The utilization of stem cell treatments as an active anti-aging ingredient is highly controversial but not because of the proven effectiveness of this newer treatment.
The controversy arises as a result of trivializing the utilization of stem cells for the sole purpose of vanity. Though, that's not the whole story at all.
Medical scientists explain, "Stem cells, the same ones used in innovative
medical research to treat Alzheimer’s and certain types of cancer, are now
being sold over the counter in the form of creams, serums and other skin care
These stems cell therapies are
usually derived from plants and on occasion, animals.
However, they work similarly to human stem cells and emerging clinical evidence suggest that they also offer significant anti-aging benefits for skin.
The Science of Stem Cell Science:
Stem cells contain amino acids and peptides, which are skin care powerhouse ingredients for skin rejuvenation because they have the remarkable potential to renew themselves recreate tissues.
“These are the building blocks for cell rejuvenation, so over the past few years, there have been a variety of both animal- and plant-based stem cells in skin care products,” explains Green. “Stem cells naturally have antioxidant properties and they nourish skin cells which promotes cell turnover and increases collagen production.”
Studies suggests that the results include fewer lines and wrinkles, improved skin texture and tone, and younger, healthier looking skin.
References: National Institutes of Health
The use of stem cell in treatments has slowly evolved over the past ten years and has become more accepted. The integration of stem cells is gradually becoming more popular as an active anti-aging ingredient to promote skin regeneration.
Lee Phillips, M.D. provides a great overview of stem cells regeneration in his report that describes that because stem cells are unprogrammed they can transform into other type of cells and to perform a range of functions such as healing and new cell growth.1
As an anti-aging skin care ingredient, the use of engineered stem cell skin care treatments work to heal sun damaged, wrinkled skin to stimulate rejuvenation of the skin so that it becomes firmer, and younger looking.
The stem cell technology is used in rejuvenation treatments targets wrinkled and sagging skin as well as reduces puffiness and promote rejuvenation around the delicate eye area.
Stem cell skin care seems like a page out of a futuristic novel doesn't it?