While the acai berry was deemed the superfood and anti aging ingredient of the moment for 2009, 2010 may be the year of the Swiss Apple.
Scientists are speculating that the Swiss Apple is designed with a set of resilient stem cells that may help to reduce wrinkles and prevent skin cells from dying. These rare cells could be the answer for reducing the effects of aging, and beauty companies including Lancome are already producing a set of serums and beauty treatments made with Swiss apple extracts.
Research on the effects of human stem cells that can ward off the signs of aging has been underway in recent years, but new advancements in the field of vegetal stem cells may be a more attractive option for beauty product manufacturers and anti aging specialists to delve into.
Stem cells from a very rare Swiss apple tree were reportedly cultivated over 300 hundred years ago and are virtually extinct in the modern world. The trees have been found in an isolated region in the Alps and there are currently eight trees that are being used for research purposes.
According to the UK’s Independent, “Studies to investigate the effect of the ingredient, for example by Lancome or Mibelle Biochemistry, yieled encouraging results, with 80 to 100 percent of participants confirming a notable change in their appearance.” (Source: The Independent)
There are currently two products made with Swiss apple stem cells that will be available for consumers in 2010. One is the Emerge Stem Cell Swiss Apple Serum made with purified water, PhytoCellTec™ Stem Cell extracts, glycerin, phenoxyethanol collagen, squalane and dehydroacetic acid. Another is the Goldfaden Stem Cell Serum made with chondurs crispus (seaweed) extract, purified water, hyaluronic acid, malus domsetica fruit cell culture and red tea extract.