You’ve heard it said that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away!” But what if just a few drops of extract could offer even more healing benefits? Until several years ago, the tart, unappealing breed of the Swiss-grown Uttwiler Spätlauber apples, did not seem to offer anything of value.
That was until Swiss scientists discovered the unusual longevity of the stem cells that kept these apples alive months after other apples shriveled and fell off their trees. In the rural region of Switzerland, home of these magical apples, it was discovered that when the unpicked apples or tree bark was punctured, Swiss Apple trees have the ability to heal themselves and last longer than other varieties.
As it turns out, apple stem cells work just like human stem cells, they work to maintain and repair skin tissue. The main difference is that unlike apple stem cells, skin stem cells do not have a long lifespan, and once they begin depleting, the signs of aging (like wrinkles and loose skin) start kicking in.
The high antioxidant content found in plant stem cells supports your skin in combating free radicals that would otherwise cause damage. They give your skin the tools to protect itself, offering immense anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits. The boost of antioxidants and amino acids (building blocks of protein) boost collagen production and help keep your skin radiant and youthful.
In addition, plant stem cells release “messengers” such as growth factors, peptides and proteins to help rejuvenate targeted body cells. The use of apple stem cells helps to protect skin cells from the damaging effects of daily exposure to UV rays, repair damaged tissue, promote new healthy skin cell formation, and increase the skin’s cell vitality, longevity, and elasticity.
Over time, our skin starts to show signs of aging, including loss of elasticity, thinning, discoloration and wrinkling. Apple stem cells target premature aging and fine lines, and they reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
While plant stem cells can work to get more youthful skin, they are just one of hundreds of potential skin care ingredients. That’s why the CHARLÍS Breath of Life Oxygen Face Serum combines Malus Domestica Apple Cell Culture Extract with Perfluorodecalin to create the ultimate rejuvenating serum for your face.
Here are some of the other ingredients we use to help you look and feel your best:
ORGANIC CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT: Calendula Extract prevents aging in two different ways: It promotes skin tightness, which reduces day-to-day damage, and it also increases hydration within the skin, which is one of the main ways to prevent signs of aging.
UBIQUINONE: Ubiquinone is also (and perhaps more popularly) known as coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10. Applied to skin, it can have antioxidant benefits due to its energizing effect on factors in skin that tend to slow down with age and cumulative sun exposure.
ORGANIC CITRUS PARADISI PEEL OIL: Extracted from the peel of the grapefruit, this oil contains naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that help promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. It also contains astringent and tightening properties, and due to potent antibacterial and antimicrobial effects, it’s the perfect ingredient to treat and protect acne-prone skin.
ORYZA SATIVA BRAN EXTRACT: Oryza sativa (rice) bran extract helps to soften skin. It is a rich source of over 100 antioxidant compounds, including vitamin E, ferulic acid, and oryzanol. The bran also contains moisturizing polysaccharides, omega-3 fatty acids, and micronutrients like calcium, selenium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc.