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Advanced Medical Skin Care

Our products are based on the science of the skin’s own healing abilities. As skin ages, elasticity decreases, lines appear and overall appearance is diminished. To counteract the effects of time, our skin care products contain restorative ingredients that work below the skin’s surface to regenerate the health of the skin. At Nu Youth we offer a few well selected home skin care ranges, based on science and more importantly results.

NeoStrata: The Creators of the Alpha-Hydroxy Acid.

The NeoStrata skin care range was developed by Dr Van Scott and Dr Yu, the dermatologists who created the first glycol peel and who discovered the  rejuvenating powers of alpha hydroxy acids, NeoStrata skin care offers products formulated with Alpha-Hydroxy Acids ( AHAs), Poly-Hydroxy acids (PHAs) and Bionic Acids, which have been clinically proven to improve the visible signs of ageing including:

  • Premature ageing and sun damaged skin.
  • Dull, dry and dehydrated skin.
  • Fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Improvement of pigmentation ( dark spots)
  • Acne and oily prone skin / Acne scarring.

NeoStrata is scientifically advanced and clinically proven to visibly resurface, restore and refine your skin.

How do AHAs, PHAs and Bionic Acid work?

As we age our skin’s own natural shedding process slows down, which results in a dull looking and uneven complexion. AHAs, PHAs and Bionic Acids work by speeding up our natural  shedding process. This encourages the skin to shed its dead cell surface ( exfoliation) resulting in a healthier smoother, cleaner and more radiant skin.

How do AHAs, PHAs and Bionic Acids affect the different layers of the skin?

Top Layer of skin:  The Hydroxy acids have a remarkable effect on the skin, they dissolve the bonds of thickened dead skin cells on the surface of dry skin, causing an even exfoliation of the upper surface layers of the skin, revealing fresher, newer hydrated and more healthier cells. Skin starts to feel smoother and softer with a vital healthy, bright glow.

Middle: Exfoliation at the top of the skin increases cell renewal, revealing a more even skin tone and complexion and healthier skin layers.

Deep: All over skin effects are evident in the plopping and forming process that occurs, the skin’s network is strengthened, leading to a decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Increased natural moisturisation and plumping occurs by building the essential gel matrix, leaving the skin looking smooth, more supple, firm and radiant. Skin looks younger, fuller and more smoothly textured with more bounce and energy.

Will I visually see the signs of this natural shedding process, such as flaking and peeling skin?

Initially you may experience some slight tingling, dryness and flakiness. as new healthier skin cells come to the surface, the flakiness will be replaced with radiant new skin. The texture will feel softer and smoother and with regular use fine lines will begin to disappear. Overall skin improvement should be noticeable in 2 – 3 weeks.

NeoStrata products that contain AHAs, PHAs and Bionic Acids:

  • Improves skin texture and tone.
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Moisturise dry and very dehydrated skin.
  • Helps to manage oily and acne prone skin problems.
  • Unblock an cleanse skin pores
  • Help reduce age spots and improve hyperpigmentation.

Which  NeoStrata  Products should I use?


The starter and step up AHA’s. Anti-Ageing for improved texture and clarity. For treating: Poor surface texture, rough dull skin, enlarged and congested pores. For fine lines and wrinkles. All the Resurface products are formulated with AHAs which work on the epidermis or top layer of the skin. AHAs dissolve the bonds of thickened dead skin cells on the skin surface exfoliating the upper surface layers of the skin.


Powerful, effective anti-ageing benefits for all skin types including sensitive, atopic dermatitis and those unable to tolerate other anti-ageing treatments. The Restore range can be used for extending or enhancing the anti-ageing benefits of aesthetic procedures. Restore skincare products contain PHAs such as Gluconolactone and Lactobionic Acid to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier making it less susceptible to irritants and reducing skin redness. the PHAs keep dry skin well hydrated and are also anti-oxidants which help to fight the signs of photoaging.


For Oily, blemish prone aging skin. Used to treat: Enlarged, clogged pores, dark spots, oiliness, fine lines and wrinkles. Several very effective and clinically proven ingredients are combined to target the unique needs of oily, blemish prone skin as it ages. Products contain AHAs, PHAs and Neoglucosamine for anti-ageing needs of this type of skin as well as Glycolic Acid and Glucinalactone for cell renewal, improving clarity and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Mandelic Acid, an AHA, is used because it is readily absorbed by oily skins making it especially effective.


The Enlightening Trio has been created by Neo-Strata specifically to promote bright, even skin tone. This scientifically advanced skin care trio is an absolute essential for targeting pigment and controlling pigmentation. It contains 12 active brightening ingredients and a 6 pigment control system. The ingredients also increase skin cell turnover therefore are anti-ageing. The Enlighten Trio contains NeoGlucosamine, Retinol, stabilised Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

Skin Active

The most powerful and potent products in this professional range. The NeoStrata Skin Active system has 4 products that contain and combine powerful clinically proven ingredients, one being Apple Stem Cell Extracts.  This anti-ageing regime targets the visible signs of ageing, by improving the appearance of deep as well as fine lines due to the building up of the skin layer which provides elasticity, strength and support to the skin. The Skin Active system contains many novel ingredients The results: together they lift, firm, plump and restore skin tone for a younger and healthier complexion

Targeted Treatments

For a variety of skin conditions including, Age spots, dark circles, wrinkles, severe dry skin and blemishes. Target specific skin concerns with intensive ingredients designed to address dark under eye circles, hyper pigmentation, age spots and acne marks, wrinkles, severe dry skin and more. Neo-Strata target treatments are designed to complement or boost the benefits of your daily skin care.

NeoStrata Product List.