Do Stem Cells in Skin Care Really Work?
Are stem cells really the secret to more youthful looking skin? Many skincare experts and scientists think so. Stem cells have been proven in research to be highly beneficial in the natural skin healing and regeneration process. Today, you can find stem cells in a wide range of skincare products, such as Dr. Sylvia Skincare Fibroblast Growth Factor Serum. This effective face serum uses three scientifically-proven stem cells from plants and fruits. While there’s been much controversy regarding the use of stem cells, these super functional cells have been tested and proven in clinical studies to help firm, tone, and protect the skin. Why Use Stem Cells? While the skin is already filled with stem cells, you begin to lose them as you age. By the time you reach 50, you’ve lost nearly 98 percent of them. That is why your skin loses its youthful appearance as you age. Today, many skincare products contain plant-based stem cells which make use of the powerful amino acids and proteins that these cells secrete. When introduced into an anti-aging cream, these plant cells help fight signs of aging and sun damage and neutralize free radicals. What are Plant Cells? It’s important to know that there is more than one type of stem cell. Human stems are not typically used in skincare products. Plant stem cells, on the other hand, are safe to use and have the ability to self-renew and replace damaged cells, similar to human stem cells. There are many types of plants harvested for their stem cells, such as edelweiss, Swiss apple, gotu kola, and raspberry. To ensure purity and avoid chemicals and toxins, plant stem cells are often cultured in laboratories away from pesticides. The use of plant stem cells to create active ingredients in skincare products presents several key advantages over regular plant extracts. First, there is always a fresh supply of cells as the products are not dependent upon environmental conditions or seasons. As the cells are grown under controlled, sterile conditions there is no risk of contamination from environmental factors or pathogens. Plant stem cells are also more versatile than common extracts and can be manipulated to boost their benefits. What Product to Use? Now that you know the many benefits of stem cells, let’s take a closer look at the products that use them. One such face skin care product is the Fibroblast Growth Factor Serum which is formulated with three clinically-proven plant stem cells - Gotu kola, Swiss apple and Gardenia stem cells. What makes this the best face serum is its unique formula of plant-derived stem cells which help boost skin texture, density, and firmness for younger looking skin. In clinical studies, Gotu kola stem cells are proven to improve the skin’s hydration and elasticity by blocking hyaluronidase, the enzyme that decreases the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid (the skin’s natural moisturizer) by 90%. While Swiss apple stem cells are proven to provide anti-wrinkle effect as it decreased wrinkle depth within 28 days of usage as tested in a study with 20 volunteers aging from 37 to 64 years old. Lastly, Gardenia stem cells are clinically-proven to block collagen degradation and prevent skin damage and firmness loss. More and more skincare companies are exploring the advantages of stem cells and for good reason. While the cells used in facial products are not derived from humans, they do help protect human skin stem cells from deterioration and damage. To learn more about our best anti-aging serum containing powerful stem cells, contact our US Board Certified skin specialist in Singapore, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, at the Cutis aesthetic clinic.