Skin Care Ingredient Focus:
Stem Cells – The Revolution in Luxury Skincare
Hello, beauty enthusiasts! Kristin Gunn here from Beaux MedSpa, your favorite luxury med spa located in the heart of Westlake. Today, let’s dive into one of the most talked-about ingredients in the world of luxurious skincare – Stem Cells. With the rise in high-tech skincare solutions, stem cells have rapidly become a favorite in my clients’ routines. But, what are they, and are they the magical elixir they’re touted to be? Let’s decode this together.
What are They?
To put it simply, stem cells are often dubbed the “master cells”. While most of our body cells can only create more of their own kind, stem cells stand out. They can turn into almost any type of cell, including more stem cells. Imagine a base ingredient that can morph into anything you want – that’s the power of stem cells for our body!
How Do They Work?
Science is still unraveling this mystery. But what we know so far is that stem cells can sense when a part of the body needs repair. They migrate to that area, morph into the necessary cell type, and even create more stem cells for efficient healing.
Growth Factors vs. Stem Cells
If you’ve been in the skincare loop, you’ve probably heard of growth factors too. Although they might sound like they achieve the same result, there’s a distinction. Stem cells repair by creating new cells, while growth factors, which are by-products of stem cells, mainly help cells multiply. Think of growth factors as the managers encouraging the workers (cells) to be more productive.
Where Do We Get Stem Cells for Skincare?
While stem cells are present in all living organisms, in the realm of skincare, we focus on plant-derived stem cells. Why? Embryotic stem cells, although potent, are controversial and not used in skincare. Human and animal stem cells, given their scarcity and differences, aren’t suitable for mass skincare production. Plant stem cells, on the other hand, come loaded with antioxidants that beautifully complement other skincare ingredients, enhancing their benefits.
Do Stem Cells Truly Benefit the Skin?
The answer is both ‘yes’ and ‘it depends’. Plant-derived stem cells, although not capable of creating new human skin cells, do carry properties that refine skin tone and texture, softening wrinkles and lines. For those seeking to tap into their body’s stem cells for rejuvenation, advanced treatments like lasers, amino acids, and retinoids can be considered.
Who Can Use Them in Their Routine?
Everyone! Stem cell extracts are suitable for all skin types, being gentle even on sensitive skin. They’re available in various skincare products like cleansers, serums, masks, and creams. However, always remember to opt for reputable brands.
How to Best Incorporate Stem Cells?
Use them daily, and consider coupling them with exfoliating agents such as alpha-hydroxy acid, retinol, and bakuchiol. However, avoid products that can irritate the skin, as they might counteract the nourishing benefits of stem cells.
As always, if you’re pondering over including stem cells in your beauty regimen, don’t hesitate to book a consultation at Beaux MedSpa. My team and I are here to guide you through the world of beauty innovations. Because at Beaux MedSpa, we believe in not just looking, but feeling luxurious.
Until next time, stay radiant!
With beauty and grace,
Kristin Gunn 💋