You might have heard of the wonders of stem cells in cutting-edge healthcare, but did you know they’re also making waves in skincare?
Plant stem cells are highly regarded in anti-aging formulas, and can even help improve hydration, tone, and texture. Stem cells come from many sources, but we’re focusing specifically on one special flower today.
Your skin cell turnover rate slows down as you age. This leaves your skin more susceptible to damage from UV rays, pollution, smoke, and other chemicals. These toxins accumulate in your skin cells, leaving your complexion dull and lifeless. Not to mention, visibly aged.
The good news is you can help your skin regenerate faster by adding plant stem cells, specifically from the globe daisy. We’re breaking down everything you need to know about the benefits of globe daisy stem cells in skincare.
Stem cells refer to a broad category of cells in all living things. Stem cells help in tissue generation, regeneration, and renewal.
In other words, they are the cells that help you heal. Stem cells are capable of becoming any type of cell in its seed organism and reproducing more in a controlled manner.
At their most basic level, stem cells have not yet chosen a path as to what cells they will be. And this is what makes stem cells special.
They’re undifferentiated and have the invaluable properties of self-renewal and differentiation. Because of this, stem cells are able to divide and regenerate for extended periods of time.
Both plant and skin stem cells are important in providing the ability to renew and repair. But plant stem cells are able to self-renew and regenerate to maintain the plant’s overall stem cell count. They don’t age but instead facilitate growth and organ production (leaves and flowers) throughout the plant’s entire lifetime.
Unlike plant stem cells, skin stem cells deteriorate over time, becoming damaged and unproductive as we age. As this process slows, fewer skin cells are produced, leading to a breakdown in collagen production. Wrinkles form and lines deepen.
Plant stem cells also have stronger antioxidant properties than skin stem cells. This is likely because plants are stationary and must protect themselves from the weather.
Plant stem cells are different from other botanical ingredients extracted for skincare. Plants are often constrained by problems with harvesting and availability.
But plant stem cells are cultivated in labs, in controlled conditions. This ensures no interference from pesticides, pollution, or weather.
It also means the stem cells are as pure as can be. Plant stem cells are broken apart, to release the powerful ingredients contained in the cells. Researchers are also able to regulate the quality of plant stem cells this way, making them powerful skincare ingredients.
Plant stem cells contain amino acids and peptides, both skincare powerhouses for skin rejuvenation. Stem cells are loaded with antioxidants and nourish skin cells. This promotes cell turnover and increases collagen production.
Plant stem cell extracts have been found to reverse the aging process of cultured fibroblasts. One of the first specific studies showed a decrease in the appearance of crow’s feet after extract administration.
Several other studies show that the major benefit of plant stem cells is in the repair of the skin. Plant stem cells can be especially beneficial to your anti-aging skincare routine if mixed with exfoliating agents like retinol and alpha-hydroxy acids.
Though their ability to regenerate cells is part of what makes them so powerful, this is not actually what occurs on your skin. The plant stem cells included in skincare products are not live cells and cannot actually regenerate human stem cells.
But, they do provide a high concentration of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, which helps defend against sun damage and aging. Some plant stem cells contain a concentration of antioxidants 1,000 times greater than other forms of plant extracts.
In addition to their antioxidant boost, plant stem cells are also pure and uncontaminated and contribute very little environmental impact.
The globe daisy is a Mediterranean flower traditionally used for its soothing and astringent properties. It’s a species of flowering plant in the family native to the mountains of central and southern Europe, and western Turkey.
Its scientific name Globularia cordifolia translates literally to heart-leaved globe daisy. The flower grows high in the mountains, clinging to rocks 6,500 feet up barren peaks. The globe daisy thrives at 22 degrees below zero in chalky soil. It’s bombarded by harsh sun, wind, snow, and pests.
Not the most ideal growing environment but the globe daisy survives because it can adapt. They do this by producing cells that live longer. They detoxify themselves naturally. And they regenerate faster.
Their stem cells help the globe daisy flourish in freezing temps in far-off exotic locales. So the idea is that the stem cells from the flower can help your skin to flourish too.
The globe daisy flower’s leaves have a history of topical application for healing wounds and encouraging skin tissue repair. The extract provides antiseptic properties that can remove bacteria from the surface of the skin, keeping it healthy.
Globe daisy stem cells serve three major functions when it comes to anti-aging in skincare.
Free radical damage, UV damage, and environmental toxins lead to the damage of collagen fibers. In turn, this damage causes scar tissue buildup, and interferes with the creation of new collagen.
Healthy collagen production is essential for soft, supple skin. As you age, your skin doesn’t bounce back the way it used to, and wrinkles and sagging begin.
Using skincare products containing globe daisy stem cells can help keep your skin looking youthful.
Sunspots occur as a result of prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. They are brown, round, flat patches usually appear on skin that gets the most sun exposure.
Globe daisy extract has been shown to inhibit the production of tyrosine, preventing hyperpigmentation. Tyrosine is an amino acid necessary for the formation of melanin in the skin.
Sun spots are likely to be found on your nose, cheeks, forehead, chest, upper lip, and arms. Skincare products with globe daisy stem cells can be potent skin lighteners and help to treat them.
The super flower also contains organic acids in high amounts. This makes it a powerful ingredient for lightening and exfoliating. It’s sometimes used as a safer alternative to Hydroquinone, being gentle enough for sensitive skin types.
Blotchy skin can lead to an uneven buildup of melanin in the skin. The areas of the skin with more melanin tend to darken more rapidly than other areas, resulting in uneven skin color.
This process can be exacerbated by sun exposure. Globe daisy stem cells can naturally lighten these patches, and prevent further skin discolorations.
If you’ve ever experienced acne, chances are you’ve got some scarring. A blemish can leave marks on your skin long after the breakout is gone. Raised scars and patches of pigmentation can linger for months – even years.
The good news is that skincare products made from globe daisy stem cells also work to get rid of acne scars and pigmentation.
If a skincare product contains globe daisy stem cells, it will usually be listed as a featured ingredient. But it’s a good idea to check the label for the words ‘cell culture extract’.
Other words such as Phyto cells or plant extracts may be used on the label as well. Not all products are created equal and not all plants show efficacy with their stem cells.
Every day, your skin is exposed to damage from UV rays, pollution, smoke, pesticides and other chemicals. These toxins accumulate in your skin cells and can leave your skin looking older than your years.
The globe daisy is a tough little flower, thriving in almost impossible growing conditions. Because of this plant’s ability to adapt and survive, its stem cells can help your skin repair and rejuvenate itself naturally.
Plant stem cells are the ultimate beauty secret to a dewy, glowing complexion. They make for an incredibly impressive anti-aging remedy. Not to mention what they can do for a blotchy skin tone and uneven texture. Try plant stem cells in your skincare routine and see the youthful and radiant results in no time!