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Neova Night Therapy with copper peptides

Reviewed by Marta August 10, 2008 10 Comments

I was given a clutch of Neova products the other day and, since I'm not big on night creams, I'm offering up a free jar of Neova Night Therapy ($74 for 1.7oz) to whomever is willing to review it for us. Just post a comment saying why you'd like to give a go and promise faithfully that you'll send in your feedback.

My take on Neova Night Therapy is that it is a gourmet sandwich filling in between slices of mediocre grocery store bread. The standout ingredient is copper peptide, but not just any old one. When you combine copper with a GHK protein peptide (GHK-CU), something pretty impressive happens. One study performed on 20 people showed that, after 30 days, the formation of pro-collagen (a precursor of collagen) increased by 70% (shown by skin biopsy) compared with 50% from vitamin C and 40% due to tretinoin (vitamin A).

A peptide naturally found in human skin and tissue, GHK (glycyl-L-histidyl-L-lysine), binds copper molecules, allowing them to arrive in an active state where needed. This peptide is now chemically synthesized and is known as prezatide copper acetate. This is used by Neova. You won't find this GHK form of copper peptides very often (due, as far as I can work out, to closely held patents). In addition to Procyte (Neova's parent), Skin Biology and Neutrogena are the only potion makers that I know of that us it.

The Copper tripeptide in Neutrogena is a 1:1 ratio of the GHK molecule to copper and the prezatide copper acetate in Neova products is a 2:1 ratio of GHK to copper. In addition, Neova Night Therapy has sodium carboxymethyl betaglucan (another wound healer), camellia oleifera (tea), vitamin E, sodium hyaluranate, squalane, grape and apricot kernel. The rest is made up of emollients, silicones and the usual suspects from preservative land.

Ingredients in Neova Night Therapy

Water, glyceryl stearate, stearic acid, cetyl alcohol, sodium behenoyl lactylate, octyldodecyl neopentanoate, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, cyclomethicone, dimethicone, prezatide copper acetate, sodium carboxymethyl betaglucan, camellia oleifera extract, tocopheryl acetate, sodium hyaluranate, vitis vinifera seed, squalane, prunus armeniaca kernal oil, ethylhexyl stearate, propylene glycol, isoceteth-3 acetate, propylene glycol, hydroxyethylcellulose, isopropylparaben, isobutylparaben, butylparaben, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben

  • March 3, 2017

    by Marta

    Hi Melissa

    Here is the review:

  • March 2, 2017

    by Melissa

    Did anyone ever write the review of this Night Therapy cream? I just bought a bottle of it and was looking for a review. I see you gave someone the one you had in exchange for a review.. but I can't find it. Thank you!

  • June 4, 2013

    by Patricia Glasco

    I would like to try the Neova because I am 74 years of age, and still have a zest for life and want to take care of my face. I use moisturizer every day, separate sunscreen, and then night cream at night. What led me to this site was to see if Neova really works...what better way to know than to try it myself at no cost. I'm interested.

  • December 28, 2010

    by Nancy Morales

    I would love to use it! Have heard of Neova products at The Doctors show. I'm 47 and starting to see changes in my skin. What I have tried, so far, has made only a small difference.

  • September 2, 2008

    by marta

    <p>Hi Terry,<br />
    I'm afraid the Neova was taken up a while ago. Do keep checking back because we have plenty of new things coming up. </p>

    <p>I really would give all these retins and peels a rest. It sounds as if you could be in danger of over-exfoliating. I am a big believer in a gentle glycolic (I use Image Skincare's Ageless), but would wait a few weeks for your skin to rest a bit. In the meantime, a good peptide to help build cells and collagen should be part of your daily routine. If you have Bellaplex, that would be a great place to start. Let us know how you get on. </p>

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