SC21 has developed a premium grade stem cell skin mist which acts in 3 major ways:
- Hydration: enhances levels of skin hydration & protects the skin layers which lock in moisture.
- Nourishment: gives your skin a a nutrition complex which supports healthier function.
- Rejuvenation: floods your skin with stem cell stimulating molecules for youthful activity.
At SC21, we have been able to combine human mesenchymal stem cell growth factors, polypeptide complexes, and cytokines, with our hydration and skin nutrition mist.
Importance of Skin Hydration & Nutrition:
In order for the skin to remain youthful and to protect our bodies from UV radiation, microorganisms and toxic agents, it must be kept adequately hydrated & nourished. Some of the signs your skin is dehydrated & requiring nourishment can be:
1. Itchy Skin
Have you ever returned from a ski vacation or a day at the beach and felt an unrelenting need to scratch? External elements like wind and extreme temperatures changes can zap the moisture from the outer layer of your skin, causing an itchy, irritated sensation. Treating your skin with sc21 stem cell skin mist is a quick way to soothe irritation and return your complexion’s natural moisture balance.
2. Increased Sensitivity
One of the biggest consequences of dehydrated & un-nourished skin is an increase in sensitivity. According to the International Dermal Institute, “dryness and dehydration are precursors to sensitized skin”. When you’re suffering from skin sensitivities brought on by dehydration, we suggest using gentle products that are free of harsh fragrances and additives.
3. Dull Skin
Take a quick look in the mirror, does your skin have an overall dull, tired appearance with flaky spots and dark circles under your eyes? Despite the fact that you may need a little extra shut-eye, these are all tell tale signs of a dehydrated & nutrient starved complexion.
4. Finelines & Wrinkles
Gently pinch the skin on the cheek. If it looks like you have fine lines, you are dehydrated“Gently pinch the skin on the cheek. If it looks like you have fine lines, you skin is dehydrated.
It’s also important to remember that, in combination with a healthy skin care routine, healthy lifestyle choices are essential for treating dehydrated skin. Simply lifestyle choices like drinking plenty of water, reducing alcohol and coffee consumption and increasing your intake of water-rich fruits and veggies (celery, cucumber and watermelon) will drastically help improve your skin’s hydration levels.
For a Complete Anti-aging Set: we recommend our combination set, which includes:
- Stem Cell Skin Care Set (Day & Night Set)
- Stem Cell Skin Mist
- Stem Cell Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer
- Oral Astaxanthin
- Oral Curcumin
SC21 Stem Cell Skin Mist: 100ml
Focus Ingredient of Growth Factor Skin Care:
Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) Peptide Complex = 5% (cytokines, growth factors, peptide complex)
Other Key Ingredients:
- Hydrolysed collagen
- Spring Sea Water
- Apply generously to target area of Skin.
What Are Cytokines & Growth Factors?
Peptides are easier explained as signaling molecules produced by cells to instruct other cells.
As cellular messengers, cytokines influence and control our biological processes from start to finish. There are hundreds of unique cytokines in the human body. Cells “talk” with cytokines to repair injury, repel microbes, fight infections, and develop immunity.
Growth factors, are, on the other hand, diffusible signaling proteins that stimulate the growth of specific tissues and play a crucial role in promoting cell differentiation and division.
Many modern medical advances, including stem cell breakthroughs, are made possible due to our growing understanding of cytokines & growth factors. We use modern culture techniques (the same type used to produce human insulin and other naturally occurring substances) to grow human stem cells in the laboratory to harvest their regenerative cytokines and growth factors.
Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which are traditionally found in the bone marrow, are used to improve function upon integration because they are self-renewing cells that have the capacity to differentiate, and are capable of replacing and repairing damaged tissues.
MSCs can consequently during culture, produce the following:
- Basic fibroblast growth factor (BFGF): It is essential in prenatal and postnatal growth and development and also regeneration of a variety of tissues by helping further progress in cellular differentiation due to its growth factors.
- Epidermal growth factor (EGF): This protein is found on the surface of some cells. It is involved in normal cell growth and plays an important role in cell lineage determination and wound healing. This is done through the stimulation of epidermal and dermal regeneration.
- Fibroblast growth factor (FGF): The function of FGFs is not limited to cell development. They are powerful regulators of cell differentiation, function and proliferation and are also significantly vital in development, tissue maintenance and wound repair.
- Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF): The HGF is a major growth factor which regulates both cell growth and cell motility.
- Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF): It protects different types of epithelial cells from various harmful factors and it is important in protecting and repairing injured epithelial tissues.
- Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β): These are important in cell growth and development, inflammation and repair, and host immunity.
- Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF): Helps to promote and stimulate the growth of new blood vessels.
- Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF): This growth factor’s function is to promote the survival of nerve cells. It does this by playing a role in the growth, differentiation and maintenance of the nerve cells.
- IGF: The IGF plays a crucial role in the regulation of growth and metabolism.
- Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF): It is yet another growth factor that regulates cell growth and division and plays an essential role in healing wounds.
- Flt-3 ligand
- Granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)
- Granulocyte/macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF)
- Macrophage colony stimulating factor (M-CSF)
- Interleukin-6 (IL-6)
- Interleukin-7 (IL-7)
- Interleukin-8 (IL-8)
- Interleukin-11 (IL-11)
- Interleukin-12 (IL-12)
- Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α)
WHAT CAUSES OUR SKIN TO AGE?
Our skin cells are biologically designed to continuously renew themselves, but, starting from our mid 20’s, the skin cell renewal process slows down and our skin becomes thinner. This thinning causes us to be more prone to skin damage from external elements.
However, there are other factors that can contribute to our aging process, and in other cases even cause premature aging. Some of these factors include:
- Sun: the sun plays a major role in prematurely aging our skin. To avoid this, one should protect their skin from sun exposure every day. You should apply sunscreen to all skin that is not covered by clothing. Sun damage causes wrinkles and permanent damage of skin causing appearance of age spots, wrinkles, reduction in skin elasticity and sagging skin.
- Cold: spending a lifetime in cold environments causes the skin to appear too thin and wrinkles to develop.
- Weight: being too skinny or heavy adds to the aging process. Being underweight reduces the natural fats in the facial structure, causing the appearance of wrinkles. Too much weight on the other hand can also make us look older by creating poor muscle tone.
- Alcohol is rough on the skin. It dehydrates the skin causing damage to the skin texture and color. Heavy drinkers begin to have facial skin that is discolored over time, leaving permanent marks on the body. Drinking excessively also has considerable influence on the eye sockets.
- Smoking greatly speeds up how quickly skin ages by causing one to have wrinkles and a dull, sallow complexion.
- Repetitive facial expressions: it is recommended to avoid repetitive facial expressions. If you repeatedly contract the same muscles for many years, these lines become permanent.