Platelet Healing ComplexTM (PHC) – Platelets in your blood contain numerous growth factors, which promote skin health, tone, and texture. When your skin is injured, a cascade of biological events occurs. Platelets first form the clot, and then release these growth factors that stimulate regeneration of tissue needed for healing. Platelet growth factors nourish the tissue, improve skin circulation, and remove damaging metabolic waste. They stimulate young skin cells to divide and increase production of collagen protein and hyaluronic acid. Collagen production is what helps correct the visible effects of wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid has also been shown to increase skin tone and volume resulting in a more youthful appearance. PHC is made by carefully isolating these growth factors from platelets, using a proprietary technique to optimize their recovery and function.
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is an antioxidant naturally found in the body, and is an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of superoxide into oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. SOD is an important antioxidant defense in nearly all cells exposed to oxygen, like skin cells. SOD overpowers the damaging reactions of superoxide, and protect the cell from superoxide (the most common free radical in the body) toxicity. SOD is used in cosmetics and personal care products as an anti-aging ingredient and antioxidant because of its ability to reduce free radical damage in the skin, therefore preventing wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, help with wound healing, soften scar tissue, protect against UV rays, and reduce other signs of aging.
Below: Graph of skin cell precursors grown in a petri dish, comparing the standard growth medium (tan bars) versus PHC (turquoise bars). Note that the cells grow better (taller turquoise bars) and has a longer lasting effect on cell health (taller bars over time) in PHC.
Below: Microscope image of healthy skin cells growing in PHCTM
- Platelet Healing ComplexTM (PHC) – natural skin healing complex
- Superoxide dismutase – body’s own natural anti-oxidant
- Oryza sativa (rice) bran extract – skin protectant/anti-aging
- Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract – antioxidant/antiwrinkle
- Helianthus annuus (sunflower) extract – antioxidant/skin soothing
- Tocopherol – antioxidant/skin protectant
- Phenoxyethanol – preservative
- Carbomer – thickener
- Methylparaben – preservative
- Triethanolamine – pH adjustor