FOF Emilia Karsh, CEO and founder of EMK Placental Botanical Skincare, launched her line of placenta-based skin products in 2001. Her Revitalizing Face Cream ($90 for 1 oz) contains Sea Buckthorn Oil, Vitamin A, and Bio-Identical Plant Placental Extract to “intensely hydrate your skin and bring back healthy radiance as you help repair years of damage.” Powerful peptides “increase natural collagen to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles and make skin firmer and smoother.”
Curious to know exactly how placenta can help our skin, FOF talked with Emilia.
What is Placental Protein (plant placenta)?
EMK Placental uses what we call Bio-Identical Plant Placental Extract, which is derived from plants and is proven to work as brilliantly as human placental protein.
Placenta is created by nature to nourish and protect the embryonic cells. In order for the epidermis to change in any way from its various damaging mutations, such as scars, wrinkles, dehydration and hyperpigmentation, there has to be a synergy between skin cells. Placental extract initiates ‘cell to cell communication’ that helps create younger, new cells to replace older damaged cells. It also facilitates the absorption of other anti-aging skin ingredients.
When was placental protein first discovered for skincare use?
Human placenta is a miraculous repairing treatment that has been used as a beauty elixir since Cleopatra’s time. The use of placenta in clinical dermatology settings dates back to the 1930s.
What short and long-term effects does plant placenta have on the skin?
Skin immediately looks more dewy, hydrated, and plumped, with less visible signs of wrinkles and expression lines. Over time, discolorations diminish and skin tone is lifted and firm. A truly vibrant clarity and radiance is visible after a few months.
What types of products do you sell, and what is the price range?
The EMK Placental skin care line has a full skin regimen to counteract the effects of aging and all damage to the skin. The line includes cleanser, toner, eye treatment, and daily moisturizers, as well as our amazing treatment serum and special mask treatment and anti-aging hand cream. Bio-Identical Plant Placental extract is a precious commodity and the product prices reflect that, ranging from $18 for an Eye Lifting Mask to $195 for our Anti-Aging Facial Serum. The long-term visible skin rejuvenation benefits they provide make them well worth the price. Top celebrities and dermatologists in Beverly Hills use the products and love them.
Why do FOF women love your products?
While many skin treatments help the appearance of the dermis, they cannot give deeper skin layers the kind of oxygenation and repair that placenta has been shown to do. The effects of using EMK Placental skin care are cumulative and women ‘get their glow back!’
Want to try EMK’s Revitalizing Face Cream? To enter, answer the question: What do you want to improve about your skin?
15 FOFs will win. (See official rules, here.) Contest closes October 2, 2013 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.