Plant stem cells are a break-through in pro-youth therapy and a revolutionary new approach to cosmeceuticals. Every plant cell has the ability to regenerate (totipotency) new organs (leaves, stem, flowers, and seeds) or even the whole plant throughout their whole life. Plant cells can “dedifferentiate” and become stem cells. If a plant is wounded, surrounding cells dedifferentiate (stem cells), forming a wound-healing tissue (callus). If the wounded area is closed, the cells begin to differentiate again and build up a new tissue. Causes of wounding might include DNA damage, telomere shortening, and oxidative stress.
In humans, skin stem cells are located in the basal layer where 2-7% of cells are stem cells. Their primary roles are to replenish dying cells and regenerate damaged tissues. Using real plant stem cells to trigger the rejuvenation of the skin delays the natural aging process by maintaining the activity of skin stem cells.
Research has proven the application of apple stem cell extract increases protection of skin stem cells against UV-radiation, promotes lifespan of stem cells, and a reduces skin wrinkles and contain cells with metabolites which insure longevity of skin cells.
New cell culture technology makes it now possible to cultivate cells of endangered and rare species, guaranteeing the preservation of limited plant stocks - this was an important factor for cultivar selection using plant stem cells for skin stem cell protection.
With the ever-advancing technology of an eco-sustainable plant stem cell, a process that physiologically orientates the production of Leontopodic Acid A, provides potent antioxidant support three times more efficient than typical vitamin C sources. By harnessing the proteins from the natural defensive responses of Edelweiss and Gardenia to protect against environmental physical and biological stress, we may now strengthen skin to reduce eye contour wrinkles, prevent collagen loss, firm and smooth skin and aid with aging and photo-aging prevention.
Through the in vitro culture of plant stem cells in protected and highly controlled conditions, green biotechnology substitutes the traditional production of this plant’s natural actives with incomparable advantages in terms of quality and eco-sustainability. Leontopodium Alpinum stems are the first stem cell ingredient characterized and standardized in the protective metabolites naturally produced by a plant to survive its harsh native environment at high altitude on the mountain.
With the in vitro culture of Gardenia Jasminoides Callus, plant stem cells not only reduce MMP-1 in accelerated aged fibroblasts (an important aging marker involved in extracellular matrix degradation) and stimulate new collagen with an efficacy comparable to that of vitamin C, but identifies specific substances with high biological activities.
Customizing to meet the needs of every skin, Rhonda Allison provides several different formulations using various plant stem cell sources to help delay the natural aging process, assist in rejuvenating the basal layer, and rejuvenate the extracellular matrix.
- Apple (Malus Domestica) Fruit Cell Culture - Sea Gems and Bio Reform 28
- Meristem (Edelweiss) Cell Culture and Gardenia Jasminoides Callus Culture – C-Stem Cell
- Plantain Leaf Stem Cell Extract – AGE less
- Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Leaf Cell Culture and Globularia Cordifolia Callus Culture – Synergy A