The stem cells in beauty products are obtained primarily from plants and fruits that can stay fresh for a long time, like Swiss apples, edelweiss, roses, and date palms. Extracts of these stem cells—not the live cells themselves—are added to skin-care products.If a product is labeled as a stem-cell cream or serum, you may see some of the stem cell’s key substances, such as ferulic acid, ellagic acid, and quercetin, listed on the ingredient panel.
They are found throughout our bodies, where they can play an essential role in tissue renewal. For healthy skin, these stem cells make up about 10% of the basal layer (lowest layer) of the epidermis. Stem cells just below the surface of the skin can help with restorative functions, such as cellular regeneration, and may ultimately enhance the capacity to repair aging skin. The real beauty of stem cells, however, is that they have the amazing ability to develop into many different types of cells. Where skin care is concerned, the theory is that by applying a product that contains stem-cell extracts derived from plants or fruits, you may encourage the growth of your skin’s own stem cells and possibly trigger their anti-aging effects. When a company says that its product contains stem cells, what it really means is that the product contains the growth factors and signaling molecules that have been extracted from the stem cells. Not the whole stem cells themselves. The messaging molecules that are harvested from stem cells provides antioxidant protection, protects skin from photo damage by absorbing UV radiation, protect skin from other types of oxidative damage, provide stimulation to epidermal stem cells, and increases the longevity of skin cells.