In this NeoCell Collagen Beauty Builder review, we will explore everything possible to get a good feel of what the supplement is and what is it exactly about.
To make that happen, we will make our way through the promotional materials and all their claims. Then, we will turn to evaluate the beneficial ingredients and then, also to the additives. Then, we’ll find and assess customer reviews and global success rates. Lastly, we’ll discuss pricing, and we’ll do tons of comparisons along the way.
This NeoCell Collagen Beauty Builder Review To Explore It All
According to the manufacturer, the NeoCell Collagen Beauty Builder is a supplement to “nurture your natural beauty from the inside out with collagen types 1&3 peptides, hyaluronic acid, biotin, and antioxidants from vitamin C and alpha-lipoic acid.” Per their words, “this powerful formula supports collagen synthesis while super hydrating, nourishing, and protecting your cells for healthy, younger-looking skin.” So, it’s pretty great-sounding, don’t you think [R]?
So, in other words, we’re getting a supplement that’s, as they put it, about creating that beauty from within. And it does so through improving skin, hair, and nail health, as well as providing amino acid building blocks and hydrating all our cells.
Additionally, they promise health to our joints and also imply anti-aging as something to achieve with this.
Generally speaking, the page highly resembles those we’ve seen with the other NeoCell supplements, like the Super Collagen (review) and the Marine Collagen (review). Meaning, at its core, it is very collected, readable, and not overwhelming one bit. A joy to encounter, really.
As for marketing tools, the supplement of this review uses to help sell it, they are very subtle. There is a customer review section and an auto-ship option which comes with 25% off every order and free shipping. But it’s nowhere near as in our face as so many other Collagen products are. I mean, they are genuinely not hard-selling this thing.
Additionally, the NeoCell Collagen Beauty Builder is promised to be Gluten-Free, Grass-Fed, Non-GMO, Soy-Free, Lactose-Free, Wheat-Free, Artificial-Flavors-Free, and Sugar-Free. But it has also got one particularly unique thing about it.
Meaning, its Non-GMO promise is approved by IGEN which is really awesome and quite rare. I mean, we will find that with neither Applied Nutrition Liquid Collagen (review), nor Nature’s Life Marine Collagen (review), nor so many other brands. Their Non-GMO-ness is all self-proclaimed.
In this NeoCell it isn’t. But is it really worth getting? Can it truly bring such gains as better hair, skin, and nail health?
To Review Ingredients, The Idea Is Great, The Execution Is Not So Much
There are a ton of different Collagen supplements out there. And there are quite a bit of different approaches they use. For some, the only ingredient they use is Collagen, like in the Truvani Marine Collagen (review). Then, there are those that add one or two extra substances, like in the Andrew Lessman Marine Collagen (review).
Then, there are those that are kind of almost multivitamin-like It Works! CollagenWorks (review). Finally, there are those that use unique Collagen formulations like Genacol Collagen (review). And there are a few other approaches as well. So, overall, it can get quite complicated.
And with this NeoCell Collagen Beauty Builder, it kind of does. It’s a fusion of Hydrolyzed Collagen plus four other substances. But to be fair, it kind of underdelivers on every single one of them. At least that’s the way I see it.
So, per serving (three tablets), the supplement of this review offers 3 grams of the Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen, 30 milligrams of Hyaluronic Acid, 25 milligrams of Alpha-Lipoic Acid, 30 milligrams of vitamin C, and 1,500 micrograms of Biotin. Now, let’s discuss each a little more.
As far as Collagen part, 3 grams is not a lot. In fact, that’s very scarce. I mean, in theory, Collagen can definitely account for all of its claimed benefits. However, as I see it, with such low amounts, the gains are to be limited at best. It may stick with our skin, or hair, or nails, or joints, or bones, or other. But I’m quite confident it won’t be everything. For that, we would need at least 10 grams [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Another thing is that they only promise it to be Grass-Fed. But it has to be more than that if we’re after the highest quality Collagen. It also has to be Pasture-Raised and Hormone-Free. Because it can definitely be Grass-Fed without the other two. And that will be suboptimal, for sure [R, R, R, R, R].
With Hyaluronic Acid, it’s a similar story. Ideally, we’d want 100 milligrams to make a real difference or to the very least 50 milligrams. With 30 milligrams, it can, for sure, contribute to some anti-aging, wrinkle eliminating, joint health improvements, bags-under-eyes-and-dry-eyes-reducing, skin elasticity, dandruff beating, skin moisturizing, and other benefits. However, there’s a high chance these will too be quite limited [R, R, R, R, R, R].
Again, the same is with Alpha-Lipoic Acid. Singular supplements containing the beneficial substance typically go for either 300 milligrams or 600 milligrams. Needless to say, that’s considerably higher than what this Beauty Builder offers. Like 12 to 24 times lower. And that’s quite a margin [R].
So, can it meaningfully contribute to reducing skin aging, healthy nerve function, preventing cell damage, improving weight loss, fostering muscle regeneration, fighting inflammation, promoting mitochondrial function, lessening bad cholesterol levels, decreasing blood sugar levels, protecting the brain, and overall just healthier skin among other benefits? Likely not [R, R, R, R, R, R].
As for vitamin C, I have quite mixed emotions. On the one hand, it’s in a very capable form easy for our bodies to absorb and thus, benefit from. On the other hand, it comes in amounts of 33% of the Daily Value and 6.6% of what is considered the best practices for nutrient amounts. Which is not ideal. Sure, it’s not meant to replace what a proper multivitamin will provide but still. I’m not a fan [R, R].
Finally, there is also Biotin, also known as vitamin B7. Heightened amounts of it are considered to provide additional strength and gains to hair, skin, and nail health. That said, 1,500 micrograms don’t exactly fit that mold. I mean, 2,500 micrograms are much better. Whereas 5,000 up to 10,000 micrograms is what we typically want if there’s nothing else of meaningful amounts (which I believe is the case here) [R, R, R, R, R].
So, generally speaking, I feel that the NeoCell Collagen Beauty Builder is awesome as far as the diversity of ingredients that it offers. Sadly, as far as the execution goes, I don’t think it’s a great example.
Additives Are Quality Stuff But I Reckon Not Everyone Would Agree
Supplements with decent additives are not rare. They’re rather common, there are a ton of examples. That said, there are also those that use ingredients like High-Fructose Corn Syrup or Artificial Colors. Which certainly are not the best choices.
I mean, High-Fructose Corn Syrup is something that has been proven to cause heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, obesity, liver damage, leaky gut, cancer, and tons of other bad health outcomes. And Artificial Colors are no better. Still, we see supplements like the Health Direct AminoSculpt Collagen (review) and Olly Undeniable Beauty (review) [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, how well does the Collagen Beauty Builder of NeoCell manage this aspect?
Quite well, actually. It uses only three of such non-active ingredients. Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, and Silicon Dioxide. The first and the last bring no trouble. Whereas the middle one although it is harmless, it’s commonly put in the other category which is the category of harmful [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
But the most ridiculous thing about all this is the fact that it all stems from a faulty interpretation of the available research. Putting it all right, as well as reasoning every negative thrown at it, it’s pretty clear that there is no problem. Ultimately, to claim otherwise would be to argue that mother’s milk is actually harmful to babies. Which is absolute and utter non-sense [R, R, R, R, R].
So, the NeoCell of this review feels to be one without any real side effects or dangers. Which is always a good thing.
Customer Reviews Are A Classic, They Overstate The Supplement
Many people to assess whether a supplement is a good one, only look at its customer feedback. This I believe is a very narrow-minded way to look at it. Because it’s so much more than that. There is a ton of room for error if all we’re looking at is customer reviews. And that’s exactly why my reviews are not a simple regurgitation of customer feedback.
That said, there are things we can learn from them, even if sometimes that’s just to get a broader, more comprehensive perspective of things.
And so, to overcome the likely biases of NeoCell Collagen Beauty Builder reviews available on the manufacturer’s page, I went to research all third-party ones. So, I scrambled together everything I could find across such platforms as iHerb, Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Vitamin Shoppe, and many other.
In total, I managed to find 1,946 NeoCell Beauty Builder reviews. Of these, 1,838 were positive whereas 108 were negative. Hence, giving us a global success rate of 94.4%. Which is something much higher than I would give the supplement of this review. But it seems that it works for many people.
So, while many absolutely swear by it, what are the complaints of those that don’t?
They vary. For many, it’s the case of not feeling any benefit at all. For others, it even goes beyond that and gives a side effect of two. Others were not happy with the tablet size. For them, it is far too big, hence, they’ve experienced difficulties swallowing. Whereas others more complained about the recent and ridiculous price increase.
So, there definitely is some negativity thrown NeoCell’s way, as far as the Collagen Beauty Builder goes, too.
Pricing Isn’t The Worst But It Isn’t Great For The Beauty Builder Either
I believe pricing is quite tricky to assess due to how many different ingredients the supplement of this review offers. Still, we’ll do it anyway since it’s one of the best ways to learn what else is capable and potentially better-priced on the market.
So, a few people complained about the cost of NeoCell Beauty Builder. Is it really that bad?
As far as I can say, it seems that this product typically costs $19.95 for a container of 50 servings. Which doesn’t seem like a big price, at least superficially. I mean, that’s basically $0.40 per serving of 3 grams of Collagen and those four other additions. But in regards to Collagen alone, the price is $1.33 for every 10 grams of the protein.
And that’s not that bad.
I mean, take something like the Olly Collagen Peptides (review). That thing costs $1.25 for every 10 grams of Collagen. But it’s not even Grass-Fed, never mind the Pasture-Raised or Hormone-Free.
Furthermore, it doesn’t offer any other additions. It’s just Collagen. And it’s terrible when compared to the NeoCell of this review.
But the Collagen Builder isn’t all great either. There are quite a few options I feel it pales in comparison with.
For example, compare it to the Nature’s Truth Ultra Collagen Powder (review). It costs 85.0 cents for every 10 grams. Meaning, it’s about one-third cheaper than the NeoCell, and it’s Pasture-Raised well. Sure, it doesn’t add all the other substances on top but I think it’s just a way better deal.
And so too is the Live Conscious Collagen Peptides (review). It basically costs half of what the Beauty Builder does. And it’s Grass-Fed, Pasture-Raised, and Hormone-Free. So, big, big difference.
Whereas if being in capsules or tablets is a must, Reserveage Collagen Booster (review) might be a great option. It costs about the same as the NeoCell option. The only significant difference is that it uses a patented Collagen formulation which gives it the capacity to be very effective even in what would generally be considered low amounts.
So, while the supplement of this review certainly isn’t the worst option on the market, there absolutely are quite a few that I would much rather prefer as far as price.
Personally, I Wouldn’t Go For This NeoCell But It Feels Fine To Consider
I’m generally not too fond of NeoCell as a supplement brand, I think the NeoCell Collagen Beauty Builder isn’t actually that terrible.
I mean, yes, I am not exactly thrilled with the beneficial ingredients. I mean, I would love for there to be just more of them. Still, I think we have to account for the fact that it’s a tablet and not a powder. There’s only so much that is possible to pack in one of those.
Then, of course, I would like the Collagen to also be Pasture-Raised and Hormone-Free. And then, the price could be better. But the additives are a good choice, and the success rates do kind of speak for themselves.
Hence, (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, buy it) I think it is absolutely fine to consider the NeoCell Collagen Beauty Builder. Sure, there are a lot of things it could do better. But there are also a few it does right. And it doesn’t bring any inherently harmful substances to the table either.
Personally, I would much rather prefer the Live Conscious Collagen Peptides (full review with a summary). I know it’s a powder but it’s so much more value, and you can easily work around it. Whereas if a Collagen in capsules or tablets feels like a must, I would recommend the Reserveage Collagen Booster (review).
Above all, I hope this NeoCell Collagen Beauty Builder review helped you find the information you were looking for. Did you enjoy the combination of ingredients it uses? What about the negative feedback of the customer reviews? Is that something that will affect your perception of the product? Let me know below. Also, feel free to leave your own personal reviews on the product.