Skin Care Ingredients: Stem Cells


Lets take a look behind the formulary curtain, when a lab creates plant derived stem cells they first have to wound the plant, this creates totipotent stem cells. Once the stem cells are transferred to a culture they start to produce secondary metabolites in order to protect themselves during rapid cell division. It is the secondary metabolites that have amazing antioxidant and immune support as well as detoxification and fibroblast stimulation.


Grape Stem Cell Extract (PhytoCell Tech Solar Vitis) – Protects against oxidative and UV damage, shown to delay cell senescence.

Edelweiss Stem Cell Extract (Leontopodium Alpinum) – Preparation of Leontopodium Alpinum meristem culture that provides antioxidant activity, anti-hyaluronidasic activity, and anti-collagensaic activity. Thus it is shown to reduce wrinkle depth by 15% around the eye after only 20 days of treatment.

Apple Stem Cell Extract (Malus Domestica) – Liposomal preparation from stem cells of a rare Swiss apple known for its longevity. Increases vitality, delays senescence, and combats chronological aging in skin cell. The extract has been shown to help skin stem cells maintain their characteristics and their capacity to build new tissues. It also has been shown to delay aging and have an anti-wrinkle effect.

Lilac Stem Cell Extract (Malodextrin and Syringa Vulgaris) – Rich in verbascoside with strong anti-inflammatory activity and effectiveness against p. Acnes.

Gardenia stem cell extract (Gardenia Jasminoides) – Rich in moisturizing phytosterols and polysaccharides, along with antioxidative phenlypropanoids (e.g. feruloyl-6-glucoside), protects the skin’s extra-cellular matrix from degradation by MMPs and stimulates collagen production.

Marrubium Stem Cell Extract (Marrubium vulgaremeristem) – Rich in phenylpropanoids (i.e. forsythoside B and verbacoside) which are defensive molecules that protect the skin against oxidants and activate the skin’s self-defense systems.