PRP “Blood Cream” Reviewed on GMA
I have tried and loved Dr. Barbara Sturm’s skincare products. She is a pioneer, a leader, and the beauty industry press and even major media outlets like Good Morning America have noticed.
With that said, her “blood cream” costs upwards of $1400 per jar!
We thought we could do better, at a price we can all afford, which is why I am so excited to be introducing Blooded Beauty, PRP serums and creams without the need for microneedling that made the “vampire facial” a thing.
The Good Morning America blood cream segment is worth the watch (below). Dr. Whitney Bowe gets the basic science right. She’s a licensed dermatologist, and she can’t say enough about the potential of platelet rich plasma, also known as PRP. Dr. Bowe notes that, “The growth factors in the plasma are thought to trick into our aging cells in to behaving like they are young and healthy.”
Wait, what? Blood Cream? Good Morning America does a good job with the basics here, and I will talk more about Blooded, and how it’s different, after the jump:
ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT BLOOD CREAM
Let’s start with the woman-on-the-street opener, “Would you use a facial cream made out of your own blood?”
Better yet, “WHY would you make a facial cream out of blood?”
As Dr. Bowe notes, the active ingredients in Blooded PRP Serum and other, similar products are the growth factors in your blood plasma. We draw blood, yes, but your “blood cream” won’t be blood red—we spin both the white and red blood cells out, isolating the plasma, which is yellow and rich with something called platelets.
The science regarding these platelets has exploded in the past few years.
Dr. Paul S. Bradley, Medical Director at The Corner Suite was intrigued: “It’s kind of miraculous.
“Think about what happens when you cut yourself. If it’s a minor cut, you find a band-aid and, for the most part, you don’t think twice. The blood stops. The skin reorganizes itself. You heal. New research suggests that it is your platelets organizing the whole event – sending out instructions for how to make the repair. It makes sense that platelets, and PRP, would be the foundation for an amazing skincare treatment.”
The Icing on the Cake
At the end of the segment, Dr. Bowe’s wonders how the PRP “communicates” with the deepest layers of the skin.
It’s a good question.
After all, for several years and up until now, microneedling has been the recommended technique—one that Dr. Bowe seems to endorse. The key, after all, is delivering the healing factors deep into the skin in order to provide continuous hydration and a powerful, healing boost.
But, “Why punch holes in your face if we don’t have to?” Dr. Bradley asks.
Blooded PRP serum contains hyaluronic acid (HA) of several different sizes, including “low molecular weight hyaluronic acid.” This form of HA is tiny. Less than 100 nanometers in diameter, which means that it is small enough to penetrate the skin, delivering nutrients to its deepest layers.
How Long does it Last?
We are happy to answer the final question Dr. Bowe asks: “How long does it last?”
The PRP in your serum is the most active for the first 7 days. Thereafter, the protein and nutrient complex — this serum would be a great product even without the PRP — continues the work of continuous hydration. For optimal results, we recommend that you use the entirety of your Blooded serum within 4-6 weeks.
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