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There’s a lot we envy about Victoria Beckham, and her ridiculously clear complexion is high on the list. But the 44-year-old’s perfect skin doesn’t come without its price tag.
The fashion designer took to Instagram to showcase the skincare products she’s currently using by dermatologist Dr Barbara Sturm.
The celebrity facialist – whose regular clients include supers Bella Hadid, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Hailey Bieber – is based in Dusseldorf, Germany.
In her stories, the fashion designer is seen applying Dr Sturm’s now-famous MC1 cream which is touted for its alleged anti-ageing properties.
The $2,000 lotion is made using a sample of the client’s blood. It’s created by funnelling your blood through a syringe containing metal beads – which stimulates a reaction as though you have been injured.
A post shared by Dr. Barbara Sturm (@drbarbarasturm) on Apr 25, 2018 at 7:27am PDT
A post shared by Dr. Barbara Sturm (@drbarbarasturm) on Mar 6, 2018 at 9:36am PST
This enables the blood to produce healing proteins, IL-1 and TGF-beta, which supposedly fight inflammation which is often the root cause of acne, ageing and clogged pores.
“Dr Sturm took my blood and created healing factors made by my own cells, which is highly anti-inflammatory and regenerative. I’ll be testing it out this week both morning and night,” she wrote on the video.
The following morning, she posted a second snap in her bath towel with the caption: “After sleeping in the mask (which soaks in so doesn’t look funny or feel sticky), my skin feels amazing! Super hydrated, clear and very soft!”
But the use of blood to promote collagen growth is nothing new in the skincare regime of celebrities far and wide, as Dr Sturm graced the headlines in 2013 for her divisive vampire facials.
Kim Kardashian was one of the first big names to talk about the treatment, as she was filmed having the procedure on ‘Kim and Kourtney Take Miami’. The process involves taking blood from the client before extracting the plasma which is then re-injected into the face.
A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Mar 10, 2013 at 6:14pm PDT
The aim of the treatment is to trick the body into thinking that there has been an injury which helps speed up the growth of collagen. In other words, it is designed to boost anti-ageing properties.
But with no solid scientific evidence that it works, the jury is still out.
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