You may have heard of the use of stem cell research in helping to solve some of the most complex medical problems we face today, including possible cures for cancer and organ replacement. But stem cells are also increasingly being used in skin care products as a way to rejuvenate the skin and create longer lasting anti-aging effects.
You probably need a degree if you want to understand the real science behind it but stem cells have got the skin care market all excited.
What are Stem Cells?
First of all, the stem cell research that is being used for the beauty industry is an entirely different fish from the medical one.
Basically, these are blueprint kinds of cell that have the ability to develop into any type of other cell. For instance, in the skin you have a large number of epidermal stem cells that can grow into normal skin cells. The trouble is they are highly vulnerable to external factors and this is thought to be a contributory factor in things like ageing. Replacing or enabling these cells to function more efficiently is the goal of stem cell research in skin care.
Bovine vs Plant Stem Cells
You can get these ingenious stem cells from any living source but the current choice in skin care is between bovine and plant stem cell products. Before you think that you are putting actual, living stem cells, bovine or otherwise, on your face, you should be aware that this isn’t the case.
What stem cell skin products contain are the proteins and growth factors that the cells produce. When applied these essentially encourage the skin to become more active, allowing for cells to divide and for collagen to be produced.
Bovine stem cell treatments such as the CryoStem Cell Therapy product offered by SHOPDNASKIN protects, corrects damage and rejuvenates the skin. Originating in the French Alps the serum is over-nighted from France. The rich in natural nutrients embryonic fluid is gently applied to the face prompting youthful skin cell renewal. Rest assured no animals are harmed in the serum extraction process.
The move towards plant stem cells started in Switzerland where a certain type of apple was found to be resilient to decay once it had been picked. This trend led scientists to take a look at the fruit’s stem cells that they found were more durable than in other apple varieties. These stem cells could also be harvested and used to cultivate a completely new plant, something that attracted the interest of skin care researchers who were looking for an alternative to bovine-based products.
Creams made from these stem cells were found to be very effective at reducing wrinkles after only a few weeks of use. Other skin care products are now being made with different sources including date plants and the more exotically named Gotu Kola.
The claims for plant cells are similar bovine when it comes to skincare:
• Helping to promote longevity in skin stem cells in the epidermis.
• Retarding the ageing process for the underlying cells.
• Helping to maintain the youthful look of your skin and delay the visible effects of aging.
• Helping to maintain the skins ability to regenerate, for example, in producing collagen.
However, bovine stem cells are more similar to human stem cells and are thus recognized and absorbed more readily into the skin.
These are still relatively early days for the stem cell skin care market but the results so far have been highly promising, especially for bovine stem cell treatments.
If you’d like to learn more about how SHOPDNASKIN bovine stem cell skincare treatments can help you just contact us at your earliest convenience.