Placenta (Placental Protein) Extracts from human and certain animal placenta are known to condition skin and hair and found in certain products. However, since placenta is crucial for a baby's growth in the womb, these same extracts in cosmetics give your body a hit of hormones. Estrogenic content in cosmetics may increase breast cancer risk in users, and if a woman uses personal care products that contain estrogen while she is pregnant, it may trigger extremely early puberty for her child, says Malkan.
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