#5 Blue Horizon

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A topical product sideline from a Chinese stem cell clinic/hospital which they have named Blue Horizon.  Their English is a bit imperfect, but their science isn’t bad.  They claim with great pride a 23% improvement over two weeks (perhaps a lower Chinese standard?) but then of course anything is two weeks is just hydration improvement anyway.  They base their platform on placental and umbilical cord blood human stem cells.  Their web site suggest that they do understand cytokines & growth factors, a refreshing departure. Looks like the actual product is being made in Germany. But how? Why birth products?

Expert Ratings & Stem Cell Skin Care Review Summary

  • Stem Cell Science
  • Formulation Science
  • Benefits
  • Impact & Lack of Concerns

Summary

Interesting mix of saying the right things but leaving out key details (such as where is the stem cell conditioned media in thew product - not on the label). And a formulation that seems off the mark. Need more info to truly evaluate Blue Horizon.

3.7

  • They provide a complete study document. They seem so proud of that 23%. More of a proof of concept & safety trial, perhaps.

  • Would be nice to see a statement that the human tissues were obtained ethically. If they are sourcing in Germany, I am certain it is so.  Ingredients list has not stem cell related ingredients. But does have parfums & potential trouble makers.

  • The science is good, but would be great to see additional clinical data (more than a two week study). Ads are a bit disturbing  (nearly naked model).  Perhaps the Chinese think porn sells in the US.?

  • “Special Skin Serum is formulated from what stem cell scientists call a “conditioned medium”.  The medium is conditioned by ethically collected human stem cells from placentas and umbilical cords, which release cytokines and other skin regenerating proteins that become available for skin repair. Blue Horizon invented a proprietary process that stabilizes the liberated cytokines, rendering them safe and accessible for aesthetic skin improvement.  An independent skin test on twenty individuals aged 46 to 81 found a 23% reduction in skin roughness, including a decrease in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars.  ”

  • Problem-cannot find any stem cell related stuff on the label – no conditioned medium, no cytokines, no growth factors. Mistake?? Amino acids – did they hydrolyze the proteins?

    Aqua (Water) Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Glycerin Caprylyl/Capryl Wheat Bran/Straw Glycosides Fusel Wheat Bran/Straw Glycosides Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate Glyceryl Caprylate Cucumis sativus Juice Coco Caprylate Sodium Hyaluronate Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Vine Extract Sodium Dihydrogen Phosphate Magnesium Sulfate Calcium Chloride Ferrum Nitrate Potassium Chloride L-Arginine Hydrochloride L-Cystine Ceramide-3 sh-Oligopeptide-1 Glycine Soja Oil Cera Alba Laureth-23 Trideceth-6 Phosphate L-Alanyl Glutamine Glycine L-Histidine Hydrochloride L-Isoleucine L-Leucine L-Lysine Hydrochloride L-Methionine L-Phenylalanine Pyridoxal Hydrochloride L-Serine L-Threonine L-Tryptophan L-Tyrosine Disodium Dihydrate L-Valine D-Calcium Pantothenate Cholin Chloride Folic Acid i-Inositol Niacinamide Riboflavin Thiamine Hydrochloride Sodium Chloride Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans Glucose Beta-Glucan Cellulose Carbomer Sodium Hydroxide Triethanolamine Phenoxyethanol Methylparaben Ethylparaben C.I.23850 (Phenol Red) Parfum (Fragrance)

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