More than 100 beauty firms in Europe, Asia and America have added apple stem cells to their products, which they say is an “exciting anti-aging breakthrough.” Gwenyth Paltrow, Julianne Moore, Helen Mirren and Jennifer Lopez have all touted the benefits of this “super apple.” First Lady Michelle Obama became the latest celebrity to publicly endorse the ingredient.
Swiss scientists noticed that the rare Uttwiler Spätlauber apple had a much longer shelf life than other varieties. Upon searching for anti-aging properties, they made an amazing discovery. “We could show that the apple stem cells have a positive influence on the vitality of the skin stem cells. They made them more efficient and they can live longer,” said Beata Hurst, marketing and sales manager at Mibelle Biochemistry.
The skin rejuvenation potential of the apple stem cells was recognized immediately. New York Dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner explains, “Stem cells are special cells that have the ability to renew themselves. In addition, they give rise to new cells that can become specialized to whatever tissue they belong to. Stem cells are important because they allow the body to renew and repair itself.”
Early clinical trials demonstrated that Swiss Apple stem cells could actually defend human skin cells against UV radiation. Moreover, just 2 % of the ingredient reduced the wrinkle depth and visibility of crow’s feet by 15 percent after one month. Could this ingredient be the “new fountain of youth,” as Vogue Magazine suggests? Dr. Zeichner says more studies need to be done, but the initial results show great promise.