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Carole Radziwill Explains the "Blood Cream" Giving Her Flawless Skin

The Real Housewives of New York City author has a bloody good beauty secret. 

By Talia Ergas
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Did anyone else notice that Carole Radziwill is looking extra radiant these days? Ever since The Real Housewives of New York City returned for Season 10 (yay!), we can't seem to keep our eyes off the NYC author. There's her stunning new 'do, which is shorter and blonder than ever. And her skin just has this undeniable glow — so much so that we at The Lookbook had to know her secret. Luckily for us, the marathon runner is willing to share her tried-and-true beauty tips. 

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Carole, who explained that she's much more of a skincare buff than a makeup junkie, told The Lookbook that her radiance is due to a fantastic face cream she's using. Sounds pretty standard, right? Well, Carole's favorite cream isn't just any old lotion. It turns out, she slathers her face with a potion that's made from her own blood. Whaaaaat?!

"I'm using a product line by this German doctor, Dr. Sturm. She's amazing," Carole shared with The Lookbook. "[The skincare line] is a cleanser, two serums, a calming moisturizer, and what [Dr. Sturm] calls 'blood cream.' She took my blood and she spins out the healing properties of your blood and mixes it with a moisturizer. No one else can use it because it's my blood cream, and I use it every night." Woah.

Turns out, Dr. Barbara Sturm is the same woman who created the vampire facial popularized by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian West. Dr. Sturm's signature MC1 "blood cream" — which will set you back around $1,400 a jar, BTW — harnesses your blood's ability to heal your body by stimulating the blood to react the same way it would if you were injured. Those healing proteins are the cream's active ingredient, Into the Gloss reports.

The cream has amassed a cult following that swears by its benefits — and Carole can serve as Exhibit A. The 'Wife insisted it's one of her "go-to skincare products that I just swear by, that I don’t deviate from."

And while we'd love nothing more than to try Carole's favorite product, $1000+ for a cream is just not in our budgets. Luckily, Dr. Sturm also has a line of more moderately-priced skincare products to choose from. If you'd like, you can find out more about her collection — which includes Skin Food supplements and anti-aging Glow Drops — by browsing Nordstrom's selection here.

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