Introducing Plant Stem Cells with Acure Skin Care Products
Posted on 22 July 2014 by Sundala HealthJust as our skin cells turn over and regenerate every 30-45 days, plants cells also need to constantly renew. Active stem cells are “universal cells” and
ACURE is leading the way in clinically proven plant stem cell technologies.
What are Argan Stem Cells?
Stem cells extracted from the Argan Tree, famous for its prized Argan Nut Oil. Argan Stem Cell is the first active plant stem cell with a proven, protecting effect on real dermal stem cells. In Clinical studies, Argan Stem Cell was found to vitalise and protect these dermal stem cells, enabling them to maintain their regenerating potential to reinforce youthfulness. Argan Stem Cell is designed to accelerate the skin’s natural repair process.
What do Argan Stem Cells do for hair?
The effects of Argan Stem cells are based on their proven ability to migrate into the interfollicular matrix. It is the only proven active that is able to do this. This ingredient helps to strengthen the follicle connection and promote healthy hair retention and growth by stimulating the bulge niche, where our own stem cells reside.
What about clinical data for plant stem cells?
During clinical testing, dermal stem cells were reportedly discovered in the papilla of the hair bulb and found to self-renew to induce the formation of hair follicles and migrate into the interfollicular dermis. There they proliferate and differentiate to fibroblasts, which regenerate the extracellular matrix. In 2010, a Sox2-positive human dermal papilla cell culture was discovered as a new test system designed to evaluate active ingredients for dermal stem cell vitalisation. Argan Stem Cell culture was found to effectively form sphere-like colonies and the cells in those spheres were found to be uniformly Sox2-labelled, thus representing real dermal stem cells. This test was used to improve the argan active and found it to enhance Sox2 expression and thus to improve ”stemness” and dermal activity. The number of secondary spheres was increased after treatment with the active. Consequently, the argan active reportedly is the first cosmetic active that is capable of both protecting and vitalising human dermal stem cells and strengthening the hair follicle.
Argan stem cells are the only proven stem cells to penetrate the interfollicular matrix. Argan stem cells help stimulate our own stem cells.However, not all plant stem cells are the same, they carry with them the benefits of the specific plant from which they were harvested. For example, Echinacea stem cells are known to improve hydration and vascular integrity and Gotu kola stem cells help to firm, improve capillary tone and reduce redness.
Acure Skin Care products utilise these plant stem cells in conjunction with organic botanical extracts to create skin care products that are safe for your skin and safe for the environment. View our full range of Acure products either in our online store or at our health store in Lismore NSW.
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**The above passage has been taken from information provided in the Acure training manual.