Lactobionic Acid and Maltobionic Acid. PHAs provide exfoliation, high-strength antiaging and help strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier, with the added benefits of being gentle and non-irritating. They have antioxidant and humectant properties and have been shown not to cause sun sensitivity, making them ideal for any skin type, including sensitive skin. PHAs can be used post-procedure, demonstrating their gentle, but effective nature.
Experience a Regimen Designed for Sensitive Skin
Developed specifically for sensitive complexions, experience full-strength antiaging benefits without irritation using a regimen of NeoStrata RESTORE products, which feature gentle, yet effective PHAs. Nourish your sensitive skin with these skin-loving PHA formulations.
Product to try: CLEANSER: PHA FACIAL CLEANSER
What it Does: a soap-free, fragrance-free, non-foaming gel cleanser that is gentle and ideal for sensitive and reactive skin.
Why you Need it: PHA formulation with Gluconolactone gently exfoliates while effectively removing makeup and impurities without irritation.
Product to try: FACE CREAM: NEW PHA DAILY MOISTURIZER
What it Does: this lightweight antiaging moisturizer for sensitive skin gently exfoliates to improve skin texture and radiance.
Why you Need it: Addresses dry and aging skin by visibly improving skin’s texture, fine lines, and overall hydration for healthy daily radiance.
Product to try: EYE: PHA EYE CREAM
What it Does: hydrating eye-area treatment that is fragrance-free and Ophthalmologist tested. It visibly reduces fine lines and leaves skin soft and supple.
Why you Need it: this antiaging eye cream improves skin’s resiliency and contains Gluconolactone, nourishing oils and Hyaluronic Acid.
Product to try: MASK: BIONIC OXYGEN RECOVERY
What it Does: an illuminating, effervescent facial that delivers molecular oxygen and PHAs to help energize and rebalance stressed skin.
Why you Need it: this fragrance-free and oil-free formulation leaves skin refreshed. A PHA blend of Gluconolactone and Lactobionic Acid gently exfoliates to enhance skin suppleness and radiance.