What is Colostrum
Colostrum is the earliest breast milk a mammal produces after giving birth. Unlike later breast milk, colostrum is thicker and slightly yellowish color and contains a higher concentration of key elements like immune factors and certain fats. Colostrum has antibodies, growth factors, and white blood cells, as well as the necessary sugars and protein babies need to grow healthy and strong.
You may be relieved to hear that our colostrum products are not derived from human colostrum, but rather from goats. The substance has similar properties to human colostrum, but critically can be harvested in larger amounts and doesn’t lead to huge ethical implications of selling the byproduct of women who have just given birth.
Benefits of Colostrum
The main benefits of colostrum are for its regenerative abilities. With all the growth factors and nutrients packed into this substance, products with colostrum have been shown to improve skin elasticity through signaling the skin to regenerate itself and ramp up the production of collagen. It also is known to soothe sensitive or irritated skin, and scientists are looking into using colostrum to treat sun burn and burn victims as well as those with dermatologic conditions such as atopic dermatitis.
Colostrum may also have anti-aging properties, since as the skin ages, it loses key growth factors that help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. With regular use, colostrum products may help replenish the skin and lessen the appearance of wrinkles.
Can anyone use Colostrum
Everyone can benefit from incorporating colostrum into their daily routine, unless you know you have an aversion to skincare with animal byproducts. Our colostrum is sourced cruelty-free, so you don’t have to worry about any harm being done in the name of skincare. Colostrum Creme can be combined with any product without needing to worry that its benefits will interfere with how another ingredient works on your skin.
When to use Colostrum Creme/Products
You can use our colostrum products in both your morning and evening skincare routine, and even throughout the day as desired. Colostrum Creme should be applied after toner but before sunscreen, and our ERGO mist can be used after cleansing or really anytime you want a refreshing boost to your complexion.