Stem Cells and Skin Care

There is a huge buzz in the skin care industry about stem cells in skin care and it is used for anti-aging. Let us learn what and why about these ingredients before you spend you hard earned $.

Google the words “human stem cells skin care” and you will see more than 3 million search results. But when it comes to topical skincare products, the discussion of stem cells is really about growth factors, cytokines and chemokines. Some are grown in the laboratory and others are found in stem-cell-conditioned media.

Cytokines and chemokines are signaling proteins, released by cells, that serve as messengers and affect the behavior of other cells. Cytokines, in particular, often regulate inflammatory responses.