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As our skin faces its daily assaults—environmental toxins, excess sun exposure, improper nutrition, we run the risk of overwhelming the epidermal stem cells. When this happens, stem cells might not be able to keep up with the demand of cellular turnover, resulting in an excess of damaged cells and, eventually, aged and damaged skin. Hence, the inclusion of stem cells into skincare products.
First thing’s first -- Lumvi is plant-based skincare and we use plant-based stem cells in our facial cream, Luminate. So no controversial discussions to be had here!
Let’s get to it and learn about the wonderful world of plant based stem cells:
The inspiration for using plant stem cells in skincare came from an unusual source: An almost extinct apple tree in Switzerland. Originally bred in the 18th century for their incredible shelf life, Uttwiler Spätlauber apples shrank into obscurity as modern shipping and storage caused longevity to take a backseat to flavor. Even more astonishing than the fruit’s long-lasting freshness was its ability to heal itself: When an apple was scratched while still on the tree, the skin would quickly regenerate and close the wound.
One exciting area of research for stem cells is in treating skin problems, such as wrinkles, visible capillaries and sun damage. In the basal layer of the epidermis (the deepest layer of the outer surface of the skin), stem cells divide and replace lost or dying cells. They also repair the skin when it suffers injury. The epidermis is in a constant state of renewal—sloughing cells every single day—so it requires non-stop cell replacement. Therefore it’s essential that we optimize epidermal stem cell population throughout our lives, even as we age.
Luminate is formulated with Swiss apple stem cells, playing a pivotal role to visibly repair and rejuvenate cells once they have been damaged. Layered in is hyaluronic acid helps to retain moisture. This facial cream hydrates beautifully without feeling heavy.
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