The ugly side of Korean beauty
Placental cosmetics: sweet myths and harsh reality
Placental cosmetics are mature skin care lines based on placenta extract. These products are in demand mainly among women aged 35-45 years. Doctors and researchers have come to the conclusion that numerous growth factors contained in placental tissue have a beneficial effect on the growth and division of healthy skin cells in all its layers.
That is why placental cosmetics is a revolutionary product of the third generation, and deserves some recognition among professionals - aesthetists and dermatocosmetologists.
Common myths about placental cosmetics
A variety of creams, lotions, serums, fluids and masks are made on the basis of the placenta. It is also used for the production of shampoos, conditioners and hair restoration complexes. Placental cream occupies a special place in professional cosmetics, however, now it is available not only to aesthetic doctors, but also to mere mortals .
The only problem is how not to miscalculate with the acquisition of a surrogate, gullibly seduced by a beautiful wrapper.
Myth No. 1. The main raw materials for the manufacture of cosmetics are obtained from abortive material.
Reality. This is not the case. And the point here is not even in the ethical considerations of manufacturers, but in a kind of greed of doctors. For the manufacture of products, the placenta is used, which is sufficiently mature and large. And such is available only after birth. The placenta obtained after an abortion, and even an artificial birth, is ten times smaller than the required . Therefore, the use of abortive material is about 10 times less profitable for manufacturers.
Myth No. 2. The effect of using the products of this segment helps to rejuvenate the skin to a state that can only be achieved through plastic surgery or specific injections.
Reality. This statement is relatively false. Indeed, such products contain a lot of growth factors. Some are aimed at the growth of blood vessels and capillaries, while others stimulate fibroblasts that produce collagen and elastin proteins.
Due to the fact that the placenta contains nutrients and these very biopeptides, these cosmetics really help the skin to regenerate faster, which means that it increases its elasticity and awakens defense mechanisms.
But its use is best done in courses. For example, the well-known medicine Solcoseryl based on calf plasma is also a kind of placental agent.
It helps to reanimate damaged body cells and stimulateprocesses of growth and division of new particles.
The medicine provides fast healing of deep wounds and small wounds on the skin, repair damaged ligaments, and even renew brain cells. But it is used strictly for the intended purpose and in the presence of specific indications.
It would never occur to anyone to drink or inject a drug for no particular reason. With placental cosmetics, things are different: the only limitation here is probably only the volume of the buyer's wallet. Is it worth constantly stimulating healthy cells?
Our body is a subtle system that reacts sharply to any external stimuli. The more often such stimulation and activation occurs, the more the risk of malignancy (malignant transformation) of cellular structures increases. Immunity fights this mechanism to the last, however, if a cell is forced to are forced to divide by the constant influence of growth factors on it, the protective functions will inevitably fade away.
Wanting to rejuvenate their face for 10-15 years, women begin to apply cosmetics in exorbitant quantities and constantly. And this is fraught with health, and even the life of the body. And it is better to turn to surgery once and then maintain the condition of the skin than to expose yourself to such risks in pursuit of illusive youth.
Placenta-based creams and masks are commonly used in professional cosmetology as regular intensive care. Home use of such remedies should be done very carefully and dosed.
Myth No. 3. Japanese placental cosmetics are developed using the latest nanotechnology, and it constantly nourishes the skin with nutrients at the cellular level.
Reality. Any statement about procedures and means, where the prefix nano appears, must a priori become false in your understanding. Loud statements are almost always advertising gimmicks, otherwise, if they fit in with reality, cosmetics are very expensive. So expensive that it’s easier to get plastic surgery than using a cream like this.
In any case, there is no doubt about the effect of the former. As for the substances contained in this cosmetics - nucleic acids and polysaccharides - their molecules are very large to penetrate the epithelium. In addition, the sense of their influence is surface hydration, but not nutrition. By the way, molecules that bind liquid can have the opposite effect. What is hydration based on?
On the fact that skin cells actively absorb moisture from the air using cosmetics.
But if a person is in an environment with sharply reduced atmospheric humidity (for example, in a room with intense heating in winter), cells, humidifiers , on the contrary, will pick up the remaining liquidand leather.
So moisturizers used in certain conditions can also dry out the skin.
Myth # 4. The human placenta is many times more effective than the animal.
Reality. In terms of the content of biologically active substances, both raw materials are identical. Therefore, by and large, there is no difference from which placenta this or that remedy is made.
Myth No. 5. Placental cosmetics are the youngest trend.
Reality. In fact, such products began to be used in 1940. At the same time, the beneficial effect of the placental extract on the condition of the skin was noted. The cover was really getting firmer, fresher and young . But the joy of the discovery did not last long: scientists soon discovered that the steroid hormones contained in the raw materials could negatively affect the cellular structures of the skin. And the hormonal imbalance in them has become the lesser of the evils in the list of possible side effects . Having discovered such dangerous realities, scientists began to eliminate hormonal substances from cosmetic products.
Modern technologies have completely taken a step forward, and today placental cosmetics do not contain hormones at all. By the way, many modern manufacturers trump with references to the 40-60s. last century. Like, it was then that the miraculous effect of cosmetics was discovered, and today they, the most unique among competitors, offer you the same action.
This advertising gimmick is about the very old, hormone-free placental cosmetics, which have no even remote parallels with modern production.
The newfangled boom in demand for placental cosmetics, as you can see, is greatly exaggerated. Cosmetologists use it only for therapeutic and restorative purposes, after aggressive procedures. Dermatologists unanimously say no as a growth factor, justifying this with the really existing risks of oncology.
Be vigilant and carefully study whatever you intend to buy and use. Delicious ads do not give you any guarantees of protection against unforeseen problems.