NeoStrata® Bionic Face Cream is an advanced, ultra emollient corrective cream that provides intense hydration without irritation and helps to restore the skin barrier function of reactive or irritated skin. It is very popular as a post-procedure moisturiser as it is occlusive and locks in moisture to protect and hydrate red, irritated and vulnerable skin. Caution should be exercised with oily skin as it could cause congestion. It is formulated for non-oily, dry, sensitive and rosacea-prone skins but can be used by anyone with a compromised skin barrier.
Key ingredients include a blend of Gluconolactone, a Poly Hydroxy Acid (PHA) and Lactobionic Acid, a Bionic acid which restores the skin’s protective barrier with the added benefits of gentle exfoliation and an overall improvement in signs of ageing and skin health. It also contains an antioxidant Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) to protect the skin from free radicals. Fragrance-Free. Dye-free. Paba-Free. Hypoallergenic. Not tested on animals.
Dr Webster’s Recommendation: This rich cream, with an almost light Vaseline consistency, is for extremely dry or compromised skin, where there is an increase of transepidermal water loss. This usually occurs after irritant or allergic dermatitis or post-aesthetic treatments when the skin barrier is temporarily disrupted causing sensitivity and dehydrated. It can also be used over a retinol product. The non-irritating combination of a PHA+Bionic acid strongly attracts and binds water, producing a natural gel matrix that helps to plump and hydrate the skin with its humectant properties. It can be used as a corrective night cream during the cold, dry months when normal skin becomes dry and sensitive especially in the northern climates of South Africa. It cannot be used with a foundation as it has a tendency to ‘roll’ off the skin because of the rich formulation. It is advisable to always introduce any new product slowly if you have sensitive skin.