Stem cells have been a topic of increased research and advancement in the past decade—along with passionate debate from those who tout their health-promoting potential and those who warn of the slippery ethical slope they represent. However, scientists have recently found a way to gain some of the health benefits of stem cells without the moral ambiguity: by harvesting them from plants and fruit instead of human tissue. These plant stem cells show remarkable promise, and they’re already proving themselves to be powerful skin-healers.
A few of the reasons we're fans of plant stem cells are that they are:
• Safe—containing no environmental contaminants, such as pesticides, toxins and heavy metals, and many plant cells are approved by organic certifying agencies;
• Available—throughout the year, cell growth can be induced within a very short time in the laboratory;
•Unlimited—meristem cell cultivation takes place in high-capacity labs, and there is access to 100% of the plant molecules, even to those that are not available at harvest time;
• Standard quality—every batch is standardized by controlled biochemistry processes in sterile laboratory environments; and
• Sustainable—containing no genetically modified organisms (GMOs), using eco-friendly harvesting and cultivation, and freeing up land for food crops, while saving water.
Girl on the Go! Night Spa carries the Ilike Organic Skin Care line of Grape Stem Cell Products. One of our favorites from the line is the Grape Stem Cell Solutions Serum. It's specially formulated to address a variety of concerns for all skin types while fighting the visible signs of premature aging. Grape stem cells provide natural UV protection and effectively neutralize free radicals. A revitalizing complex of resveratrol, trace elements and vitamins A, B, C, E and H work synergistically to firm, tone and renew your skin.