I Need A Hero!
“Where have all the good men gone + where are all the Gods?.... He's gotta be strong, and he's gotta be fast…..” These are lyrics from Bonnie Tyler’s 1984 mega hit I Need A Hero!
Well, that’s exactly how I feel about my skin at 47. This boy needs a hero!
It was almost like the stem cells whispered in my ear “Let Me Be Your Hero.” - just like Enrique Iglesias did to Jennifer Love Hewitt in the beginning of his video for Hero. I swooned then and I’m swooning now over how my skin looks using stem cells! Why? Because they deliver!
How Do Stem Cells Work?
They are little tiny bundles of magic for the skin. They bring skin cells the “zoom-zoom” they need to help this 47 year old man……look….we’ll say….35 on a really good day!
Here’s the deal. All the pro’s know that our skin cells start to grow in the lower layer of our skin – over time, these cells move to the surface where they eventually die and are exfoliated away. (Hopefully, by high quality exfoliating scrubs and cleansers). Ok, back to the anatomy lesson: those new skin cells get kick started by tiny little power house molecules released from our own stem cells.
So you can see that if we add stem cells to our skincare routine, we will be giving our skin a jump-start. These stem cells can come from plants and flowers or even human tissue. Don’t freak out over the human tissue situation. This tissue is donated to science, held to the highest standards and is 100% safe. There is no human tissue in any skincare products the stem cells are harvested. Just like there’s no actual apple in a product that has apple stem cell.
I reached out to a ton of pros in the beauty biz to find some of the hottest stem cell products on the market today and came up with a list that is really amazing!
Barry’s Stem Cells Super Heros
Contains a liposomal preparation of apple stem cell extract and Edelweiss meristem culture extract for an impressive anti-aging performance and skin revitalization. MeriStem Serum fights aging in the skin. It strengthens skin, improves firmness and elasticity. It’s extremely rich in potent antioxidants.
If you’d like the best results, apply morning and night on freshly cleansed skin.
This botanical powerhouse formula features sodium ascorbyl phosphate, a significantly more stable form of vitamin C to ensure absorption, in a polyphenol blend of apple stem cell extract (PhytoCellTec™), resveratrol and grape seed extracts. It promotes skin elasticity, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, while stimulating your skin for a fresh, youthful appearance.
The ultimate eye restoration treatment to help minimize fine lines and wrinkles, reduce under-eye and eyelid puffiness and minimize dark circles. Targeted peptides, botanical extracts of cucumber and licorice root to help firm, lift, brighten and smooth the eye area. Argireline helps relax muscle contractions that lead to permanent wrinkles.
The latest stem cell technology to derive powerful actives from Acai Palm, Chinese Basil, and White Oak resource materials. These derivatives impart antioxidant, protectant, and anti-aging benefits. It’s transparent, breathable, nourishing, odorless, and non-sticky film base. Apply on entire face, avoiding eye area, wait until completely dry, and go to sleep with it on...it doesn’t rub off on your pillow.
There you have it! No matter how you get your stem cells:
In a Mask
In an Eye Cream
In a Serum
Just make sure you get them! Your skin cells will get the kick-start they need. You will notice a difference in the appearance of your skin! I found firmness, and a glow that I’d not seen before. I will always use some type stem cell based product in my regular skincare routine!
A huge thank you to Circadia, dmSkincare, Bella Sciences, and Saian Skincare for sponsoring this post.