Cosmetic science has often taken inspiration from medical breakthroughs. We can use the example of Botox – its developmental origins in the treatment of facial spasms – as an example of a medical break-through turned cosmetic. Stem cells are “biological cells found in all multicellular organisms, that can divide (through mitosis) and differentiate into diverse specialized cell types and can self-renew to produce more stem cells”. Stem cells have the capacity to regenerate everything from organs to skin to nerves and these endlessly renewable cells might have the ability to cure medical conditions ranging from paralysis to blindness. In the medical cosmetic industry, stem cells appear to possess the ideal skill set to throw the switch on a veritable fountain of youth.
In an article by the accredited Dermatology Times called “Stem cells: For cosmeceutical creation, what’s extracted from stem cells is what counts”, writer Zoe Diana Draelos gives us some insightful answers to commonly asked questions. Click here to read the article.