A New Twist in the Battle Against Cellulite
Could the regenerative power of plants hold the secret to solving one of the biggest beauty dilemmas of modern times? A growing number of skin care researchers believe that it could. One of the newest trends for treating cellulite is to use plant stem cells to help reduce the visible appearance of bumps and dimples. This article will take a closer look at this emerging technology and offer a brief review of one product that is already using it.
Why plant stem cells?
Health experts believe that cellulite forms when problems develop with the elasticity and strength of the connective tissue that is otherwise present in healthy cells. As women age, they become more and more likely to develop some form of cellulite as fat cells become unevenly distributed. This can lead to the appearance of those unwanted lumps and dimples on the arms and thighs.
Through the evolution process, plants have developed the amazing ability to regenerate themselves and restore damaged or broken areas. Many scientists believe that they can use these young, vibrant plant cells to stimulate human skin cells and encourage similar restoration.
Human epidermal stem cells are normally responsible for performing this function but they tend to carry out this task much more slowly as they get older and after reaching a high amount of cell divisions, will eventually stop entirely. As weakened or damaged skin cells grow in numbers, they eventually outpace the new healthy cells being produced and signs of aging such as cellulite, wrinkles, sagging, and age spots begin to take over. The use of fresh plant stem cells in skin care products aims to change that by encouraging a more rapid regeneration of young and healthy skin cells.
A team of Swiss scientists recently performed an intensive study on the effects of these plant stem cells on human skin and hair and found that apple stem cells were in fact able to promote human cell growth and reverse some of the unwanted outward signs of aging.
The response from consumers to products containing these ingredients has been a little slower than expected because the ingredients are rare and the process of extracting them is expensive. Recently however, Adonia Organics introduced a product called Adonia LegTone serum at a price comparable to many other skin care products and the response from consumers has been very positive.
In clinical studies, this particular product effectively reduced the appearance of cellulite by over 70% over the course of six weeks. When compared in price to other common cellulite treatments such as Mesotherapy, Adonia LegTone wins the value battle hands down considering that there has been little scientific proof that many traditional anti-cellulite treatments even work at all.
The product is also getting a red-hot response from celebrities who are looking to avoid embarrassing moments such as the one Kim Kardashian experienced when the media leaked an unedited photo online several months ago.
The use of plant stem cells in skin care products is sure to grow and expand in the coming months and as more and more companies merge this new technology with powerful antioxidants and other ingredients. Eventually, consumers are likely to see a major improvement in the effectiveness of their favorite beauty and skin care products. If the new Adonia serum is any indication, these products will be in high demand both in Hollywood and with consumers as shoppers race to do something about ugly cellulite ahead of the summer, swimsuit season.