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Apple Stem Cell Complex and How It Can Keep Your Skin Young

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In our bodies, stem cells are very useful. Most cells in the body are made for particular functions. The same genes exist in all cells, but the cells around it determine the type of cell that cell will be, for example, a brain cell, skin cell etc. All of these cells come with a divisional limit. As they age, they divide to replace dying cells, but a cell can only divide so many times before it dies.

Stem cells are also produced by the body. These cells have no purpose and can be programmed to be whatever cell is needed. Stem cells are also different because they can produce specialised cells, as well as regenerate themselves.

There are two different kinds of stem cells, adult and embryonic. Embryonic cells can transform into any cell type that is needed. Adult cells can be used to repair and are limited to the types of cells they are surrounded by.

Stem cells found in the epidermis are slow to divide, so they are slow to renew themselves. As these cells are depleted, the skin may start to show signs of ageing.

Like animals and humans, plants also have stem cells. They develop into whatever cell is needed, but plant stem cells can produce an entirely new plant as well. Scientists have found a way to harvest unprogrammed, long living plant stem cells in order to study them for human benefit.

Apple Stem Cells

Why specifically apples?

Apples have been bred for hundreds of years for specific characteristics. That’s why we have so many different varieties. Some have been cultivated for taste, appearance, or both. However, a long time before we figured out how to make food last longer by refrigeration, apples were bred for longevity.

In the 18th century, an apple variety was cultivated that could stay fresh for quite a long time. This is the Uttwiler Spätlauber apple, and its modified stem cells allowed it to stay fresh for longer periods of time. The apple itself is tart and not very popular, but its longevity drew notice. Today, some trees of this variety are still grown in Switzerland and scientists have been studying these apples to see how they can help us.

Testing

A series of tests were done on the cells to see their effects. Their first test showed that the apple stem cells stimulated human stem cell production by up to 80 percent. Second, under UV light, human stem cells died while cells treated with the apple stem cells decreased slightly.

To test the ageing effects on skin, scientists treated cells that manufacture collagen with hydrogen peroxide to show the effects of aging. When those same cells were incubated with the apple stem cells, the aging effects stopped and some were even reversed.

For a more practical study, a human test was done with a cream containing apple stem cells. After two weeks, participants’ wrinkles were noticeably diminished, and that effect was almost doubled after a month.

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Effects on the Skin

Apple stem cells are still being studied, but so far they seem to stimulate human stem cell generation, protect against UV rays, reverse damage and combat wrinkles. Apples also contain antioxidants to protect against damage and cancer, as well as vitamin C and beta carotene.

Our Apple of My Eye Cream contains apple stem cells as well as shea butter, white tea extract, rosehip oil, and carrot extract. All of these ingredients work together to leave your skin looking and feeling healthier and younger looking.  After cleansing skin with Kosmea Clarifying Facial Wash or Purifying Cream Cleanser, apply a small amount to the eye area and gently pat into skin, morning and night. Apply regularly to see wonderful results.

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The Five Minute Facial™ Muslin Cloth

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What is it?

100% pure cotton muslin cleansing cloth.

What does it do?

  • For a five minute facial in your bathroom every day. Purifies and gently exfoliates the skin whilst you cleanse.
  • 100% pure cotton muslin cleansing cloth – The effect on the skin is similar to a steam bath – skin is left feeling cleansed, revitalised and glowing with health
  • Cleansing with a muslin cloth is so effective in that it not only removes the product from the skin; the natural cotton fibres of the cloth gently exfoliate the skin and draw out impurities skin-deep 
  • Massaging the skin through the muslin cloth whilst cleansing helps stimulate circulation, promoting a glowing and radiant complexion 
  • This cloth dries easier and doesn’t hold bacteria like a face washer can

How to use:

Use after applying any of Kosmea’s cleansers and Daily Facial Exfoliant. Dip the cloth into warm water, wring out. Hold onto face for five seconds. Rinse cloth in cold water and then press onto skin for five seconds to tighten pores.

What other Kosmea products can I use with this product?

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Ingredients:

100% pure cotton.

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7 Skin Emergencies and how to fix them

Kosmea’s rescue range is nature’s first aid kit for the skin, naturally soothing, repairing and protecting for all skin emergencies including babies.

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Sunburn

Only a short period of exposure to sunlight without protection – such as a hat and a broad spectrum sunscreen – can lead to skin damage. Sunburn is a reaction to exposure to ultraviolet radiation, resulting in inflammation, pain and redness. To assist with skin dehydrated by overexposure to the sun, apply Kosmea’s Rescue Body Cream.

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks, as the name suggests, are caused by stretching of the skin. Usually, the skin’s connective tissue allows it to change with body movements by expanding and contracting. However, sometimes the skin does not have adequate time to adapt, causing it to tear internally resulting in a scar visible on the skin’s surface. Causes of stretch marks may include pregnancy and sudden or significant changes in weight. To help reduce the appearance of stretch marks, apply Kosmea’s Rescue Body Cream twice daily.

Minor Burns

Minor burns may be caused by heat, cold, electricity, chemicals, light, radiation or friction. As the treatment of burns is a specialised area, we recommend you seek medical advice where the wound appears to be more than superficial. To help reduce the appearance of burns, we recommend you apply Rescue Balm to the affected area.

Itchy, Flaky Skin

There are many potential causes of itchy, flaky skin, including overexposure to the elements, medical treatment such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy, hormonal changes, and in infants constant rubbing of nappies on skin. To help with itchy, flaky skin on your body, we recommend Rescue Body Cream. To help reduce the appearance of itchy, flaky skin on the face we recommend Certified Organic Rosehip Oil.
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Before and after use of Kosmea Rosehip Oil

Scars

Scarring is a necessary step in the healing process, and results from the biologic process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues of the body. Unfortunately this process can leave scar tissue which may form a keloid or hypertrophic scar. To assist in reducing the appearance of scars, rub Kosmea’s Certified Organic Rosehip Oil into the skin twice daily.

Ageing Skin

Just as humans have a life span, so too do our skin cells. Ageing causes the skin’s collagen fibres to fragment, or break down, leading to visible lines and wrinkles. At the same time, the elastin molecules in the dermis become fewer and the skin becomes thinner and more transparent. To help reduce the signs of ageing, including fine lines and wrinkles, we recommend you apply Certified Organic Rosehip Oil twice daily.

Dry, Cracked Skin

Dry, cracked skin can occur anywhere on the body, but is common to the elbows, feet and heels. To help reduce the appearance of cracked, dry skin, apply Kosmea’s Rescue Balm.