Perhaps you’ll be surprised as I was that some skincare products make use of plant stem cells. Don’t worry – this isn’t the same thing as the controversial use of human stem cells that dominate the political field anytime an election comes up. And even more good news is that plant stem cells may have mega benefits for your skin. We all want young, healthy skin, so finding the products that work best for you is a great way to do just that. Check out how stem cells are used in skincare and you might be a convert.
1. It’s anti-Aging
While there is no magical ingredient or product that will stop the signs of aging entirely, research shows that plant stem cells show incredible promise as a way to slow things down. Using products that contain them can help fight wrinkles and reduce the appearance of other signs that you’re getting older. Since we all want to stay young, this is a great way to do it!
2. Do Lots of Jobs
Anti-aging isn’t the only thing that plant stem cells can do. They have the unique ability to promote cellular growth, which means they can help regenerate the healthy cells your skin already contains. At the same time, experts say that plant stem cells can also renew skin tissue, restore cellular function in your skin and even repair skin. If those aren’t good reasons to find skincare with stem cells, I don’t know what is.
3. They Come from Certain Plants
The stem cells in all plants won’t do the trick. The ones used in your skincare products come from plants and fruits that have a long shelf life. They are the ones that stay fresh for extended periods of time. According to dermatologists at the Duke University School of Medicine, that includes date palms, roses and Swiss apples. Because the stem cells keep these items fresh for so long, it makes sense that they can help preserve your skin in much the same way.
4. Specially Grown Ingredients
The catch is that the plants and fruits from which stem cells are harvested must be specially grown without any contaminants or other interference. That’s what drives the price of skincare products with plant stem cells so high. Many women will say that the extra cost is worth it if the products create the desired results.
5. Fight Environmental Influences
Plant stem cells fight a range of environmental influences on aging. That includes pollution, toxins in the air, unprotected sun exposure and even a poor diet. They can counteract the damage that these things do, but that doesn’t mean you can afford to make poor choices. It’s best to always wear sunscreen, eat a wide range of healthy foods and see your dermatologist often. Though plant stem cells can provide you the backup you need for those times when life gets in the way of your best intentions, you still need to help them along.
6. They Are in Several Products
Plant stem cells show up in a variety of skincare products, including serums and creams. It’s easy to see if the item contains the good stuff by reading the ingredients label. You want to be on the lookout for things like quercetin and ellagic acid, say the experts at Duke University. Talk to your dermatologist to find out more about the ingredients you should be looking for.
7. Not Enough Research
Like I said at the beginning of this article, plant stem cells show promise in the realm of skincare. While there has been research to back up all of the points on this list, most experts say that more research is needed before these claims can be totally proven. For the best results, be sure to follow your doctor’s advice when choosing skincare products,
What do you think of plant stem cells being used in skincare products? I think that if it proves successful, it’s worth a try! Are you going to try one?