Stem Cells & Skin Care

Stem Cells & Skin Care

Stem cells in skin care is not new… but savvy marketing will have you believe that the addition of stem cells means that your skin care is somehow swimming in animal products. It’s not. Licensed Esthetician Jennifer Christie fields questions on the subject on a regular basis. She says confusion about stem cells is common. “Creams and serums that feature stem cells are not from animals. The ingredient is in fact plant based.”

Christie says there’s also some confusion about what plant stem cells actually do. “Most skin care products contain stem cell extracts.” Those extracts can help renew and repair skin damage. They also contain antioxidant properties that help nourish skin cells, promote cellular turnover, and increase collage production. “Stem cells also contain amino acids and peptides, which go a long way to help smooth wrinkles and improve the overall appearance of your complexion.”

To make the most of any skin care product containing stem cells (or any other active ingredient), make sure it’s packaged in a container with an airless pump. Products packaged in jars may constantly be exposed to light and temperature changes, which can impact their efficacy.