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Cellular and tissue restoration in plants is a unique process. Differing from stem cells of animals and of humans, those of plants contain properties that stimulate regeneration and growth after injury.
Plant mechanism for regeneration of tissues under stress: In recent years, significant resources have been invested into research of this mechanism which has contributed to an expansion of the field of plant biotechnology.
According to L Xu, H Huang (1), studies of plant regeneration are of high significance given the underlying potential of applying plant regeneration mechanisms for commercial and industry use as in skin care cosmetics.
Research consistently demonstrates the positive effects of plant stem cell-based skin treatment. Skin care products based on plants (marine) have proved to be beneficial to mention trendy, innovative and safe.
Clinical trial of Malus Domestica (Photocell Tech), a liposome encapsulated extract of plant marine stem cell as a cosmetic ingredient has shown significant potential to reduce wrinkles in the crow’s feet area of the face (11) Depth of the wrinkles are measured with specialized optical measurement technologies that showed shallower wrinkles by 8% after 2-weeks and by 15% after 4 weeks.
Ancient herbal science such as Ayurveda and Chinese medicine have used plant and herbal remedies as the main stay of treatment of chronic ailments, for acute inflammation and for healing. Our research and development concentrates on improving the method and catalyst with which plant and herbal extract formulas are delivered to the skin in new, innovative, effective and targeted ways.
Papers of special note have been highlighted as: • of interest; •• of considerable interest
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