In my recent post about treatment aftercare, I bring up a few issues I had with the products, like Tebiskin and Synchroline, that I was recommended to use after my TCA peel and Dermastamp treatments. Since then I’ve soften a bit when it comes to non-natural skincare and added a few edits to the text. During my first TCA chemical peel, I ended up finding the Tebiskin EGF my facialist recommended me on sale. I also managed to find an ingredient list, and by that I made the choice to buy it to see how well it compared to MyChelle creams.
Tebiskin is quite a new brand that appeared at the end of last year, and they’re already repackaging and reformulating their line of products (many are on sale right now) – so don’t expect my ingredient list to be completely correct as I probably have the old formula and packaging. This explains why there’s not much information about Tebiskin out yet, and why it’s hard to find written ingredient lists of each and every product. It’s a daughter company to Synchroline, but with more advanced and potent formula than their original lines, as well as being completely fragrance-free. Tebiskin falls in the category “cosmeceuticals“, meaning it’s a blend of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, bringing you a more potent formula in skincare. Cosmeceuticals are usually only sold through trusted and professional clinics and spas.
Tebiskin EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) Face Cream 50ml
The cream comes in an airless bottle to preserve the active ingredients. Two pumps is enough to cover your whole face+eyes and neck. It’s a simple white cream and doesn’t smell much of anything. While you’re patting or massaging it in, it starts to feel a bit sticky, but eventually it dries to a normal finish.
As I stated in my MyChelle review, out of all the creams, I leaned mostly towards this one to use the following days right after my treatment. It felt the most hydrating, and would kind of glue any loose dead skin that was sticking out but hadn’t peeled off yet. It gave my TCA-face a presentable look, and felt hydrating enough to moisturize my super-dry face after a Dermastamp treatment. During recovery I would usually slather it on 3-4 times a day. When I used other creams instead of this one, I would have to moisturize more than 5 times! As soon as my face recovered – about a week after treatment – I would usually switch to MyChelle products as my skin wasn’t at that point unbelievably dry.
I try to save the cream to only use during treatment as much as possible, but I have tried it on a recovered face also. The skin feels smooth, plump and optimally hydrated. However, this isn’t the best overall moisturizer for skin that tends to get oily, but works greatly as intended to help heal the (usually) dry skin and recover as quickly as possible after a cosmetic treatment, as well as an anti-wrinkle treatment.
Besides EGF and Hyaluronic Acid, there are two other actives in this formula: Centella Asiatica Heterosides (Asiaticoside), a purified derivative of Avena Sativa L. (oats extract), and dihydroavenanthramide (Hydroyphenyl Propamidbenzoic Acid), a synthetic avenanthramide (Oat active) used to boost the efficacy of natural Oat.
I still got mixed feeling on whether this might break me out sometimes or not. Because it’s a sticky formula, by layering it on as I’ve been forced to do, it can have been the cause of some tiny bumps that I’ve sometimes gotten. But I can unfortunately not be completely sure about this, but I’ve suspected it might be this cream.
I’m judging it by how well it performed as to what it is intended for, which is to:
- Help improve the healing process counteracting the formation of scars.
- Help improve healing after treatments such as face lifting, blepharoplasty, laser resurfacing, chemo exfoliation, Derma FNS (dermal needling).
- Help to prevent the formation and to smooth hypertrophic scars.
While I didn’t have an arsenal of different moisturizers to compare to, I still have to give this one a gold star for the fast and pleasant recovery it has given me after TCA and needling. I must say, it’s been hard to find a similar fragrance-free and cruelty-free moisturizer that wasn’t filled with other active ingredients, like Retinol, that might be irritating and too much on sensitive skin that’s just gone through invasive treatments. Not to mention the airless packaging, and that you get 50ml for your buck!
Although someone with a more oily skin type might want to opt for the Tebiskin Osk cream after the skin has recovered back to normal, this cream may be suited for daily use for sensitive mature skin in need of a moisture boost and tightness.