Did you know that an apple a day can keep aging away? A groundbreaking new anti-aging ingredient in skincare comes from a rare apple tree found only in Switzerland. Over three hundred years ago, this particular apple tree was cultivated to be especially hardy and produce fruit with long storage life. In recent years, scientists have discovered that plant stem cells share many of the same characteristics as skin stem cells, making them extremely compatible. Moreover, research has shown that stem cells taken from the rare Swiss apple have a remarkable anti-aging effect on skin.
Let's rewind for a moment and discuss just how skin stem cells work. These cells lie dormant in the epidermis - the uppermost layer of skin - and at the base of hair follicles until they are called to action after damage or injury occurs. Then they go straight to work, spurring new cell growth and division. These new skin cells are called Keratinocytes, and give the skin a renewed, youthful appearance upon surfacing. At around age 30, skin stem cells begin to slow down and produce fewer new skin cells, leading to signs of aging.
Swiss Apple stem cells reenergize aging skin stem cells, and help to protect and preserve the health of the new skin cells they generate. Signs of aging are continually improved, and the life of each new cell prolonged, proving that great things do indeed come in small packages.