How many of your have seasonal allergies? I know I do. My nose itches, my eyes itch. On a bad day (or week) my eyes puff up and my skin can even get blotchy. I'm very thankful for the beautiful weather we've been having here in Pennsylvania for March but I have to wonder if my seasonal allergies will start to rear their ugly head a little sooner than normal.
Dermatologist, Dr. Helen Torok has some advice for those that suffer from seasonal allergies that can effect the skin as well:
--Be gentle when cleaning your skin. Use a mild, moisturizing cleanser
--Use that natural anti-inflammatory properties of copper to reduce redness and inflammation.
NEOVA line of skincare products offer these benefits.
I've had the pleasure of trying NEOVA skincare products in the past. You can read that review HERE.
NEOVA Creme De La Copper (pictured far right) is a restoring treatment for your skin that helps repair photodamage to skin. It includes the Copper Peptide Complex which Dr. Helen Torok was recommending above. It also includes ceramides, antioxidants, and DNA Repair Mitosomes.
NEOVA is the 1st skin care line to bring innovation to the photoaging category of skin care lines with the Copper Peptide Complex.
The Creme De La Copper comes in a 1.7 fl. oz pump-style bottle. There is no noticable scent and has only a pale blue color when dispensed from the bottle. The directions recommend applying daily. Which I did. As with my previous experience with other NEOVA products, I noticed my skin feeling firmer within a few days. I have sensitive skin and these products have never bothered my skin.
On thing I've noticed about the NEOVA brand is that all it's products are unscented and without color.
The next product was the NEOVA Eye Therapy. This product I actually reviewed previously as well. I was rather excited when I saw that they sent me another bottle. As stated in my previous review of the Eye Therapy, it's meant to reduce puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles. I definitely noticed a difference with the puffiness and a slight difference with the darkness under my eyes in just over a week of use. The last time I used it, I used it for over a month and notices a decrease in the definition of the fine lines by my eyes. Reducing puffiness is great around seasonal allergy time. Anything I can do to calm my skin down and ease some of the discomfort is alright with me.
Lastly, I tried the NEOVA Antioxidant Cleansing Milk (pictured above far left). It comes in a 8.0 fl. oz bottle with a snap open top. This product has the consistency of a body lotion. It's meant to be used on wet skin. To be honest, I'd never used any type of cleansing milk before. I tried to apply it with a washcloth but it didn't work out so well. I was better off using my bare hands and smoothing it on like lotion. There was no scent to this product and the Cleansing Milk itself is white. My skin felt very soft after my shower.
The description of this product is that it's a "Rich soap-free formula that gently removes impurities, detoxifies skin of damaging free radicals, replenishes moisture, and calms irritated skin". Yep, that sounds perfect for someone like me that has sensitive skin and seasonal allergies.
I needed to use about a half dollar size about on each part of my body so I could see this product getting used up rather quickly. At a price of $42 a bottle this one might be better suited for those with a little extra cash to spend. It works nicely but the price is will turn many off I believe.
While I find NEOVA products expensive, they do work. If you've been wanting to try them but hesitant to fork over the money I'd suggest starting with one product or try one of the kits available.
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You can actually purchase NEOVA products from Physicians OR online. For a list of dispensing Physicians or places to buy online you can go here: http://www.photomedex.com/neova/index.htm
As a blogger for Apothica.com I'm happy to say you can also purchase NEOVA products there, just search the term NEOVA.
***I received the above mentioned products at no cost. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. Any opinions expressed are my own. I was under no obligation to complete this review.***