Why Celebrities Love
Bioplacenta Skin Care
There’s a Hollywood fallacy that celebrities have access to a secret-society of special skin care. Sure, there will always be the famous few who indulge in caviar facials and probably also breathe “special air” — but these glorified splurges aren’t really about skin care. It’s about living like royalty. Serious skin care, however, isn't all that different between celebs and commoners. The anti-aging protocols are the same — just ask Beverly Hills based aesthetician Louise Deschamps, aesthetician to the stars. She favors a basic routine that’s super simple but where the key ingredient is not: we’re talking about bioplacenta skin care.
What is bioplacenta?
Bioplacenta is a protein from the Agave plant that’s bio identical to the human placenta protein— except it’s 100% plant-based.
Why does this comparison matter? Well, the human placenta is densely packed with nutrients to nourish living cells . So imagine the miracles of being able to channel these benefits with a plant-based version. This innovative discovery is what makes bioplacenta so special.
With over three decades of research and tweaking, scientists have maximized the benefits of this breakthrough ingredient to boost collagen production and cell regeneration. Essentially, bioplacenta is the vegan-friendly version of Louise Deschamps’ famous A-lister treatment: the sheep placenta facial.
Bioplacenta skin care vs placenta facials
Gross though it sounds, the sheep placenta facial is a Rodeo Drive Luxury. It involves the use of stem cells from (you guessed it) sheep placenta, to help regenerate skin cells.
“It’s a favorite for that perfectly plump skin and pre-event glow,” says Beverly Hills aesthetician, Deschamps whose clientele includes Kim K, JLo and Harry Styles. The cost of this facial can range between $500-1000 per session. That’s why Deschamps is a fan of opting for bioplacenta skincare products. It’s a more affordable, cruelty-free version that doesn’t put beauty ethics into question, and what’s more, celebs love it.
Victoria Beckham is among Deschamps’ high-profile clients who stick to a strict yet simple routine using bioplacenta-based skin care. As Life and Style Weekly reveals, “Victoria Beckham keeps her face baby-smooth with EMK's plant based placental extract which hydrates and protects skin while diminishing visible lines.” So clearly not all celebs put themselves on an unreachable pedestal of skin care. They use products that are accessible to everyone.
How does bioplacenta improve skin?
Clinical studies have demonstrated outstanding benefits of bioplacenta for the skin:
- 71% increase in skin oxygenation.
- 130% increase in protein synthesis, vital for cell renewal and repair from sun damage and environmental stressors.
Oxygenation increases blood circulation in the face, which leaves your complexion bright and perky. Protein synthesis refers to the process where our cells make proteins — the building blocks of healthy skin. The combination of these two mechanisms helps reduce signs of aging.
No wonder celebs are converting to bioplacenta skin care. It’s a daily treatment that kick starts your natural beauty instead of relying on fake “cheats” like Botox or fillers.
The bioplacenta skincare routine
You might be surprised to learn that most celebs don't apply layer-after-layer of product on their face. They keep it simple with just a few premium treatments.
On the contrary, you’ve probably seen skincare videos on YouTube that include dozens of steps. Keep in mind that vloggers are usually getting paid to endorse these products. As a result, they’ll usually promote as many as possible. But it’s extremely unlikely that they use all the products every day. Deschamps loves using Jennifer Lopez as an example: “she does not do a million things to her face. She keeps a very, very healthy lifestyle and uses products at home and that’s all,” she says. You can sum up her routine in three easy steps.
The first step is cleansing; you can prep the skin with the Aurora Cleanser, made with bioplacenta proteins, firming peptides and anti-bacterial botanical extracts. Miss Universe 2016 Maxine Media adores this product to keep her skin looking soft, supple and smooth.
Next, you need to exfoliate, everyday either morning or night. People are often surprised when they hear “every day”, as Deschamps explains, “This is the hardest message to get through to them. You want to polish every day. You want to remove the dead skin without being too aggressive or too invasive. You want to stimulate it every day.”
Once your skin is flake-free, it’s ready to soak up some serum. Deschamps recommends the EMK Rescue Serum, made with high concentrations of bioplacenta and other pure plant actives like Licorice Root and Calendula Flower and Kelp. After this treatment, you’ll apply moisturizer, sunscreen and eye cream. It’s that simple.
Some star-worthy notes…
Having beautiful skin isn’t only about these three steps; it’s a lifestyle choice.
Going back to JLo’s routine, Deschamps mentions that the singer works out regularly, drinks plenty of water and tries to get as much sleep as she can. She also removes her makeup before bed— one of the most underrated anti-aging tricks in Hollywood.
How bioplacenta promotes younger skin
Bioplacenta is a synergistic ingredient. Meaning? It works more powerfully when combined with other ingredients as compared to its individual effects.
Through synergy, bioplacenta can target our skin’s stem cells — or more specifically, our epidermal skin cells. Located in the deepest layers of the dermis, these are undeveloped cells that haven’t yet become skin cells. Think of them as the fetus version of your grown up cells. Just as a human placenta feeds the unborn baby, bioplacenta “feeds” your undeveloped skin cells.
Deschamp’s colleague, Dr. Harold Lancer has a keen interest in this process. As he explains, “One of these methods is to harness the healing power of stem cells, which stimulates epidermal regeneration at the cellular level.” Eventually, the young cells emerge, shedding away the old cells, to replace damaged tissue. So by nurturing our stem cells in their earliest state, we’ll promote skin that’s stronger and better protected against environmental stressors and UV radiation. It’s as if you’re training your skin cells to behave younger than their years.
Bioplacenta and genetics
The anti-aging power of bioplacenta can be explained by a newer study called epigenetics. In skincare, it’s the art of training your skin cells to improve in quality.
How it works
Although our genes are hereditary, we can influence how they behave (to an extent). This process has to do with what’s called the epigenome — the “boss man” of our DNA which controls our cells.
The epigenome manages how our cells express certain traits like hair thickness and metabolism speed. While our DNA never changes, the epigenome can add or subtract “extra tags” of information to our DNA. So depending on our lifestyle choices and habits over time, our epigenome responds by making new instructions for our cells.
Now imagine if you could train your epigenome to record “good” genetic instructions for your skin cells. This science is exactly why the dermatology community and even plastic surgeons are so excited about bioplacenta skin care.
Why celebs love it
As bioplacenta products are fast becoming the Beyoncé of skin care, the industry has been paying a lot more attention to epigenetics.
Celebrity aestheticians like Deschamps are embracing this technology to address anti-aging on a deeper level. “It is a protein that is close to our own cellular make-up so the body is able to absorb and recognize it as its own," explains Deschamps. As a result, the proteins work in an epigenetic way, far below the skin’s surface. "It's actually pretty close to the most perfect treatment,” she adds.
Crossing the velvet rope to gain insider’s access to celebrity skin care isn’t unattainable. As you can see, most of them keep it pretty simple. So for the 99% of the unfamous population, these routines should be good enough for us too.