Placenta Anyone? What Could Be In The Makeup You Use…


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My wife slowly switched over to all-natural mineral makeup in the last 6 months, but prior to switching over she used the same popular stuff that most people have been using forever. But after reading an article in Mother Jones by Michelle Chandra about the weird ingredients found in some very expensive makeup, I was even happier that she has already switched away from any of these type of products. This list is not for the squeamish, so stop reading now if you don’t want to see what you might be spreading on your face!

In the product Eva Beauty Epicurean Colostrum Cream, the special ingredient is “Bovine Postnatal Secretion“…yep, cow…um…stuff.

In Chantecaille Nano Gold Energizing Cream, the special ingredient is gold – which has been proven to actually damage skin cells.

In SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex, the special ingredient is foreskin – even Oprah seemed to like it on a recent episode.

In Plazan Placenta Collagen Mask, the special ingredient is placentas…harvested from maternity wards.

And finally, in Neocutis Bio-Restorative Skin Cream, the special ingredient is fetal cells…from an aborted fetus. This offends me and I am a pro-choice guy!

Anyway that you look at it, this is pretty disgusting stuff. These ingredients are supposed to do anything from regenerate skin cells on your face to “replenish skin’s energy using nanotechnology to safely deliver the power of pure gold”. Yikes. When there are great alternatives out there that are all-natural and not this gross, do these really need to be ingredients in women’s makeup? It’s a strange world out there…

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  1. Yeah, placenta is on EWG’s what not to buy list. Aside from obviously being kind of gross, it also doses you up with hormones. Healthy, right? I hadn’t heard about foreskin though. Yuck.

  2. This is sick. I’ve actually heard about the foreskin one before… I don’t see how anyone in their right mind would willingly put those ingredients on their body… Not to mention even manufacture them, or for them to be legal for sale.

  3. I’ve heard of baby fetus collagen being used in cosmetics I always read the ingriedients before I use cosmetics and I am against abortion so I am totally offended by that and now forskins in cosmetics. That’s discusting, and I hope these retailers selling this stuff get put out of business. Keep boycoting.


  4. Why the devil would you put placenta or foreskin in makeup? What’s in those that isn’t in anything else? How many other random items did the makeup companies try before they hit on foreskin and cow placenta? There are a lot of questions here!
    Also, cutting off a baby boy’s foreskin is medically unnecessary, and is done without anaesthesia, so it’s kind of cruel.

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