Cosmetic Placenta

TREND Beautifiers that use parts of human or animal placenta to rejuvenate skin are coming out of the closet

HOW IT STARTED Cosmetic companies bought into the organ's healing power decades ago, but few advertise its use

JUDGMENT CALL Gross, but would you rather have your facial muscles paralyzed with Botox?

Cosmetic companies usually love to trumpet their "miracle" ingredients. But placenta--the embryonic tissue formed in pregnant mammals and used for decades as a wrinkle reducer--is one beautifier that has long been kept under wraps. That may be changing: Mila Skin Care's new Amber Cream Placental has become a hot seller...

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