What is a stem cell?
Stem cell by defination: an undifferentiated cell of a multicellular organism that is capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells of the same type, and from which certain other kinds of cell arise by differentiation.
Stem cells are helping with medical problems, and have been integrated into skincare. In skincare products, they are a way to rejuvenate the skin to produce a younger firmer outcome.
In the world of skincare, stem cells can be derived from plant, animals, and humans.
Plant stem cells originated in Switzerland, where a certain type of apple was found to be resilient to decay once picked. This apple made for a stronger apple that would not decay as fast as the other plants. This apple sparked the interest of skincare companies who were looking for alternative to bovine based products.
Ovine based stem cells are harvested from afterbirth placenta cells from sheep. The cells are freeze-dried so the nutrients are there and results are there.
Animal DNA is closer than plant DNA to that of humans. Botanical plants derived stem cells, mimic the action of human stem cells, allow healing and cellular regeneration. It shows to reduce fine lines, increase collagen, and improve skin quality.
A product I have been using for the last 90 days is Stem Cell Daily Gold Serum by SCBI. This is a bovine based stem cell serum. It has changed the tone, texture, and firmness of my skin, so much so that my husband has commented on how GREAT my skin looks.
This product targets all signs of aging, inflammation and acne by revitalizing your skin and giving you a daily lift. Stem Cell Daily Gold Serum works from inside skin cells, to give you smooth, hydrated skin: a perfect surface for applying makeup that stays refreshed throughout the day.
The quality and quantity of the stem cells in the product can be determined by the ingredients. The first listed ingredient of Stem Cell Daily is O-Placenta making stem cells the main ingredient in the serum. There is also GOLD in the product, this helps with the tone of your skin.
If you are using daily or derma rolling, or derma penning, into your skin, the difference is amazing. Texture is smoother. Tone is firmer and brighter.
This has simplified my skin care routine. I see countless bloggers, that use a multitude of products.
Why do you want to spend this much time and money? How can you tell if or which product is actually working?
Layering a bunch of products, can they loose effectiveness if you don't let them absorb into the skin? Depending on who you are talking too, there is some debate whether you need to wait a couple minutes to apply your next treatment product. My thoughts (and common sense) tell me yes, let your products absorb before applying the next product.
Why not simplify your routine, see how you can get better results with less products?
The price of quality skin care is not exactly cheap, so don't you want to get the most from your skincare?
When I first began using Stem Cell Gold Daily, I ceased all other skincare treatments, my nighttime regimen consisted of cleanse with oil to remove makeup, cleanse with a foaming cleanse, toner, Stem Cell Gold Daily, and Stem Cell Moisturizer, Stem Cell Eye Cream.
In the morning, just splash face with water, Stem Cell Daily, and Stem Cell Moisturizer, and Stem Cell Eye Cream.
A note: one time a month I do take my skin pen, and needle my Stem Cell Serum into my face.
Regenerate your beautiful face!
NOTE: I am currently offering Stem Cell products on my website. I wanted and will introduce you to products that have worked for me and I believe in. I currently have used plant based stem cell products, and bovine based stem cell products. I have not used any human based stem cell products.
Stem Cell Beauty Innovation have been featured on Access Hollywood, The Doctor's, and in magizines: Allure, Instyle, and used by many celebrities.
Sources: dictionary.com, stemcells.nih.gov
Stem Cell Daily Gold Serum
$200.00 - $370.00
SCBI- the most popular "miracle" serum for every day radiance! Unique formula target all signs of aging, inflammation and acne by revitalizing you skin and giving you a daily LIFT. Stem Cell Daily Gold Serum works from the inside skin cells, to give you a smooth hydrated skin: Say BYE, BYE to wrinkles, and experience the naturally restorative properties of this daily skincare revelation.
INGREDIENTS: HYALURONIC ACID, O-placenta, Ovine placenta Extract, Chamomile Extract, Grape Seed Extract and GOLD
Stem Cell Eye Firming Cream
SCBI-A solution for those tired eyes and dark circles. Infused with kiwi, mango, and grapefruit and enriched with natural vitamins, our revitalizing firming cream delivers instant results. Refreshing balm lifts and lightens dark circles under the eyes, and treat fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin looking younger, healthier and ready for anything.
INGREDIENTS: Kiwifruit Enzyme, Mango Butter, Shea Butter, Vitamin E Acetate, Ovine Placenta Extract, Rosehip Oil, Kiwi Seed Oil, Vitamin K, Carrot Seed Oil, and Grapefruit Seed Extract
Stem Cell Moisturier
SCBI: A divine moisturizing solution, rich in organic extracts and gentle aloe vera. Our advanced formula naturally replenishes moisture after washing your face, and leaves your skin feeling nourished and smooth throughout the day. Stem Cell Moisturizer is the perfect complement to Stem Cell Daily Gold Serum as part of your effortless skincare routine.
INGREDIENTS: HYALURINIC ACID, O-Placenta Ovine Placenta Extract, Aloe Vera Gel, Grape Seed Extract, Kiwi Seed Oil and Lavendar
We are literally obsessed with skin care. If you Google, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, you can see the hundreds of thousands of companies to address skincare, and aging. Every company has the magic "potion" on some level, with ingredients that only a chemist can pronounce.
I believe in a good skin care regimen, I have since I was approximately 12 years old (in the 80a) and my mom bought me my first skin care routine from Mary Kay.
Thing have changed tremendously, for the better! Now isn't 40 the new 30, and 50 the new 40, or something like that.
The countless dollars spent on skincare, shouldn't we have the nutrition to support our skin as we age, as well?
You are what you eat, and as we age, you can definitely feel and see it in your skin, when your diet isn't on "fleek".
So with all of this said, with a good diet and dietary supplement, your skin can look years younger.
The vitamins that help support collagen and elastin fibers are; Vitamin C, E, A, K, and B-complex.
Antioxidants what supports how the skin looks and feels. Foods that are rich in Potassium; milk, sweet potatoes, bananas, avocado, and legumes.
Vitamins that are good for the skin, and give us antioxidant protection:
Vitamin C: Protects the skin from damage from free radicals, sunlight, smoke and pollution. Free radicals gobble up collagen and elastin fibers.
Vitamin E: Reduces photo-damage, wrinkles and improves skin texture.
In a study at the 2002 American Academy of Dermatology, topical vitamin C prevents consequences of prolonged sun exposure that can lead to skin cancer. The only Vitamin C that can penetrate the skin and do the job topically is L-Asorbic Vitamin C.
Vitamin C & E, will counter sun exposure to reduce sunburns from UVB rays and DNA damage with in skin cells.
To help give protection and support from free radicals is to take a quality supplement of Vitamin C between 500-1,000 mg/day and Vitamin E, 400iu/day.
Vitamin A: Repairs skin tissue. Foods rich in vitamin A are bell peppers, squash, cucumbers, and pumpkin.
In 2003, a study at a meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, found that vitamin C and Retinol (vitamin A), showed reversal in the skin altercation induced by chronological aging and photo aging.
Vitamin B complex: A deficiency causes dermatitis, (itchy, scaly, skin) and even a mild deficiency causes hair loss.
Niacin: An anti-inflammatory that soothes skin.
Vitamin K: Not to be taken orally, topically it helps heal dark circles.
Minerals benefit the skin and protect from aging. Drinking spring water is beneficial because of the natural occurrence of minerals, and washing your face with spring water has show to be beneficial for anti-aging.
Selenium: This mineral plays a role in skin cancer prevention. Taken in supplement form or cream, helps protect skin from sun damage.
A study in 1996 in the Journal of American Medical Association showed that skin cancer patients taking a supplement of 200 micrograms showed 37% fewer malignancies, 50% reduction in death from skin cancer and 17% overall mortality.
Aside from protection from sun damage, selenium offers protection throughout the body, including heart support, brain support, and healthy cell division.
Copper: Together with vitamin C and the mineral zinc, copper helps to develop elastin, the fibers that support skin structure from underneath.
A deficiency in copper is rare, supplement for copper is dangerous, so it is advised not to consume extra copper.
In 2002 the University of Pennsylvania found that when compared a copper skin care treatment and placebo, a cream with copper peptides demonstrated rapid visual improvements in the skin roughness, clarity, fine lines/wrinkling, and overall photo damage.
Zinc: Zinc is the third important mineral especially if you have acne. Acne can be a sign of a zinc deficiency. Taken orally or topically, zinc works to clear skin by taming the oil production. Food sources for zinc include oysters, lean meat and poultry.
ALA (Alpha-Lipoic Acid): Super boost protector in aging. A hundred times more potent than vitamin C & E. Affects skin cells from both the inside and outside. Most antioxidants with do one or the other but not both. ALA, helps other vitamins work better to rebuild skin cells damaged by environment. Available in supplements and creams.
DMAE: DMAE has a strong appetite for free radicals. It works by deactivation the power to destroy skin cells. DMAE prevents the formation of age spots. Available in supplements or creams.
Hyaluronic Acid: Lubricated joints, gives you smoother/young looking skin, Hyaluronic Acid retains 1,000 times it weight holding more moisture in skin cells. This nutrient is not available in food, and is powerful taken in supplement form as well as cream.
EFA (Essential Fatty Acid): AKA Omegas 3 & 6. We get plenty of Omega 6 in our diets, Omega 3 is what we are lacking. Omega 3 is found in cold water fish, flaxseed, and safflower oil. Taking fish oil or evening primrose oil, will help keep your skin smoother and younger looking.
The answers for aging are not going to be found in taking a bunch of vitamins. After you choose a healthy lifestyle by drinking water, eating a balanced diet, and wearing sunscreen, then you can add in some supplements to support your body with aging.
Emma is sharing her obsession with anti-aging fitness, nutrition, and skincare. To look and feel your BEST, living a balanced life!