Stem cells are a debated and heated topic: Are they good for you? Are they ethical? What even are they? But that talk is about human stem cells and we’re talking about botanical ones. Stem cells can be harvested from many plants and flowers–like Sea fennel, gardenia, and edelweiss– and the benefits are off the charts. They can prevent hair from aging, promote hair growth, provide UV protection, and the list goes on. So, if you’re looking for better, more luscious locks, stem cells are the way to go.
Here are Four stem cells (and their benefits) that we love:
Apple Stem Cells
Apples today are cultivated to enhance appearance and behavior, but before the time of refrigerators, they were sought over their ability to stay fresh for a long period of time. Because of their ability to stay fresh, apples have been found to rejuvenate aging skin. Apple stem cells work to maintain and repair skin tissue, prevent hair follicles from aging, and keep hair growth from slowing down, ensuring strong and healthy hair development.
Bamboo Stem Cells
Bamboo is known to be one of the fastest growing plants in the world. Bamboo has been used for hundred of years in construction, medicine, and yes, beauty care. In addition to growing quickly, bamboo is incredibly durable. The stalks remain flexible even when fully developed, which only takes a couple of months. Bamboo stem cells reproduce bamboo’s enhanced growth quality. For hair, this means working to strengthen hair and its growth at a cellular level.
Argan Stem Cells
Argan stem cells are harvested from the rare Argan tree. One of the oldest tree species, the Argan tree grows in Morocco where it adapts to extreme weather and high temperatures. The plant’s ability to survive under these conditions shows the amazing regenerative capacity of its stem cells. Scientists have found Argan stem cells stimulate dermal skin cells, stimulating the growth of hair follicles and hair growth. Argan helps thinning hair and its self-renewing cells alleviate dryness, making your scalp healthy and shiny.
Grape Stem Cells
The health benefits of grape seeds have been known for centuries and modern science has been able to extract their stem cells and use the seeds’ potential. Grape stem cells provide natural UV protection and neutralize free radicals. They are a powerful source of antioxidants that reduce damage to hair follicles and revitalize and add shine to dull hair. Their UV protection helps reduce and prevent inflammation and can even reverse the effects of aging due to sun exposure. Grape stem cells have regenerative effects that leaves hair and skin moisturized and radiant.