Human Stem Cells versus Plant Stem Cells in Skincare


Human Stem Cells versus Plant Stem Cells in Skincare

When it comes to skincare, not all stem cell serums are created equal. Stem cell research has soared over the past few decades, and now, it's in our everyday skin products.

As consumers become more concerned with well-aging, ingredients, and efficacy, marketers have been busy creating charming campaigns which usually are, unfortunately, lacking authenticity and facts. Most recently, there's an attraction growing over plant stem cells.

Firstly, why is a skincare serum essential to our routine? A skincare serum is like the primer to one's skin routine, and it sets the foundation by repairing the skin on a cellular level. This healing is done with active ingredients that dive into the deeper layers of the skin.

A serum is to sink deeply into our skin while active ingredients repair it on a cellular level. It can do this because it's made of smaller molecules enabling deeper penetration.

RxESCUESKIN "Skin Serums: Fact or Fiction"

Many skincare brands are flooding the economy with opinion-based information regarding plant stem cells, while there's little to no scientific research and clinical studies on them. Plants are believed to be non-toxic and clean, but we often have no idea where the plants are derived unless the farming source is certified. Also, the process of getting the plants into the product can make skincare dirty. 

"...What these products contain is plant stem cells and, more commonly, chemicals that have been derived from plant stem cells. No plant stem cell is going to morph into a human skin cell no matter what magic medium you immerse it in. Nor is a plant cell likely to stimulate the production of human stem cells if applied to the skin." Tamara Griffiths, a consultant dermatologist for the British Skin Foundation, told LeapsMag.

RxESCUESKIN "Skin Serums: Fact or Fiction"

This statement is not to say that plant-based skincare is not practical because other ingredients, aside from plant stem cells, can be. But in plant-based serums, stem cell extracts are likely used instead of stem cells. But they don't tell you that, and the fact is that stem cells must be active or alive in serums.

Plant stem cells are drastically different from human stem cells, especially in skincare. The human skin cell structure cannot latch onto a plant stem cell, and neither can live plant stem cells absorb far enough below the skin to make an impact. The two vary in almost every way, and therefore, they cannot encourage cellular turnover in human skin. 

We use adult mesenchymal stem cells from healthy 20-25-year-old adult donors (not from fetuses or synthetic stem cells) through a painless process to produce our core active known as Human Bone Marrow Stem Cell Conditioned Media. Our products include derivatives from these stem cells that are found in healthy skin cells in the body...


Only human stem cells are potent and effective enough to deliver cellular results. Plant stem cells sound glamorous, but they come without the glamorous effects. The lovely green, bright colors are appealing, but don't be fooled. Be informed. Always dig deeper when it comes to your skin well-being and health.

Give RxESCUESKIN a try! We are clean, cruelty-free, and backed by science.

RxESCUESKIN supports your skin's own natural ability to produce procollagen and dermal fibroblasts - the two most fundamental factors of visibly healthy, younger skin.