What You Should Know
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The manufacturers of NuGlow skin care have produced a wide range of products under the NuGlow brand name. Most are sold in pre-packaged product kits targeted towards highly specific skin concerns. The NuGlow company was founded in 2003, and they currently claim to hold over 80 US and foreign patents. Purchasing products from the official NuGlow website also enrolls new users in their NuGlow Skincare Club, which seems to offer discounts on the company’s product kits, as well as product auto-shipping and a skin care tips newsletter.
Although the number of NuGlow products available makes it very difficult to generalize about them, it seems that most NuGlow products focus on promoting collagen production in some way. This is achieved by including copper tripeptide as an active ingredient. The manufacturers claim that copper tripeptide penetrates deeply underneath the surface skin, stimulating the body’s own collagen and elastin production. Collagen production is a common goal for anti-wrinkle treatments, since it is collagen that keeps skin looking firm and plump. As we age, collagen production naturally slows, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin.
Products sold under the NuGlow brand name currently include: Copper Peptide Nighttime Formula, Copper Peptide Deep Eye Therapy, Deep Therapeutic Cleanser and a Daytime Therapy (SPF 9.)
- The NuGlow Skincare Club offers discount pricing.
- Products come with a money back guarantee when ordered from official website.
- Products make use of patented ingredients.
- No full product ingredient lists are available on official site.
- Products appear to contain paraben preservatives, which have been linked to contact dermatitis in some uses.
- Large number of products could make it difficult to find the one for your skin type.
- No product development or testing data is posted to official website.
- 5-step product regimens could be time consuming.
The Bottom Line
NuGlow seem to be behind an ambitious campaign that aims to be all things to all people. Their extensive lines and kits of skin care products treat everything from wrinkles to sun protection. Unfortunately, they have not taken the trouble to post the necessary details that would back up their product claims. For example, it’s difficult to tell if products that feature herbal extracts as key ingredients also contain chemicals that could prove irritating to sensitive skin. Much is made of the copper tripeptide ingredient as well, but little information is given regarding how this formulation came about. The pricing of product sets is also difficult to unravel. For example, their featured NuGlow 5-Piece Kit comes with a hefty list price of $265.00, but this is trimmed down to $79.00 for skincare club members. However, joining the NuGlow skincare club seems to lock users into an auto-shipment program that you may not want before you’ve tested the products for yourself. With the skincare market expanding daily, we’d keep looking for a product that stimulates collagen production but comes with a simpler application process and ordering system.