What if I were to tell you that there is a renewable resource available that, once smoothed onto your face, can help increase cell turnover, repair cell damage, regenerate damaged tissue – the end result being younger, more healthy looking skin? What if I were to tell you that this renewable resource may be found in your own back yard?
That’s right, plants. The plant kingdom has long been known to help out the human race in a crisis — penicillin, anyone? Or consider scurvy, which was common amongst sailors and pirates from the 1400’s to the beginning of the modern era. This vitamin C deficiency was evident by spongy gums and spots on the skin. The solution? Oranges and limes.
Mother Nature has a way of nurturing humans, and with a little scientific help, she’s done it again – in the form of plant stem cells.
Stem cells are present in all animals and plants. Stem cells contain the cellular information which enables the cell to both self-renew, as well as regenerate damaged tissue. The unique property of a plant stem cell is that a plant stem cell can regenerate any cell – unlike a human stem cell.
Most cells inside a living organism carry a blueprint for a specific purpose. An eye cell has specific information about the eye, a brain cell has specific information about the brain, and so on.
A stem cell, however, has the unique potential to become various types of cells. These healthy new cells often are the same types of cells as those near which they live. So if you place a stem cell next to a skin cell, the stem cell will become a new, healthy skin cell. However, the number of stem cells in our bodies decrease with age, and the existing stem cells become less efficient at doing their jobs.
How does this help in cosmetics?
A plant stem cell has the capacity to boost a human stem cell; it helps to renew and regenerate the human stem cell and slow the aging process. The plant stem cell “tricks” the human skin cell into “thinking” young again. The result is a younger, fresher skin.
So we use plant stem cells in our Apple Stem Cell Technology and Grape Stem Cell Technology to help our customers keep their skin looking young, healthy, and fresh.