Secret Ingredient: Stem Cells For Flawless Skin

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With rave reviews from the scientific community to back them up, hyper-renewable stem cells — there are tons of plant and even human and animal varieties — have a phenomenal track record when it comes to repairing all manner of skin issues (think everything from increasing collagen production to reducing inflammation), not to mention, leading the ongoing search for the next big thing in anti-aging.

And though these claims may sound a lot like science fiction, the potential for positive results is very real. Here, we’ve rounded up a slew of stem cell-based products for you to experiment with yourself.

Turn Back The Hands Of Time

Photo: J.W. Anderson Fall 2014

Rodial's rich, rose hip seed oil and cocoa butter cream cleanser comes with a muslin cloth for an extra jolt of skin-regenerating exfoliation for truly radiant results.

Dermaquest's botanical stem cells and marine extracts leave your face feeling cleansed and prepped to absorb the rest of your skincare regimen.

$40

Rodial

$44

Dermaquest

Five different rose plant stem cells and four unique rose extracts mean Peter Thomas Roth's mask is one hard-working skincare essential you simply can’t go without.

Free radicals (the molecules responsible for loss of elasticity and subsequent aging) don’t stand a chance against iLike Organic's protective, antioxidant-packed gel formula.

$45

Peter Thomas Roth

$60

Grape Stem Cell Solutions

Chantecaille's clever contraption blasts away fine lines and puffiness with anti-oxidant-rich raspberry and tomato stem cells, while peptides stimulate collagen production.

Use Juice Beauty eye treatment's built-in applicator to banish the telltale signs of aging from the delicate area with a potent cocktail of fruit stem cells, vitamins and fatty acids. Best part: it’s all certified organic and cruelty free.

$45

Juice Beauty

$210

Chantecaille

Swiss apple is hard to come by these days, probably because the world has figured out that it’s brimming with youth-boosting stem cells. Fret not: Indie Lee’s revolutionary serum harnesses the fruit’s benefits to truly spectacular results.

Gardenia stem cells serve as the star ingredient in Bliss' aptly-named serum, giving skin an instantly firmer, plumper look.

$65

Bliss

$130

Indie Lee

As the name suggests, Rodial's stem cell-spiked plumping cream means business.

A true multi-tasker, Eve Lom's moisturizer hydrates, brightens and camouflages imperfections – all while offering stellar sun protection.

$190

Rodial

$55

Eve Lom

Ensure the delicate skin around your décolletage is properly cared for with Sarah Chapman's sweet-smelling lotion (jasmine and neroli essential oils are a match made in aromatherapy heaven) comprised of sea holly stem cells, peptides and firming actives.

Early mornings leave you feeling less than bright-eyed and bushy-tailed? Lather up with Andalou Naturals' invigorating shower gel and let the vitality-restoring apple and grape stem cells do their thing.

$10

Andalou Naturals

$95

Sarah Chapman

Treat your tired locks to the same restorative plant stem cell elements used in skincare products thanks to Serious Skincare's soothing shampoo.

Stem cell cultures and Argan oils provide damaged strands some much-needed strength and shine by way of Acure Organics' luxurious treatment.

$10

Acure Organics

$25

Serious Skincare