Stem cells as a beauty miracle?

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Stem cells for beautiful skin: what are the details?


Products with stem cells are slowly but surely conquering the market for cosmetic products. Especially in the anti-aging arena, creams and serums with the latest stem cell technology are gaining more and more ground. Although stem cell research, in general, is still in its infancy, the first innovative skincare products are already available. Find out what stem cells can do for your skin and how you can use this new technology for yourself.

What are stem cells?

In general, stem cells are “building blocks” responsible for development and regeneration. They are found in all organisms, both animals and plants. We are all made up of a multitude of cells, each of the approximately 100 trillion cells in the human body emerged at some point from a stem cell, which we still carry within us in adulthood, albeit (the older we get) greatly reduced. In simple terms, stem cells are a kind of “neutral mother cell” that can transform into the various cell types from which organs are then formed.

Stem cells in cosmetics

When the cosmetics industry refers to stem cells, it means plant stem cells. Compared to human stem cells, these have the advantage that they are constantly able to change throughout the life of the plant and have the ability to divide an infinite number of times and reproduce themselves. Thus, they remain flexible throughout life and their concentration does not decrease either.
After all, a plant must be able to constantly produce new shoots, flowers and fruits and must be able to constantly withstand environmental stresses such as UV radiation or insects without suffering major damage. With the help of their stem cells, they can close up any injuries that occur. This ability to form new plants throughout their lives is what makes plant stem cells so interesting for cosmetic research.


Why plant stem cells in cosmetics?

In medicine, the effect of plant stem cells is used to support the processes that take place in the cells of our skin and to counteract the natural degeneration of the skin. Thus, cosmetics with plant stem cells are said to be able to combat stress and light-related skin aging, as well as signs of fatigue or lack of elasticity – sustainably and successfully!

Cosmetics with stem cells and their effect

Can plant stem cells work on humans at all? Studies say yes! Although human and plant stem cells are different, it has been proven that plant stem cells can promote the skin’s own regenerative ability. They stimulate the skin’s own collagen production, which reduces wrinkles and allows the skin to retain more moisture. The skin looks fresher, smoother and visibly rejuvenated.

How plant stem cells are obtained

I often experience that my patients react in an irritated manner as soon as I tell them about stem cells because they cannot imagine how they are obtained. Therefore, I would now like to shed some light on the subject.
For the extraction of plant stem cells, mainly the roots and shoots are used since this is where most stem cells are located. The stem cells are isolated therefrom. They are then further cultivated in the laboratory, which means that neither land for cultivation nor pesticides need to be used. Water consumption is also extremely low. It is therefore also a very environmentally friendly skin active ingredient.

Senestem™ – an active ingredient based on the latest stem cell technology

In the following, I would like to introduce you to a special active ingredient that is extracted from ribwort plantain and plays a pioneering role as an active ingredient of state-of-the-art stem cell technology: Senestem™. (Learn more about Senestem™ here).
Senestem™ restarts the skin’s protein synthesis and thus supports the activation of the skin’s own repair processes, especially those taking place in the sensitive skin layers that are susceptible to UV damage. Studies have shown that the active ingredient helps to smooth wrinkles and improve the skin’s firmness and tone. It also curbs the production of melanin, helping to prevent pigmentation spots.
If you are curious about Senestem™, let me take this opportunity to recommend my Stem Cell Hyaluronic Serum, which harnesses the power of this ingredient.

Stem cell research in the cosmetics industry is still relatively in its infancy. Many of my patients have never heard of the fact that stem cells can now also be used for skin rejuvenation. So it is no wonder that as yet not many cosmetics manufacturers have jumped on this bandwagon. However, the skin-rejuvenating effect of plant stem cells has already been proven in studies, which is why I recommend my Stem Cell Hyaluron Serum to my patients with a clear conscience and “scientific” conviction.