Alpine rose variant added to plant stem cell range
Mibelle Biochemistry has added a new product to its PhytoCellTec line, PhytoCellTec Alp Rose. The water-soluble powder is derived from the leaves of the Alpine rose (Rhododendron ferrugineum), which grows at very high altitudes and has therefore adapted to resist cold, dryness and UV light. The Alpine rose stem cells contain special epigenetic factors (whose function is to maintain the self-renewal capacity of stem cells) and metabolites, both of which help preserve the activity of epidermal skin cells, protecting them from environmental stress.
Stem cells can form colonies consisting of themselves, transient amplifying cells and differentiated cells that have lost the capacity to divide – a characteristic known as colony-forming efficiency (CFE). The number of colonies formed is a value of the concentration of stem cells. According to Mibelle, tests show that epidermal stem cells treated with 0.15% Alpine rose stem cell extract demonstrated a 75% increase in CFE. Moreover, this CFE was maintained even when epidermal stem cells were exposed to UV radiation.