REVIEW: Natural Derma Project Cica Bio-Placenta Cream

by - Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hi all, how was your day? Today I want to review the second product from Natural Derma Project. Previously I had tried Vitamin B9 Tone-Up Cream. Different from other tone-up creams that I have tried, it naturally looking brightens my skin tone and it doesn't look grey-ish. you can read the review here.

Hai semua. Hari ini saya mau review produk kedua dari Natural Derma Project. Sebelumnya saya sudah coba Vitamin B9 Tone-Up Cream-nya. Beda dari tone-up cream lain yang sudah saya coba, dia mencerahkannya terlihat natural dan gak terlihat abu-abu. kalian bisa baca review-nya disini.

About the Brand 


Unfortunately, there's few information in English that I can find about this brand. Taken from their site, Natural Derma Project is safe and honest brand that using natural ingredients as much as possible. They only use EWG green grade components.

They also use special ingredient called Bio-Water, made to resemble body fluid. In compares to water, it contains amino acid, protein, phospholipid, ceramide, oleic acid, acetyl glucotamin, etc.

Sayangnya, sedikit informasi dalam bahasa Inggris yang dapat saya temukan tentang brand ini. Diambil dari situs mereka, Natural Derma Project adalah merek yang aman dan jujur yang menggunakan bahan-bahanoalami sebanyak mungkin. Mereka hanya menggunakan komponen green grade EWG. 

Mereka juga menggunakan bahan khusus yang disebut Bio-Water, dibuat menyerupai cairan tubuh. Dibandingkan dengan air biasa, ia juga mengandung asam amino, protein, fosfolipid, ceramide, asam oleat, asetil glukotamin, dll. 


Natural Derma Project Cica Bio-Placenta Cream
Brand: Natural Derma Project  
Brand website: website / instagram 
Where to buy: Charis shop
Price: IDR 544.000
Ingredients: Bio-Water, Bio-Placenta, Centella Asiatica [all components] Purified water, propanediol, glycerin, butylene glycol, silica, 1,2-hexanediol, phenyl trimethicone, madecassoside, sh-Oligopeptide-1, sh-oligopeptide-2, sh-Polypeptide-1, sh-Polypeptide-9, sh-Polypeptide-11, Bacillus/soybean/folic acid/fermented extract, sodium hyaluronate, serine, acetyl glutamine, glycine, ceramide NP, oleic acid, sodium PCA, glycosyl trehalose, caprylic / capric triglyceride, Acrylate / C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, arginine, asiaticode, carbomer, bergamot (Citrus aurantium bergamia) oil, malachite extract, caprylic glycol, disodium EDTA

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links to products. I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. However all my opinion based on my experience and were not influenced by the brand.

About Placenta

What's in your mind when you first heard of placenta? Must be related to pregnancy. Placenta is organ that is important for the growth of infants and fetuses. Not only humans have placenta, animals too.

Some of the placenta used in cosmetics are extracted from animals, such as sheeps and pigs. A study in 2015 found that pig placenta extract, if consumed, could reduce trans-epidermal water content (TEWL), form wrinkles as UV light and significantly prevent collagen degradation.

Apasih yang ada dipikiran kalian pas pertama kali mendengar placenta? Pasti terkait dengan kehamilan ya haha. Placenta a.k.a ari-ari adalah organ yang sangat penting untuk pertumbuhan bayi dan janin. 

Gak hanya manusia loh yang punya plasenta, hewan juga. Biasanya plasenta yang digunakan dalam kosmetik ialah plasenta yang berasal dari hewan, seperti kambing dan babi. Sebuah studi pada tahun 2015, menemukan bahwa ekstrak plasenta babi, jika dikonsumsi dapat mengurangi kehilangan kadar air trans-epidermal (TEWL), pembentukan kerutan disebabkan sinar UV dan secara signifikan mencegah degradasi kolagen.

A study in 2013 also found that gel and cream with placenta extract were effective topical agents for non-healing chronic wounds. It also reduces pain and discomfort in patients.

Even so, there are still many pros and cons of using placenta ingredients in cosmetics and skin care. The method of extraction, sterilization and processing is feared to hurt animals (not cruelty free). And also, not everyone wants to use products with ingredients that come from animals (not vegan). In Indonesia alone, Muslims should not use products that contain pork (not Muslim-friendy).

Sebuah studi pada tahun 2013 juga menemukan gel dan krim dengan ekstrak plasenta merupakan agen topikal yang efektif untuk luka kronis yang tidak sembuh. Ia juga mengurangi rasa sakit dan ketidaknyamanan pada pasien.

Walaupun begitu, masih banyak pro-kontra terhadap penggunaan bahan plasenta  dalam kosmetik dan perawatan kulit. Metode ekstraksi, sterilisasi dan pengolahannya dikhawatirkan melukai hewan (not cruelty free). Dan juga,  tidak semua orang ingin menggunakan produk dengan bahan yang berasal dari hewan (not vegan). Di Indonesia sendiri, umat Muslim tidak boleh menggunakan produk yang mengandung babi (not Muslim-friendy)

Ingredients
But you need to don't worry, Natural Derma Project uses Bio-Placenta, the placenta extracted from plants. Bio-placenta contains components that are close to human placenta, such as sh-Oligopeptide-1 (EGF), sh-Oligopeptide-2 (IGF1), sh-Polypeptide-1 (FGF2), sh-Polypeptide-9 (VEGF), sh- Polypeptide-11 (FGF1), amino acids, vitamins, etc. 

As we age, the production of growth factors (growth factors) also decreases. This Growth Factor (GF) stimulates fibroblasts to produce collagen, helps regenerate damaged cells, including healing injured skin, anti-wrinkle, and increasing skin elasticity.

Tapi kalian jangan khawatir, Natural Derma Project menggunakan Bio-Placenta, yaitu plasenta yang diekstrak dari tumbuhan. Bio-placenta mengandung komponen yang hampir mendekati plasenta manusia, seperti sh-Oligopeptide-1 (EGF), sh-Oligopeptide-2 (IGF1), sh-Polypeptide-1 (FGF2), sh- Polypeptide- 9 (VEGF), sh-Polypeptide-11(FGF1), asam amino, vitamin, dll. 

Seiring dengan bertambahnya usia, produksi faktor pertumbuhan (growth factor) juga menurun. Growth Factor (GF) ini yang menstimulasi fibroblast untuk menghasilkan kolagen, membantu regenerasi sel-sel rusak, termasuk penyembuhan kulit yang luka, anti-wrinkle, dan meningkatkan elastisitas kulit.

In addition, this cream contains cica a.k.a centella asiatica leaf extract, with its active component, madecassoside, which has the ability to soothe irritated skin and repair damaged skin barriers. Moreover, asiaticoside which acts to increase collagen synthesis and anti-wrinkle. They also use 7-free systems, which are free of parabens, artificial colors, mineral oil, fragrance, imidazolidinyl urea, carcinogens and colorant.

Selain itu, krim ini mengandung cica a.k.a centella asiatica leaf extract, dengan komponen aktifnya, madecassoside yang dikenal dengan kemampuan menenangkan kulir yang iritasi dan memperbaiki skin barrier yang rusak, serta asiaticoside yang berperan untuk meningkatkan sintesis kolagen dan anti-wrinkle.

Mereka juga menggunakan 7-free system, yaitu bebas paraben, warna buatan, mineral oil, fragrance, imidazolidinyl urea, karsinogen dan pewarna.

Packaging, Texture, Feeling
The packaging is a plastic jar which has a doff surface. To be honest, I don't like the aluminum screw cap lid. It's hard to close as it doesn't smoothly rotated. For this price, I don't think it's justified the packaging.

The texture is light blue gel cream. The kind of very beautiful baby blue. Juast by seeing the color and texture, makes me calm already. The cream is very lightweight, when applied to the skin there is cooling sensation. Initially, the finish is kind of wet and dewy, after a while it absorbs quickly as if I don't wear anything at all.

The finish isn't sticky nor leaves a 'suffocating' layer on top of skin. as much I use it, it doesn't feel heavy. The fragrance is so fresh, it smells orange-y from the bergamot oil. It feels refreshing to use in this heat.

Packaging-nya jar bahan plastik yang permukaannya doff. Saya gak sreg sama tutupnya yang model aluminum screw cap gini. Rada susah pas nutup, gerakannya juga gak smooth pas muter, semoga kalian ngerti ya maksud saya. Untuk harga segini, saya rasa packaging-nya kurang justified.

Teksturnya krim gel berwarna biru muda. Cantik banget. Melihat warna dan teksturnya saja sudah bikin adem. Krim ini sangat ringan, saat dioleskan ke kulit ada sensasi dingin yang menyegarkan. Awalnya meninggalkan lapisan basah, tidak lama kemudian menyerap cepat ke kulit seperti tidak pakai apa-apa.

Finish-nya tidak lengket maupun meninggalkan lapisan di atas kulit. Pakai sebanyak apa pun tidak bikin gerah. Wanginya juga segar seperti wangi jeruk dari bergamot oil-nya. Bikin fresh dan tidak terasa gerah di iklim yang panas ini.

Conclusion

I can't say much about the claim of reducing wrinkles, because I don't have wrinkles yet. But last week I was purging because of certain exfoliating toner. This cream helps calm my pimples without worsening it. Even though it still contains essential oils, it doesn't sting on my irritated skin.

IMO, this cream will be suitable for people who have oily skin, especially those who live in the tropical country, due to its light texture. It is also perfect for use as a summer moisturizer. I also recommend this cream for those who have sensitive and irritated skin.

Untuk klaim mengurangi kerutannya saya tidak bisa ngomong banyak, karena saya belum ada kerutan. Tapi minggu lalu saya lagi purging karena menggunakan exfoliating toner. Krim ini membantu menenangkan jerawat saya tanpa memperparah. Meskipun masih mengandung essential oil, ia tidak terasa perih di kulit yang iritasi.

Menurut saya, krim ini bakal cocok buat orang yang punya kulit berminyak, khususnya yang tinggal di daerah tropis, dikarenakan teksturnya yang ringan. Dia juga sempurna untuk digunakan sebagai pelembab musim panas. Krim ini juga sangat saya rekomendasikan untuk yang memiliki kulit sensitif dan iritasi. 


Where to buy: Charis shop


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