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This New Super-Popular Skincare Treatment Features Plant Placenta
Editor's Note: EMK is a Beverly Hills-based skincare line made from a botanically-derived extract—don’t worry, we’re talking plants, not human placentas. Apparently, this extract is virtually identical to human placental extract, and the formulas calm acne, rosacea, eczema, and rejuvenate fatigued, UV-damaged skin. With fans like Victoria Beckham, Madonna, and Eva Longoria, we needed to know more, so we reached out to Jessica Chaijaya, an aesthetician who works with the brand: here’s the scoop.
The Details: How The Human Placenta Supports Life
Human placenta, which forms in the uterus during pregnancy, performs many functions vital to the baby’s life. Ultimately, it connects the growing baby to its mother’s life supply, providing vitamins, proteins and enzymes to promote healthy growth, supplying oxygen and removing toxins from the baby’s body. Natural antibodies in the placenta form a protective barrier to keep nutrients in and bacteria out. Hormones secreted by the placenta also encourage new blood vessels to form, which boost the baby’s metabolism and energy.
The Skin Connection
So, we know that the placenta is the natural, vital element that nourishes, protects and breathes life into every human cell, so it only makes sense that protein-rich placenta extract has been found to be an exceptional skin treatment.
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Physicist Emilia Karsh, Ph.D., discovered the phenomenal healing power of human placental essence when it was applied to the severely burned skin of her supermodel friend. It was a skin “miracle” that changed Dr. Karsh’s life path.
How Plant Placenta—Removed From The Pistil—Supports Skin Health
After years of research on skin cells, Dr. Karsh discovered that natural plant placenta was even more powerful than human placenta to regenerate skin. The plant placenta is the natural substance found under the pistil (the female reproductive part) of the plant. It has a high concentration of amino acids, proteins and peptides that ignite skin’s natural collagen creation and cellular metabolism. Two key attributes of natural plant placenta produce this remarkable, broad-spectrum skin repair. First, plant placenta essence is recognized, or accepted, by our own skin cells, so it has a unique ability to penetrate deeply into the skin’s hypodermis, where damage begins. Second, plant placenta helps harmonize the various activities of individual skin cells to maximize the healing benefits of clinically proven anti-aging peptides, antioxidants, vitamins and botanicals. The effectiveness of plant placenta is quickly seen in wound repair, including skin abrasions, serious bruising, redness, irritation and burns.
In clinical testing versus human placenta, plant placenta demonstrated a 70% increase in skin oxygenation. When skin consumes more oxygen it creates healthy proteins that strengthen and protect the vital collagen structure that keeps skin acting and looking youthful. By stimulating circulation, skin cells regenerate more quickly to firm skin tone and repair visible lines and wrinkles. Even damage from UV rays and environmental pollution diminish, fading discoloration to make skin look brighter and clearer.
So Where Do I Get It?
To bring this natural healing ingredient to everyone, Dr. Karsh developed EMK Skin Care, developed by using natural plant placenta from the agave cactus plant, native to Central America. EMK uses a complex extraction process that retains the plant placenta’s molecular compatibility with the skin.
With continued use, EMK Bio-Placenta-infused formulas claim to regenerate skin and provide long-lasting hydration. There is an instant visible result when using this product—you’ll see your skin become more supple and hydrated (and as such you achieve a less lined appearance).