What Are Plant Stem Cells?

Plant regeneration at the cellular and tissue level is a unique process. Similar to animals, the stem cells in plants have properties that help stimulate and regenerate plants after injury. The unique properties of plant stem cells have been a recent area of interest and focus both in developing new cosmetics and studying how these extracts/phytohormones will influence animal skin.

Why Plant Stem Cells?

Plants are equipped with a robust mechanism for regeneration of their tissues under stress. Significant efforts have been put into understanding this mechanism in the expanding the field of plant biotechnology. In animals, tissue regeneration occurs following a wound stimulus, resulting in the initiation of organ repair. By contrast, the regenerative efforts made by the plants are not only for tissue repair from damage, but also for the development of a new plant. In other words, cutting the branch of a tree also results in a new bud/branch growth. Can we use this unique property in plants for improving tissue regeneration in animals?

Can Plant Stem Cells Help With Anti-Aging?

Yes! Aging of skin is a complex process involving all layers of the epidermis and dermis, comprising denaturing proteins and reduced functioning of regenerative stem cells. A decline in the function of epidermal stem cells has been observed in association with shortened telomeres, which reduced proliferative potential in response to UV exposure leading to premature skin aging and senescence.

The phenomenon of callus creation from differentiated adult plant cells was described for the first time in 1902 by Austrian botanist Gottlieb Haberlandt. Haberlandt suggested that individual plant cells are able to regenerate the entire plant. This process isn’t only for plants, but can also help skin from aging at the molecular level.

Why Are Plant Stem Cells in Cosmetic Products?

A significant challenge for the skin care and cosmetic industry is to provide functional, innovative, and safe products with a longer shelf life. Due to the objectionable use of human or animal sources, most research and development for new products is consequently focused on biotechnology and plant cell culture technology to overcome the industrial, consumer and legislative constraints.

The promising nature of research in this area also leads us to believe that Plant-Based Stem Cell products provide a myriad of benefits that are on the cutting edge of skincare science.

Do TresViva Products Contain Live Plant Stem Cells, or Plant Stem Cell Extracts?

TresViva products contain Plant Stem Cell Extracts. The anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, and powerful antioxidant properties don’t come from live stem cells! They are derived from the extract of the cell. Think of it as a powerful, potent concentrate of the plant itself.

Is There Anything Else That I Need To Do?

Yes, very much so.  If you are using a skin serum with growth factors then you should be generating precious, delicate new skin. Consider a Two-Step skin regimen where the second step is also protective and contains antioxidants and retinol. It should also moisturize.  Wait a few minutes before you apply your normal makeup regimen.  If you are going to be out of doors use a minimum of SPF 30 at all times. Our Premium 2 Step Age-Defying System is the perfect solution.

In addition, your skin health is vastly improved if you maintain a proper diet, exercise moderately, and stay hydrated at all times.  Click here for Advanced Skin Care Tips for Anti-Aging


*This information comes, in part from The National Institutes of Health, US National Library of Public Medicine found here.