Stem cells are the hot new buzz in beauty care products. But technically speaking, we’ve been using stem cells for centuries already, we just didn’t know what the inner mechanics of the biological processes were.
Stem cells are the building blocks of all living organisms, present in every plant and animal. They’re used in regenerative therapy in various fields of medicine.
But now that we know about stem cells and their application, we can focus on isolating their effects to bring out the most benefits in products. By contrast, this is a highly specialized field. Stem cell beauty products use plant stem cells and their derivatives, extending from research only introduced in the last decade. So this will be a shortlist.
Cel MD is one of the first to market with a specific stem cell face mask product. In fact, their ingredients formula is patented. The Cel MD Stem Cell Face Mask is made partly from ginseng and olive oil extract.
These are two natural sources rich in stem cells that have proven therapeutic effects. Like all products focused on stem cells, it works on the cellular level with peptides and amino acids.
The Cel MD face mask reduces skin dryness, fights the effects of aging, and boosts cell activity to give skin a youthful appearance.
Organique Science offers the Ice Plant face mask, which also focuses on stem cell treatment. Like Cel MD, it also strives to fight aging effects and promote youthful skin health but does so through a different process. Organique Science’s Ice Plant applies more to sunblock effects, more concerned with UV damage and other radiation effects.
Adore’s Icon Edition is a stem cell face sheet mask, meant to be applied as a single-use treatment with a quick application but speedy effects. It’s also the priciest option on our list, maybe outside the standard home user budget. Like the other stem cell treatments, it focuses on moisturizing and rejuvenating the skin.
Hanacure belongs in the “honorable mentions,” because it doesn’t offer a face mask product exactly. But they do have an All-In-One Facial kit, a sort of build-your-own-mask hobby kit which claims to have applications in everything from smoothing wrinkles to detoxifying skin strata. This might be overkill for those who just need an anti-aging / rejuvenation solution, but the complete kit has other options to explore too.
Science of stem cell facemasks
Stem cells have been part of regenerative therapy treatments for a while now, but it’s only recently that plant stem cells have been recognized in this process. Stem cells are the youngest cells in any living organism.
When used in skincare treatment, they provide proteins, peptides, amino acids, and other essential nutrients directly to the skin to help along the body’s natural regenerative process.
One may think it odd that the body can use plant stem cells. In fact, when you get to the cellular level, all biological organisms have key organic compounds in common.
This is also why we get nutrients from food, after all. In the same way that a bone marrow transplant helps patients regenerate healthy bone tissue, stem cell face masks work with the body to rejuvenate the skin.
We’re still in the early days of the stem cell revolution on the skincare market. Skin treatments, in general, tend to latch on to new research fairly quickly wherever it’s applicable.
Expect to see many more products in this vein pop up in the health and beauty industry. As stated before, stem cells are in everything, so even a bottle of cucumber body wash has some stem cells because it has cucumber.
It’s only lately that we’ve isolated stem cells as the active biological process in how we rejuvenate, heal, and function.