Two Worlds Collide and A Star Is Born
If two worlds were set to collide, we could only hope they would be the worlds of luxury and science. The price tags of each are quite high, but then so too are the benefits.
For example, the relatively new world of stem cell research has opened a new realm on many biological and medical fronts. It was only a matter of time before that technology was harnessed for the cosmetically inclined. Now we can introduce Introstem, a stem cell skin care regimen unlike any other.
We’ve all heard of stem cells having the potential to regrow organs or clone living beings in order to save lives. That same principle can save your skin, too—without the moral controversy. Stem cells are the building blocks of your skin; they renew and replace the damaged skin cells. Age slows down the renewal process, as our bodies’ own stem cells become less potent. Introstem claims that adding plant stem cells into a skin care regimen helps the body regenerate and renew aging skin, creating increased collagen production along the way.
Introstem takes these powerful plant stem cells (that divide and multiply just like human cells) and adds them to classically effacious skin care ingredients, dense with natural compounds. The result is one of the most luxuriously delicious and scientifically sound skin care lines imaginable.
I tried six of the items from Introstem’s line.
(Clockwise from top left)
Stem Cell Activation Serum is a gel serum that aids in reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It’s meant to be used before the day moisturizer or with the Energizing Mask to boost performance.
Stem Cell Energizing Mask is a self-heating mask that is infused with Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. The heat is relaxing, and skin looks plumped and glowing immediately after its use.
Stem Cell Defining Eye Serum is a gel that helps plump skin around the eyes.
Stem Cell Dark Circle Eye Cream is infused with caffeine and vitamins to reduce the appearance of under eye circles. There is a touch of Titanium Dioxide that gives a reflective quality to the cream that helps brighten as well. This cream was most dramatic for me, instantly erasing discoloration and, after weeks of use, smoothing out my “chicken skin” under the eye.
Stem Cell Vibrant Day Moisturizer is quite light and quickly absorbed. Skin seems immediately refreshed, creating a great base for makeup application.
Stem Cell Night Rejuvenation Serum is a thick gel with an eyedropper retrieval. A drop or two smoothed on your skin before bed makes for a very soft face in the morning.
One click to their site and price tags may jump out at you. No, those aren’t typos, they really are between $400 and $1000. The extraction of stem cells, even from plants, is a pricey process. The potential of these stem cells to stimulate and protect our own skin is an invaluable discovery for anti-aging skin care. And to have it, we must pay for it. Though we realize, those prices will limit who will be able to try these.
Used in conjunction with each other, these products dramatically (emphatically so) improved the texture and plumpness of my skin in three weeks. In some cases, the improvement is immediate. Worth noting: these products don’t have sunscreen, and none of them reduce the redness associated with my mild rosacea.
Skin care enthusiasts throughout the world, a protocosmetic has formed, the result of the collision of the worlds of luxury and science. It is called Introstem and it is going to be a star.
Sherri is co-author of What Would You Do With This Room? My 10 Foolproof Commandments to Great Interior Design, and of course, a wht writer!
skin tone: NC 25
skin type: oily/sensitive
favorite beauty product: anti-aging anything