Our Skincare Ingredient Glossary

View a full list of NEOSTRATA® ingredients and descriptions below.

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  • 0.05% Pure Retinol

    Pure Retinol, a form of Vitamin A, helps smooth wrinkles and diminishes the appearance of uneven pigment.

  • 0.1% Retinol

    Pure Retinol, a form of Vitamin A, helps smooth wrinkles and diminishes the appearance of uneven pigment.

  • 0.3% Pure Retinol

    A form of the powerful antioxidant Vitamin A. It’s one of dermatologists’ go-to ingredients for acne, wrinkles, sun damage, enlarged pores and more. As a prime exfoliator, Retinol increases skin turnover, so the skin is continually sloughing off dull cells, revealing healthy, more radiant skin below. Retinol also targets collagen, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • 0.4% MicroDiPeptide229®

    Our most powerful patented technology. This micro-sized lifting and firming peptide targets 5 key components of skin's matrix, including collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin to provide a lifted and sculpted appearance.

  • 0.5% Aminofil

    Volumizes the look of fine lines and wrinkles

  • 0.5% Hyaluronic Acid

    Hydrates and visibly plumps skin to restore bounce and radiance. Penetrates skin’s surface to hydrate and smooth skin texture.

  • 0.5% RETINOL TREATMENT + 4% NEOGLUCOSAMINE

  • 0.5% Vitamin E

    Provides antioxidant protection to help fight future damage.

  • 1% FEVERFEW EXTRACT

    Gentle botanical antioxidant supports protection against drying environmental aggressors.

  • 1% Kojic Acid

    Powerful skin brightening antioxidant that help promote brightness and a more even complexion.

  • 10% AHA (GLYCOLIC ACID)

  • 10% AHA (GLYCOLIC ACID AND CITRIC ACID)

    Glycolic Acid, an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), normalizes the skin’s exfoliation process, refines the appearance of pore size, helps fade discolorations to even skin tone, and smooths the look of fine lines and wrinkles as it retexturizes skin.

    Citric Acid is found naturally in citrus fruits and is a powerful Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Acid that has antioxidant and corrective antiaging effects, helping to minimize the visible signs of photodamage. This AHA/BHA gives the added benefit of being a powerful antioxidant to help protect skin against the visible signs of oxidative stress and make skin appear more youthful.

  • 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA)/Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA)

    • 5% Glycolic Acid + Citric Acid

    Glycolic Acid: Known to be the workhorse of the AHA family for those looking to really retexture and refine their skin’s surface!

    Citric Acid: Found naturally in citrus fruits and is a powerful Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Acid that has antioxidant and corrective antiaging effects, helping to minimize the visible signs of photodamage. This AHA/BHA gives the added benefit of being a powerful antioxidant to help protect skin against the visible signs of oxidative stress and make skin appear more youthful.

    • 5% Gluconolactone + Lactobionic Acid (PHA)

    Gluconolactone: Found naturally in the skin and provides antiaging and gentle exfoliating benefits without sun sensitivity. Gluconolactone strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier leaving it more resilient, while also providing potent antioxidant benefits.

    Lactobionic Acid: Part of the PHA family and is also non-irritating. This ingredient is known as a "Bionic Acid" and is derived from natural sugars. The Bionics are potent antioxidants that have been shown to target naturally-occurring skin degrading enzymes to help maintain a youthful look.

  • 10% Glycolic Acid

    A natural component of sugar cane that normalizes the skin’s exfoliation process, refining the appearance of pore size and smoothing the look of fine lines and wrinkles as it retexturizes skin. Glycolic Acid is known to be the workhorse of the Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) family for those looking to really retexture and refine their skin’s surface.

  • 10% GLYCOLIC ACID (AHA) + AMINOFIL

  • 10% L-ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)

    Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an antioxidant that protects the skin against UV induced free radicals to help maintain a youthful appearance.

  • 10% PHA (GLUCONOLACTONE)

    Found naturally in the skin and provides antiaging and gentle exfoliating benefits without sun sensitivity. Sensitive skin types, as well as those who have had recent superficial cosmetic procedures, will find comfort in this molecule’s gentle nature. Gluconolactone strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier leaving it more resilient, while also providing potent antioxidant benefits. Gluconolactone is a welcome choice for sensitive skin types or following recent superficial cosmetic procedures where the skin can be more sensitive.

  • 10% PHA (LACTOBIONIC ACID)

  • 12% PHA BLEND (GLUCONOLACTONE AND LACTOBIONIC ACID)

  • 15% GLYCOLIC ACID

    Glycolic Acid, an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), normalizes the skin’s exfoliation process, refines the appearance of pore size, helps fade discolorations to even skin tone, and smooths the look of fine lines and wrinkles as it retexturizes skin.

  • 15% PHA (GLUCONOLACTONE AND LACTOBIONIC ACID)

  • 15% VITAMIN C (L-ASCORBIC ACID)

    Brightens appearance of skin discolorations to reveal a natural, radiant complexion. Helps visibly fade dark spots and dark patches.

  • 18% GLYCOLIC ACID

    Glycolic Acid, an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), normalizes the skin’s exfoliation process, refines the appearance of pore size, helps fade discolorations to even skin tone, and smooths the look of fine lines and wrinkles as it retexturizes skin.

  • 18% GLYCOLIC WASH

    Glycolic Acid, an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), normalizes the skin’s exfoliation process, refines the appearance of pore size, helps fade discolorations to even skin tone, and smooths the look of fine lines and wrinkles as it retexturizes skin.

  • 2% Dual Peptide Blend

    Targets dark circles

  • 2% GLUCONOLACTONE (POLYHYDROXY ACID)

    Gently exfoliates skin surface, including the look of dark spots, for a more even tone and texture. Sloughs off surface skin cells so Vitamin C can absorb into fresh, renewed surface layers.

  • 2% LACTOBIONIC ACID

    Part of the Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) family and derived from natural sugars. Lactobionic Acid helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, discoloration, enlarged pores and roughness through gentle exfoliation, while also attracting moisture for added hydration and comfort.

  • 2% NeoGlucosamine

    Known to visibly firm skin. Gently exfoliates to smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles and improve the appearance of photoaged skin.

  • 20% AHA/PHA BLEND

  • 20% BLEND OF GLYCOLIC ACID AND ANTIOXIDANT CITRIC ACID

  • 4% Gluconolactone (PHA)

    Gently, yet effectively, exfoliates dull skin buildup to uncover healthier-looking skin and to reveal a more even skin tone and texture. Supports the skin’s natural moisture barrier.

  • 4% NeoCitriate and Pro-Amino Acid

    Targets the volumizing matrix.

  • 4% NeoGlucosamine

    NeoGlucosamine is a patented non-acid amino sugar that improves the appearance of photoaged skin, fades existing skin discolorations, visibly firms, and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles.

  • 4% Niacinamide

    Helps promote a brighter and more even skin tone.

  • 4% Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), B-Resorcinol and Licorice Root Extract

    Help promote a brighter and more even skin tone.

  • 4% PHA/AHA (MANDELIC ACID (AHA) SALICYLIC ACID (BHA) GLUCONOLACTONE (PHA))

  • 4% Polyhydroxy Acids

    Polyhydroxy Acids support skin's natural collagen and provides skin texture and firming benefits.

  • 6% NEOGLUCOSAMINE

  • 6% PHA (GLUCONOLACTONE AND LACTOBIONIC ACID)

  • 6% PHA (Gluconolactone and Lactobionic Acid)

    Gluconolactone is found naturally in the skin and provides antiaging and gentle exfoliating benefits without sun sensitivity. Sensitive skin types as well as those who have had recent superficial cosmetic procedures will find comfort in this molecule’s gentle nature. Gluconolactone strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier leaving it more resilient, while also providing potent antioxidant benefits.

  • 7% TITANIUM DIOXIDE AND 6% ZINC OXIDE PHA BLEND (GLUCONOLACTONE AND LACTOBIONIC ACID)

  • 8% GLYCOLIC ACID (AHA)

    Glycolic Acid, an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), normalizes the skin’s exfoliation process, refines the appearance of pore size, helps fade discolorations to even skin tone, and smooths the look of fine lines and wrinkles as it retexturizes skin.

  • 8% NEOGLUCOSAMINE

    A non-acid amino sugar that alleviates discoloration for a more even skin tone, while also diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • 8% PHA (Gluconolactone)

    Gently exfoliates the look of age spots and smooths skin texture to reveal smoother, brighter and more even skin.

  • A MULTI-ACTION COMPLEX OF ANTIOXIDANTS

  • AHA/PHA COMPLEX (GLYCOLIC ACID (AHA) GLUCONOLACTONE (PHA) AND MALTOBIONIC ACID (PHA))

  • ALGAE EXTRACTS

  • Alpine Plant Extract Complex

    Brightens complexion and tone and improves overall radiance.

  • Aminofil

    A revolutionary Amino Acid derivative that is the ingredient solution for visible volume building, plumping and firming skin’s appearance. It targets expression lines such as scowl (glabellar) lines, furrows, smile (nasolabial) lines, and crow’s feet.

  • AND A POTENT ANTIOXIDANT FOUND IN TURMERIC

  • ANTIOXIDANT EXTRACTS (WILLOWHERB AND ALGAE EXTRACTS)

  • Antioxidants

  • Ascorbic Acid (Pure Vitamin C)

    Powerful skin brightening antioxidant that help promote brightness and a more even complexion.

  • B-Resorcinol

  • BioCalm Complex

    Formulated to enhance the skin’s resistance to drying environmental stressors.

  • Bionic Acid

    A natural humectant that forms a water-binding matrix to help attract moisture to the skin barrier.

  • BOTANICAL BLEND

  • BRIGHTENING PLANT EXTRACTS

  • Broad Spectrum SPF

  • BUTYL RESORCINAL

  • Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter

  • Centella Asiatica (Tigergrass)

    Botanical antioxidant soothes and balances reactive dehydrated skin while protecting against drying environmental aggressors.

  • DELUXE CREAM FORMULATION WITH POTENT ANTIOXIDANTS

  • EXFOLIATING BLEND (MANDELIC ACID (AHA) GLUCONOLACTONE (PHA))

  • Formula also contains

    Willowherb Extract and Licorice Root Extract.

  • Formula also contains Apple Stem Cell Extract

  • FORMULA CONTAINS THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF SKIN'S NATURAL MOISTURIZING FACTOR (NMF)

  • Formulated with Peptides, Fruit Stem Cell Extract and Caffeine

  • GLUCONOLACTONE

    A Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) that is found naturally in the skin and provides antiaging and gentle exfoliating benefits without sun sensitivity. It is a welcome choice for sensitive skin types.

  • GLUCONOLACTONE (PHA)

    Gently, yet effectively, exfoliates dull skin buildup to uncover healthier-looking skin to reveal a more even skin tone and texture. Supports the skin’s natural moisture barrier.

  • Gluconolactone (Polyhydroxy Acid)

    Gluconolactone is found naturally in skin and provides antiaging and gentle exfoliating benefits without sun sensitivity. Sensitive skin types as well as those who have had recent superficial cosmetic procedures will find comfort in this molecule’s gentle nature.

  • Glycolic Acid

    Known to visibly even skin tone, is a natural component of sugar cane. Glycolic Acid is also known to be the workhorse of the Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) family for those looking to really retexture and refine their skin’s surface.

  • Glycolic Acid (Alpha Hydroxy Acid)

    Glycolic Acid, an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), normalizes the skin’s exfoliation process, refines the appearance of pore size, helps fade discolorations to even skin tone and smooths the look of fine lines and wrinkles as it retexturizes skin.

  • Green Tea And Cucumber Extracts

    Known to hydrate and soothe dry, stressed skin.

  • GREEN TEA EXTRACT (EGCG)

    Boosts Vitamin C antioxidant capacity.

  • Hyaluronic Acid

    A natural glycosaminoglycan (GAG) found in the skin’s support matrix. When applied topically, Hyaluronic Acid hydrates at the skin’s surface.

  • LMW Hyaluronic Acid

    Hyaluronic Acid is a natural Glycosaminoglycan (GAG) found in skin’s support matrix. When applied topically, it acts as a humectant and hydrates at the skin’s surface. Due to its unique small size, LMW (Low Molecular Weight) Hyaluronic Acid penetrates skin’s surface to attract moisture, providing hydration to visibly improve skin’s texture.

  • MALTOBIONIC ACID

    Part of the Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) family and is derived from natural sugars. It helps to reduce discoloration, the appearance of lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores and roughness through gentle exfoliation, while also attracting moisture for added hydration and comfort.

  • MALTOBIONIC ACID (PHA)

  • MicroDiPeptide229

    Our most powerful patented technology. This micro-sized lifting and firming peptide targets 5 key components of skin's matrix, including collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin to provide a lifted and sculpted appearance.

  • NeoCitriate®

    Helps to stimulate collagen synthesis to increase skin firmness.

  • NEOCITRIATE

  • Neoglucosamine

    A non-acid amino sugar that gently exfoliates to promote skin's natural turnover process, while also fading the appearance of discoloration, uneven tone and age spots.

  • NEOGLUCOSAMINE 0.1% RETINOL

  • NEOGLUCOSAMINE CREAM FORMULATION WITH PEPTIDES AND FRUIT STEM CELL EXTRACT HYALURONIC ACID AND CAFFEINE FORMULA

  • NEOGLUCOSAMINE DAY CREAM WITH 0.1% RETINOL AND PEPTIDES BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30

  • Niacinamide

    Visibly fades the appearance of post-acne marks for a more even skin tone.

  • PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-8

  • Peptides

  • PEPTIDES AND A FRUIT STEM CELL EXTRACT

  • PHA BLEND (GLUCONOLACTONE AND LACTOBIONIC ACID)

    Gluconolactone is found naturally in the skin and provides antiaging and gentle exfoliating benefits without sun sensitivity. Sensitive skin types as well as those who have had recent superficial cosmetic procedures will find comfort in this molecule’s gentle nature. Gluconolactone strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier leaving it more resilient, while also providing potent antioxidant benefits.

    Lactobionic Acids are part of the PHA family and are also non-irritating. These patented ingredients are known as "Bionic Acids" and are derived from natural sugars. They help to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, discoloration, enlarged pores and roughness through gentle exfoliation. The bionics are a key choice for very dehydrated, parched and dry skin types.

  • PHA BLEND (GLUCONOLACTONE AND MALTOBIONIC ACID)

    Gluconolactone is found naturally in the skin and provides antiaging and gentle exfoliating benefits without sun sensitivity. Sensitive skin types as well as those who have had recent superficial cosmetic procedures will find comfort in this molecule’s gentle nature. Gluconolactone strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier leaving it more resilient, while also providing potent antioxidant benefits.

  • Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs)

    Gentle exfoliators that are ideal for any skin type, including sensitive skin. PHAs improve skin texture, even skin tone and reduce the appearance of pores.

  • PRO-AMINO ACID

  • Professional Grade Crystals

    Used by dermatologists to smooth and resurface skin.

  • PROVITAMIN A (RETINYL ACETATE)

  • PURE HYALURONIC ACID

    A natural glycosaminoglycan (GAG) found in the skin’s support matrix. When applied topically, Hyaluronic Acid hydrates at the skin’s surface.

  • PURE MINI HYALURONIC ACID

  • PURE RETINOL

  • Retinol

    A form of Vitamin A, helps visibly smooth wrinkles and diminishes the appearance of uneven pigment.

  • SALICYLIC ACID (BHA)

    Clarifies pores, exfoliates, reduces oiliness, and reduces pore appearance.

  • Shea Butter

  • STABILIZED VITAMIN C

  • STABILIZED VITAMINS C & E

    Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an antioxidant that protects the skin against UV induced free radicals to help maintain a youthful appearance.

  • TETRAHYDROCURCUMIN (THC)

  • Tetrahydrocurcumin (THC)

  • Tranexamic Acid (TXA)

    Visibly reduces post-acne discoloration to restore your natural skin tone.

  • Tridecyl Salicylate

  • TRIPLE BLEND OF AHA (MANDELIC, CITRIC, AND TARTARIC ACIDS)

  • Vitamin C

    Brightens and evens the complexion.

  • Vitamin E

    Provides nourishing antioxidant protection from drying environmental aggressors.

  • VITAMIN E AND GRAPE EXTRACT

  • Vitamin E and Grape Seed Extract

    Provide antioxidant protection to target the visible effects of environmental stressors.

  • Vitamin E + Lilac Plant Cell Extract

    These antioxidants help protect against the visible effects of oxidative damage from everyday exposure to environmental aggressors.

  • Vitamins A, C & E

  • Willow Herb + Algae Extract

    Known to provide antioxidant protection.

    Redness Neutralizing Serum is designed for those experiencing skin sensitivity and dryness that can lead to a blotchy appearance. Appropriate for all skin types, especially dry, reactive, sensitive skin.