Harsh environmental stressors such as wind and dryness can cause healthy skin to prematurely age, leading to wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs indicating a loss of youth. The ravages of weather, dehydration, and toxins in the air also weaken the skin’s ability to act as a barrier against the outside world.
Scientists have long sought a solution to strengthen skin from such onslaughts. The answer may be in the Alpine rose, a highly resistant flower that thrives high in the Swiss Alps and Pyrenees … where it endures high altitudes, freezing temperatures and dry air.
These stressors would quickly destroy the plant if it weren’t for its “resistance-charged” stem cells, which are scientifically classed as totipotent — able to continuously regenerate cells throughout life, allowing these plants to live up to 100 years!138,139 Stem cells extracted from the Alpine rose were shown to have the same protective effect on human skin as they did with the plant’s own flowers!
Epidermal skin cells are responsible for skin cell replenishment. As we age, epidermal cells take 50% longer to be replaced.140 One scientific study showed that epidermal stem cells’ ability to form colonies (a key measure of their vitality) increased as much as 75% when penetrated with a 0.15% Alpine rose stem cell extract, indicating their potential for renewal. Skin penetrated with an extract of Alpine rose stem cells is better able to fend off environmental stress and stay more vibrant.