Introductory Theory on Plant Stem Cells

According to an Industry accepted theory, Hayflick's Aging Theory, our cells have a limited amount of times in which it can replicate. As we approach the maximum amount of replication of a cell, it begins to age and underperforms, which eventually results in cell death. 

Paired with another accepted theory, Harman's Free Radical Theory of Aging,  Oxidative Stress from free radicals attack the epidermal cells and cause them to age prematurely. Studies have shown that if you can protect the epidermis from this activity, you inevitably prolong the length of the vitality of the skin cells.

Oxidative Stress: 

This cut apple to the right is a visual representation of the skin and skin cells, when exposed to oxidation. Oxidative stressors such as air pollution, and free radical attackers are causing the left side of the apple to age rapidly. There is nothing to help defend against this activity and so the apple succumbs to the damage. Same concept happens with our skin, in the form of wrinkles, uneven skin tone and dullness in appearance. 

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The rights side of the apple is protected with anti-oxidants that aid in defense of these environmental stressors and can maintain a prolonged healthy and youthful appearance.

How Oxidative Stress affects Skin - Diagram

How Oxidative Stress affects Skin - Diagram

Plant Stem Cells for Anti-Aging

Plant Stem Cells and their benefits for skin care have been around for years. The concept simplified, is that plant stem cells can replicate and help to repair damaged skin cells. They also slow down, the need for our skin cells to replicate as quickly, prolonging the life of healthy cells. 

Plant Stem Cells also provide high-grade antioxidants to the skin, protect us from environmental oxidative stressors, fighting Harman's Free Radical Aging Theory. 

For these stem cells to be optimally effective, they need to reach the dermal layer where skin stem cells reside. So the formulation in cosmeceuticals or cosmetics, are typically in a serum form where the molecules can penetrate down through the upper layers of the skin.  Most retail products, because of industry regulations will affect the top 2-3 layers of the skin, providing more of the antioxidant benefits, but extremely important benefits in anti-aging. 

Studies have proven that Stem Cells also, aid in soothing inflammation, and can reverse effects of photo aging. This visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, illuminates and provides a visibly more even looking skin tone.

Plant Stem cell - Cultivation

Plant Stem Cells are cultivated from botanical plants, and then cultivated in a controlled lab environment. Naturally derived they contain all the benefits of nature, lab controlled, they are protected from environmental toxins and seasonal changes.

SPF + Plant Stem Cells

A little boost to your daily broad spectrum SPF application, add a Plant Stem Cell Boost to provide a secondary and enhanced antioxidant protectant for your skin.

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XOXO, 

-SkinxLivstid


Souces: 

  • Carli, B. February 10, 2017, Getting to the Root of the Matter: Stem Cells in Cosmeceutical Products : Available (here).
  • Linder, J. (2011) Stem Cell Technology and the Skin : Available (here)