Stem cell therapy BS and media hype abounds….so ‘let the buyer beware’ before you shell out your hard earned cash on the basis of the over-hyped promises by skin care marketers…. Our own enzymes that stimulate our adult stem cells in our skin can be stimulated by certain plant ingredients in topical skin care products….but no plant stem cells will penetrate your skin and take over from your human stem cells…. Sorry – it makes for a great fairy tale, but lacks all the science and physiology needed to make it a reality..
Here are my previous posts on this topic…
The second part of an article at the beauty bullshit blog deals with the hype and BS around stem cells…
“The idea behind stem cell therapy is that the living cells can help repair damage to your organs basically by replacing them with ones that don’t suck. The “stem cells” in this (Juice Beauty) CC cream are very dead, so they aren’t going to be able to do that. Before you go out and start rubbing apple roots on your face, living stem cells aren’t going do anything for you either. We don’t do medical research using apple stem cells because we aren’t apples. A living apple cell is not going to incorporate itself into your skin. AND, even if you DID have human embryonic stem cells sitting in your freezer for some reason, rubbing it on your face would not only be disgusting, it wouldn’t give the cells the appropriate cues to do anything meaningful. Triple failure.
With poorly-researched newspaper articles referring to stem cells as a “fountain of youth”, it is unsurprising that skin care companies would jump on this idea for anti-aging products. However, again, this claim does not hold any water.”
And then there are the ‘Ellen DeGeneres’ ads…look younger without a face lift….just like Ellen…yeah right! Since when does anyone believe the PR and marketing hype that celebrities generate? Especially when they are paid a huge amount of money by the manufacturer. Check out this very ‘official’ sounding site ‘Skin Care Advisors‘ with ‘experts’ ‘discussing’ the product that has enabled Ellen to look so young (because she will never admit to paying for medical treatments that have enabled her to look younger and better (like all celebrities)…. So when we look into this ‘miracle’ product, here are the hyped ingredients (my comments in CAPS)
Peptides NONE OF THESE ARE NEW – THEY’VE BEEN AROUND FOR A DECADE OR MORE
Matrixyl 3000 – 45% decrease in wrinkle depth
Argireline – 25% reduction in crow’s feet
Dermaxil – 36% reduction in volume of wrinkles
Chromabright – 190% increase in evened skin tone
Botanical Stem Cells GREAT IF YOU ARE A PLANT – BUT HUMAN CELLS CAN NEVER BE MADE FROM PLANT CELLS….EVER!
Edelweiss Stem Cell – 15% decrease in fine lines
Apple Stem Cell – 80% increase in cell rejuvenation
Sea Fennel Stem Cell – Brightens and promotes skin renewal
Hyaluronic Acid – moisturizes the skin at a cellular level THIS IS NOT AN ANTIOXIDANT!
BV-OCS – 50% increase in collagen production WHAT THE HELL IS THIS? DO THEY MEAN BIOGENIC VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS…THAT ARE EMITTED BY ALL PLANTS AND HAS AN IMPACT ON AIR QUALITY? YIKES! THE ONLY ACRONYM YOU NEED TO KNOW IS BS – BULLSH_T….THE PRIMARY ACRONYM OF SKIN CARE MARKETERS.
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