This is something I didn't expect to read about tonight! Hailey Baldwin apparently used a special moisturizer made from her own blood! Yes, her own blood! One, that was to be really expensive and second, I just want to know if it works.
Hailey Baldwin uses Barbara Sturm's MC1 Blood Moisturizer, which uses the owner's literal blood. It's like something out of a dark fairy tale, where the beautiful but evil queen bathes in blood to keep herself looking youthful and immortal. Apparently there is some truth behind that tall tale.
Dr. Sturm has spent over a decade creating a scientific line of Molecular Cosmeticsthat use our bodies own proteins to keep skin looking fresh and healthy. Her products are clean and non-toxic, believing that synthetic chemicals can create inflammation and work against skin health. Fans of her line include models and celebrities alike, like Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Cher, and Gwyneth Paltrow. And with that kind of following you have to assume that the goods in the collections won't come cheap, especially when your own blood is involved.
"She creates these blood creams where she’ll pull the blood out and put your plasma in the cream. It’s not red, but they split it so it's the plasma from your blood," Baldwin explains, putting our worries at ease about smearing wet blood across our cheeks. "She takes my blood and stores it, so I’ll do it once and then go back to restock every couple of months. You can never be too young to care about your skin. I don't know, I’m a weirdo and love sci-fi beauty."
Blood plasma contains platelets and white blood cells, which carry growth factorsthat tell our cells to rejuvenate and amp up their collagen-making, resulting in our skin staying healthy and elastic. If you think this all sounds familiar, it's essentially the same science behind the now-iconic "vampire facial" that Kim Kardashian West helped to put on the map, which consists of microneedling the skin before spreading the blood around the face. Dr. Sturm takes the blood and processes it through a special vial that stimulates the blood to react like you've been injured, releasing those naturally healing properties.
Kind of interesting huh? Would you try it?