The use of plant stem cells in cosmetology
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Cosmetics with plant stem cells (phyto stem cells or meristimal cells) are one of the main beauty trends of this decade.

This is a promising direction in medicine, trichology and cosmetology according to experts.
Studies have shown that phytostole cells can transfer biological potential to animal cells, serve as growth and recovery factors, and have an antioxidant effect.
It has been demonstrated that extracts of some plant stem cells support human stem cells in tone and encourage hair to grow. Stem cells of apple trees and other plants in a number of experiments have demonstrated a protective and regenerative function for skin cells.
That is why extracts of apple, echinacea and David's budlea stem cells are used as "magic" ingredients in a Regenerating shampoo and an Intensive program against Valdoré hair loss.
Extracts contain plant growth factor, and studies confirm that they help maintain the health of human hair stem cells, stimulate hair growth.

At the same time, there are many myths and conjectures around this cosmetic component. Let's figure out where the truth is and where the myth is.

A whole plant can grow from one plant stem cell.
Stem cells are undifferentiated, or immature cells found in many cellular organisms and capable of synthesizing any kind of tissue. Unlike animals, plants at the site of tissue damage do not repair the damaged organ, instead a new organism may appear, as a new tree can grow from a broken branch. It means that natural mechanism of plant regeneration is capable of reproduction of the whole organism from a single stem cell.
Phytostem cells are extracted from the trunks of plants and trees.
Stem cells are called not after the place of extraction, but after the way they function: in the future, a stem cell will be able to turn into any tissue or organ, and for now, it is just a young cell with great energy and potential.
Plant stem cells are a new word in anti-ageing cosmetics.
For a few decades science has been trying to apply for human health the unique ability of plants to restore themselves from fragments with the help of stem cells. The latest research has proved that phyto-stem cells stimulate the fibroblasts of our skin to produce collagen and elastin, and this contributes to the rapid restoration of tissues. An important role in this process is played by kinetin, a hormone from the group of cytokines, which protects protein and nucleic acids from oxidation and other aging processes. It stimulates cells to get rid of free radicals, protecting them from oxidative stress. Therefore, plant stem cells are successfully used in cosmetics designed to fight the signs of aging at the cellular level.
Cosmetics with plant stem cells is called "cellular."
The formula containing plant stem cells is not the same as the formula of cell cosmetics containing epidermal animal cells entirety. Plant stem cells are found in cosmetics in the form of valuable extracts, and animal cells are contained in formulas completely. These are two completely different technologies used in different types of cosmetics.
Plant stem cells can trigger the natural regeneration of human cells.
Rich in peptides, growth factors, and other bioactive substances, which give them the ability to turn into any part of the plant over time, plant stem cells trigger restoration processes in the dermis by transmitting information through receptor cells. It has been repeatedly proven that plant stem cells are active bio stimulants of human skin cells, contributing to their rapid recovery and more active renewal.
Phyto-stem cells can cause neoplasms and tumors.
Compared to animal stem cells, undifferentiated plant cells do not interact directly with human cells. They do not cause mutations and, therefore, cannot cause neoplasms. The safety of plant stem cells, unlike animals, has been studied and proven repeatedly.
Cosmetics with plant stem cells improve hair growth.
Stem cells accumulate the energy of the whole plant: they contain a huge amount of growth factors and peptides responsible for rapid recovery. Once they appear on the surface of human skin, they give the cells a signal for effective regeneration, enhancing their energy potential. The cell improves the natural synthesis of its own proteins, collagen and elastin. Therefore, plant stem cells are able to improve the condition of hair follicles, and consequently, improve hair growth.  For more than 40 years, specialists at Valdoré Swiss Laboratories have been researching this mechanism. It has formed the basis of the Valdoré Intensive Program.
Cosmetics with phyto-stem cells cannot be used during pregnancy.
The size of the stem cell molecule is very large, so when applied to the surface of the skin it does not enter the bloodstream, which means it is absolutely safe for future mothers. 
Pregnant and lactating women are not recommended to use products containing, for example, essential oils, retinoids. Since the molecules of substances are small enough and enter the main bloodstream.
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