While the vast majority of people still ask themselves what exactly are stem cells, how do they work, when can they be harvested, the cosmetics industry has already created the stem cell face cream.
If 20 years ago a stem cell-based face cream would have sounded as taken out of a science fiction movie, today the cosmetics industry finds solutions in all domains, invests important amounts of money in research projects and studies their consumers’ expectations, in order to create life-changing products.
Every product they launch promises the user a miraculous skin rejuvenating process or at least a slow down of the aging process.
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells of an organism (they do not possess any specific function yet) , before becoming part of a specific tissue, and in their primary state they are capable of multiplying endlessly.
Amongst their most important features, we can say that they are totipotent (they can divide into any type of tissue), pluripotent (they can convert to specific types of tissue), and unipotent (they can form a single type of tissue).
Recently, the Swiss Stem Cell Research Center has developed a series of anti-aging cosmetic treatments based on vegetal stem cells extracted out of the lotus plant.
Producers say that all the studies to which the products have been subjected have confirmed their efficiency in fighting wrinkles without surgery. The products address women and men over the age of 35.
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This post was written by Dana Ciucalau on November 7, 2008
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