Cell Science and Stem Cell Research
The extract derived from the plant cell culture technology is being harnessed and utilized as an active ingredient in anti-aging skincare products. In recent years, researchers have identified naturally occurring botanicals with substantial antioxidant activity proven to protect skin stem cells from UV-induced oxidative stress, inhibit inflammation, neutralize free radicals and reverse the effects of photoaging by means of anti-oxidant activity. Consequently, cosmeceutical products containing plant stem cell derived extracts have the ability to promote healthy cell proliferation and protect against UV-induced dermatological cellular damage in humans. In contrast to epidermal stem cells, plant stem cells are totipotent that they are capable of regenerating an entirely new, whole plant. Through innovative plant stem cell technology, scientists are able to extract tissue from botanicals and regenerate stem cells can be harnessed for use in humans. The use of stem cells derived from botanicals plant, rather than human stem cells, avoids the controversy surrounding the source or methods of extraction of human stem cells while still harnessing the potential of these intriguing cells and its effect in anti-photo aging.