By Shama Ko, Contributing Writer
Tough girls need tough products to combat signs of aging and rejuvenate skin off the mats.
Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu girls may kick butt like the boys, but every girl needs a little pamper time to primp her feathers. If we take care of ourselves now, we have a better chance in beating the clock later. The aging process cannot be stopped, but it can be slowed down with the right preventative care.
Women spend outrageous amounts of money on personal care products for their skin, particularly facial products. Finding a product that works well, doesn’t irritate the skin, and is affordable is never an easy task, as I well know. We are taught that price determines value but Neocell is a precious diamond in the rough. For only $13-20, Neocell has tapped into and bottled the “fountain of youth “with their Neocell Collagen+C Liposome and Hydra+H.A. Serums.
Neocell Collagen+C Liposome Serum is designed to protect and rejuvenate skin while supporting collagen production. It is combined with a potent antioxidant that protects against wind, sun and wrinkles. Collagen+ C utilizes micro-sphere liposome technology to deliver time-released fat-soluble Vitamin C deep into the skin where it boosts the natural production and maintenance of collagen. Collagen+C uses Vitamin E to increase moisture, which leads to more supple skin. Collagen+C also contains phospholipids, which provide essential polyunsaturated fatty acids, and contributes to activation of cellular metabolism. Finally, the most important ingredient in Collagen+C is linoleic acid, which has been shown to reduce moisture loss, and regulates the function of the sebaceous glands and increases respiratory activity of the skin. Best of all Collagen+C is fragrance free.
Neocell Collagen Radiance is almost identical to Neocell Collagen+C Liposome serum except Radiance does not contain parabens.
Neocell Hydra+H.A. Serum saturates the skin to hydrate and rejuvenate with the anti-aging effects of hyaluronic acid. Along with a host of antioxidants like fat-soluble vitamin c and vitamin e all in a time-release, stable, liposome form. Tangerine oil is added for the slightest touch of refreshing citrus scent to enhance the senses. Advanced H.A. Liposome serum is the latest in skin health technology.
• Firms skin and reduces fine facial lines.
• Improves skin moisture and hydration.
• Enhances skin smoothness and reduces the appearance of fine surface lines.
• Augments skin firmness and elasticity.
• Provides superior skin soothing properties.
• Increases cell turnover
Ok, so now that you have some scientific information, I know you may be thinking… does the Neocell serums live up to all this hype or are you just going to throw away more money on another topical skin product that makes empty promises?
A few months ago the good people at Neocell shipped me some Neocell Collagen+ C Liposome Serum as a thank you gesture for doing a video promo for trade shows in Florida and California. I had previously reviewed Neocell Collagen Sport, which I absolutely loved and know for a fact that it works. I was excited to see if the Collagen+C (Radiance) and Hydra+H.A. serums really were the “magic” potion for happy and healthy skin.
I have always had super sensitive skin and over the years, growing up in Hawai`i, I’ve gotten my fair share of sunburns. I’ve used various other products on the market and to be truthful, I’ve seen some results, but Neocell Collagen+C (Radiance) combine with Neocell Hydra+H.A. serum is the best topical skin care products I’ve come across. Together they function better than leading brands on the market. Collagen+C (Radiance) and Hydra+H.A. absorbs quickly and I could feel noticeable tightening of my skin upon application. The tangerine oil in the Hydra+H.A. are a nice touch and help to make your skin feel and smell fresh.
Within the first month, I noticed considerable change in my skin tone and overall evenness in my complexion. Collagen+C (Radiance) and Hydra+H.A. doesn’t irritate my skin like other products have in the past, nor did it leave my skin feeling oily or sticky. My skin feels radiant and toned after each application of Collagen+C (Radiance) and Hydra+H.A., both of which I use twice daily. But be warned, as with most facial products, you need to avoid contact with your eyes.
Overall, I was very satisfied with Neocell Collagen+C (Radiance) and Hydra+H.A topical skin care products. In my opinion they work wonders and I saw impressive results. Learn more about Neocell in general or to purchase the Collagen+C or Hydra+H.A., use code CIPOO1 on iherb.com and as a new customer you can save five or ten dollars off your first order.
About the Author
Shama Ko has actively been a part of and contributed to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community in Texas for close to a decade. She is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu purple belt at Gracie Humaitá Austin, a champion competitor, a photographer/owner of Mean Streak Photography, a community/event organizer for Girls in Gis and Austin Women’s Open Mat, and most recently a contributing writer to TXMMA. Follow Shama’s endeavors online through any of the links above or through any of these sites: Twitter, Facebook, The Adventures of Shama Ko, ShamaKo.com, and SKOphoto.com.