Looking for a secret to youthful skin? The answer might just be in the cows. Assistant Professor Amornpun Sereemaspun, Director of the Chula Medical Innovation Center at the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, has conducted research on the benefits and possible use of cow’s colostrum milk, and explored ways to create value for what used to be agricultural leftovers. The result has been phenomenal and the researchers now proudly present the Bio Colostrum Repair Serum.
From an idea sparked by a CU Ph.D. student, the thought of using cow colostrum for skincare was developed further by Assistant Professor Amornpun. In collaboration with the Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand, experiments and research were made on the use of colostrum extract from cows. Findings show that the cow’s first milk has high nutrition, contains high levels of antibodies, stimulates epidermal growth, increases collagen, and reduces free radicals and toxicity of cells.
Chulalongkorn University is the first to study and venture into the development of cosmetic products from colostrum. With success, the result is expected to add value to something that was previously wasted, and generate income for farmers and the agricultural industry. In general, when the calf is fully fed, dairy farmers have to dispose the leftover first milk as the milk becomes yellow and unsalable.
The innovation is now patented and the Faculty of Medicine has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Faculty of Science and the Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand to do research and develop future products from cow colostrum, such as medicine or food supplements.
Moreover, the serum has received a bronze medal from the 47th Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions, Geneva, Switzerland, in April 2019 and a special award from the Association of Polish Inventors and Rationalizers.