Neocutis Lumière vs. Neocutis Lumière Firm
- By Dr. Alan J. Parks
- February 2, 2021
If you’ve been looking on DermWarehouse for that perfect eye cream, chances are you’ve come across the Neocutis products. In case you haven’t heard of Neocutis, their focus as a skincare brand is on developing products that help to support natural healing by stimulating the processes that regenerate and restore natural skincare processes, like collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. Neocutis’ products include ingredients like growth factors to develop collagen and hyaluronic acid and peptides to rejuvenate the appearance of aging skin by supporting the production of hyaluronic acid, elastin, and collagen.
One of the most common questions we receive from customers is the difference between the Lumière and Lumière Riche eye creams and the new Lumière Firm and Lumière Firm Riche eye creams. Put plainly, the difference between the “firm” products vs the original Lumière is the addition of proprietary peptides in Lumière Firm.
The original Lumière formula includes hyaluronic acid, caffeine, and growth factors, which work to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the fragile eye area. This eye cream visibly diminishes the appearance of under-eye darkness while soothing and refreshing the delicate area to banish signs of fatigue. The Firm product line (including Firm Riche) includes all of those ingredients plus peptides for the ultimate anti-aging treatment. In addition to the original Lumière product, the Firm formulation utilizes similar ingredients to the Neocutis Micro Eyes tightening eye cream, including the proprietary peptides.
As you may or may not know, The Neocutis Lumière original formula and the Micro Eyes eye cream are set to be discontinued in the near future. But don’t fret- Both Lumiere Firm formulas are meant to address any and all skincare concerns for your eyes. The Firm formula is actually a mixture of both the original Lumière and MicroEyes formula. It contains the following key ingredients:
- Growth Factors to help with anti-aging
- Proprietary Peptides to help with anti-aging
- Glycerin to infuse moisture
- Sodium Hyaluronate to hydrate
- Glycyrrhetinic Acid to brighten
- Caffeine to reduce puffiness
- Bisabolol to soothe
- Vitamin C to provide antioxidant care
The Lumiere original formula and the MicroEyes formula were a part of two separate skincare lines for Neocutis. The Lumiere product was part of the line that used growth factors in their products, which work to stimulate the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid. The MicroEyes formula was formulated with proprietary peptides, which function to stimulate the production of elastin in the skin.
Typically, the production of collagen naturally by your body starts to slow down in your 20s. This makes the original Lumiere formula perfect for those at the beginning of their anti-aging journey. Elastin production typically begins to slow down later in life, in your 30s or 40s, making MicroEyes great for those who are starting to physically see more signs of aging.
The Lumiere Firm formula, however, does both- it stimulates the production of collagen, hyaluronic acid, AND elastin, making it an all-in-one anti-aging eye cream for all ages and skin types. The Lumière Firm formula targets the delicate eye area and concerns like the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, puffiness, and under-eye darkness Ingredients include human growth factors, proprietary peptides, hyaluronic acid, caffeine, Vitamin C, and glycerin. The Riche formula includes all of these ingredients and benefits, plus Wild Yam Toot and Petrolatum for those with more mature or especially dry skin. With either Firm product, you’re basically getting both the Lumiere original formula and MicroEyes formula all in one- and for half the price that it would be to buy both eye creams.
In a clinical trial, consumers that used the Lumiere Firm formula consistently saw positive results in as little as 14 days-seriously! It’s that powerful. And by positive results, we mean an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, puffiness, and uneven texture of the skin. On top of that, Lumiere Firm is ophthalmologist tested, meaning that it’s been deemed as safe to use around all areas of the eye.
Neocutis recommends starting your daily skincare routine with a gentle cleanser like the Neocutis NeoCleanse. Then, apply the Lumière Firm eye cream, followed by a daily moisturizer like the Neocutis Journée in the morning and the Neocutis Bio Cream in the evening.
DermWarehouse is always here to answer your skincare questions, so please reach out if you need help perfecting your routine!