You may be wondering why we use Lilac, Apple and other plant stem cells in our products. The short answer is these naturally derived ingredients have been clinically proven to supply powerful anti-aging support to the skin. Using products that contain plant stem cells can help keep your skin looking young by fighting off wrinkles, protecting against sun damage and reducing inflammation.
Dermatologists Believe in Plant Stem Cells
According to dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban*, they can stimulate better cell turnover, leading to more youthful skin cells at the surface of the skin. Plant stem cells have a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect, helping to protect against sun damage and prevent wrinkles, according to dermatologist Dr. Sonoa Au*. Not only do they provide the powerful protective benefits of antioxidants, there is also evidence that stem cells promote the production of new collagen, which stimulates skin regeneration.
Antioxidants Block Skin Aging from Free Radicals
Skin aging is a complex process which involves all the layers of the epidermis and dermis. Internal and external factors influence skin aging, the most important external factor being UV exposure from the sun. The free radicals that are formed as a result of the UV radiation cause the degradation of the skin and changes in the structure of the skin’s collagen and elastins. Collagen and elastins are what make our skin look full and firm and it’s the loss of collagen that makes our skin start to show fine lines, change texture, and lose firmness. Antioxidants are a proven way to neutralize free radicals and prevent those damaging effects on the skin. Lilac Stem Cells have been show to be extremely high in antioxidants and clinically proven for cellular function and repair in the skin.
Boosting Collagen to Help Skin Regeneration
The internal factors that cause changes in the skin structure are, primarily the skin loosing its ability to regenerate, and this process becomes slower as we age. The reduction of the regenerative potential of the skin is the result of, among other factors, lower activity of the stem cells. This is why scientists turned to plant stem cells to see if they can help restore some of these lost functions. Along with boosting collagen production, plant stem cells have been proven to help rebuild damaged epidermis, and activate the repair of skin cells.
Age-Defense Skincare with Plant Stem Cells
Bottom line: Lilac stem cells and other plant stem cells are a strong line of defense from the biggest causes of skin aging. You can find them in our Cleansing Milk, Balancing Toner, Active Moisturizer, our Vitamin C Serum, and our Broad Spectrum Sunscreen.
Sources: *Plant Stem Cell Skincare, Anti-Aging Properties of Plant Stem Cell Extracts, An In-depth Look at Lilac Stem Cell Extract In Skincare