Have you ever read a book that you wanted to go on and on without ending? Did you ever play a song that you loved so much that you kept repeating it so it wouldn’t end? That’s how I feel about NEOVA DNA Barrier Accelerator. I don’t want my jar to ever end. There is something about it that is so soothing to my skin. I apply it and feel it soaking in and addressing all my dry skin needs. When this was sent for review I looked forward to trying it but I didn’t have a clue what I was in for.
NEOVA is a brand that’s used by dermatologists as a professional brand for procedures done in their office. But there’s also a consumer line with some great products. DNA Barrier Accelerator is a “super” moisturizer that’s said to make skin ‘hyper-moisturized’ in three days. I don’t know about 3 days since I (gulp) wasn’t paying that much attention when I first started testing this but I can say now that my skin is definitely hyper-moisturized. I’m amazed that with one of the coldest winters on record, with below zero temperatures for days on end, and with bone-chilling winds that my skin has no dry patches at all.
NEOVA believes that every skin type benefits from moisturizing and hydration, their mission is to help your skin help itself by accelerating its own repair process. DNA Barrier Accelerator preserves moisture, elevates repair and protection levels and calms the skin. There are 4 key ingredients that do this work for them:
*DNA CoFactor is an amalgam of two powerful delivery systems (DNA Repair Enzymes + CpC/Copper Peptide Complex
*Merospheres (Rosemary Extract) is a powerful antioxidant that reduces signs of damage caused by stress, free radicals and toxins. The extract helps prevent age related damage such as wrinkles.
*Lactomide is a combination of ceramides and lipids to enhance the regeneration of the skin’s outer barrier
*Linoleic Acid is an essential fatty acid that helps restore smoothness and combat hyperpigmentation
The results are much healthier skin for me that is not starved for hydration. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been at a cosmetic counter and the MA/SA tells me that my skin is dehydrated. I’ve used some excellent products that I would recommend without hesitation again. But I’m finding that NEOVA DNA Barrier Accelerator is putting those out of my mind.
I love the clean, sanitary packaging. The airless applicator pumps out the right amount each and every time. I love that there’s no fragrance to it. I love the way it feels on my skin. It’s truly a luxurious feeling. I don’t love that it’s $105 but that’s for a 1.7 oz/50 mL pump so it’s going to last twice as long as most moisturizers. And you know what? I’ll gladly pay this amount for it next winter to keep my skin looking youthfully hydrated. I dread moving on from it to test other skincare so I’ll be coming back to it in between.
If you have dry or aging skin, DNA Barrier Accelerator is a product I can highly recommend. It’s available on the Neova website where they have a special that if you spend $100 you’ll get a $50 gift card toward their products. It’s also available on the Dermstore website (put it in your My Favorites list to qualify for 10% off). While I’m anxiously awaiting this difficult winter to end, I’m not anxious for Neova to end. I want it to keep on singing along. — Marcia
*sent for review