What are plant stem cells and how do they work?

What are plant stem cells and how do they work?

Plant stem cells are the selected and reproduced stem cells that contain all the benefits of whichever plant they were derived from. Studies have shown them to have the ability to self-renew and avoid the ageing process. This means they can continue to grow and transform even under the harshest of conditions or environmental stressors.

BENEFITS

-Strong antioxidant

-Stimulates collagen & elastin

-Promotes firm & elastic skin

-Tremendous wound healing & preservation properties


Below are some plant stem cells used in the DermaQuest skincare range

Apple – Protect skin from UVA/UVB damage. Improves the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles

Edelweiss – Regenerates & protects tissue

Gardenia – A powerful antioxidant that works to hamper skin breakdown. A stabilised form of ferulic acid, which combats solar damage

Lilac – Protects cells from environmental & microbial harm. Contains strong anti-redness properties & assists in the reduction of redness and blemishes

Madonna lily – Brightening and regenerating. Helps absorb UV rays similarly to a chemical sunscreen

Orange – improves the structure of the extracellular matrix. Promotes stimulation & increase skin firmness

Red Algae – Instant lifting & firming

Sea Fennel – Promotes healthy cell renewal. Brightening & extremely hydrating

Sea Holly – Helps to regulate epidermal growth. Have effective anti-redness properties

 

 


ThermiVa- Vaginal Rejuvenation

What is ThermiVa?

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Self Skin Check- Step by step guide


Skin VitaBrite- DermaQuest

vitabrite

  • Do you suffer from discoloured skin?
  • Do you have pigmented, uneven skin colour?

 

Description

Be enlightened by our Skin VitaBrite, formulated with Chromabright™, Melanostatin-5 and B-White. Our serum is mindfully blended to boost skin’s moisture levels while restoring balance for a more radiant and even skin tone.This hydrating lotion with skin brighteners which work together to help brighten skin discoloration, even out skin tone, and increase skin hydration. It is a non-hydroquinone, non-AHA product.

Benefits

  • Suppresses melanocyte activity
  • Lightens the apperance of skin discoloration
  • Scavenges free radicals through potent antioxidants
  • Lightweight serum provides hydration and quick absorption into the skin
  • Appropriate melanin-suppressing product for post-resurfacer/peel series

Ingredients

•  Melanstatin 5
•  Chromabright
•  B-White
•  BV-OSC
•  Licorice
•  Emblica

Directions

Apply serum using fingertips and gently massage into the skin. Allow penetration before applying next treatment product. When used in the daytime, follow this product with a sunscreen.

Size

60ml Tube-$105


C Infusion Peel

 

Closeup view of three slices of thinly sliced fresh orange showing the segmented pulp and rind ready for use as a garnish lying on a white background with copyspace

This hydrating and brightening peel removes layers of sluggish skin cells.
Ferulic Acid, orange stem cells and a plethora of plant extracts infuse the
tissues with antioxidants and hydrating properties to contribute to barrier
repair. Perfect for those concerned with ageing.

Description: This deep exfoliation treatment is perfect for those suffering from dark pigmentation.

Features and Benefits:
• Improves skin brightness
• Helps to lighten the appearance of pigmentation and dark spots
• Refines the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Increases cellular turn over
• Infuses antioxidants to prevent ageing


Dermamelan Depigmentation Peel

Dermamelan Peel – Depigmentation

 

Efficient skin pigmentation treatment against skin blemishes caused by melanin. Medical Use Only.

Dermamelan aims to reduce and eliminate skin blemishes of melanic origin.

Application of Dermamelan inhibits the melanogenesis process paralysing melanin production for a long period of time during which corneum stratum flaking plus the action of the macrophagic cells taking the melanin deposits with them.

Reversible inhibition of tyrosinase activity

Inhibition of the tyrosinase is only activated during treatment application. When finished, the enzyme recovers its activity producing new melanin, particularly if there is solar stimulus. Due to this, application of topical depigmentants must be reiterative to obtain results.

Inhibitor action without damaging melanocyte

Under no circumstance does tyrosinase inhibition make the melanocytes disappear, but simply paralyses or stops melanin production, without risk of white blemishes appearing. Dermamelan action causes complementary inhibition of other enzymes involved in the eumelanin production process, like dopa tautomerase, among others.

Dermamelan mask and Demamelan maintenance treatment formulas act on the different melanogenesis stages to increase effects and achieve certain synergy. they have been developed from vegetable and chemical origin to guarantee maximum level of tyrosinase inhibition.

  • Tyrosinase inhibitor complex: Master combination of 6 functional laboratory formulated ingredients to guarantee high efficiency and skin tolerance. Reversible action.
  • Dopatautomerase and eumelanin channel inhibitor complex: Comprises of effecient ingredients acting as enzymatic inhibitors.
  • Complementary melanogenesis inhibitor system: Prevents melanosomes transfer to keratinocytes eliminating UV ray stimulus of melanocytes.
  • Vitamin complex: High antioxidant, free antiradical power, stimulates collagen production and cell renewal, revitalising skin. Skin becomes more luminous and radiant
  • Vegetable extract complex: Vegetable origin substances with lightening properties which hydrate and soothe the skin.
  • Sunscreen filters: Combination of physical and chemical filters, with free antiradical effect neutralising UVA and UVB rays.
  • Exfoliating agent: Accelerates natural flaking process of corneum stratum and therefore melanin elimination.
  • Preservative and perfume free cosmetic base: Emulsion formulated to aid ingredient penetration of the epidermis.

 

Advantages:

  • Rapid lightening action: Intervening in the advanced stage of melanogenesis.
  • For all kinds of skin blemishes of melanic origin: Particularly efficient in reducing localised epidermis blemishes.
  • Any season of the year: even in summer, followed by use of total sunscreen to guarantee treatment effectiveness
  • Good tolerance, all skin phototypes: All Demamelan formulas have been rigorously prepared to guarantee maximum tolerance. Apt for all phototypes and cases.
  • Proven efficiency: Numerous “in vivo” and “in vitro” tests performed.
  • Lightening and luminosity: It contains embellishing agents which equalise skin tone giving it luminosity

 

The dermamelan pack provides an effective combination of medical strength professional treatment and home maintenance products.

Price: $1650 Dermamelan Depigmentation Peel includes

  • Professional Medical Strength Peel
  • Home maintenance products
  • In-clinic weekly exfoliating and hydrating treatment for 4 weeks
  • 2 monthly follow up appointments

 

 


Touch Yourself

Every day in Australia, around 50 women are diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer.

Touch yourself, click here to find out how to exam yourself


This is what actually happens to your skin when you get a tan.

Just because you don’t burn doesn’t mean your skin’s getting off scot-free.

After spending a long summer day basking in the sun, most of us would count it as a success if we went home with a deep tan and not a bright red, painful burn. But as we all know by now, sun exposure is dangerous. And that “healthy bronze glow” of yours? Sorry, but that counts as skin damage, too.

“The body does not create a tan to be pretty—there is no evolutionary advantage of that,” Aleksandar Sekulic, M.D., principal for Stand Up To Cancer’s Melanoma Research Alliance Dream Team and Mayo Clinic dermatologist, tells SELF. “Rather, tanning is a direct response to the mutations that occur in our DNA.” Translation: Your skin is being damaged on a cellular level and that microscopic damage is what can ultimately lead to cancerous growths.

When your skin cells are threatened by the UV rays coming at them from the sun, they kick into protection mode, distributing darker pigment cells (melanocytes) to those cells on the surface. The pigment blocks UV radiation from hitting cells’ most valuable parts. “What the cells do with this pigment they received as a gift is pile it all on top of the cell’s nucleus, like an umbrella,” Sekulic explains. When pigment piles up, your skin looks tanner. The more threatened your skin is, the more it works to form pigment shields. That’s why you get darker the longer you stay out.

People with lighter skin tones typically cannot create as much pigment, and what they do create isn’t as efficient, Sekulic says. “The lighter the umbrella, the more holes it has in it,” he explains. “Not everybody will have the same capacity to protect themselves,” which is why bolstering our natural defenses is so important. Even for those who do tan easily, this natural shield is far from foolproof and can’t replace the protection sunscreen provides. Consider this: That base tan you rely on to prevent burning is at best the equivalent of putting on SPF 3 sunscreen, according to the CDC. Most derms recommend that you wear at least SPF 30 to protect yourself from sun damage. That includes both DNA mutations that could lead to skin cancer, and the weakening of connective fibers, which leads to wrinkles, sagging, and sunspots. (It’s also important to remember that dark skinned people, though naturally endowed with lots of melanin whether they’re in the sun or not, are still susceptible to skin cancer and other forms of sun damage.)

We could all use a little more vitamin D, but make sure when you’re getting sunshine, you’re doing it safely. You should be slathering on (and reapplying!) SPF 30, wearing a hat, and hanging out in the shade when you can. A dark tan may seem sexy now, but the damage it does definitely won’t in 15 years.


Check for signs of Skin Cancer

 

 


Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment

This is why Skinastute is doing so many PRP treatments 💉
Watch the video below to find out more.

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