Skin Care Company Uses Aborted Fetal Material

The skin care industry is a multibillion dollar business, especially when you throw in all of the anti-aging and wrinkle-removing creams. As women want more and more to not only feel younger but look younger as well, this industry will continue to grow. There are so many products, it is hard to know which ones to buy and which ones actually work. But unknown to many, it is hard to know exactly what these products are made out of and what ingredients they contain. Some ingredients in these products can actually get into the bloodstream and produce what is called systemic toxicity. Some skin care products, while seeming to be working, are actually causing more damage than good. Some skin care products have been tested on animals and still others made by the company, Neocutis, have been made with aborted fetal material.

About the Company

Neocutis, Inc. is located in San Francisco, California and is a bio-pharmaceutical company that focuses on wound healing, dermatology and skin care. It was founded in February 2003 as a spin-off from the Medical School of the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland. The company boasts of using a proprietary skin care ingredient called Processed Skin Cell Proteins(PSP®). This key ingredient comes from the skin tissue of a 14-week gestation electively-aborted male baby donated by the University Hospital in Switzerland.  A cell bank was established from the fetal skin which contains cultured skin cells to produce the human growth factor needed to restore aging skin.

Products Containing the Cell Line

There are four products made by Neocuits that contain the cell line from the fetal skin:

Bio-restorative Skin Cream - The first skin cream formulated with Processed Skin Cell Proteins has been "clinically proven to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles after two months of daily use."

Lumiere Bio-restorative Eye Cream - is made with 30% more processed Skin Cell Proteins. This cream is used to revitalize and rejuvenate the delicate eye area.

JOURNEE Bio-restorative Day Cream - "The most complete anti-aging day cream with PSP®, anti-oxidants, hyaluronic acid and UVA/UVB protection SPF 30+ to rejuvenate, protect and hydrate skin."

BIO-BEL Bio-restorative Hydrogel - "Unique Hydrogel Combines the power of PSP® and Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid to help restore elasticity and radiance to stressed skin."

These products can be found all over the Internet, including Amazon.com

Ethical Issues Raised

Using an aborted fetus so that women can look younger raises moral and ethical issues for many. Some pro-life groups are calling for a boycott of all Neocutis products. One pro-life group in particular, called Children of God for Life are suggesting that if women have these products to throw them in the garbage. The group also said that they will "give free publicity to cosmetic companies who are not using immoral ingredients in their products."

Children of God for Life has been a watchdog on pharmaceutical companies using aborted fetal cell lines in medical products and they have received thousands of inquiries from the public on the use of aborted fetal material in cosmetics.  Until now, this was the first time they have encountered any company bold enough to put the information right on their own website and product literature. 

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Specialk3749 6 years ago from Michigan

Wow, I am glad I do not have any of that brand. I will know what kind to stay away from...I boycot anything has to do with abortion! Thanks for the information!


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Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND Author

Specialk3749 - You are welcome for the info - I wanted to get it out there so that people would be aware of this and not buy these products.


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

Cari Jean

Thank you so much for pointing this out,I had heard rumours but was unsure-it's very difficult to know who is using these 'products',there must be quite a few.It's all about money -abortion is a thriving industry-sadly!

Thanks again.


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Ken R. Abell 6 years ago from ON THE ROAD

Thank you for this information. How sick is this world?


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Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND Author

Ken - thanks for reading. It is sick to think that companies think it's ok to use aborted fetuses to help make women look younger. Sicker that some of these women know what's in these products and continue to use them.


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Gicky Soriano 6 years ago from California

Amazing how people would literally "kill" to look young again. An eye-opener of a hub. Solid information. Thanks.


coffeesnob 6 years ago

Cari

this is definitely an eye opener. I think I can't be any more appalled at humanity and then wham! I could not for the life of me imagine using a product like this - but many are oblivious.


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii

I heard about this a long time ago, and have been very conscious, whenever looking for a skin product to use. It's a terrible crime, but it's happening right under our noses. God have mercy on the perpetrators.


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Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND Author

itakins - yes it is truly appalling what a big money-maker the abortion industry is.


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Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND Author

Gicky - thanks for reading and for your comment.


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Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND Author

coffeesnob - thanks for stopping in. The thing that disturbs me is that there are women out there who know the ingredients and continue to use the products.


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Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND Author

IslandVoice - we do have to be careful about which products to use. Hopefully one day we can put a stop to such atrocity.


Sue 6 years ago

I am just sick to find this out...i must have my head stuck in a black hole...I was using this product and loved it...was getting ready to order more....then i came across the real truth on the web...Forgive me Lord..I would have NEVER used this had I known...I must get my head out of that hole and start educating myself...thank you for your time and energy on educating all of us!


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Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND Author

Sue - please don't beat yourself up over not knowing this. These companies don't often disclose this information so it is hard to know. There are so many beauty products out there that it is hard to do research on every single one of them. Be Blessed.


Laurie cook 4 years ago

This is sick, makes me want to throw up, I just can't believe that people would go as far to use an aborted babies cells for a youthful appearance, I earned my wrinkles do I like them , no I don't but Im not going to use a product that has that, thanks for the heads up


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Cari Jean 4 years ago from Bismarck, ND Author

Laurie - thanks so much for your comment. It is indeed very disturbing that some companies use aborted fetal material for cosmetic reasons. It is hard to believe that there are those who still use this particular anti-aging cream knowing the ingredients but not caring because their first priority is trying to look youthful.


Finton Wade 4 years ago

Have you heard about food enhencing by aborted fetus? Look this up www.cogforlife.org. A company called Senomyx are sharing this new product with Pepsi, Hershey and Lipton Soup! Yeck!


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Cari Jean 4 years ago from Bismarck, ND Author

Finton Wade - thank you so much for your comment. I have not heard about the food enhancers used from aborted fetuses - I will definitely look into this. Thank you for sharing - we really have to be aware!


Rosie 4 years ago

thanks for this info.

I have always wondered exactly which products contain aborted fetal cells. That is such a sick thought that people knowingly do this and use these products! I was wondering if Neocutis was the only company who does this or if there are others and other products??


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Cari Jean 4 years ago from Bismarck, ND Author

Rosie - thanks for your comment. Yes, there are probably other companies who try to hide what their products are made out of. It really is quite despicable.


Veganic 10 months ago

Most companies, especially the big ones, do horrible things to non-human animals in order to create products to satisfy human vanity. If you don't like what you read in the article, there's no logical reason for which you should ignore what I say either.


Deborah 6 months ago

Sadly , I let intergrated doctors office inject this ..........in to my knee, i didnt know....I can't wait until tommorrow!!!!!

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