NeoStrata, from the founder of legendary Alpha Hydroxy Acid
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) or commonly known as fruit acid may not sound remote to you. But do you know that Drs. Eugene Van Scott and Ruey Yu were the founders of this amazing technology? Not only did they create this technology, they have also founded NeoStrata Company, Inc.
AHAs were first founded for the therapeutic use in regulating cell turnover for ichthyosis patients. With extremely positive results, further studies were conducted to observe the interaction of AHAs with bio-active compounds. Surprising results displayed that the formula is able to rejuvenate older damaged skin through enhanced cell renewal and the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans and collagen fibres.
Promising results encouraged the development of the 2nd and 3rd generation of the acids. Gluconolactone (a Polyhydroxy Acid) and Lactobionic acid respectively were discovered to broaden the usage and benefits seen in the 1st generation AHAs. Additional antioxidant, added hydration and anti-aging benefits were discovered in the newer generations. Appending to the mentioned benefits, the molecule for Gluconolactone and Lactobionic acid is larger than AHAs, thus they penetrate into the skin in a gentler way. Furthermore, Gluconolactone and Lactobionic acid is 4 and 8 times respectively more moisturising in keeping the skin soft and supple as compared to AHAs.
Adding on, Lactobionic acid, a patented acid derived from milk sugar helps prevent and reverse the appearance of photoaging, including fine lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, enlarged pores and roughness. All these could not be possible without the potent antioxidant properties in Lactobionic acid, inhibiting the MMP enzymes responsible for degradation of collagen and consequent wrinkling and skin laxity.