This makeup removing cleansing oil has placenta in it…
At first, this really, really freaked me out. I kept thinking of that scene in The Matrix when you see all of the people being farmed in those pods, or like when [email protected] vampires seek out newborns to drain because it gives them extra strength for a clan war or something…
Anywho! Overactive imagination much?
What were we talking about? Cleansing oil??
To use Napoleon Perdis Rebirth of Venus Skin Renewal Cleansing Oil ($39 for a 4.9-oz. bottle), apply a small amount to your face while your skin is dry (don’t dampen your skin first with water — that’s the key), massage it in, and then rinse with water.
As for the whole placenta thing…the kind used here in the ingredients is called Marine Placenta.
And because knowledge is power, I did a quick search on “placenta,” specifically “marine placenta,” and apparently it’s an ingredient often used in beauty products as a humectant (used to keep things from drying out). It’s derived from salmon eggs ( and ).
Just a little random Thursday night food for thought if ingredients interest you…