How Plant Stem Cells Benefit Your Skin

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 4 minutes

The power of plants has ancient, time-tested roots, the likes of which have been amplified by modern technology and mankind’s prowess. Plant stem cells are about 1,000 times stronger than ordinary botanicals, which make sense: plant stem cells are pulled from the heart of botanical ingredients. They also allow us not to be dependent on seasonal ingredient advantages since they’re grown and controlled in a secure lab environment.

Plant Stem Cells
MyChelle Deep Repair Cream is powered by plant stem cells from a tropical evergreen shrub.


Some of MyChelle Dermaceuticals’ star products are enhanced by the amazing, versatile, regenerative properties of plant stem cells, which create healthier, fuller, plumper skin cells.  Harvesting plant stem cells is a science MyChelle has mastered. A small amount of tissue is extracted from the plant in order to create cultures, called explants. The explants are scratched to create a controlled wound that will stimulate the stem cells. This stimulation induces the formation of new stem cells on the wounded surface of the explant. While the cells are incubating, they replicate and divide new cells to create an abundant accumulation of cells. Those cells are then used in MyChelle skincare formulas to provide users real results.

Plant stem cells can help address a wide range of skin problems, from wrinkles and visible capillaries to sun damage. Like all areas of the body, the skin contains stem cells. In the deepest layers of the skin, stem cells divide and replace lost or dying cells. They also repair the skin when it suffers injury. The epidermis is in a constant state of renewal—sloughing cells every single day—so it requires non-stop cell replacement. Therefore it’s essential that we optimize epidermal stem cell population throughout our lives, even as we age.

Here are a few potent MyChelle products powered by plant stem cells:

The evergreen advantage

An ingredient called Distinctive® Phytostem Gardenia, derived from a tropical evergreen shrub native to Southern Asia, helps to protect the skin’s extracellular matrix from degradation and stimulate collagen production to improve skin tone and elasticity. It also works to minimize wrinkles, provides skin with replenishing skin nutrients, moisturizes and has antioxidant benefits.

  • Our Deep Repair Cream and Unscented Deep Repair Cream both contain the efficacious Distinctive® Phytostem Gardenia.The Deep Repair Creams increase cellular regeneration, protect collagen, prevent moisture loss and improve overall skin smoothness.

Butterfly bush benefits

Buddleja Davidii Stems G™ comes from a shrub of the Scrophulariaceae family known as the butterfly bush, native to Europe. It protects against photo-damage and oxidative stress through inhibition of collagenase, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.* Identification of this stem cell substance showed broad protection from photodamage and oxidative stress.

  • The MyChelle Perfect C Serum makes exceptional use of this stem cell. Its advanced formula protects skin health while combating the signs of aging. A potent 17 percent dose of clinically proven ascorbic acid helps strengthen collagen and improve skin texture.

Amazing apples

PhytoCellTec™, or apple stem cells, are a key ingredient that can delay the biological aging mechanism, stimulate stem cell proliferation by 80 percent and protect stem cells against UV damage.*  Researchers discovered that a cream containing apple could decrease wrinkle depth by an average of 8 percent in just two weeks and by 15 percent in four weeks through the promotion of skin regeneration!

  • Our Apple Brightening Serum is infused with PhytoCellTec™ Plant Stem Cells, Melanosatine®5, Algowhite® and Applephenon™ to effectively diminish hyperpigmentation caused by excessive sun exposure and age.

The Ultimate Lash and Brow Serum is also graced with PhytoCellTec™ Plant Stem Cells. The unique combination of clinically proven peptides and nourishing botanical conditioners naturally and noticeably improves lash length, darkness and volume.*

Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum) is an herbaceous plant that grows on mountain ranges from the Pyrenees to the Himalayas and is famous for its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.* In a recent study, 20 participants applied a cream containing Edelweiss stem cells to their faces twice daily for 40 days. The cream was found to reduce wrinkle depth of the eye contour area by 15 percent after only 20 days.* Edelweiss stem cells also seem to be helpful in preventing collagen loss, firming and restructuring the skin, and preventing aging and sun damage.*

The MyChelle Fabulous Eye Cream is an advanced eye cream formula now with Edelweiss plant stem cells, which provides outstanding antioxidant activity and inhibits collagenase, thus limiting collagen degradation and loss of skin firmness.* Also high in phytosterols, amino acids, and polysaccharides, the Fabulous Eye Cream is moisturizing and nutrient-rich, which helps rejuvenate and hydrate delicate eye tissue.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.