If you’re struggling with fine lines, wrinkles, and aging skin, you’ve probably checked out popular anti-aging products, and maybe tried our Introstem Skin Care products.
But, this is where things get confusing. Why exactly are there stem cells in your skincare products? What benefits will you derive from stem cell skin care?
Well, that’s what we’re here to talk about.
Join us as we further explain why stem cell skin care has become the future of anti-aging skincare.
What are Stem Cells?
To start, let’s first explain how stem cells work.
Stem cells refer to a special type of cells in living organisms, capable of becoming any other type of cell. In humans, for example, stem cells can become muscle cells or skin cells, among others, depending on what the body needs.
As you can see, due to their flexibility, stem cells are crucial in the repair of damaged parts in different organisms.
You would think that, if you use plant-based stem cells in the body, they can also take on the role of skin cells, and therefore contribute to the skin’s youthfulness.
However, for plant-based stem cells in skincare, the healing mechanism isn’t this straightforward.
Because plant stem cells are different from human skin cells, they can’t take the role of human stem cells and become new human cells. Additionally, stem cells need to be alive in order to differentiate. However, when they’re used in skincare, this isn’t possible.
So, does that mean that stem cell skin care is useless? The answer is a big no.
Plant-based stem cells can still provide the skin with nutrients that can stimulate human epidermal stem cell production, leading to firmer, healthier, and suppler skin.
Additionally, stem cell skin care has been shown to be effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and even fading dark spots, blemishes, and redness. This makes them the perfect anti-aging ingredients.
They are extremely rich in antioxidants, allowing them to protect the skin from damage and premature aging. With their role in increasing collagen production, you can also expect softer, less obvious frown lines and wrinkles.
Introstem skincare harnesses these benefits of stem cells to care for aging, dehydrated, or uneven skin. Specifically, we use Grape Stem Cell Extract to provide our users with these various skincare benefits.
Stem Cells in Introstem Skincare
Introstem Skincare’s star ingredient is Grape Stem Cell Extract.
This wonder ingredient is capable of addressing multiple skincare concerns, due to the wealth of benefits it provides the skin.
Grape Stem Cell Extract has high levels of phenolic compounds, anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, and peptides — all of which are effective in repairing the skin and protecting it from damage. This is why you’ll find grape stem cells in each and every Introstem product.
Grape Stem Cell Extract is rich in phenolic compounds, which play a key role in reducing oxidative stress and inflammation resulting from sun exposure. Using phenolic compounds topically also seem to be effective in inhibiting erythema, a type of skin rash that results from inflamed capillaries.
Thanks to their ability to reduce oxidative stress, phenolic compounds are also known antioxidants. They also seem to play a key role in preventing skin aging, in part due to their role in protecting the skin from sun damage—the number one cause of aging.
Anthocyanins are a known group of antioxidants, which have been found to have a significant role in protecting the skin against oxidative damage, as well as damage from ultraviolet rays of the sun. Bad habits and lifestyle contribute to oxidative damage as well, and anthocyanins address the damage these cause the skin as well.
Anthocyanins, when applied topically, seem to be able to absorb UVB radiation. This drastically reduces the UVB levels absorbed by the skin, which minimizes damage.
In addition to grapes, some other fruits also contain anthocyanins. Make the most of these unique compounds with the Introstem Lumi-Cell Collection, with anthocyanins provided by acai berries and pomegranate extract.
Proanthocyanidins are a type of antioxidant proven to protect the skin against damage from the sun or the environment. In fact, these antioxidants are so potent that they’re said to contain 20 times the antioxidant power of Vitamin C, and 50 times that of Vitamin E!
Preliminary research has also been studying the possibility of proanthocyanidins contributing to the improvement of hyperpigmentation and discoloration. One study has shown promising results, with significant improvement in complexion after six months of oral use. You could maximize this by combining proanthocyanidins with vitamin C – give the Stem Cell Vitamin C Serum from Introstem Skincare a try!
A peptide refers to a chain of two or more amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Peptides have historically been used in skincare because they boost collagen production, since collagen is the most abundant protein in the body.
This means that peptides are essential anti-aging ingredients in the skin. With their role in stimulating collagen production, they become crucial in relieving the skin of wrinkles and fine lines.
Additionally, peptides can make the skin plumper and firmer, thanks to the added collagen and elastin in the body. This makes them effective in reducing wrinkles and improving the skin’s overall appearance.
While peptides are naturally found in grape stem cells, you’ll also find peptides added into the formula for the Stem Cell Non-Surgical Syringe from Introstem Skincare.
Benefits of Stem Cell Skin Care
Due to the antioxidant and collagen-stimulating properties of Grape Stem Cell Extract, you can expect Introstem Skincare to give you the following benefits:
Keeps the Skin Youthful and Glowing
Thanks to the antioxidants present in Grape Stem Cell Extract, you certainly won’t have to worry about fine lines, dull skin, and other signs that come with aging.
Why, you ask?
Well, the ultimate cause behind skin aging, along with a couple of other issues like hyperpigmentation and dullness, is damage from sun exposure. With prolonged exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, the skin experiences oxidative stress, which consequently leads to damage.
Apart from this, damage from the environment and other free radicals can also contribute to dull, aging skin.
However, that’s exactly what Grape Stem Cell Extract combats.
The strong, potent antioxidants in Grape Stem Cell Extract minimizes the damage you will get from these primary causes of aging. For instance, Grape Stem Cell Extract, when applied topically, absorbs UVB radiation. This significantly reduces the levels of UVB radiation absorbed by the skin, thereby saving it from potential harm and damage.
Additionally, the antioxidants in Grape Stem Cell Extract can also help facilitate skin cell repair. These antioxidants can bond with collagen to boost its effectiveness, thereby making the skin firmer and suppler. These stem cells also continuously work to renew the skin via homeostasis and wound repair, ensuring that these processes aren’t hindered by age and UV damage.
Reduces the Appearance of Wrinkles and Fine Lines
There are two ways by which the grape seed stem extract by Introstem skincare prevents and reduces wrinkling.
The first mechanism is through the use of antioxidants, which we’ve explained earlier. Thanks to the way by which antioxidants prevent damage and aging, the skin becomes less likely to develop wrinkles, a telltale sign of skin aging.
The second reason why Grape Stem Cell Extract is effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles has to do with its collagen-stimulating properties.
As mentioned earlier, Grape Stem Cell Extract contains peptides, which are responsible for increasing collagen levels in the skin. Additionally, anthocyanins in Grape Stem Cell Extract also inhibit collagen degradation, thus further boosting collagen levels in the skin.
Now, what does this have to do with reducing wrinkles and fine lines?
Well, it’s due to collagen decline as we age that the skin starts to sag and lose its elasticity. As a result, the skin becomes unable to go back to its original shape, for instance after you smile or crinkle your eyes. Over time, this is what causes deep lines to form, which we know as wrinkles.
However, with a steady increase in collagen levels, this can be mitigated. Restoring collagen in the skin allows lines to appear softer and less obvious. This is also the mechanism by which most popular anti-aging products like retinoids work.
Fades Dark Spots and Blemishes
Stem cell skin care can also help you achieve flawless skin through minimizing blemishes and dark spots.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) refers to dark spots left after pimples heal. This is normally caused by sun damage, which prompts the skin to overproduce melanin. Melanin refers to the protein which gives the skin its color or pigment; with excess melanin, therefore, the skin tends to be darker than usual.
This is usually what causes dark spots and blemishes on the face, which takes some time to heal and fade. However, Grape Stem Cell Extract helps with this through aiding in skin cell renewal. This allows cellular turnover to proceed faster, which allows blemishes to fade more quickly.
Additionally, thanks to Grape Stem Cell Extract’s UV-protection mechanism, it’s also possible to curb melanin overprotection. This can help lessen PIH or scarring due to sun damage.
Soothes the Skin and Calms Redness
Aside from being rich in antioxidants, grapes are also known for being anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial when applied topically. Together, all these contribute to their ability to calm redness and soothe the skin.
How to Best Use Stem Cell Skin Care
Interested in incorporating stem cell skin care into your routine? Looking forward to harnessing the benefits of Grape Stem Cell Extract for your skin?
Luckily, this can easily be done through using Introstem skincare products.
With our skincare products, Grape Stem Cell Extract isn’t just the star of the show. We also use other naturally-derived ingredients proven to help the skin, such as seaweed extract, green tea extract, and chitosan.
Here are a few products you may want to check out:
Stem Cell Mousse Cleaner
Cleansers don’t have to be drying or stripping to be effective, and the Stem Cell Mousse Cleaner is a testament to this fact. This gentle cleanser features Grape Stem Cell Extract as its key ingredient, which provides the skin with antioxidant properties during cleansing. This cleanser is perfect if you want to remove makeup, dirt, and excess sebum effectively, all without being harsh to your skin.
Stem Cell Facial Toner
Looking for a toner that won’t sting or hurt your skin? The Stem Cell Facial Toner is alcohol-free, ensuring it won’t dry out your skin. It also contains a powerful concoction of Grape Stem Cell Extract and Hyaluronic Acid to fight aging.
What’s more, this toner also contains Aloe Vera to soothe and moisturize the skin.
Stem Cell Facial Peeling
If you still haven’t found a gentle yet effective physical exfoliant, you’re in luck! Stem Cell Facial Peeling by Introstem is a gentle yet powerful exfoliant, guaranteed to unclog your pores and remove impurities without removing natural, vital oils.
Formulated with gentle nut shell powder, as well as Grape Fruit Cell Extract, this physical exfoliant can certainly help you address hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration.
Stem Cell Day Moisturizer
Looking for a lightweight, non-greasy, and effective day moisturizer? Look no further and check out one of the best Introstem skincare products: Stem Cell Day Moisturizer.
The Stem Cell Day Moisturizer contains sunflower seed oil, hemp seed oil, and organic shea butter, ensuring that your skin remains healthy, hydrated, and well-moisturized! This keeps wrinkles at bay, which are much more evident in dry, dehydrated skin.
Aside from this, it also contains Grape Stem Cell Extract, which can mitigate signs of aging, improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and make the skin smoother and firmer. With this combination, you can expect to retain your skin’s glow and youthfulness!
Stem Cell Eye Serum
If you’re trying to fight crow’s feet and fine lines around the eyes, the Introstem Stem Cell Eye Serum might just be the product you need.
This Stem Cell Eye Serum showcases the best of stem cell skin care. It’s made with Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, and Grape Stem Cell Extract, which all exhibit anti-aging properties. Together, these improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, while also keeping your eye area bright and hydrated.
As you can see, there are many benefits you can derive from plant-based stem cells in skincare. These may not work as human stem cells do, but they still work wonders in protecting the skin from damage and aging.
Used with the right blend of ingredients, you’ll certainly see the benefits stem cell skin care can do for you in no time!