Stem cell technology has made its way into the world of skincare in the form of plant-derived stem cell extracts. These promise to rejuvenate and restore your skin’s youthfulness and fight the visible signs of aging.
In this blog, we’ll be talking about orange stem cells and how it can keep your complexion looking fresh and radiant. Let’s get started!
What is Orange Stem Cells
Orange stem cells are undifferentiated cells sourced from Citrus aurantium dulcis or oranges. In live plants, these cells are used to create other cells needed to regenerate the whole plant especially when it is exposed to stressful conditions.
Orange stem cells are often incorporated in anti-aging formulations including:
- Facial anti-aging cosmetics
- Cosmetic products for skin rejuvenation
- Anti-aging preventative cosmetics
- Cellular regenerators
- Intensive facial treatments
- Treatment make-up
An important thing to note is that the orange stem cells used in skincare formulations are not live cells. Furthermore, whole orange stem cells are too large to penetrate the skin.
So when they are harvested from cell cultures in the lab, they are broken up into a stem cell extract. This contains growth factors which are molecules contain skin-loving components including proline and betaines, organic acids and sugars, proteins, and peptides.
These compounds are the ones working hard to rejuvenate and restore aging skin and to give it a youthful brilliance.
How Do Orange Stem Cells Fight the Signs of Aging
While orange stem cells are used by plants to regenerate existing cells, they work differently on the skin. Instead of replacing dying cells and repairing damaged ones, orange stem cell extracts provide strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
The growth factors present in stem cell extracts have high concentrations of antioxidants that help fight free radicals that cause oxidative damage to the skin. It also defends your skin against the harmful effects of UV rays such as dark spots and the premature appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
When used in skincare formulations, orange stem cells can also help recover the skin’s elasticity by helping reorganize the inner structure of the skin. They are purported to make the dermis structure denser, repair the extracellular matrix, and improve cellular adhesion. This results in improves skin texture with a more youthful appearance.
Benefits of Orange Stem Cells
Even if orange stem cells cannot produce new cells in your epidermis, it still does a good job of protecting our skin from environmental damage and stress. Some of its benefits include:
- Improved skin elasticity
- Reduction of oxidative damage
- Increase collagen production
- Improved skin firmness
- Improved skin texture