Stem cells have become a buzz word in the beauty biz. These medical-miracle cells have the skin-care industry excited and there’s a good reason why.
Cosmetic science has often taken inspiration from medical breakthroughs. We can use the example of Botox – its developmental origins in the treatment of facial spasms – as an example of a medical break-through turned cosmetic. Stem cells are “biological cells found in all multicellular organisms, that can divide (through mitosis) and differentiate into diverse specialized cell types and can self-renew to produce more stem cells”. Stem cells have the capacity to regenerate everything from organs to skin to nerves and these endlessly renewable cells might have the ability to cure medical conditions ranging from paralysis to blindness. In the medical cosmetic industry, stem cells appear to possess the ideal skill set to throw the switch on a veritable fountain of youth.
In an article by the accredited Dermatology Times called “Stem cells: For cosmeceutical creation, what’s extracted from stem cells is what counts”, writer Zoe Diana Draelos gives us some insightful answers to commonly asked questions such as:
- Do the new stem-cell-based cosmeceuticals contain stem cells? Are they safe?
- Why is sustainability becoming an important concept in the cosmetic world?
To read more and find out the answers to these questions CHECK OUT THE ARTICLE ONLINE HERE.