The Many Benefits of Colostrum

The skin is the body’s first line of defense against pathogens and bacteria that would harm the body, which makes it a vital part of the immune system that helps keep us safe and healthy. That’s why it’s so important to keep skin healthy and well-moisturized to prevent infection and skin aging, as the skin takes damage daily from environmental factors and the sun’s UV rays.

To that end, high-quality skincare products that incorporate colostrum help skin stay strong and supported by boosting the immune response of the skin.

What is Colostrum?

Colostrum is a nutrient-rich milk produced by mammals late in pregnancy, usually right before giving birth and lasting a few days into nursing. This milk is different from later-produced milk because it contains tons of immune-boosting nutrients and antibodies designed to help provide maximum support for vulnerable newborn babies.

Colostrum is typically ingested for its benefits, but it can also be applied topically to the skin to help boost the skin’s natural secretions of antibacterial compounds. It can be added as a key ingredient to professional-grade skincare products like our Colostrum Luminous Glow Cream to provide moisturizing benefits.

How to Ethically Source Colostrum

As you may guess, colostrum must be collected from the source: in Epicuren Discovery’s case, pasture-fed Nebraska cows. We have a purely ethical and humane method of extracting and filtering bovine colostrum and turning it into a dehydrated colostrum powder to ensure our supply line brings no harm to the animals. The cows are pesticide, hormone, and antibiotic free to guarantee that the colostrum meets our high quality and purity standards.

When to Use Colostrum Skincare Products

Not everyone necessarily needs the immune-enhancing benefits that colostrum brings to skincare products, but everyone of all skin types can benefit from it. People who struggle with dry skin, rosacea, acne, and eczema are especially susceptible to infectious agents, as these conditions can weaken, thin, and crack skin, providing easier access for pathogens. That’s what makes our colostrum moisturizer perfect for individuals concerned with dehydrated, aging, or sun-damaged skin.

Colostrum Benefits

Bovine colostrum contains immune factors and growth factors that closely resemble those found in humans, making it effective for use in anti-aging skincare products.

Colostrum helps the skin appear moisturized skin with its immune-boosting nutrients. These nutrients can also help provide many benefits to help prevent the appearance of future damage from environmental factors.

Colostrum in Professional Skin Care Products

Colostrum is a potent ingredient in two highly popular products: Epicuren Discovery’s Colostrum Luminous Glow Cream and Colostrum Hydrating Mist. Both help to quench the skin with a luxurious feel and are recommended to be used twice a day during your normal skincare routine or as needed for a mid-day pick-me-up. Find these products and many more by taking our Skin Quiz to discover what skincare products we have are right for your unique skin type.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of colostrum?

Colostrum has many benefits and is perfect for individuals who are just starting to experience the signs of aging. With regular use, colostrum products may help lessen the appearance of wrinkles.

What does colostrum do for adults?

Adults can benefit from colostrum in their skincare routine to help give their skin rich nutrients they don’t get from any other essential oil or other ingredient.

Can you take colostrum everyday?

Depending on the product and its other ingredients, you can use colostrum skincare products in the morning and at night as desired.

How long does colostrum take to work?

Colostrum applied to the skin can go to work nearly immediately, although the body’s response to the nutrients can take time. Applying it regularly for up to several weeks is the best way to see results.

Is colostrum good for skin?

Yes, ethically sourced bovine colostrum benefits the skin in ways few other ingredients can.

What is better collagen or colostrum?

Collagen and colostrum have their own unique benefits in your skincare routine. Collagen can be stimulated with colostrum use, so some people prefer it in combination with the other advantages of colostrum.

Does bovine colostrum help with wrinkles?

Colostrum is not a skin-tightening treatment, although it can help provide nutrients for the skin to help prevent the appearance of wrinkles from forming due to dehydration and lack of skin structure.

Does colostrum help acne?

Colostrum is helpful for preventing the appearance of severe acne breakouts with its antibacterial properties.

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