Why Formulation Is The Heart Of Skincare
21 August 2019

Above and beyond feel-good factors, formulation is that which will help you get the skin of your dreams.

Formulation to skincare is like recipe to a dish. The right mix of ingredients is the equation to a successful product. Any chemist or scientist will tell you that it takes a lot more than just blending all the good stuff into a test-tube. There are lots to consider; from how X + Y versus Y + Z will change the texture, colour and effects to how much of each ingredient to put to the mix and finally to the stability of the formula. But we will not get into the science of it.


On top of all those considerations, think about the end goal of a formula. So what if you have put together a blend of the best ingredients but aren’t able to deliver to where it’s needed? This is why IDS Skincare developed ENHANCE, a transcutaneous delivery system as part of a formulation to help drive key active ingredients deeper into the hypodermis, in order for the product to really work and give you the results you seek. 

Three years later, NEULASTIN is born.


So What Is NEULASTIN Exactly?

Developed in conjunction with Dr Jacob Waugh, a brilliant young physician/scientist with over 15 years of experience in applied cross-disciplinary research as well as residency and fellowship experience at the prestigious Stanford University School of Medicine, this is a much improved formulation that incorporates ENHANCE along with a blend of highly active ingredients.


NEULASTIN comes from ‘new’ and ‘elastin’, because its main function is to stimulate elastin and collagen production for effective skin repair and restorationfrom “solar wounds” inflicted daily by the environment and other aggressors such as UV rays, blue and Infrared light. These “wounds” also known as visible “solar scars” manifest into what we know as wrinkles, dark spots and acne. When skin is afflicted by environmental aggressors, it induces a wound or inflammation response within the skin, resulting in imperfect repair which in turn leads to “solar scars”. Repetitive damage over time will eventually result in visible fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots or other skin conditions.


Think of NEULASTIN as a wound healer to deliver active ingredients to where the skin needs them most. This allows you to maximise the full potential of the products to restore your skin as much as possible so that the vicious cycle is ended before visible solar scars appear! It only makes common sense that when you have
a wound, you need remedy to heal the wound before you apply other products which may now not work to the desired effect because you have a wound. NEULASTINworks as that cure-all salve, so that the other active ingredients can do its job, leaving your skin aglow!




Helps to maintain the hydration and elasto-viscosity of tissues and protects and supports epidermal hydration.



A protein present in all organs and tissues in the body. It also provides the matrix that sustains the body’s structure, and is responsible for skin strength and elasticity. The loss of collagen leads to wrinkles and other signs of aging over time.



A protein found in connective tissues responsible for allowing it to “snap back” to its original shape after being stretch or contracted.



Effective in treating wrinkles, resulting in smoother, firmer and more even skin.



Essential minerals which encourage the support of the underlying structure of the skin. It also enhances the healing process and reduces wrinkling as well as other signs of aging.



IDS Skincare’s licensed patented delivery system that facilitates the absorption of active ingredients into the skin.


Find Neulastin in selected IDS Skincare products.


A super-strength eye concentrate that is packed with everything you need to reduce visible signs of aging and renew your eyes. Its balm-like texture cocoons the delicate eye area while strengthening and minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, under-eye dark circles, and puffiness.



A potent age-fighting treatment is inspired by line-relaxing injections to give you similar results in supersonic speed where other topical products aren’t able to, thanks to NEULASTIN. It also features a comprehensive array of ingredients including minerals, adenosine, elastin, and hyaluronate that target multiple signs of aging at once, giving you instant visible improvement in skin texture, and reduction in fine lines and wrinkles with continued and prolonged use.



This light, hydroquinone-free treatment cream contains a proprietary formulation of peptides and active ingredients that effectively prevent melanin over-production. The result is a fairer, brighter and more even-toned complexion.



An effective acne treatment that calms inflamed blemishes and lightens old marks rapidly, revealing clearer and healthier- looking skin. The formula also visibly minimizes pore size to improve skin texture and is perfect for oily and blemish-prone skin, with active breakouts and blemishes.



This powerful product works to refine pores and reduce blackheads and whiteheads. It minimizes oil production without excessive drying.



This potent anti-ageing cream helps to boost collagen and elastin production, as well as dramatically reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines like never before. Skin appears firmer, smoother and revitalized.



This lightweight yet creamy formulation works efficiently against dry skin. It contains a synergistic combination of botanical extracts and hyaluronic acid to boost its hydration property. With continued usage, skin feels plumper, and suppler, and appears more radiant.       


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