NeoCell is the NUMBER ONE company in the world providing collagen based products. Collagen is our body's most abundant structural protein found in connective tissue. It supports many areas of the body; most importantly, it is responsible for the strengthening of blood vessels and controlling skin elasticity. What might you experience if you lack collagen? Wrinkles, dry skin, brittle hair, damaged nails, etc.
NeoCell provides high quality collagen-based supplements that can help restore this important protein. This company was founded by Al Quadri, a scientist who was having difficulty recovering from major heart surgery. His recovery, using collagen supplements, was the inspiration for NeoCell -- he wanted to help others achieve the same results. NeoCell's products are GMP (good manufacturing practice) certified. In 2012, NeoCell was named the winner of the "Best Supplements" Award by Better Nutrition Magazine.
I like that NeoCell is committed to their environment. In 2012, they won the "Responsible Packaging Award". All of their packaging is eco-friendly, and 100% Post Consumer Resin. This kind of packaging contributes to energy savings and a zero-waste future. They are also committed to giving back; they work with the company "Vitamin Angels", which helps save children's lives by providing essential nutrients. In 2011, NeoCell was able to donate $30,000 to this wonderful cause. I like to know these extra tid-bits when I consider purchasing items from a company -- it feels so nice to purchase from a supportive and conscious company.
What type of products does NeoCell have?
- Hyaluronic Acid - for skin and joint hydration
- Pomegranate from the seed - antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
- Resveratrol - antioxidant and immune health
- Super Collagen™ - helps boost the body's collagen with powerful amino acids
- Collagen Ultimate Sport Recovery
- Beauty Bursts - skin hydrator, rebuilder, and collagen enhancer
- Fish Collagen
- Collagen Radiance Serum - an antioxidant that helps nourish and rejuvenate skin
- Keratin Hair Volumizer
- Arthropet - a supplement for pets that helps with joint problems
I won a bottle of ArthroPet for my dog, Icarus, in a Rafflecopter giveaway on another blog. NeoCell was nice enough to offer me two MORE products for myself -- so I am going to provide you with a review of all three of them! I received Beauty Bursts in Super Fruit Punch flavor and the Collagen Radiance Serum.
The Beauty Bursts are soft, chewable dietary supplements. They are designed to rebuild, hydrate, and enhance your skin and nails with three essential ingredients: collagen type 1&3, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C. They are lactose and gluten free with no artificial ingredients.
The Beauty Bursts also contain: Brown rice syrup, evaporated cane syrup, soy lecithin, palm oil and/or safflower oil, citric acid, natural fruit and vegetable color, natural flavors, glycerine, luo han guo (monk fruit).
Here is what NeoCell has to say about the benefits of 2,000 mg of Collagen type 1&3:
"Provides speciﬁc amino acids necessary to replenishing the body’s collagen supply. Helps minimize ﬁne lines & wrinkles, and improves elasticity in the skin. Builds and supports bone matrix. Corrects weak, broken, split and damaged nail beds. Thickens ﬁne hair, adds body and slows down hair loss. Repairs connective tissues for improved elasticity; improves circulation; promotes wound healing. Glycine builds lean muscle to help burn fat while you sleep."
I have been taking the Beauty Bursts for four days now. I am really excited because I feel like this is a regimen I can actually keep up with. I have purchased gummy vitamins and other supplements in the past, but I'll take one or two and then a few weeks will pass in between before I remember to start taking them again. These Beauty Bursts (at least the Super Fruit Punch variety) actually have a flavor which does not turn me off. They are not chalky and do not taste like medication! I will have to update you in a few weeks when I finish taking the supplements, but I am hoping that they can help strengthen my hair -- I straighten my hair every day because it is wavy and unruly, so sometimes the ends become split and damaged. I hope that my hair will be more resistant and shiny with the beauty bursts. I also have very low elasticity in my skin...I found this out several years ago when I visited the doctor. I am very prone to stretch marks, so I am always looking for preventative remedies. I hope that the collagen in the Beauty Bursts will help enhance elasticity and prevent future stretch marks. I also am very interested in weight loss (who isn't?!), so I thought that the fact that glycine helps to burn fat while you are sleeping was an interesting tidbit. I am even more motivated to continue taking the beauty bursts every night. So far I am very happy with this product!
NeoCell's Collagen Radiance Serum is specially designed to protect and rejuvenate skin while also increasing elasticity, firmness and hydration. This 1 oz serum uses time-release micro-capsules which can deeply penetrate the skin for lasting effects. It is a potent antioxidant which is paraben free and has quality ingredients. Besides collagen, it contains large amounts of Vitamin C and Vitamin E, as well as phospholipids with fatty acids.
The Collagen Radiance Serum also contains: Water, phospholipids, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), ascorbyl palmitate, soluble collagen, acrylamide/sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer, isohexadecane, polysorbate 80, butylene glycol, xanthan gum, tyrosine, proline, cysteine, zinc chloride, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, disodium EDTA.
This serum is super easy to use! All you do is squirt out a few drops and apply to the area in which you hope to increase elasticity once or twice a day. The bottle recommends applying it to your face and neck. I tried the serum on the stretch marks on my side in hopes that it will help heal or reduce them in the future. My mom applied the serum to her neck, where she has visible wrinkles and hopes to increase skin firmness.
We both liked the fact that the serum is non-irritating, because we both have very sensitive skin. It does not have an overpowering, irritating fragrance. It also did not leave skin greasy, but feeling instead moist and hydrated. My mom said that within just a few days of applying it, she already thinks that she is feeling a difference in firmness. I probably won't be able to notice a difference right away in my stretch marks, but I will definitely keep you updated.
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One lucky reader will get to try out two of the products that I received -- The Beauty Bursts and the Collagen Radiance Serum, courtesy of NeoCell. All you need to do is enter on the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. readers, 18 and over, unless you have permission from your parents. Please be honest when submitting Rafflecopter entries -- remember, I DO check all of your entries for verification, and I will throw them out if they are false. If the form has a spot for you to enter information, please provide me with the appropriate username, link, etc so that it is easier for me to verify your entries! I am not responsible for the shipment of the prize, that is the company's duty. I will contact the winner via email (so make sure to use one that you check) and you will have 48 hours to respond with your shipping information. If you have any questions or if the Rafflecopter is not working properly, you can always contact me via Facebook or email (links on the sidebar). Good luck!!