What You Should Know
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|Placenta Collagen Mask||
The Plazan Anti-Aging Placenta Collagen Mask is a ready-made mask that fits the contours of the face. Plazan markets a full line of skin care products for both women and men including several anti-wrinkle creams. According to the Plazan website, the Placenta Collagen Mask reduces wrinkles, deeply hydrates, attacks free radicals, and has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. Those are heady claims and, in the next section, we will examine the ingredients to see if the Placenta Collagen Mask might be able to deliver on its promises.
The Placenta Collagen Mask can be purchased directly from the Plazan website. The website is thorough and informative including customer testimonials (including one from Jennifer Lopez), detailed information about the use of placental tissue for rejuvenating the skin, and various skin care articles. We were unable to locate links to clinical trials of the Placenta Collagen Mask which is something that many consumers look for to support the product’s claims. There also does not appear to be a money-back guarantee or any product samples available.
According to the company’s website, the ingredients in the Placenta Collagen Mask are: Low-molecular Plazan (adenosine triphosphate – ATP, amino acids, monosaccharides, nucleotides), hyaluronic acid, elastin collagen complex, glycosaminoglycans, structure component, natural aromatizer, and stabilizer.
Adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, is a nucleotide that is responsible for building and maintaining cell structure and may have a beneficial effect on skin. The two ingredients that stand out for us are hyaluronic acid and elastin collagen complex. Hyaluronic acid can hold over 1,000 times its own weight in water and has been clinically-proven to deeply hydrate the skin. Elastin and collagen are two natural substances generated by the body that keep skin soft and firm. As we age our production of elastin and collagen slows, resulting in wrinkles and dull sagging skin. Returning collagen and elastin to the skin helps to restore that balance. However, in an effective anti-wrinkle formulation, we like to see hyaluronic acid and collagen teamed up with peptides like Matrixyl 3000 or Argireline, which help to re-energize the body’s own production of collagen and smooth wrinkles sub-dermally.
- Contains hyaluronic acid and collagen.
- Can purchase directly from the company’s website.
- Has celebrity endorsement.
- Very expensive compared to competitive products.
- No links to clinical trials.
- No money-back guarantee.
- Not labeled as non-allergenic.
The Bottom Line
There are several intriguing features of the Plazan Placenta Collagen Mask and we believe that many consumers will also be attracted to this product. One of the main deterrents is the price which is over $80 for a single use. We feel that a daily application product that contains clinically proven ingredients like collagen, hyaluronic acid and peptides may give more dramatic and long-lasting results for far less money. If you do purchase the Placenta Collagen Mask, keep in mind that you may not be able to get your money back if you are unhappy with the product.