The latest breakthrough in skincare technology has hit the market, packaged as stem cell face creams. This is not quite as crazy as snail serums, as behind stem cell creams, there appears to be a rational theory for skin repair.
All organisms that are multicellular, such as plants, animals, and us contain stem cells, and these are a vital part in the process of cell/tissue renewal. It is thought that applying creams that contain the extracts of stem cells, derived from plants, you can promote the production of your skin’s stem cells, thus encouraging skin regeneration.Stem cells are derived from plants: Unfortunately, live stem cells cannot be maintained in face creams, so instead extracts of stem cells that contain their main compounds (like ellagic acid or quercetin) are included. Studies suggest that these creams have the ability to encourage the production of collagen. However much more research is needed to firmly establish whether stem cell creams can enhance the work of the skin’s stem cells to create regeneration.
That said, it might be worth a try. If you choose to give it a go, here are a couple of high-end stem cell face creams currently available:
1. Zelens Stem Complex Rejuvenating Overnight Treatment (£185 for 50mls)
2. Crème De La Mer, The Regenerating Serum (£240 per 30mls)