There are two cosmetics giants on the market today that have the word “powerhouse” in their names and have been around for over half a century.
One has been improving the skin health of women and men for almost 50 years, while the other has been creating the best natural face and body care products for 30 years.
In this article, we will be discussing the differences between Neocutis vs. Rodan and Fields, and which one we should stick with.
“Which is the best brand for your skincare routine?”
I get this question from my clients often.
As much as I would love to tell them to follow my regimen, I remind them that our skin profiles are different.
Besides, when you have the time and money to spare, it could be fun and informative – learning of new products and ingredients your skin needs that you didn’t know before!
That said, doing your research on the brand, reading genuine reviews from other customers, and narrowing down the ingredients that are best for your skin are great ways to make sure a product is worth spending on.
Luckily, I have dabbled in high-end products for years in the search for my best brand.
So, I wrote this to give you an unbiased opinion on Neocutis and Rodan, and Fields.
Differences Between Neocutis and Rodan and Fields
Rodan and Fields
Aging skin, Pigmentation, texture changes, and dehydration
Aging, acne, toning, and irritations
Neocutis vs. Rodan and Fields – A Quick Comparison
Big brands have certain formulations and ingredients that set their products apart from the rest.
Neocutis most famous formulation is the PSP technology – Processed Skin cell Proteins are a Neocutis patented blend of polypeptides and proteins that activate human growth factors for skin revitalization.
Five other technologies focus on other skin issues like toning, addressing oxidative stress, and more.
Rodan + Fields has a comprehensive skincare line as well.
They divide their products into six main categories: Redefine, Reverse, Unblemish, Soothe, Essentials, and Enhancements.
For example, the Unblemish line focuses on acne and breakouts while the Soothe line eases sensitive and irritated skin.
With Neocutis, you can find your products based on the technology you want.
PSP aside, you can go for the MPC (Micro Protein Complex), for example, which primarily addresses aging symptoms like wrinkles, fine lines, poor skin elasticity, and a loss of firmness.
There are eye creams, night creams, neck & décolleté creams, and more under each technology.
Rodan + Fields pretty much works similarly.
You can get an extensive range of products for your exact affliction.
For example, the Reverse line deals with brightening an uneven skin tone, dull skin, and discoloration; it contains exfoliating wash, toner, SPF lotion, and a brightening complex.
Unlike many brands that feature customer reviews on their sites (lots of them phony!), Neocutis doesn’t include such reviews.
The brand’s reviews come from compelled users, dermatologists, physicians, and other practitioners in the beauty world.
Rodan + Fields gets mixed reactions for three main reasons.
First, the products are genuinely effective for some consumers.
Second, some ingredients caused irritations in some individuals, and the fact that Rodan + Fields faced a lawsuit for not disclosing the side effects from one of their ingredients is a cause for concern for many.
Admittedly, significant aging symptoms appear around the eye area.
Apart from the crow’s feet and lines, dark under eyes and puffiness is a problem for many women.
Lumiere is a PSP-based Neocutis product that has the right ingredients to battle these issues.
While PSP is the key technology behind the eye cream, there are other active ingredients to target different problems.
Caffeine is a natural stimulant that reduces dark circles and puffiness; Hyaluronic acid is a known moisturizer that draws moisture and plumps up the skin, minimizing lines and wrinkles.
Bisabolol works on dry and damaged skin by restoring suppleness and reducing dehydration and flaking.
- Potent active ingredients
- Quality research and studies behind the product
Rodan and Fields Lash Boost Review
Categorically, the Unblemish line is a lot more popular than the rest of the lines.
However, the Lash Boost – under the Enhancements line – gets the most buzz (good and bad) as an individual product.
The Lash Boost is a serum that comes in a mascara-like tube; you apply it on your eyebrows and upper lashes to give the appearance of thicker brows and longer-looking and lush lashes.
Though the serum is pretty effective for many women, there have complaints about some side effects.
Isopropyl cloprostenate is the ingredient in Lash Boost that was responsible for the federal lawsuit – the lawsuit alleges side effects like iris-color changes, drooping eyelids, loss, and thinning of eyelashes, eye sensitivity, itchiness, infections, and more were experienced. Rodan + Fields denied any willful wrongdoing.
- Different lines for different conditions
- Created by dermatologists
- Expensive + safety concerns
Most times, high-end skincare brands are touted as the best you can find, but it’s not always the case.
Hopefully, you’ve learned a few more things in this Neocutis vs. Rodan and Fields review – enough to make an informed choice.
So far, I’d recommend Neocutis as the safer option; the Lumiere Eye Cream has great ingredients and is very effective.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Neocutis?
Neocutis is a Swiss Technology brand that creates products to handle aging symptoms, discoloration, toning, and more.
Neocutis has different technologies that have products to deal with specific skin issues.
What ingredients does Neocutis use?
There are six main skincare technologies in the Neocutis brand.
The key ingredients are many (you can find them on the main website), and they include formulations like PSP, MPC, VITAPLEX C, MELAPLEX, and more.
Are Rodan and Fields products all-natural?
Rodan + Fields products and ingredients cannot be classified as organic or natural.
For cosmetic products, there is no uniform definition of “natural,” though government agencies have issued guidelines.
How long do Rodan and Fields products last?
Different skincare products have different shelf lives, and Rodan + Fields recommends reordering your Rodan + Fields products after about 60 days.
If your beauty products do not have an expiry date, you can use the general guidelines on the expected shelf-life of each type of product.