Beauty products having stem cells – Cutting edge tech or pure marketing hype? Find out for yourselves
Beauty products make up a multi billion dollar a year industry in US alone and everyone is interested in getting their piece of the cake. There is no one on Earth and especially ladies, who do not want to stay young forever and thus they will do whatever it takes to keep them young.
There are many types of beauty products available in market and at medical shops which you can buy and that claim to treat your skin better than nature does. They also claim to make you younger by years. They also claim to use the best of the technologies available in the world in order to do so. You can see that on the infomercials that air on the TV and on the internet which entice you to try their products for more youthful skin.
One such claim is the usage of stem cells in such products that keep your skin naturally young. But are all the claims of these expensive products true or not and do stem cells help you look young? Let’s find out.
1 Stem Cell and your beauty
The beauty products have been boasting of using all the latest technology ever invented in the field of cosmetics to benefit you. The recent technology to make you look younger and currently being used is the addition of stem cells in the face creams or anti-aging creams in order to make the skin look younger.
2 Why are stem cells important?
Stem cells are extremely useful in the natural process of healing and regeneration of skin cells. They have the ability to transform into any type of cells in order to aid the regeneration process of the body. And they are found in any and all living things.
Even our skin is full of stem cells, which we start to lose as we start to get old and by the age of 50, we have lost 98% of these regenerative skin cells. “When you’re young, the average turnover for your skin is about 25 to 30 days,” explains Dr. Hal Simeroth, an expert in stem Cell research.
“When we get older, the production slows down, [and] the turnover can take up to 60 days. When it’s exposed to the elements longer, it loses that youthful vibrant look.” concludes Dr. Simeroth
3 Stem Cell in beauty products
The use of stem cell in beauty products come with their share of controversy. Skin care companies use stem cells from humans, but they are taken from adults and not embryos and most of the beauty products contain what you call plant based stem cells.
According to Dr. Simeroth, the stem cell skin care products do not actually contain stem cells, but they contain the proteins and amino acids secreted by these cells in the products instead. According to him these are elements that are recognized by the body and they can help in the rejuvenation and repairing of cells. He says that they are the natural body healers. This cocktail of proteins and amino acids trigger the body’s own cells to produce more and more collagen and elastin in order to get the rejuvenating process of the body started.
4 So are they really worth the price?
The stem cell science is still in its beginning stages and even professional dermatologists are not sure whether stem cells in beauty/skin care products are beneficial to us or not. They are not sure whether stem cells by themselves are the miracle anti-agers as they are thought to be or projected by the companies.
Though they acknowledge that these products are filled with anti-aging benefits as most of them contain loads of antioxidants, which helps the skin to filter out toxins and reverse the damage done by sun’s harmful UV rays.
But our bet is that you should not spend tons of money just because the label screams stem cell on it. Check the amount of active ingredients in the product and this will give you the idea of how much beneficial the product is going to be for you. Stem cells should be listed as the first thing in the list of ingredients. If they are listed at last, then it is quite likely that the amount is very less, and that will not give you any benefit. So, read up the label before splurging on such beauty products and make an informed choice, after all it’s your skin, it’s body! Make informed choices and let your personality shine with confidence.