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All About Stem Cells

All About Stem Cells

Many of you have asked about stem cells and RESCUE. We've taken the top 3 questions and made them readily available for you here. Get your science caps on, it's going to be a fun ride!

Q. If I use your product am I actually putting stem cells on my face?

A. No, you are not putting stem cells on your face. Stem cells are too large to pass through the epidermis, and as such, wouldn't be an effective product for direct use in skincare. Additionally, stem cells die when directly exposed to air. While there are no stem cells in the product, derivatives such as peptides, proteins, enzymes and cytokines that are present when cells naturally replicate to produce new healthy cells are part of RESCUE's supportive active complex MDFc19.

Q. What type of stem cells do you use?

A.  We use adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) to produce our core active known as Mesenchymal Derived Factor Complex 19 or more commonly known as MDFc19. Unlike the plant stem cells you'll find in many other skincare products on the marketplace today, our stem cells are biocompatible, meaning they are adult, human stem cell derived . The MSC is located in all of our tissues and organs as well as migrating throughout the body in the blood. They are like a "mother ship" in a quiet state waiting for signals from damaged tissues or inflammation and remain in that resting state until stimulated by a sign of injury or damage. At that point, they readily start dividing rapidly and reproducing themselves in order to produce the many different types of cells required to help repair the damage from the injury. These new MSC's can differentiate into multiple different types of structural and supporting cells that may be needed at that site to replace the damaged cells. The MSC's also produce cell signaling molecules to recruit inflammatory and immune cells to the damaged site. The MSC is one of the most important stem cell types in the body since it is located everywhere and programmed to respond to a variety of damage or disease conditions.

Q. How do you make stem cells?

A. Starting with 500,000 MSCs (about the size of a small tube of toothpaste) in Scharp Technologies laboratories, we culture or grow these MSCs through 10 passages, equaling 30 cell doublings in tissue culture flasks. What does that mean? It means that starting with 500,000 cells, after a few months we end up with a total of 9.8x109 MSCs, or 9.8 trillion cells. To put this into a practical sense, say, for example, each MSC is 10 microns in diameter. If each MSC was to be lined up side by side, the 9.8 trillion cells would now stretch 60.9 miles or 98 kilometers. Pretty incredible! If you have more questions, peruse our official RESCUE Q&A here

Get to Know the Power of the Packet

Get to Know the Power of the Packet

The RESCUE Skin packets pack a powerful punch. Originally conceptualized during one of our founder's trips to Ibiza, Spain, the packets needed to be easy to travel with and great for sharing. Let's breakdown the other reasons why RESCUE decided to step away from the standardized practice of serving your skincare in a jar or a tube. We're certain you'll grow quite fond of our beloved packet, after we reveal the five key elements that make up its winning anatomy.

Power of the Rescue Skin Packet

For starters, take a look at the hermetically sealed edge. What's that mean? Simply put, zero oxidation! You'll always get the most potent version of our formula, unlike products that come in a jar or tube. Because our packets are air-tight, the formula isn't repeatedly exposed to the environment, keeping it highly efficacious.

The second element can actually be a bit gross when you think about the contrary, but hey we're not judging. You know those jars we mentioned the ones you stick your hands into with each and every use? Ya, you know, the petri dish. No one wants bacteria growing in their skincare, or to be forced to use an applicator with every usage. Hence the reason for the RESCUE single-serve packet and its ultra hygienic application.

Number three was made for simplicity's sake. We wanted to take the guess work out of deciding how much product your supposed to use to obtain the best results. Each packet is designed to offer the optimal dose of RESCUE for a single-serving. And not to worry, if by chance you happen to have some of that Ultra Moisturizer left over, simply fold the packet over and save it for your next application.

The fourth reason is pretty self explanatory, let's face it, what better way to package your skincare than in single-serve packets to ensure it's always available, and in reach right when you need it. (Certainly beats throwing a bulky jar or tube in your pocket.) And, for all of you globetrotters, the RESCUE packet truly is the ideal travel partner - it's TSA compliant and guaranteed to never explode in your bag!

Now we've saved the best (or most surprising) for last as we've been questioned on number five. Yes, it's true, our single-serve packets are eco-friendly and completely recyclable! In fact, our entire production process - from materials to packets - is 100% made in Southern California. Why's that important? The majority of today's cosmetic and skincare companies source their bottles from China, between the weight savings, shipping and environmental impact of unregulated offshore production, RESCUE Skin can produce 30 full boxes here in America for every one bottle of standard product. Shocking we know, but it's just one of the many reasons why our single-serve packet will always have a special place in our hearts, and hopefully now yours.

What It Means to Be A Natural Product

What It Means to Be A Natural Product

Those of you who have used the RESCUE Serum for a few years now have seen something that you don’t traditionally see with mass produced skincare, small changes or variances in the color of our serum from batch to batch. This is proof positive that RESCUE practices what it preaches, so to speak. When RESCUE says it uses only the best natural ingredients from the best sources, it also means that those ingredients can have significant variance in color due to seasonality of harvest and also location.

In other words, the quality of our ingredients as well as the vendors who supply them are far more important to us than the color. While many skincare companies go to great lengths to artificially color their products to achieve a pigment or hue that is trending or in fashion, we don’t believe in practicing that approach. We believe in making the best product, with the best sourced ingredients at the time we manufacture. What we may sacrifice in color consistency, we more than make up for in efficacy of product. RESCUE’s practice of not unnaturally altering our product is more important now than ever before, specifically as we create larger batches. Our focus from the beginning was to create the best performing naturally-based rejuvenating skincare formulations, period. We will not deviate from the approach, and hope you as our customer appreciate the thoughtfulness that goes into every batch of RESCUE.