PhytoCellTec is a technology that can protect skin stem cells. It is based on the stem cells of a Swiss apple tree, Uttwiler Spalauber, the apples of which are easily stored and have great longevity with little shriveling over time. The plant’s stem cells are obtained using PhytoCellTec’s technology and placed into cosmetic skin care products to guarantee that skin cells will live longer with less wrinkling. This technology helps protect human skin cells, putting off anti-aging and wrinkling of skin. The skin creams made with PhytoCellTec using these Swiss apple stem cells are also aided with the addition of Vitamins C and E.
The Swiss apple that PhytoCellTec’s technology is based upon does not shrivel, making it an excellent fruit for long storage. The apples are very rich in phytonutrients, long-living cells and proteins. This makeup enables a long shelf life and long lifetime properties.
In humans there are two types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. In the field of cosmetics, research is currently being conducted on adult stem cells that are located in the skin. Protecting these skin stem cells are important to discovering ways to keep the skin looking younger for a longer period of time.
Adult stem cells in the skin can be either epithelial cells, located in the basal area of the skin, or hair bulge stem cells which are in the hair follicles. The epithelial cells can help regenerate damage to the skin and repair it.