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New member benefit! Get the ASCP SkinPro app at 45 microorganisms that work together in an ecosystem. Each element contributes to the balance and support of life. There are many instances of imbalance influenced by humans or the environment (e.g., coral reefs and chemical sunscreens). Now, imagine the discovery of a plant with chemical constitutions full of polyphenols, nutrients, and minerals and with a profound positive influence on skin health. This imaginary plant—let's call it "asteraceae turnbackthetime domestica"—grows in odd years only, in soil that must have a certain humidity range, and can only be harvested on cloudy days to protect its potency. One can imagine this plant would be in high demand, yet short supply. Cultivation efforts could impact the biodiversity of the area in which the turnbackthetime bush grows. Before you know it, we could wipe this plant off the face of the earth, which creates a domino effect of destruction. We don't want to do that! Plant stem cells are collected once, from a superior specimen, and then duplicated (for eternity). The production of nutrient-dense plant stem cell extracts is continuous and is not influenced by weather, environment, or other destructive factors. The final product is always the same potency. The supply is reliable, and the product formulations are consistent. They are Eco-Friendly Plant stem cell production methods require very little water for culture. This means the use of valuable natural resources is minimized without compromising the quality of the botanical extract. Because the quality of the turnbackthetime bush is no longer affected by the soil humidity or other climatic conditions, the wild cultivar can continue to grow in balance with its natural habitat. They are Safe for Consumers To ensure an adequate supply of the turnbackthetime bush, it may have to be cultivated. To protect the investment of the crop, it is possible that modern cultivation techniques to control insects, pests, and weeds would be performed, as well as adding fertilizers to the soil. Because plant stem cell extraction involves biotechnology, there is no need for herbicides, pesticides, or heavy metals in cultivation. As a result, there is no risk of potential contamination and then exposure for consumers. Additionally, the extract undergoes extensive quality testing at many stages of production. It could be argued that the turnbackthetime bush plant stem cell extract is the cleaner option of cultivation and harvesting. LOW IMPACT The awareness of our environmental impact is rising in the beauty industry. Never has there been as much professional and consumer interest in every corner—from exposure to industry chemicals to packaging and everything in between. We, along with our clients, want to know that what we use is safe, and how we use it protects our planet for generations to come. As the popularity of plant stem cells continues to accelerate, so will the appreciation for the delicate environmental impact of these powerful ingredients. Resources Aggarwal, Srishti et al. "Plant Stem Cells and Their Applications: Special Emphasis on Their Marketed Products." 3 Biotech, no. 10. June 5, 2020. COSSMA. "10 Years of Plant Stem Cells." March 27, 2019. www.cossma. com/ingredients/article/10-years-of-plant-stem-cells-35611.html. Nohynek, Liisa et al. "Cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus) Cell Culture with Bioactive Substances: Establishment and Mass Propagation for Industrial Use." Engineering in Life Sciences 14, no. 6. (July, 14, 2014): Trehan, Sonia, Bozena Michniak-Kohn, and Kavita Beri. "Plant Stem Cells in Cosmetics: Current Trends and Future Directions." Future Science OA 3, no. 4. (July 12, 2017): Now that we are armed with a better understanding of exactly how plant stem cells communicate with the skin, they are making a comeback, and the timing couldn't be better.

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