As you start to notice lines and wrinkles that don’t go away when you stop smiling or squinting, for example, your thoughts quickly turn to anti-aging skincare products. And with many ingredients vying to be included in your routine, how do you know which products are the best for your skin as it begins to show its age?
One of our favorite natural ingredients with many benefits is bovine colostrum, which is the main active ingredient in two of our most popular products: Colostrum Hydrating Mist and Colostrum Luminous Glow Cream.
What is Bovine Colostrum?
Colostrum is the term used to describe the first milk a mammal produces for their offspring, sometimes described as “pre-milk.” All mammals, including humans, produce colostrum, which is rich in its nutritional and immune benefits. It’s packed with ingredients that are nourishing to newborns for a few days or weeks until the normal breastmilk is produced.
Bovine colostrum, then, is colostrum sourced from cows, in our case, pasture-fed Nebraska cows. Our colostrum is extracted and filtered in an ethical and humane manner so you don’t have to fear that any animal is harmed in the production of our colostrum products. These cows are pesticide, hormone, and antibiotic free to give you peace of mind and allows us to achieve our high standards for quality products with ethical ingredients.
Nutrients and Beneficial Compounds in Colostrum
The three main compounds and ingredients in colostrum that help with skin are protein, immunoglobulins, and growth factors. We chose bovine colostrum because research shows that it is many dozens of times more potent than human or other species’ colostrum, and it can be harvested humanely and efficiently.
Colostrum is very rich in protein, and also contains a specific type of protein called lactoferrin, which has antioxidants and has an antibacterial effect. When taken orally it has been known to help prevent the appearance of acne when used on a regular basis.
Babies of all species need to grow quickly if they are going to be healthy and strong, which is why colostrum is also full of potent growth factors. Colostrum has a beneficial influence on gut health, and when applied to the skin has an overall stimulating and beneficial effect.
Skin Concerns Bovine Colostrum Can Treat
Bovine colostrum is easily absorbed by the skin to provide benefits. As mentioned, one main area of effect that colostrum can have is on an overall glowing look. By stimulating the skin, you get a fresher looking appearance more often.
Colostrum has antimicrobial properties that can help reduce the appearance of skin redness and irritation. Colostrum 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.
How to Use Colostrum
Incorporating colostrum into your skincare routine is as simple as reading the instructions on our Colostrum Duo products. Use our Colostrum Hydrating Mist any time you want a spritz of refreshment and hydration and put our Luminous Glow Cream at the end of your morning routine to start your day with a dewy, hydrated glow. Over time your skin will grow accustomed to these new ingredients and start to look like the rejuvenated skin you want.
Professional-Grade Skincare Products by Epicuren Discovery
There’s no time like the present to get potent, proven ingredients in your anti-aging skincare routine. With products powered by ingredients like colostrum, you can be assured that you’re giving your skin the best care with products by Epicuren Discovery. Find more high-quality formulas to elevate your skincare routine by browsing our website or taking our Skin Quiz to be matched with products that are perfect for your skin type and concern.