What does Beverly Hills, California and the pastures of New Zealand’s countryside have in common? Here’s a hint, it’s not The Lord of the Rings. The answer, is sheep placenta – and Beverly Hills (and the rest of L.A.) has a minor obsession with the stem cells derived from it.
Robin Gray, the founder of Stem Cell Beauty Innovations, is pioneering the skin care market by offering a small selection of exclusive products that are made-up of natural ingredients like hyaluronic acid, chamomile, kiwifruit and a concentrated form of sheep (ovine) placenta stem cells – which she has called “O-Placenta”. Now, before you turn your nose up at the idea, you must understand that the stem cells found in the sack that sustains life inside a mother sheep during her gestation period are incredibly valuable. They have the ability to hydrate, nourish and protect your skin in a way other ingredients do not. Also, through independent studies, the stem cells have been shown to aid in the reproduction of collagen and elastin in the skin.
It should be known that Ms. Gray is only interested in offering her customer the best. She only uses ultra-pure, natural ingredients and sees to it that the sourcing of her sheep placenta stem cells is done through the post-birthing process of the animal. No harvesting. No killing. Cruelty free. And, to boot, New Zealand has some of the strictest animal welfare and product labeling laws – so the intention and backing are in line. The products are produced fully in New Zealand.
Of the handful of offerings in her line, I have been using the Gold Serum which is a light, non-greasy formula that smooths on the skin easily. The only ingredients found in the serum are: ovine placenta extract, hyaluronic acid, chamomile extract, grape seed extract and gold. After using the product for just two days I could see a difference in my skin. It was deeply hydrated, like someone was constantly pumping it with water. It also glowed, in part because of the gold, but, also, because the quality had simply improved. I was genuinely shocked. I’ve been using the moisturizer during the daytime and evening as well, which also adds an added layer of hydration through aloe vera and lavender.
Really, to say the least, I am thoroughly impressed. Not only has my skin changed but I feel good about recommending a product that has both nature and science behind it. I also trust Ms. Gray’s commitment to the animals. Forget about dog being man’s best friend, I’d argue sheep any day of the week.