Experiencing NeoStrata Anti Aging Skincare

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One of the fun things about blogging is getting the opportunity to try new products I might not discover on my own, and as an extra bonus I get to share them with you.

Today I have another product I’ve been testing out that I want to share with you: NeoStrata.


Neostrata products are widely popular and highly recommended by dermatologists in various parts of the globe. What makes this product popular among dermatologists and surgeons is that it features a potent yet clinically proven safe AHA concentration in the product itself.

While we all want young and flawless looking skin,  as we age, we experience having wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging that start to appear on our face. As years pass by, the quality of our skin simply starts to diminish. At 48, I might not be able to avoid totally aging, but at least I can reduce the signs of aging and slow down the aging process.


I was very excited to try NeoStrata’s products. Although I’m close to 50, this is my first time using a product that contains Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). Yes, it’s true. Luckily I did not experience any peeling or tingling sensation. I guess these products have a high enough level of AHAs to cause the skin to turnover without irritating it.


NeoStrata Skin Active Dermal Replenishment

Formulated to optimize hydration and help visibly reverse all the signs of aging, for skin that is intensely hydrated, lifted, firmer, and more luminous.
  • Patented Aminofil® technology helps build skin’s natural volume
  • Prodew® helps cushion skin with vital moisture and strengthen the skin barrier and reduce moisture loss
  • Enriched with Chardonnay Grape Seed Extract to help prevent damage from daily environmental stressors

It’s deeply hydrating without a heavy feeling. At my age I need all the hydration I can get. I have been using this cream for almost three weeks now. I apply it in the evening (one pump is enough for the entire face) after cleansing my face with olive oil. It smells a bit like cucumber and it gives my face a nice “glow”. My skin also looks more even-toned.


NeoStrata Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream

This anti aging neck cream is formulated to help reverse visible signs of aging in the neck and décolletage for skin that is firmer, more lifted and younger looking.
  • Pro-Amino Acid helps target collagen
  • NeoCitriate® helps to target collagen
  • NeoGlucosamine gently exfoliates skin to help reduce the appearance of uneven pigment


This is my very  first time using a neck cream. I love that the cream has a gentle exfoliant that helps reduce the appearance of uneven pigment and age spots that often appear in the décolletage. I have already noticed an improvement; My neck looks better after only three weeks. I’m excited to see more results in the following weeks.

Again, the product is very hydrating without a greasy feeling or heavy scent. I apply it in the morning and evening. One small pump is plenty for the entire neck. I even apply it to the top of my hands where I noticed some hyperpigmentation. Don’t forget to apply sunblock to your neck.


Target aging skin with this multi-mechanistic formula to help lift and firm skin while helping to reduce oxidative damage.
  • SynerG Formula helps rejuvenate skin
  • Apple Stem Cell Extract helps protect and maintain skin’s essential cells* (*in vitro test)
  • Peptides target collagen* and reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles (*in vitro test)
  • Glycolic Acid is clinically proven to target collagen

I use this serum twice a week as it helps enhance exfoliation. One pump  covers my entire face. It does not irritate my face and leaves it soft and hydrated.


I did some research and learned that glycolic acid is the gold standard in AHAs. It is the most researched acid and has the best track record of impressive results for all ages and all skin types.

According to skin care experts, glycolic acid is special because of its size and ability to penetrate the uppermost layers of built-up skin to reveal the better-looking skin hiding beneath.

We are not able to avoid aging but keeping the skin looking younger longer is all about prevention ( inside and outside.) The 40’s are a good time to introduce potent formulas to visibly slow down aging skin. NeoStrata’s smoothing ingredients like peptides and acids will help boost cell metabolism, plump skin and stimulate new collagen.

Gravesite Of Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash

Are you a fan of Johnny Cash?

Johnny Cash burial site

Johnny Cash grave site

A few days ago, I played tourist in my hometown of Hendersonville, Tennessee. Although I’ve lived here for more than five years, I had never visited the gravesite of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. I have seen the Cash’s house on the lake, though.

The graves are at the Hendersonville Memory Gardens, located just 25 minutes north of Nashville. It’s a beautiful final resting place for two of the greatest legends in country music.

Johnny Cash burial site

Johnny Cash burial site

When I arrived, not a single person was around. This place is very peaceful and serene. I parked at the funeral home and walked just a short distance (slightly uphill) until I found the gravesite.  It’s in the center of the cemetery, straight across from the main entrance.

Johnny Cash Burial Site

The gravesite of Johnny Cash is simple but pretty and you could see that visitors had left flowers.

Johnny Cash burial site

Johnny cash burial site

Some of their family members are buried here as well.  Reba Cash Hancock (Johnny’s sister) is buried right next to Johnny and June.

Johnny Cash burial site

There are a few other music legends who rest here – Merle Kilgore, Ferlin Husky, and Sheb Wooley.

Johnny cash grave site

While there, I said a prayer for my mom and her brother. Both went to heaven a few months ago.  I stood there,  tears streaming down my face, and could hear their voices as I once did when the were with us.

It feels odd to say this, but this truly is a lovely place. I would highly recommend a visit, especially if you’re a fan of Johnny Cash. If you go, please be respectful, it is a final resting place.

Juris Doctor

    “She believed she could, so she did.”

                                                                     R.S. Grey

Last Saturday, my daughter Melody graduated from law school. She received her juris doctor from Loyola Law School. It was her life-long dream to become a lawyer. At only 23 years old, she’s accomplished her goal.

Melody’s worked very hard. She has survived years of undergraduate study, the competition to get into law school, the rigorous demands of legal academia, learning to think like a lawyer, and seeking the right position.

juris doctor

To say that I’m proud of her is the biggest understatement. Her work ethic and dedication are everything.

juris doctor

From what she told me, law school is no joke. The workload is immense and you’re competing with 200 or more of the hardest-working people you’ve ever met. In addition to working part-time, she had to grind out hours upon hours of book work.

Throughout all the high pressure, heavy workload, and fast-paced environment, she remained positive and upbeat. She survived law school, sanity intact. Thank you, lord.