The plant stem cells within a plant constantly produce a stream of young, active, healthy cells. A plant, tree, etc. cannot run from fire, flood, drought, earthquake, tsunami, etc. because it's rooted in the ground. Therefore, its incredible system of plant stem cells constantly revitalizes the plant, protects the cells within and outside of the plant and help them to defend themselves against harsh environmental forces. It's the plant stem cells that allow a plant to live for centuries, to remain alive and continue to thrive during and after a forest fire, and survive in the harshest climates on earth.
For close to 200 years scientists have searched for a way to harvest plant stem cells from within plants. Plant stem cells have been so coveted because they were seen as the key to youth for a plant. So the question was asked: if plant stem cells had this “forever young” effect upon plants would they have a similar effect upon humans?
Plant stem cells were first extracted from a Swiss variety of apple tree called Uttwiler Spatlauber. Scientists noticed that when the fruit of this tree was punctured that the skin would quickly grow back and heal itself. Once scientists figured out how to extract viable stem cells from this plant clinical trials on humans were run. The results were that when applied to human skin the plant stem cells help protect the human skin stem cells from damage and deterioration as well as stimulate the skin's own stem cells. This shows up in human skin as visibly decreased lines and wrinkles and more firmness.
In 2008, the laboratory which pioneered this study won the European Cosmetics Innovation Award for this forward looking and effective technology.
For those of my readers who are not familiar, I make my own skin care products and have for about ten years. The name of my company is Katixon. I had been driven to create skin care products to take care of my acne, hyperpigmentation and uneven, peeling skin. Dermatologists and medications had failed for me. So I began to educate myself about skin structure, its health and treatment and soon after I began making skin care recipes in my kitchen using natural ingredients.
To deal with my inflammation, enlarged pores, sagging skin and fine lines I sought out this laboratory who had created this award winning plant stem cell serum. I have a line of my own lip moisturizer, foot and hand creams, body gloss, hair conditioner, cuticle oil, facial treatments and moisturizers as well as tooth powder and deodorant. But I also have an incredible facial serum which includes these plant stem cells. The Nourishing Cellular Treatment Serum is my best seller because it produces results rarely seen with a topical serum.
For others, there are different ways to go about healing their skin. I'm thankful that plant stem cell technology is available because I know the results and confidence that plant stem cells have given to me. For me, plant stem cells are one of the keys for my skin to remain healthy, vibrant and beautiful.