I am fortunate to work with NeoCell. I've had really good experience with their products. For that reason, I was stoke to try their new product.
Product Review: NeoCell Glow Matrix Advanced Skin Hydrator
Where to purchase: Sprouts, Whole Foods, GNC, and online at iherb.com
Price: $18.12 for 90 capsules
Made in USA
Description from the package: Glow Matrix™ provides scientifically advanced ingredients designed to internally hydrate the skin. This premium formula supports the skin's lipid barrier which helps to lock in moisture and smooth the skin. Like all NeoCell products, Glow Matrix™ is standardized to be both bioavailable and bioactive for maximum absorption and efficacy.
Ceramides are specific lipids naturally present in the skin essential to the lipid barrier or moisture barrier. Ceramoside™s ceramides are clinically tested to increase smoothness, moisture, and elasticity in just 15 days.
GLOW MATRIX BLEND™
Key Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Pine Bark Extract, Astaxanthin, Lutein & Coconut Water Powder
A Scientifically crafted blend of nutrients, promoting hydration in the skin while combating free radicals for hydrated and glowing skin, and a healthy collagen matrix.
Supplement Facts & Ingredients:
Now for my overall opinion... First of all before I review the product, let me tell you a little about me. I hate taking pills of any kind. I even hate taking vitamins. For that reason, I'm so thankful there's vitamin gummy or else I wouldn't be taking vitamins. The reason why I hate taking pills is the smell and the after taste. It just grosses me out. Plus, it reminds me of childhood and how I was forced to eat it. Anyways, there is a slight scent to this product. It smells very natural and organic. With that said, there was an after taste. It wasn't that strong thankfully but you can taste it for couple of seconds. It was pretty do-able and that is coming from me. Secondly, you have to take three capsules daily. That's a lot of capsules for one day or at least in my opinion. It doesn't mention if you take it at one time or spread it throughout the day. This is up to you. I decided to take all three at one time. Coming from someone who hates taking pills this wasn't bad. Honestly, I think it's all mental. Third and it might be too much information, but I had bright yellow urine. I wasn't too sure why and I had to think what I ate/drank/did differently that I got this bright yellow urine. The only thing I could think that was different was this product. Let me tell you, the customer service and PR are amazing at this company. They answered the question quickly and kindly. They came back to me, and told me NeoCell's Director of Education explained I had too much vitamin B2, riboflavin, and there was no harm. Out of curiosity, I Googled to understand more of vitamin B2.
"Vitamin B2, also called riboflavin, is one of 8 B vitamins. All B vitamins help the body to convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is used to produce energy. These B vitamins, often referred to as B-complex vitamins, also help the body metabolize fats and protein. B complex vitamins are necessary for a healthy liver, skin, hair, and eyes. They also help the nervous system function properly."
I got this from University of Maryland Medical Center website. Everything is making sense now. Since I started taking this, I haven't gotten sick once. I'm shocked because last year this time, I believe I got sick twice. To be honest, I don't remember not being sick during December/January months. Even couple of days ago, I asked myself why haven't I gotten sick. People around me are sick and I'm always going in a hot/cool environment throughout the day especially with the rain in Los Angeles. By the way just because my urine turned bright yellow doesn't mean yours will. From what I heard no one has complained about their urine turning bright yellow until me. Lastly and the most important thing, it is hydrating. Not only have I not gotten sick, I haven't dealt with dry skin. I have extremely dry skin to the point it hurts. My skin would feel tight, then I would notice dry patches, then it turns red, and my face would feel hot. I haven't even experienced that once this dry, winter weather. This product is amazing and the negatives, taking pills, balances out to a positive!
* Naturally and organic.
* Great customer service/PR.
* Strong system; haven't gotten sick.
* Have not dealt with dry skin.
* Noticed less fine lines.
* Slight scent.
* Slight after taste for couple of seconds.
* Three capsules daily.
Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating: 4/5 Tobey's Paws
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