The Medical School of the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland gave birth to the Neocutis Company in February, 2003. Rooted in medical knowledge and pharmaceuticals, Neocutis is known for wound healing, skin care and dermatology. Neocutis came to be when work at the medical school was being done on fetal cells. It was then discovered that wound healing on the skin of fetuses that were operated on very rarely had any scarring after they were born.
Scientists became curious about the fantastic skin healing capacity of fetal skin and wondered if this could be translated into wound healing and caring for other skin conditions in general, for everyone. By the end of 2002, the biologists and doctors at the University were collaborating with business people to found Neocutis and work on marketing products that deal with the healing and care of skin. The first product that Neocutis introduced in the American marketplace was their Bio-restorative skin cream, sold only through physicians.
One of the technological advances Neocutis uses is called PSP, which stands for Processed Skin Cell Proteins. This takes advantage of the use of cultured fetal skin cells using nutrients that include cytokines, growth factor, and antioxidants. One skin culture of fetal skin material was first used to create a cell bank. This was then frozen and stored in liquified nitrogen, where it can keep indefinitely. In this way, PSP can be produced for tens of years into the future.
The bestselling product of Neocutis is their Lumiere Bio-Restorative Skin Cream containing, for example, Cetyl Palmitate, and Tocopheryl Acetate. This is an effective anti aging skin cream for mature skin that may be sensitive and irritated. This cream is an anti aging cream as it greatly reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, improves the skin’s texture, gives a brightened glow to skin, and augments the skin’s firmness. This Neocutis Skin Cream is also used to help soothe the skin when topical treatments for rosacea or acne are being used, which can irritate and dry out the area being treated.
Clinical studies have shown the Neocutis Bio-Restorative Cream will reduce the signs of facial aging. It is perfect for any skin type and feels wonderfully soft and smooth upon application. The ingredients include the essential and aforementioned PSP, the Processed Skin Proteins. Octyldodecanol is a chain of elements that make up a fatty alcohol, as is Cetearyl alcohol. It is produced from a mixture of natural fats and oils that are found in plants and animal tissues. It helps to soften and soothe the skin. Glyceryl stearate, cetyl palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, decyl oleate, Dimethicone, and glycerin also aid in keeping the skin soft and lubricating it. Propylene glycol and Ceteareth-12 are used in this Neocutis product to allow the cream to penetrate the skin’s outer surface area and to enhance the effectiveness of the cream. The oil from the germ of the wheat kernel, and myreth-3 myristate are forms of Vitamin E that helps condition and soothe the skin. Stearic acid works as a lubricant, ensuring ease of application of the cream. Cetyl alcohol is a thickening agent, giving the cream its substance. Another ingredient in Neocutis Bio-Restorative Cream is Ceteareth-20, which is a fatty alcohol that helps thicken and emulsify the cream. Myreth-3 Myristate is a natural lubricant, as is Oil from the seeds of borage. Carbomer and Triethaloamine are used as emulsion stabilizers. Methylparaben and Propylparaben are preservatives. Glycosphingolipids are a type of glycolipid that help to form new skin tissue. Phenoxyethanol is an antibacterial, helping to preserve the product’s ingredients. Other preservatives used are Disodium EDTA, BHT, among others that ensure the safety and long shelf life of the cream.
Neocutis makes products that help alleviate the suns of photo aging. Photo aging is actually the result of accumulated damage to the skin from exposure to the sun. If you compare a photo of yourself in your early twenties, say, to a photo of yourself thirty years later, you will see the signs of chronological aging, a natural phenomenon. The same is true if those photos included a look at yourself after years of sun exposure. Photo aging shows the effects of the sun in the form of lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness and elasticity and changes in skin color and pigmentation.
Neocutis makes many antiaging skin care products in varying formats to help with this problem of photo aging. There is the Bio-Gel line by Neocutis, which can bring back radiance to your aging skin. Journee is a daytime cream with a high SPF factor to protect the skin from any further sun damage. These all contain the rejuvenating ingredients, PSP with cytokines, growth factor and antioxidants.