28 Sep '16, 1am

"Plant stem cells..potential to grow..leaves..improve..skin?..nonsensical"

"Plant stem cells..potential to grow..leaves..improve..skin?..nonsensical"

We’ve previously touched on the topic of stem cells in our podcast about exfoliation but I still find it annoying when companies talk about plant and human “stem cells” in cosmetics. That’s completely misleading because there aren’t stem cells in the product no matter what this company claims about their skin cream . How can I say that with such confidence? All you have to do is know a little about the science of stem cells and it becomes clear. So let’s talk about stem cells. Stem Cells Stem cells are living cells that are undifferentiated. They’re a bit like the cells that start every embryo when the sperm and egg cells fuse. They contain all the DNA information to make an entire human being (or plant or other animal depending on the species). When embryos start to grow, most of their cells differentiated into things like skin cells, brain cells, heart cells, and all the...

Full article: http://thebeautybrains.com/2014/07/do-stem-cells-work-in-...

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