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Stem Cells - One of the most exciting advancements in skin care

Power of 5 - Youthful Aging Ingredients

Youthful Aging

Stem cells are a key active ingredient in skin care formulations and since 2010. During this time, advancements and controversy have surrounded the two types of stem cells available: human stem cell and plant stem cells. Plant stem cells are the least controversial and are effective, but at a different level than the human stem cells. Plant stem cells are cultivated from grapes, lilac or apples. Manufacturers claim these stem cells stimulate the skin’s own stem cells, which reside at the base of the hair follicle and remain dormant until stimulated to repair the skin. Stem cells regenerate more slowly with age, leading to the signs of aging such as wrinkles and laxity. Plant stem cells can protect your stem cells from death due to UV overexposure, neutralize free radicals and reverse the effects of photoaging (aging from sun damage). I recommend people in their 30s and 40s use them to protect their skin from aging issues. Human stem cells were initially cultivated from adult bone marrow, the umbilical cord, or the blastocyst, which is a human embryonic cell. These sources have changed and the product line used at SkinTrust, Keracell from Bella Science, sources their stem cells from neonatal foreskin, which is the sole source of all fibroblasts in the US and adipose tissue (loose, connective tissue). This tissue is the source for mesenchymal stem cells which is a nationally certified and accredited source. Skin that is aging, dehydrated, wrinkled or injured shows sagging or loss of vital cells in the epidermis and the dermis. When this happens, skin needs products that contain essential components to restore the broken, injured skin at a cellular level. If the skin is fed extra cellular proteins, it will heal. Proteins create and support connective tissue, advance cell adhesion, support the membrane and stimulate cell signaling. These proteins/ingredients enhance the bodies processes to reduce and delay the signs of aging. Human stem cells from approved sources provide this level of repair to injuries or aging skin. At SkinTrust I offer both plant-based and a human stem cells product lines from the following two companies: Keracell Multiple Human Cell Stem Cell (MHCsc) Technology is the first stem cell extract to use a combination of Fibroblasts and Mesenchymal Stem Cells in their Stem Cell Conditioned Media. MHCsc technology has an optimized blanche of fibroblasts and adipose serviced mesenchymal cells, boasting over 542 measurable proteins, peptides and growth factors - more than any other stem cell extract available. This product line will correct and improve the signs of aging supported by research studies. Our plant-based stem cells are through Meristem Serum from Circadia. This serum supports the skin through the aging process, strengthens and improves skin firmness and elasticity, and is rich in antioxidants. I recommend this product for individuals that do not have significant signs of aging, but want to protect their skin so it ages beautifully. Stem cells formulated in skin care products can result in skin that is more vibrant, robust and youthful looking. Stem cells in the right product formulations are one of the most exciting advancements in skin care products today. For more information, view the KERACELL®'s MULTIPLE HUMAN CELL Stem Cell Technology PDF.

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