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 including:
Serum Placenta is an intensive repairing serum It is healing and regernative and can be used to strengthen and re-build the skin.
Creme Masque Vernix Hailed as a ‘true marriage of science and beauty, Crème Masque Vernix virtually reproduces the original composition of the newborn's vernix – the first epidermal protective barrier at birth – thanks to a selection of active ingredients rich in lipids, proteins, and antioxidant peptides.
They have recently replaced their Creme Placenta with Creme Iso-Placenta which replaces the animal placenta with a biomimetic placenta peptide that provides the skin with nutrients for tissue growth by simulating human placenta properties, thereby acting via biomimicry.