In a world where we seek immediate results, we also often expect to reverse the effects of time. Neocutis products promise to do just that. A clinically advanced anti-aging moisturizer, Neocutis Bio-restorative Skin Cream is ideally formulated for mature, sensitive, stressed and irritated skin. It features a blend of essential rejuvenating natural nutrients, antioxidants and proteins such as collagen to revive tired skin while boosting firmness, elasticity and brightness. At a premium of over
$150 a bottle (See Current Price & More Details), this moisturizer has some hefty promises to keep.
Neocutis Bio-Cream Bio-Restorative Skin Cream with PSP is claimed to be the original moisturizer in which they included their specially formulated PSP, or Processed Skin Proteins blend. Packaged in a pump-style bottle, this formula is light and creamy, fragrance-free, and best for anyone with normal to dry skin.
The directions for Neocutis Bio-restorative Skin Cream are described as a two-step process:
Step 1: Cleanse the skin thoroughly, removing make-up and other external residue. Cleansers recommended by dermatologists are best.
Step 2: Nourish and restore. Apply a thin layer of NeoCutis Bio-Cream Bio-Restorative Skin Cream with PSP to the skin 3 to 4 times daily or as otherwise directed.
This many applications seems like overkill for normal daily skin care. Not too many of us have the luxury of washing our face 3 to 4 times a day, but this may be necessary for someone who just underwent some type of dermatological procedure.
Neocutis claims these benefits from using the Bio-Cream Bio-Restorative Skin Cream with PSP:
- Helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, revealing softer, younger and more radiant skin.
- Improves texture and tone.
- Tightens and firms skin.
- Promotes speedy recovery and skin restoration after cosmetic or dermatological procedures. Aids in healing after microdermabrasion, chemical peels or other treatments.
- Soothes sensitive or problem skin when it is used in combination with topical medications like anti-acne lotions, rosacea treatments or retinoids.
Many reviewers have reported that the Neocutis Bio-restorative Skin Cream with PSP is very softening and hydrating, particularly in drier and colder climates. During the winter months, this product is soothing to sensitive skin.
The biggest complaint among product testers is the packaging. The lid falls off and it doesn’t pack well when traveling. The pump stops working before the product is completely gone, making it difficult to squeeze out the last of the pricey product.
Worth the Price?
There is absolutely nothing wrong with a simple moisturizer, it is necessary, but to buy it at a price of
$150+ for one bottle (See Current Price & More Details), you should be able to expect more from the skin care product. Neocutis’ claims that Bio Cream helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, enhance skin tone, texture and firmness and restore moisture after cosmetic or dermatological procedures just have yet to be fully proven by those who have reviewed the product.
Basic ingredients such as wheat germ and borage oil do help moisturize the skin. Since it is fragrance free, all natural and dermatologist tested, it can be used on sensitive skin without irritation.
This formula is expensive, contains harmful sensitizing preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone. The product lacks the promised antioxidants and cell-communicating ingredients, and the use of PSP in skincare products isn’t well-documented by scientific research.
So what is this “miracle” PSP blend? Processed Skin Proteins is a blend of peptides, proteins, and some other substances is supposed to “harness the power of human growth factors and cytokines.” It is an anti-aging blend that allegedly uses human fetal cell tissue. Some research claims that the use of fetal cell tissue can help heal damaged tissue to aid in the healing process of injuries, according to a 2006 article entitled “Cell Transplantation.”
Simply put, while some proteins and amino acids that make up PSP do benefit the skin, it is minor compared to better researched alternatives such as collagen, Vitamins E and C or Green Tea. There isn’t anything to back up the claims that PSP is the “magic” ingredient we have all been waiting for. It may very well be about as effective as the fountain of youth.
With headquarters in San Francisco, California, Neocutis was founded in Switzerland in 2003 by a group of physicians and biologists. They began catering to dermatology offices and medical spas with their products of PSP blends, antioxidant rich formulas and anti-aging claims. Despite their initial exclusivity, now you can order Neocutis products from beauty sites and other online retailers. Neocutis includes a full range of products that cater to those seeking to treat and prevent signs of aging.
They offer a full line of moisturizers, eye creams and specialized treatments. Unfortunately, despite the high regard and regal beginnings, most of their products are highly overpriced and contain a surprisingly blah mix of basic moisturizing ingredients with just a sprinkle of antioxidants. The Neocutis Bio-Restorative Skin Cream just does not have enough going for it to justify all the pomp and circumstance or the hefty price tag.
On the up side, Neocutis does have a couple of outstanding products: vitamin C serum and a retinol product that, like all of their formulas, are fragrance free and are carefully packaged to protect their light and air sensitive ingredients.
while there is certainly no miracle balm to cure damage once it is done, multiple reviewers say that Neocutis Bio-restorative Skin Cream goes a long way to help correct damage, and soften fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin visibly brighter and more youthful. It is lightweight, creamy and feels good going on. If moisture and hydration is what you seek, and money is no option, this product is worth a try.