While it’s no secret that antioxidants are a powerful source of anti-aging properties (we should know, our patent-pending Vibransea™ complex in all Restorsea products features a healthy dose of Vitamin C), effectively introducing them into beauty products has proved, for other lines, to be a challenge.
In a new study by Dr. Doris Day, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the New York University Langone Medical Center, advances in plant stem cell technology could provide a new and more effective antioxidant extraction process; allowing for more potent skincare products.
Day explains that current means of extraction aren’t fully effective yet, because plant materials are taken from plants that are grown outdoors which:
- Can contain contaminants such as pesticides, heavy metals and fungal toxins
- Makes it difficult to control the concentration of antioxidants because of variation in soil condition, weather and the use of fertilizers
New research is focusing on how to use plant stem cells to eliminate the contaminants from the plant and control the concentration of ingredients through a sterilization process in a controlled laboratory setting.
Read the complete study at the American Academy of Dermatology’s website.
Photo courtesy of Life Line Skincare.