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NeoStrata Exuviance Targeted Filler T5 – Review


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Hi there folks, you may remember that a month or so ago I reviewed part of the Anti-Aging line by the folks as NeoStrata, it was called Exuviance Peel CA10. That product helped out my skin, especially lightening up some dark spots on my skin and helped my pores appear smaller.

I was contacted once again by the folks at NeoStrata for their Exuviance Line, as they introduced their newest addition to the anti-aging line their Targeted Filler. And you know this former Cosmetologist, I jump at the chance to try something new for my skin and since I had such a great experience with the first product, I was excited to try the new one.

Exuviance Tageted Filler Box, Applicator from Neo StrataBelow is a video from NBC’s New York Live from a Segment “At Home Beauty Treatments to make you look younger”:

The Targeted Filler T5 was recently mentioned in Family Circle and American Spa.

  • Family Circle’s October 2012 issue:

“Turn Back Time Exuviance Targeted Filler T5’s pen-like applicator lets you target deep expression lines”

  • American Spa, September 2012:

“For all skin types, Exuviance’s Targeted Filler T5 helps build skin’s natural volume and smoothes Laugh lines, forehead creases, and other signs of aging. This filler contains a triple-boost formula that helps stimulate collagen and provides visible results in 8 weeks.”

The Targeted Filler, is contained in a tube with a plunger and a rubber tip on the other end, made to look like an syringe like you would have used on you if you paid a fortune for a cosmetic filler (AKA: a Dermal Filler) done.

Exuviance Target Filler Applicator by Neo StrataBelow is a closeup of the rubber application tip:

Exuviance Targeted Filler, close up of the rubber applicator tipSimilarly The Targeted Filler is made to help with those areas that  you would have a Dermal Filler for. An example are nasal labial folds around your mouth. Also the product can help soften the lines from areas that the wrinkles would be softened by use of botox, such as the area between the brows or the forehead.

I was glad to have been offered to try this product because I noticed that the area between my brows was looking very wrinkled, when about a month or so ago when I did a video review for another product. I had done several takes on my review and while going through the takes to find the best one for the review, I noticed in one that those wrinkles were starting to really show up. In my past, not only did I love to act, but my face is very expressive (a wrinkle causation), and I had abused my skin with bad sun habits in my younger years. Add all these things together along with Chronic Pain and you have the perfect recipe for some serious lines.

My Before Picture, taken from that video taped review that I mentioned:

Exuviance Targeted Filler Close up of my before using itI have used the NeoStrata Exuviance Targeted Filler for about a month now. I have to say that the product is slightly thicker then I first thought, since I had seen it in the tube with the syringe look to it I imagined I would have a lot of control over how much I get out of the tube at once when depressing the plunger. For the longest time while using it I’ve gotten more out then I intended to. Now I have figured out what works for me is a bit of a quick tapping of the plunger and then I can get less out all at once. Granted part of the problem is with my hands and arms as they are weak with some injuries so I was unaware that I was squeezing hard, since anything with squeezing seems hard to me. lol

Although the recommended usage time to really see the results is 8 weeks, here (below) are my results after only 4 weeks of using Exuviance Targeted Filler T5… I think you will agree with me that 4 weeks has made a noticeable difference in those lines (never mind the fact that I didn’t neaten up my brows for this picture though… lol):

Exuviance Targeted Filler my after pictureI broke out with the first few uses of the product, I tend to be sensitive to some products due in part to the Lupus SLE and the sensitive skin it can cause. But with a couple of days rest between those first few applications, I found my skin adjusting well to the product.

The results? I have noticed that the lines are less noticeable than they were before, even more obvious to me now as I took a picture and can see the difference! I am impressed! Why these results? The ingredients in the product help to stimulate your own collagen and build your own skins volume below your wrinkles. This, just like all skin surface applications of products, the results will not be as dramatic as if you went to have a procedure done in-office, but it’s easy and painless, less expensive and of course less evasive.

Exuviance Targeted Filler contains a ingredient called CitraFill™ and the other 2 ingredients that make up this “triple boost” formula are NeoGlucosamine® and Matrixyl® Peptides.. together these three help with the collagen stimulation. And with the help of the applicator you can target the areas that you need to see the improvement in. The only problem with the applicator, for me, is that thickness of the lotion as it comes out thicker then the lines I was trying to target, so I am getting the product on the surrounding skin as well, however one would still get the product on surrounding tissues when you go to lightly rub it in anyway, so no big deal at all.

Do I like what the Exuviance Targeted Filler T5 has done for me? Oh yes, it helps to soften the lines, making them less noticeable. And when you are sick with an autoimmune illness, like I am with Lupus SLE, you don’t want the evasive treatments that you would have done with an in office procedure… who wants to risk making themselves worse by adding something more to their bodies that would possibly make your illnesses worse or activate an illness that has been in remission?

In conclusion nothing is going to do as much as an in office procedure for those wrinkles, but why pay the price for in office procedures and risk to your health when you can buy Exuviance Targeted Filler T5 instead. With the Targeted Filler you can soften those lines and feel better about your appearance without an appointment, without pain, without healing time either. And for me the convenience of using the product at home was well worth it… and I even saw results in half their recommended time (I saw results in just 4 weeks).

Thank you NeoStrata for yet another wonderful product for review! I love your Exuviance Line!

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Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, NeoStrata provided me with a free sample of this product to test. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. . All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by NeoStrata & Myself.



NeoStrata Exuviance Peel CA10 – Review

I am sure all your beauty nuts, like me, have heard of NeoStrata. If you haven’t you should look them up, they have wonderful products for aging and for acne prone skin. They have a reputation out there for really knowing skin and having brilliant scientists working on their team, all to greatly benefit us, the users of their products.

before and after enhanced radianceI was lucky that I was invited to test out Exuviance Daily Antioxidant Peel CA10, and I tell you that even though I knew their reputation and as a former Cosmetologist, I still was skeptical but excited at finally trying their products on my aging skin. Hey I “aint no spring chicken here,” but that doesn’t mean that I will give in or give up on trying to do and look my best no matter how much time passes me by, after all who would believe a former Cosmetologist would ever give up or give in to the ravages of time on her skin? Nor would you understand my not trying to deal with my past sins of smoking and sun on my skin.

When I was younger I was of the sun worshiping breed, slathering on babyoil from head to toe to start off a “tan” with a burn on my pale pale skin. And then in my 20’s while working in industry I bought memberships to use the tanning beds when my job didn’t allow for days in the sun. I am the type that is difficult to tan, I am fair and sensitive skinned, burning first and then starting to freckle, which I called “blending freckles.” Was my so called “blending freckles” a tan? well,  no… but I knew that the freckles were joining up together, little did I know or think of the future and that I was causing premature age spots on my skin.

Luckily I finally listened to the warnings about the sun when I was forced to by the diagnosis of Lupus SLE, so by my early 30’s I was covering up from head to toe while out in the sun and slathering on the sunscreen, but the damage was already done.

Exuviance Daily Antioxidant Peel CA10 box insertNow my trial of NeoStrata’s Exuviance, this daily antioxidant peel comes into play in my story. The box includes a blue bottle with the peel contained in it, so that it stays really fresh until you are ready to pour it into the included container with the application pads in it. This is a great comfort since Citric Acid is known to be hard to stabilize and can quickly lose its effectiveness, but I have to say that for the duration of my treatments that the citric acid still felt very stable as NeoStrata is again known for the brilliance of their scientists.

The product tingles some on my skin, but I have to say that I adjusted to that tingle in no time at all. I admit it, I actually liked the feeling that something was happening to my skin and upon first use, I saw my pores look smaller in my mirror. I didn’t experience dryness do to my use of the product, like some may think would happen, quite the opposite was true, the peel seemed to prepare my skin for better absorption of my moisturizer.

before and after smoother texture with a more youthful look from Exuviance Daily Antioxidant Peel CA10I love knowing that this product fights aging as it’s a stong antioxidant, this is actually made to be accompanied by the use of their Performance Peel AP 25 for even more enhanced experience, use both and I am sure you will see not only fine lines and wrinkles lessen in appearance but you are sure to see a much more even skin tone.

brighter more even skintone Exuviance Daily Antioxidant Peel CA10Will the Exuviance Daily Peel help without using the above? Yes, it did with me, the antioxidants did a nice job sheltering my skin from pollutants and I even noticed a difference in my age spots as they softened. Also, once again I noticed that my pores showed up less, looking smaller (though no product will change the actual size of our pores, they can cleans them out well giving them a smaller appearance) and my monthly breakouts with this product even seemed to have become less of a problem for me. To top it all off, the moisturizer seemed to better penetrate my skin too.

Before I forget, please remember whenever you use a product like this, you MUST remember to use your sunscreen and I recommend you use at least an SPF 30, others may say SPF 15, not me… I prefer SPF 30 at the very least and even better an SPF 50, make sure that it also blocks UVA & UVB rays!

Good health and a fresh youthful glow is what we all strive for with our skin, I recommend the Exuviance Daily Antioxidant Peel CA10, I hope this helps some of you to decide whether or not you will try this product and I hope that you do. I know I am satisfied with my trial and sold on the product, I hope to give you more tests for you (and myself, I have to admit) in the future from NeoStrata.

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Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, NeoStrata provided me with a free sample of this product to test. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this reviews, before and afters are from NeoStrata Website and the Exuviance box by sink picture is my own.