Stem Cells, they’re the new skin care buzz word. So how exactly do they work in the skin? This technology is relativity new and I have therapists asking me how they work, so I’m guessing very few consumers out there understand it at all.
This is how it was explained to me. When a tree gets cut down at the trunk, a new tree grows back. If a human looses an arm, we don’t grow back our arm. This is because human beings only have stem cells when we are In Utero. When we are born we lose our original stem cell and have 23 ‘adult’ stem cells. So our bones, liver, brain, even our dermis and epidermis have their own ‘adult’ different stem cells. So humans and plants have a major difference.
Plant stem cells ‘activate’ to repair any damage applied to the plant, anywhere on the plant. When these stem cells are ‘activated’ scientists are able to cultivate them very carefully in a sterile lab. Combined in our creams and applied topically those stem cells work to trigger our own cells to create the same ‘self renewal’ response in human flesh as it would in plants. Combined with other substances, for example amino acids or retinol, they work together in synergy to allow the skin to self repair. This self renewal improves skin tone, texture and reduces wrinkle depth, making it one of the most potent anti aging ingredients available.
Pretty cool, huh? What’s even better (as we are all environmentally conscious these days) is that cultivation doesn’t destroy the plant because only tiniest amount is needed at any one time. So when the plant is damaged slightly for cultivation, the plant self renews and replaces its own tissue. This allows an unlimited supply from a small crop of plants, saving space, energy and environmental damage.
My verdict is that stem cells are the best thing to happen since coconut oil. Eminence has recently incorporated the Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells in our new Age Corrective Range, check it out below!
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