Every so often the beauty industry comes up with the latest buzzword, which everyone is talking about, and which promises to be the ultimate anti ageing solution. Right now that topic is Stem Cells. It may sound like something out of a science book but this technology is very much the future of anti ageing skincare. So what’s all the fuss about stem cells, why would you want them in your face cream and most important do they actually work?
The magic of stem cells is their versatility. In humans, they are the body’s cellular building blocks and they have amazing regenerative potential. They are able to heal damaged tissues and restore normal function to the body, even regenerating organs to their healthier and younger self. Harley Street Skin Clinic founder, Dr. Aamer Khan has been working in the field of regenerative medicine for over 10 years and has seen the amazing potential of stem cells and so wanted to be able to offer their super rejuvenating powers in topically applied skincare.
Recent discoveries, for instance, have shown that adult stem cells, found in skin, can be programmed to grow new skin, hair, and nerves in addition to healing wounds and fixing chronic skin diseases like psoriasis. Now, just imagine what they could do to reboot wrinkled, sagging, and mottled skin especially as our supplies decrease dramatically as we age.
But there are numerous ethical issues in using human stem cells in creams so instead Dr. Khan researched how living plant stem cells work. Plant stem cells are basically the beating heart of plant life, able to renew and regenerate with the power to facilitate growth throughout the plant’s lifetime. Basically, they are immortal.
They also work in a similar way to stem cells in humans, and so can help the way skin stem cells regenerate, by telling them to ‘wake-up’ produce more collagen and stimulate the rejuvenation process. The results after regular use of using topical plant stem cells. Fewer wrinkles, smooth and more even looking skin tone increased firmness and a youthful glow.
Clinical studies, too, show that plant stem cell skincare has been proven to stimulate collagen production and cell renewal, and reduce the signs of photo aging.
But remember it is the amount of plant extracts and the quality used in the product that makes all the difference. The Stemcellutions Restorative Skincare range is your secret weapon for ageless beauty. Packed with powerful anti-ageing ingredients, including plant stem cells, peptides, pentapeptides, anti-oxidants and fruit stem cells it helps to combat chronological ageing while preserving the youthful look and vitality of the skin. The skin boosting range also consists of everything you will need in your ant-ageing arsenal.
Seriously, everyone is talking about our range at the moment. Andrea Mclean swears by it and doesn't she look great on Loose Women. And it's not just Ms Mclean who loves StemCells by Harley Street Skin Care, Abbey Clancy, Frankie Bridge and Rochelle Humes also love it. Besides the celebs, its our best selling range this month and we just know you'll love it too.
Stemcellutions Restorative Eye Serum (15ml) £75
Eyes can start to show the first signs of ageing from as early as our late twenties. With an advanced blend of anti-ageing ingredients, Stemcellutions Restorative Eye Serum glides on to even out skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness while stimulating collagen production for firmer, brighter looking skin. It leaves eyes feeling smooth and refreshed. Containing:
*Hexapeptide 14, which increases elasticity.
*Myristoyl Pentapeptide-11, to promote collagen production
*Myristoyl Pentapeptide-11, which stimulates fibroblasts for collagen and elastin production
*Citric acid is an antioxidant that reduces the process of ageing and reduces dark circles.
*Peptides & growth factor stimulators that dramatically improve the eye area.
DIRECTIONS: Using your ring finger, apply a small amount of Eye Serum to the eye contour area with gentle tapping movements. Use every morning and evening after cleansing.
Stemcellutions Restorative Hydro Cleanser (100ml) £35
The first step in any beauty regime is thorough cleansing to remove impurities and dead skin cells, in order to prepare the skin to receive moisture. Hydro Cleanser is a gentle cleanser packed with fruit stem cells with exceptional anti-ageing properties and growth factor stimulators. It hydrates and cleanses without using harsh ingredients that can strip delicate skin and leaves skin soft and ready to absorb anti-ageing serums. Containing:
*Goji Berry used in ancient Tibetan medicine, known as ‘the key to eternal youth’ due to its high levels of anti-oxidants, delays the ageing process of skin cells.
*Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14 increases collagen production
*Camellia Sinensis, Green tea extract is naturally rich in anti-oxidants, which has a cell protecting function as well, protecting the skin from the damaging effect of free radicals. Also contains the Methylxanthines that stimulates skin microcirculation helping to keep skin toned and healthy.
*Pomegranate, high levels of Vitamin C and anti-oxidants help prevent cell damage, aids in the repair of sun damaged and ageing skin. Pomegranate extracts exert their positive effects by extending the life of fibroblasts, the cells responsible for producing collagen and elastin, the components that give strength and support to the skin.
DIRECTIONS: Apply to damp skin, massage gently and remove with a damp sponge. Use morning and evening and follow with Miracle Serum and moisturiser.
This is the jewel in the Stemcellutions Restorative range. A concentrated anti-ageing skin rejuvenator with fruit stem cells, peptides and powerful anti-oxidants that help turn back the clock and work to rebuild your skin. Used regularly, it stimulates collagen and elastin production, giving supple, firmer, more luminous skin, making you look visibly younger. Designed to repair, rejuvenate and boost cell turnover for smoother, healthier and younger looking skin. Containing:
*Myristoyl Pentapeptide-11, elastin and collagen stimulators
*Myristoyl Hexapeptide-4, stimulates collagen and elastin fibroblasts,
*Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, skin firming, collagen boosting
*Epithelial growth factors to produce collagen
*A cocktail of anti-oxidants.
DIRECTIONS: After cleansing to face and neck, avoiding eye area. Use morning and evening. Follow with moisturiser.
With a potent complex of apple stem cells, anti-oxidants and peptides to stimulate skin cell growth and production of elastin and collagen for younger, firmer healthier skin, this moisturising cream revitalises and restores elasticity and keeps skin hydrated all day long. Containing:
*Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, A lipopeptide, it helps form layers around and in between skin cells, creating a barrier that keeps natural moisture intact.
*Myristoyl Pentapeptide-11, elastin and collagen stimulators.
*Myristoyl Hexapeptide-8 stimulates collagen and elastin fibroblasts.
*Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-4, skin firming, collagen boosting.
*Malus Domestica stimulates Epithelial growth factors to produce collagen.
*Retinol Palmitate stimulates cell turnover. For visibly more youthful, radiant and younger looking skin.
DIRECTIONS: Apply every morning and evening after Miracle Serum for supple, beautifully moisturised skin.
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