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We all face lines and wrinkles. But to what extent are we willing to go to, to erase them, or to slow them? I’ll be the first to admit that I use my fair share of “oil of olay“. My husband read me an article from one of the newspapers he subscribes to. And it chilled my blood. I would like all you ladies to read this and tell me, would you use these products or would you age with grace and dignity? Ampilify your natural beauty..
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Ms. Vinnedge accused the company of playing up PSP’s medical applications in order to draw attention from its cosmetic uses. Although the company developed PSP for the treatment of skin ulcers, burns and scarring, Neocutis soon recognized the ingredient’s value in restoring aging skin.  

Neocutis cosmetic products using the cell line include Bio-Restorative Skin Cream, Bio-Gel Bio-Restorative Hydrogel, Lumiere Bio-Restorative Eye Cream and Bio-Restorative Serum with PSP Intensive Spot Treatment. In terms of price, they‘re not exactly comparable to Maybelline: A 1-ounce bottle of Journee Bio-Restorative Day Cream costs $120.  

Judie Brown, president of American Life League, said that although use of aborted fetal parts is indefensible for any purpose, Neocutis’ use for a product as trivial as an anti-aging cream speaks uniquely to current trends and the desire for eternal youth.  

“What’s new about this is our cultural attitude toward beautification and our sense of self ... and living forever,” she said.  

Ms. Vinnedge said she would object to the use of the fetal cell lines no matter what their use, medical or cosmetic, arguing that mature cells are just as effective. Indeed, other companies make high-end skin creams using proteins derived from postnatal placentas, which Mrs. Brown called completely morally acceptable to pro-lifers.  

Even so, Ms. Vinnedge said, using fetal tissue in anti-wrinkle cream crosses moral and ethical boundaries.  

“This is pure vanity,” Ms. Vinnedge said. “We‘re talking a medical treatment versus a vanity treatment.”  

She compared it to the Nazis’ use of the skin of Jews to make lampshades. Her Web site showed a clip from the 1973 science-fiction movie “Soylent Green,” in which the “secret ingredient” in a popular wafer is found to be human flesh.  

The original skin sample may have been tiny, she said, but so is a 14-week unborn baby. “They say the skin sample was the size of a postage stamp - well, something that size could mean the whole back,” Ms. Vinnedge said.  

Neither the Neocutis Web site nor its advertising makes any secret of the company’s use of fetal cell lines.



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