Whether you’re completely new to the skincare game or have devoted yourself to researching every product you use, it can be difficult to put your faith in ingredients that are marketed as “miraculous”. These days, it makes sense to be skeptical. With the global skincare industry being valued at 155.8 billion USD this year, beauty brands will bend over backward to make their list of products stand out — even if it means branding their formulations as miracle workers.
However, we do things a little differently. Here at Introstem, we believe in the value of letting results speak for themselves.
Our innovative skincare solutions are rooted in a tried and tested, scientifically-backed ingredient: grape stem cells. Ahead, we unpack how this ingredient can change your skincare regimen for the better.
Viticulture Through the Years
History tells us that viticulture — the cultivation of grapes, that is — can be traced back to 6500 BC. Today, at an average of 72 million tons, grapes are the most widely produced fruit worldwide.
Grapes have remained in demand across the centuries due to their diverse varieties, multiple uses, and proven health benefits. From table grapes to raisins to wine, grapes form a valuable portion of the global economy. The rise of grape-infused skincare is slowly but surely pushing the figure even further.
Grape Stem Cells: A Wonder Ingredient
Most skincare ingredients extracted from flowers and fruits derive their benefits from a particular part of the plant. For instance, consider how rose-infused skincare usually draws from rose petals or how Cannabis Sativa Oil is extracted from hemp seeds. When it comes to grapes, maximum benefits often come from Grape Stem Cells.
But first thing’s first: what is a “stem cell” anyway? Here’s a simple explanation:
Grape Stem Cells, otherwise known as Vitis Vinifera Fruit Cell Extract, are extracted from the meristems of grapes. Unlike Grape Seed Extract, stem cells are handled and extracted in a controlled laboratory environment to ensure utmost care, sterilization, and freshness all year round.
These stem cells are abundant in a variety of substances, including polyphenols, triterpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, sugars, and peptides.
This contributes to minimized wrinkle appearance, reduced visibility of fine lines, a firmer feel to the skin, and overall, younger-looking and healthier-feeling skin.
Grape Stem Cell Skincare Products to Try
If we’ve managed to get you curious about grape-infused skincare so far, we’re glad you’re on board. However, you may still be wondering how well skincare formulated with Grape Stem Cells will fit into your skincare regimen.
When included in beauty formulations, Grape Stem Cells are usually used to address the following issues:
- Visible signs of aging
- The appearance of hyperpigmentation
- Skin that looks red and inflamed
- Flakiness or creping
These are typical concerns of those with mature or dry skin types, which makes them the ideal candidates for Grape Stem Cell-infused products. However, even if you do not have aging or severely damaged skin, Grape Stem Cells are gentle and non-irritating, making them a great match for all skin types.
Ready to dip your toes into grape-infused skincare? Here are a few best-selling Introstem products to get you started:
Stem Cell Facial Toner
A cleansing supplement, a toner lifts off additional deep-seated dirt and debris that may still be clinging to your skin after rinsing off your cleanser. Once upon a time, toners had astringent formulas that left a stinging, tingly sensation on the skin. However, these days, they’ve become less harsh and more hydrating.
Take the Introstem Stem Cell Facial Toner, for example. With Grape Stem Cells as one of the product’s main ingredients, it leaves the skin feeling balanced. This alcohol-free toner also combines Grape Stem Cells with Hyaluronic Acid, an ingredient that has earned a cult following among beauty junkies.
To use, simply apply a few drops of the product to your fingers or a cotton pad. Gently pat onto freshly cleansed skin before applying your serums and creams.
Stem Cell Vitamin C Serum
If you’ve ever tried addressing the appearance of acne marks or brightening the look of a pesky dark area of your face, chances are you’ve encountered Vitamin C skincare in the past. An extremely popular beauty ingredient, Vitamin C serves up a diverse range of benefits.
However, it’s important to note that not all forms of Vitamin C are made equal. Despite all the wonders that pure Vitamin C can provide the skin, formulators have long struggled with the ingredient’s lack of stability. As a highly unstable ingredient, Vitamin C quickly oxidizes and becomes less effective when exposed to light. Even with the continuous demand for Vitamin C, this makes it extremely difficult to work with.
The Stem Cell Vitamin C Serum fixes this issue by using Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, a Vitamin C derivative. With a pH level higher than 5, this ingredient is more stable than pure Vitamin C. Because of its oil solubility, it also blows Vitamin C’s penetration rate out of the water, allowing it to reach deeper into the skin. In terms of effectivity, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate seems to be capable of delivering Vitamin C’s greatest hits.
The Stem Cell Vitamin C Serum combines the benefits of Grape Stem Cells and Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate to brighten and energize the look of the skin overnight.
To add the serum to your routine, dispense a few drops of serum onto your palms and apply them to your face and décolletage. Massage gently until the product is fully absorbed. For optimal results, use the product every night and remember to wear a healthy layer of SPF the next day.
Stem Cell Rejuvenating Eye Cream
Over time, the skin naturally feels weaker and more delicate. This is especially true for the eye area. Thinner and armed with fewer oil glands than the rest of the face, the eye area is more prone to the appearance of creasing, creping, and crow’s feet.
The Stem Cell Rejuvenating Eye Cream helps minimize the appearance of the signs of passing time and building fatigue. With Beeswax, Caffeine, Allantoin, and Grape Stem Cells, the Stem Cell Rejuvenating Eye Cream will have you feeling renewed and refreshed.
To use, scoop out a small amount of product with a spatula or your fingertip. Carefully pat the product on your skin.
Stem Cell Day Moisturizer
Finding the perfect moisturizer can be a tricky ordeal. It’s all about balance: the ideal day moisturizer needs to be rich enough to keep the skin feeling supple, yet lightweight enough not to feel greasy under sunscreen and makeup. The Stem Cell Day Moisturizer manages to nail these requisites in the head.
The Stem Cell Day Moisturizer is also formulated with Safflower Seed Oil. Despite being an oil, this ingredient is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t cause breakout nor push your sebum production into overdrive.
You’ll also find Cetearyl Alcohol in the Stem Cell Day Moisturizer, which can be confusing since the product is supposedly alcohol-free. Unlike Ethanol and other simple alcohols, Cetearyl Alcohol is classified as a non-damaging “fatty alcohol.” Fatty alcohols are completely safe on the skin and are commonly used in moisturizers to thicken textures and stabilize formulations while softening the feel of the skin.
Finish off your daytime routine with Introstem’s Stem Cell Day Moisturizer. To use, massage the product onto clean skin after applying your toners and serums.
Stem Cell Night Repair
Complement your daytime moisturizer with an equally effective night cream. Even richer and thicker than the Stem Cell Day Moisturizer, Introstem’s Stem Cell Night Repair is specially formulated to replenish the skin’s lost moisture overnight. While not everyone requires a night cream, this can be an emergency skin-saver in the colder winter months.
At first, it may seem like the Stem Cell Day Moisturizer and Night Repair are the same. There are some notable similarities, like Grape Stem Cells, Shea Butter, Vitamins A and E, and fatty alcohols. However, a deeper dive reveals a few standout ingredients that differentiate the Stem Cell Night Repair:
- Sunflower Seed Oil, a non-comedogenic natural oil rich in vitamins and fatty acids
- Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil. Derived from hemp seeds, this oil locks in hydration and leaves the skin feeling soothed
- Jojoba Seed Oil. This is a hydrating ingredient that all skin types love
To add the Stem Cell Night Repair to your routine, pick up a generous amount of product and massage it into your skin until fully absorbed.
See the difference that Grape Stem Cells can make with Introstem’s roster of skincare products — no miracles necessary. Click through to discover more of our best-selling products.