Dermatologist Review of Neova
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Neova skin care was developed in the late 1990’s by a biotechnology company called ProCyte. ProCyte was founded in 1986 and originally focused on research and development of high tech prescription compounds for non-healing wounds. Over time the company realized that many of the compounds they were studying had the potential to be beneficial within cosmeticeutical products. ProCyte thus founded the Neova skin care line called and also licensed some components of their cosmeceutical technology to other companies. ProCyte’s cosmeceutical products and technology have been a big hit in recent years. This unusual history explains the company’s mission statement of creating products that are intended to “Heal the Wounds of Time.”
Neova’s parent company, ProCyte, has a history of being a leader in wound healing research. Scientists at ProCyte have conducted many studies on wound healing in laboratories located around the world. These studies focused on identifying the biological actions of copper peptide complexes during the healing process. Through this research, scientists gained insight into enhancing the healing of skin tissue. This insight was then applied to further research in the areas of anti-aging skin care and skin repair. The result of this research is Neova’s patented triamino copper and copper peptide technologies. Neova’s novel products are designed to heal skin damaged by aging, surgery and the effects of sun exposure.
Although less well known than iron and zinc, copper is an essential element for the human body. Many years ago copper was used in the medical treatment of a variety of issues including joint and muscular pain. Patients typically either applied a copper containing ointment or wore a copper bracelet. More recent research suggests that these early medical practitioners may have found a treatment with value. Copper plays a significant role in the body’s overall physiology and growth regulation. In fact, copper is utilized in most body tissues.
In the skin, copper has the important role of linking collagen and elastin fibers which tends to stimulate their production. While studying copper for wound healing, ProCyte scientists discovered a series of amino acids that bind copper in human serum. This binding holds the copper together until it is released in the skin. This discovery led to peptide copper based technology in tissue repair. Scientific data supports the clinical merit of copper peptides in tissue repair and anti-aging skin care. The theory is that copper encourages cell turnover and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin resulting in visibly younger skin. The studies demonstrated significant improvement in skin firmness, wrinkles, lines and blotchiness with use of Neova’s copper peptide technology products. This scientific data is the foundation of Neova skin care products.
The natural process by which copper binding and release occurs has been mimicked in Neova skin care formulas. More than fifteen years of research in pharmaceutical skin care science have yielded two forms of beneficial copper peptides – GHK and AHK. The healing powers of the copper can be best seen in the GHK copper formula which is the variant found in Neova products. Neova researchers continue research and development efforts involving amino acid and copper binding. The resultant innovation has helped make Neova a leader in therapeutic medical grade skin care.
The goal of ProCyte and Neova is to provide dermatologists, skin care experts and their patients and clients with products that will boost tissue repair after cosmetic surgery and other elective skin care procedures. Dermatologists also recommend these products to their patients as an easy and complete skin care solution. ProCyte’s product lines are sold through doctors’ offices for these purposes.
Word about the effectiveness of these products is spreading. Neova Advanced Refining Eye Lift Geleewas featured in the Summer 2007 issue of New Beauty Magazine. The product was praised for the copper peptides and anti oxidant ingredients that protect while moisturizing and protecting the delicate skin of the eye.
Today, Neova’s skin care line consists of an eclectic mix of products of which many contain GHK Copper Peptide Complex. The line is diverse and has products suitable for many skin types and concerns. Neova products come in a variety of package styles and container types which adds interest to the overall collection.
Neova Skin Care has grown dramatically in the past decade and now has a large following among dermatologists, skin care professionals and their patients/clients as well as others who have been introduced to the brand. These copper peptide technology based products are pleasant to use and the Neova line appears to have a bright future.
Review posted 10/31/2008.Add Comment »
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