PLANT STEM CELLS: THE FUTURE OF ANTI-AGING IN SKINCARE?
There have been so many changes in the way we discover, experience, and purchase health and beauty products. There is a major shift in the customer’s journey from a traditional path to one that crosses online and offline touchpoints. It is being clear that beauty firms are now getting inclined to be the beauty techs. And why not, when there is a great demand for technology-infused cosmetics and beauty products.
If right now, we tell you that in cosmetics, plant stem cells are something or a great demand, you would probably think: huh?
There must be several questions in your mind: what are plant cells? Why are they being used in cosmetics? Do they really help in reversing aging signs?
This all might seem intriguing, let’s talk about it in detail!
WHAT ARE PLANT STEM CELLS?
“PLANT STEM CELLS HELP AND REGENERATE LIVE PLANTS AFTER THEY HAVE AN INJURY.”
Plant regeneration at the cellular and tissue level is a unique process. Similar to animals, the stem cells in plants have properties that help stimulate and regenerate plants after injury. The unique properties of plant stem cells have been a recent area of interest and focus both on developing new cosmetics and studying how these extracts/phytohormones will influence animal skin.”
Source: Plant stem cells in cosmetics: current trends and future directions
WHY PLANT STEM CELL-BASED COSMETICS?
“PLANT STEM CELLS HAVE ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES.”
There are two types of stem cells used in cosmetic research: Animal stem cells and plant stem cells. But to overcome the bad PR and ethical concerns associated with human or animal sources of these stem cells, the popularity of plant stem cells grew.
Plant extracts are of great interest to dermatology research owing to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Extensive research has found various independent plant stem cell systems fulfilling the specific needs of the plants’ development. Scientific evidence suggests that various plants such as grapes (Vitis vinifera), lilacs (Syringa vulgaris), Swiss apples (Uttwiler spatlauber), etc. have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
The products formulated by plant stem cells have a varied range of applications including skin whitening, de-tanning, moisturizing, cleansing, and anti-aging, etc.
Despite all the promising developments, the domain of plant stem cells remains hugely unexplored.
HOW DO PLANT STEM CELLS WORK?
“SOURCES FOR THE PLANT STEM CELLS RANGE FROM FLOWERS TO FRUITS (APPLES, GRAPES, AND CRANBERRIES) AND OTHER PLANT SOURCES.”
Plant stem cells contain proteins and amino acids, which signal the body cells to rejuvenate and promote collagen production that result in fewer lines and wrinkles, improved skin texture and tone, younger, better-looking skin.
Different plant stem cells have different effects. For instance, stem cells extracted from grape seeds have shown high anti-tumor-promoting activity which protects the skin against UVA and UVB damage. Verbascoside, found in lilac stem cell extracts, helps in wound healing.
WHAT ARE SOME PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN PLANT STEM CELLS?
REVIVE serum from Slova cosmetics: Made with innovative Argan Plant Stem Cells technology, REVIVE, when applied regularly, protects & restores healthy & young-looking skin. This serum contains a rich selection of anti-aging active ingredients like DermCom, which reverses the aging process & gives skin a firm, youthful look, and Matrixyl® Synthe 6, which works on delivering wrinkle-free skin.
‘ERASE THE SIGNS OF AGING WITH REVIVE’
RENEW mask by Slova Cosmetics: Formulated with the innovative PhytoCelltecTM technology, RENEW aids in achieving a younger and healthier look. MatrixylTM 3000 & RenovageTM present in this powerful mask fight against the signs of aging & deliver a visibly refreshed skin.
‘RENEW IS A 10-MINUTE MASK FOR SMOOTH SKIN’
Talking about the cosmetic industry, plant stem cell derivatives promise to be the most promising field at present. It is most likely to stay, with human stem cells in cosmetics coming to the trend in the near future.