Plant Cell Technology

In recent years, suppliers have introduced plant cell ingredients to the skin and hair care markets, termed plant stem cells, extracts or derivatives. This is, in part, due to the popularity of stem cells in the medical field, which have been used to regenerate tissues including the skin. Therefore, to contribute to skin healing, a wave of excitement and expectation has motivated marketing and R&D departments to look back at plant cell technology as a way to bring stem cell-associated claims to personal care. While plant stem cells initially were marketed for their technological potential, they recently have been identified as an alternative, sustainable mean to produce nature-derived extracts and molecules.

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