What is BioPlacenta and what does it do for your skin?
We love BioPlacenta! It’s the latest in cutting-edge science, designed to make your skin look and feel better. But what is it, and how does it work? Find out now!
What is BioPlacenta?
First off, there’s no real placenta in BioPlacenta (phew!). Instead it contains peptides. They are tiny elements, identical to the growth factors found in real human placenta. These growth factors help the development of the fetus. Then after we’re born, our bodies continue making them while we’re growing. But by the time we reach adulthood, their production slows. This is one of the reasons why we start to show signs of aging.
BioPlacenta replenishes your natural growth factors and kick-starts the production of new cells. That gives you younger, healthier looking skin.
What growth factors does BioPlacenta contain?
There are five key lab-made growth factors in BioPlacenta. These are:
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
- Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1)
- Acidic Fibroblast Growth Factors (FGFs)
- Base Fibroblast Growth Factors (FGFs)
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
Those might look like a lot of big words, so let’s break down what they are, and what they do to your skin.
Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
“Epidermal” means the outer layer of skin, the epidermis. This layer of skin is made of many rows of small, flat cells. We shed about 500 million of them every day! As the topmost cells are shed, they reveal the next layer underneath. Our skin is like a constant conveyor belt delivering new cells to the surface.
This is called the cellular turnover cycle, and speeding it up is what Qyral is all about! That’s because the cells on the very outer layer of our skin are old, dull, and they make our complexion look tired. As we get older, our cellular turnover cycle slows down and these cells hang around for longer. Speeding up this process reveals more fresh new cells. That gives us brighter, healthier looking skin.
EGF helps this process by triggering the production of new cells. It’s basically an instruction booklet telling the outer layer of skin to work faster. That means you have more new cells on the conveyor belt to be delivered to the surface.
A lab study tested BioPlacenta against a product using real human placenta. You can see on the chart that BioPlacenta always performed better at creating new cells. In fact, researchers had to use lots of real placenta to see any improvement at all.
In the highest concentrations, BioPlacenta increased cell growth by up to 20%. That means skin cells are replaced faster, boosting the cellular turnover cycle. The result is a brighter complexion and more youthful, healthier looking skin.
Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1)
Despite its name, Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF-1) has nothing to do with diabetes. It’s called insulin-like because it responds to the same trigger, glucose. Glucose is a type of sugar, and when it’s in our bodies, that means there’s energy available for our cells to use. Building new cells takes a lot of energy, so our bodies only do it when we’ve got some to spare. IGF-1 is the monitoring system that tells our cells when there’s enough energy to build more.
IGF-1 is especially important for boosting collagen production. Collagen is a type of connective tissue that’s found in our muscles, bones, tendons, and skin. It’s what supports our skin and stops it from sagging. It also gives skin some of its elasticity, so it can move without cracking or wrinkling. The more collagen you have, the firmer and thicker your skin is, which makes it look younger.
In a lab study, the more BioPlacenta they used, the more collagen was produced.
There are many different types of collagen in our bodies. These tests looked at type I collagen, which is the type that is the most common, and the one that our skin uses most. It helps support our skin, and is also used in scar tissue.
We need all the collagen our bodies can make, but as we get older, collagen production slows down. BioPlacenta slows the aging process by telling our bodies to make more collagen.
Acidic and Base Fibroblast Growth Factors (FGFs)
These two growth factors are important for balancing the structure of our skin. EGF and IGF-1 tell our bodies to make more new skin cells and collagen, but FGFs tell our bodies where to make them. FGFs have been used to help repair wounds and heal damaged skin, nerves, blood vessels, and even bones. They do this by regulating cell behavior and detecting where cells are missing. That means if you suffer from collagen and elastin loss, FGFs will tell your body to produce more in that area.
This has a dramatic impact on your skin because it targets cells where you need them most. The result is better skin structure, less wrinkles, and firmer texture.
Researchers looked at the effects of BioPlacenta on crow’s feet wrinkles. (That's the annoying ones at the outer corners of your eyes.) These wrinkles can get very deep, and they can be hard to treat. Studies showed that BioPlacenta reduced crow’s feet by 16% in just four weeks. BioPlacenta also reduced other facial wrinkles by 13% in only two weeks. That means you get visible results, fast.
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
The final growth factors in BioPlacenta are Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors (VEGF). That’s a lot of big words! But we know “endothelial” means the outer layer of skin, and “vascular” refers to your blood vessels. So these growth factors target capillaries, the network of blood vessels in your skin.
Our skin needs blood to bring nutrients to our cells. Blood also removes the dead cells and waste products they produce. Here’s a fun fact — when we lose weight, we actually breathe out the fat. Our lungs are one of the organs that remove waste products from our blood. So the stronger our capillary network is, the healthier our cells are. And healthy skin looks better and heals faster!
Wounds heal when cells in the lower part of our skin rise to the surface to fill in the gaps where cells are missing. In the photographs above, the control sample shows the process of a wound healing over time. The blank space in the middle is slowly filled in by new cells rising to replace those that have been removed. The two BioPlacenta samples show how many more cells arrive faster to heal the wound. After 19 hours, the strongest BioPlacenta treatment has almost closed the wound completely.
This is important if you use skincare with ingredients like alpha and beta hydroxy acids. These ingredients break down the bonds between the outer layer of cells. This speeds up the cellular turnover cycle and makes your skin look better. However this can cause irritation to your skin at first. VEGF in BioPlacenta soothes skin by increasing the blood flow to the cells. This helps them to heal and replenish faster.
What else is in BioPlacenta?
The growth factors in BioPlacenta are awesome, but they’re not the only ingredients. BioPlacenta also packs amino acids and vitamins to deliver even more skin-loving benefits.
Acetyl glutamine and vitamin B9
Acetyl glutamine is an amino acid, one of the building blocks of proteins. It’s made by your muscles and found naturally in your body, where it is the most common free amino acid. Glutamine is an important energy source for your cells.
Vitamin B9, also known as folate or folic acid, is essential for making healthy blood cells. We get folate from lots of different foods. These include dark green leafy vegetables, fruit, nuts, seafood, and dairy. Folate also helps in the growth and function of other cells.
Together, these two extra ingredients provide support for your cells. This means your skin has the building blocks it needs to produce healthy new cells. Otherwise the growth factors in BioPlacenta wouldn’t work.
BioPlacenta and Qyral
At Qyral, we love BioPlacenta. It gives you healthier, younger looking skin naturally. The latest cutting-edge science works with your body to create new cells. You'll find BioPlacenta in Promote BioPlacenta Invigorating Serum and Fortify Nourishing BioPlacenta Moisturizer. There it helps turbocharge your skin’s natural cycle of renewal, soothe irritation, and promote healing.