You have probably heard or read about stem cells at some point in the last few years, whether in the context of medicine, biology, beauty or beyond. But what about plant stem cells?
This post is all about the uses for plant stem cells to promote beauty and reduce the appearance of aging-related skin issues like wrinkles, lines, dark spots and more.
Whether you are a newcomer to the subject or a seasoned researcher of the benefits of plant stem cells for your skin, keep reading. There’s some key information in here that you definitely should know!
Let’s get started!
First of all… what are stem cells?
The best place to start the discussion on plant stem cells is with a quick rundown of stem cells in general. What are they? Let’s put it in some easy-to-understand terms and move forward from there.
Stem cells are cells in any living thing that can go on to become a wide variety of types of cells.
Stem cells are often described as “undifferentiated” – they do not yet have a dedicated purpose within the body of an organism. Stem cells are present in animals, but are also found in the cellular makeup of plants.
For plants, stem cells serve the purpose of aiding in a plant’s recovery from damage. A plant’s environment can make it vulnerable to various forms of wear and tear. The plant’s cellular structure includes stem cells to serve the purpose of helping a plant to continue growing and thriving if it is damaged.
What is truly remarkable about stem cells, both in plants and humans, is that they have the ability to support an organism’s ability to heal.
As undifferentiated cells, stem cells can support an organism in numerous ways, depending on where the need is.
It’s important to interject here that, of course, stem cells are not the secret to immortality or a magic component in your cellular structure (or a plant’s) that heals all wounds. However, stem cells do play a crucial role in an organism’s ability to repair itself on a biological level.
Ongoing research into stem cells continues to be promising, but the field is still a developing and largely uncharted frontier. Plant stem cells, however, have some intriguing potential benefits for your skin. Keep reading to find out more!
What makes plant stem cells special?
The key difference between the stem cells found in plants and those found in other living organisms comes down to a fundamental aspect of a plant’s nature – plants don’t move. This might sound a bit irrelevant to the discussion on stem cells, but it plays a key role in understanding why plant stem cells are special.
Because plants are stationary, they are exposed to less potentially damaging conditions that generate free radicals within their cells.
This means that the levels of crucial molecules known as antioxidants within a plant’s stem cells are much higher than the antioxidant levels in human stem cells.
Why are human stem cells’ antioxidant levels lower? Put simply, our bodies enter far more environments than a plant does. Plants remain stationary, whereas a human can be exposed to the harmful effects of free radicals from a wide array of sources. Alcohol consumption, tobacco use, air pollution, UV rays, junk food and more can all reduce the amount of antioxidant levels in your stem cells and increase the amount of free radical activity.
So, why are free radicals bad? For both plants, animals, and you, free radicals can be damaging to your cells and have the potential to weaken an organism on a biological level. Free radicals in excess can weaken healthy cells by attempting to steal electrons from them. Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons. The nature of a free radical molecule makes it inherently volatile within the body of an organism. For stem cells, free radicals are bad news.
What can plant stem cells do for your skin?
Luckily, plant stem cells are much higher in antioxidants than human stem cells. In addition, plant stem cells can be applied topically to your skin as a main ingredient in a cream.
Adding plant stem cells to a cream makes the antioxidant-rich cells spreadable on your skin, allowing your skin to absorb their benefits.
Antioxidant-rich ingredients can benefit your skin in a variety of ways. Antioxidants can nourish your skin, helping you maintain a youthful appearance even as you age. They’re not the secret fountain of youth or your ticket to eternally wrinkle-free skin, but antioxidants are definitely a group of ingredients that your skin can’t go without.
What should you use plant stem cell cream with?
Using a cream that includes plant stem cells in your skincare routine is simple, and it only takes a few seconds to apply the beauty-boosting stem cells to your skin.
A great skincare routine is done in stages. You’ll start things off with any products that will be rinsed off after they are applied. This category of products includes cleanser. Cleanser works to remove dirt, oil and makeup from your skin, all of which can get in the way of your skin’s absorption of beneficial ingredients.
Dirt, oil and makeup all also have the potential to clog your pores if they stay on your skin. Clogged pores can cause breakouts for those with acne-prone skin, but even for those who don’t experience breakouts, clogged pores are bad news. They can worsen the appearance of wrinkles, lines and other aging-related skin issues by dulling your overall complexion and making your skin tone look uneven.
Starting your skincare regimen out with a cleanser is one of the best ways to pave the way for ingredients like plant stem cells later on. Cleanser helps to prevent the pore-clogging effects of leftover dirt, oil and makeup, all of which can sabotage your efforts to maintain a youthful appearance.
Cleanser is also one of the best means of supplying your skin with antioxidants. Antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E, and more can all majorly benefit your skin, brightening, hydrating and softening it. Look for a cleanser that includes antioxidant-rich ingredients, and your anti-aging beauty regimen will be off to a great start.
After using cleanser and any other rinse-off products, it’s time to apply the most lightweight products in your skincare routine. This stage of your morning or evening skincare will include serums, as well as any facial oils you are using. Antioxidant-rich oils are the perfect pairing for a cream or gel that includes plant stem cells. Some of the best oils to apply to your face for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging are rosehip oil, jojoba oil and argan oil. Each of these oils can gently soften, nourish and refresh your skin, leaving it feeling and looking great.
In addition to using natural oils as components in your anti-aging beauty routine, your skin can also benefit from adding antioxidants and acids into the mix in the form of serums. Serums supply your skin with a high concentration of a main ingredient or several powerful ingredients together. To supply your skin with maximum nourishment, pair a gel or cream that contains plant stem cells with hyaluronic acid serum, vitamin C serum or retinol (vitamin A) serum.
Our #1 Pick For Using Plant Stem Cells on Your Skin: GoPure Eye Gel
One of the most important parts of your skincare regimen is giving the skin surrounding your eyes special care and attention. This section of your face is especially delicate and sensitive. It’s also the perfect spot to concentrate your use of plant stem cells!
That’s why we’ve included antioxidant-rich plant stem cells in our all-natural eye gel, the perfect topical to use to refresh your eye area.
Using eye gel that includes plant stem cells helps to hydrate and nourish the delicate, sensitive skin around your eyes.
The best time to use eye gel is in the stage of your daily or nightly beauty routine after lightweight products have been applied. In this last stage, you’ll be putting on any lotions, creams, gels and sunscreen to finish things off.
Eye gel works best when it is applied before eye cream or any other lotion. Eye gel is typically more lightweight than most creams and lotions, and it is easier for your skin to reap its benefits when it is the first layer applied to the skin around your eyes.
After applying eye gel, eye cream, lotion, moisturizer or any other heavier products to your skin, wrap up your beauty routine with a high-quality mineral based sunscreen. After that, you’re good to go!
Using plant stem cells to supply your skin with much-needed antioxidants can play a key role in any anti-aging beauty regimen. Plant stem cells, straight from nature, are an ingredient that you can feel good about using. Plus, with goPure, you know you’re always getting only the highest quality, all-natural ingredients and nothing else!