Biologists are working diligently to find ways to repair diseased tissues or spinal cord injuries with stem cells. Scientists don’t have all of those answers yet, but here’s what they have figured out: how to repair skin aging with stem cells. Front and center of all of that attention is Lifeline Skin Care—the first anti-aging skin care brand based on human, non-embryonic stem cells.
Human stem cells have the remarkable ability to develop into many different cell types in the body—lungs, liver, hair, skin, etc. But as we get older, the role of stem cells changes—and stem cells become the chief repair mechanism for tissue that has become aged, injured or damaged. Adult stem cells remain dormant until they detect cellular damage; then they work to repair or replace the damaged cell. It’s this ability that makes stem cells of great interest in repairing skin aging.
The nutrient-rich growth factors, peptides and proteins that are contained in the stem cells are the workhorses for skin repair. The growth factors are responsible for cellular growth, proliferation and repair. They play an important role in maintaining healthy skin structure and function. They help repair wounds; they help promote the formation of collagen; they help regenerate new, healthy tissue. The result: reduced hyperpigmentation, enhanced elasticity, and reduced fine lines and wrinkles.
The genes that are most important to the health and appearance of the skin are Elastin , Collagen, Epidermal Growth Factors, Keratinocyte Growth Factors and Fibroblast Growth Factors.
Laboratory studies showed how exposure to Lifeline creams can increase the expression level of key proteins:
Collagen is the most important protein and provides structure and firmness to the skin. Lifeline’s stem cell extract increased collagen 42%-55%.
Elastin is responsible for load-bearing and elasticity. It’s crucial for keeping skin smooth, supple, firm and tight. The key ingredient in Lifeline’s stem cell extract increased elastin 46%.
Epidermal growth factors (EGF) stimulate cells to divide. It’s natural for skin cells to continue to divide, but with age this process slows. Epidermal growth factors help speed up the renewal process, speeding the production of new, healthy skin cells. The stem cell growth factors contained in Lifeline’s stem cell extract increased EGF a remarkable 436%.
Keratinocyte growth factors (KGF) help repair injured skin by stimulating cellular proliferation. The stem cell growth factors contained in Lifeline’s stem cell extract increased KGF 58%.
Fibroblast growth factors (FGF) help repair damaged tissue and promote wound healing. They also play an important role in repairing post-procedural skin damage. The growth factors contained in Lifeline’s stem cell extract increased FGF 200%.
Lifeline Skin Care serums contain human stem cell growth factors which are taken from human, non-embryonic stem cells. It is this mixture that regulates collagen, elastin and cell proliferation, making the skin cells healthier, stronger and younger-looking.
About the Author
Simon Craw, PhD
Executive Vice President
International Stem Cell Corporation (parent company of Lifeline Skin Care)
Dr. Craw obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Manchester and began his career at the University of Rio de Janeiro followed by positions at the University of Sydney and the University of Manchester. He has over eighteen years experience in research and development as well as operations and information technology at Merck, Astra-Zeneca and Novartis and as head of R&D Informatics and Regulatory Operations at ACADIA Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Craw’s has numerous scientific publications, has been a guest on numerous radio and television programs including National Public Radio and Fox News, and is a frequent speaker at international conferences.