The #1 trending, innovative skin care ingredient these days is: Stem Cells.
What are these stem cells and how do they benefit your skin?
All this while one associated stem cells with humans. You know, the kind many couples had stored in a special facility after childbirth as they contained the most potent protection for their child against future illnesses or diseases.
But hang on. The stem cells used in the beauty industry are definitely not human, but plant based. (There, all you vegans can sigh in relief).
How did all this interest in plant stem cells start anyway? Researchers observed how, instead of withering and dying when cut, a plant would simply start re-growing its shoot from the damaged end. Bravely, stoically and as a matter of course.
Could humans use those amazing regenerative powers to delay or revive their skin’s own inevitable ageing process? Recent extensive research has revealed that the answer is a resounding, yes.
Plant stem cells possess strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, offering protection against sun damage and preventing wrinkles. When used in skin care products, these plant stem cells accelerate the human skin’s stem cell renewal from within, making it Nature’s best serum for all skin types, more so for above the age of 25.
But the one discovery that had the skin care industry excited was that there was evidence that stem cells could actually promote the production of new collagen, an essential factor to make skin appear more youthful, hydrated and taut. Plant stem cells contain the two essential powerhouse ingredients for skin rejuvenation - amino acids and peptides. Which is why they help in promoting cell turnover and increasing collagen production.
The result? Reduced lines and wrinkles, improved skin texture and tone, and younger, healthier-looking skin.
So, if you are battling issues like wrinkles, fine lines, skin dryness, dullness, remember to stock up on those skin care products that mention plant stem cells extract as their main ingredient. What works for plants can also do wonders for your skin!