International Beauty Report: The Swiss Standard

The Swiss are known for their perfection. Watches, banking, chocolate, train schedules … the list goes on. I’ve never known Switzerland to be particularly associated with beauty products, but with the anti-aging Neocutis skincare line, that may well change. 

According to the website, one thing that makes Neocutis different from other beauty products is a form of Swiss technology called PSP, or Processed Skin Cell Proteins. This ingredient uses a unique mixture of proteins and polypeptides that “harness the power of human growth factors and cytokines, to help deliver state-of-the-art skin revitalization.” It may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, (and let’s face it, who ever heard of cytokines) but does all this futuristic-sounding skin care jargon mean the products really work?

I took two Neocutis creams for a test run, last week. The Bio-Cream Riche Bio-Restorative Skin Balm and the Lumière Bio-Restorative Eye Cream. If packaging could speak, these products would most certainly sound very posh.

I’ve come to that terrible point in time when the crow’s feet on my eyes and creases around my mouth don’t quite disappear after I stop smiling. The shadow of fine lines may still be very faint, but they are there nonetheless. The Bio-Restorative Skin Balm and the Bio-Restorative Eye Cream claim to change all that wrinkle nonsense. These velvety creams felt smooth and non-sticky as I massaged them into my skin. Although the ingredients include caffeine for plumping and wild yam to smooth skin’s texture, the lotions have no distinguishable scent other than what I would call “clean.”

It’s been a week (the labels state that it may take up to six weeks to see results), and while I can’t say the fine lines have disappeared yet, I have noticed a smoother complexion and suppler, well-hydrated skin. Until now, it’s only been chocolate that’s included in my Swiss repertoire, but Neocutis has just earned a well-deserved spot.