The Revolution of Stem Cells in Skin Care
"It is unavoidable: Skin ages. Fighting the skin-aging clock now requires more understanding of ingredient science. By now we all know the benefits of antioxidants, peptides and AHA's in skin care products but the latest advancement in the fight against aging and environmentally damaged skin is Stem Cell therapy. Scientists have now found a way to harness the power of plant stem cells to repair damaged skin tissue. This advanced technology offers exciting new options to regenerative skin care products. New revolutionary ingredients combat chronological aging, reduce superficial and deep wrinkles and preserve the youthful appearance and vitality of skin. Professional age management of skin is all about extending and preserving the life energy of skin cells to help yield results for younger-acting skin.
What are stem cells?
Stem cells are unprogrammed cells and depend on signals from neighboring cells. They are related to longevity and have a unique growth characteristic allowing them to
make identical copies of themselves, as well as differentiate to become specialized cells. Stem cells are able to self-renew and build tissue. In other words, they are capable of generating fresh skin to replace dead cells, and can also help heal wounds. The most remarkable feature of cells is their ability to reproduce. Plants have stem cells comparable to human stem cells. The stem cells are sourced from a rare Swiss apple identified as the Uttwiler Spatlauber. Scientists in Switzerland have proven that the stem cells extracted from Swiss apple can stimulate human stem cell growth and protect skin stem cells from death due to UV overexposure, free radicals and reversing the effects of photo-aging of the skin.
In summary, plant-based stem cells help our bodies replace lost and damaged cells with healthy new ones.
Stem cells and their benefits in skin care
The skin is the largest and the most dynamic immune organ, made up of billions of cells playing a protective and esthetic role where aging is clinically evident via wrinkles. Scientists recognize skin stem cells are the decision-makers that direct the production of new skin cells, as is evidenced by the daily shedding of dead cells. Since stem cells responsible for repair and formation of new skin cells, they help keep skin looking youthful. Age diminishes the number of skin stem cells, making their ability to repair the skin less efficient.
Stem cells are the new fountain of youth. Scientists have discovered several additional plant sources offer the same effectiveness in skin care. Some of these include grape, Echinacea, edelweiss, gotu kola and various lilac varieties. Stem cells effectively address almost any common skin concern. This is due to their regenerative properties. These plant stem cells in turn can help human ones live longer. Since stem cells responsible for repair and formation of new skin cells, they help keep skin looking youthful. Healthy stem cells mean healthier, younger-acting skin. Stem cells serve as antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and skin brighteners. They also facilitate sebum control.
The new generation of plant stem cell technology is the window into the future.
Stem Cells extracted from Uttwiler Spatlauber
- Anti-aging benefits
- They are rich in phytonutrients, proteins and long-living cells
- Protect against oxidative stress
- Help repair DNA and delay maturity in human specialized cells
- Allow mature skin to continue regenerating healthy cells
- Play a critical role in healing and collagen synthesis
- Reduce wrinkle depth
- Slows formation of crow's feet
- Ideal for all skin types, colors and conditions
- Help strengthen skin's immunity
- Have special enzymes that stimulate new production of collagen
- Ensure adequate levels of hydration
- Elasticity in skin
- Protect the dermis against aging caused by UV damage
- Fights acne
- Regulates sebum
- Reduce inflammation
- Best suited for acne-prone skin
- High level of antioxidant ferulic acid
- Stimulates production of collagen and hyaluronic acid
- Enhances the skin ability for greater moisture retention
A few points to remember
Plant stem cells are from plants; not from human tissue of any kind.
There is absolutely no relationship between the stem cell research involving human embryos, and plant stem cell technology."
DaySpa magazine January 2011