What are stem cells?
Of the approximately 30 trillion cells in our body, stem cells account for only 0.2 percent. As the basic building blocks of life, they are responsible for development and regeneration in all living things. They function like small engines of the organism: a single one of them is capable of generating millions of new cells.
Stem cells are cells that have two special abilities. They can divide and make exact copies of themselves. And they can specialize into a particular type of cell to form or repair tissue.
Contrary to earlier assumptions, the number of stem cells in the skin does not decrease as we age. However, between the ages of 20 and 40, our stem cells lose half of their energy potential. They therefore increasingly lose their ability to regenerate themselves and produce new cells. As a result, the skin loses its radiance and elasticity.
To counteract this process, plant stem cells are used in cosmetics. They have the outstanding ability to remain flexible and to shape of plants. Plants can grow continuously and possess outstanding self-healing powers. This opens up promising prospects for the beauty industry.
What can plant stem cells do for my skin?
Constantly exposed to environmental stressors and UV radiation, our skin needs to regenerate continuously. As we age, the skin’s own regeneration process slows down. The first signs of aging – wrinkles – start to become apparent on the surface of the skin so do pigment disorders.
Plant stem cells are used in cosmetics as energy suppliers and awaken sleepy cells. They have a positive effect on skin renewal, cell protection and self-healing by strengthening skin tissue, maintaining the skin’s resistance and preventing premature aging. They support our skin’s own regenerative capacity the best possible way.
Do they really work? Scientific studies have shown that plant and fruit stem cells have the ability to stimulate the skin’s own collagen production and protect human stem cells from UV damage and environmental stressors that cause aging.
How are plant stem cells obtained?
The best method to cultivate plant stem cells is through biotechnology. Phyto-stem cells are usually obtained from the shoots and root tips of a plant, where most stem cells are located.
The valuable stem cells are extracted from the plant and cultivated in laboratories to obtain ingredients in a pure and high concentration.
The advantages of biotechnological plant stem cells in cosmetics at one glance:
- The quality of active ingredients remains high and does not vary from plant to plant.
- Secondary ingredients can be obtained from the plant extracts, which are originally present only in low concentrations.
- Laboratory-derived plant stem cells are free of genetic manipulation.
- Harmful environmental influences due to pesticides or air pollution are excluded.
- Pure concentration of active ingredients increases skin tolerance. This keeps the risk of allergic reactions low.