Placenta is a temporary organ that forms and attaches to a mammal’s uterus during pregnancy. It serves to provide nutrients and oxygen for the baby. After delivery, placental extract can be collected using heat and water. This extract is abundant in stem cells, vitamins, placental growth factors (which are protein coding genes), proteins and enzymes that help the body heal and repair itself. These added benefits makes it a great ingredient for your skincare products.
Placenta is often referred to as the “jewel of cellular renewal”. It is known for being rich in growth factors that help speed up healing and cell regeneration and can also help fight off signs of aging by boosting collagen synthesis. Benefits of products with placental extract include lifting and firming, treating acne and dark spots, and increasing skin’s elasticity.
Biologique Recherche makes a couple of wonderful products using placental protein extracts. Serum Placenta is a repairing treatment that reduces the appearance of imperfections and helps lighten pigment spots and dark circles. Creme Placenta, also by Biologique Recherche, can be applied all over the face, neck, and decolletage to revitalize and purify the skin. It reconstructs weakened and damaged skin, reduces pigment imperfections, and hydrates the top layers of the epidermis.