Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Thought for the Day: Stem Cells and Bollocks

There are a lot of 'stem cell' products being launched at the moment. Brands need to be very very careful what claims they make when they suggest that a plant stem cell - a PLANT stem cell - can affect the cells in human skin. 

Its one thing to use peptides to stimulate and give a 'kick' to the skin and collagen. Its another to suggest that those carnations you bought from the Shell garage can reverse ageing and 'wake up' dead cells.

If we could 'wake up' anything 'dead' or 'non-responsive' in the human body don't you think scientists would give that knowledge to people who are paralysed?

Bollocks.

Just saying.

21 comments:

  1. Oskia products contain them. swiss apple ones. Geeta.

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    1. I like Oskia for the most part to be honest.

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  2. You are in one word caroline ! Brilliant ! X

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  3. You are in one word Caroline , BRILLIANT , i could read your blogs allday x

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  4. Estee Lauder say that their CP+R serum increases the skins natural collagen production by 250% in on week...is this not possible?

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    1. To say that they would have to have done a clinical trial. It depends who they tested on. All open to interpretation of the findings. Does it have 'Clinical trial' or 'according to women surveyed'?

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  5. i always wondered how an actual plant stem cell could even make the slighest difference to the skin . if i rub a bunch of Daffodils over my face will i look younger !! I dont think so. People are spending a fortune on this Apple cell serums. Id far rather get the benefits from eating the apple .

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  6. Amen! I notice that QMS MedicoCosmetics (that newish brand in Liberty) is trying to flog incredibly expensive eye cream on the basis of plant stem cells (from the Alpine Rose, no less).

    Sounded like bullsh*t to me at the time, and you've just confirmed it. Thanks Caroline!


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    1. Rub this plant placenta on your face and HEY LOOK AT YOU - YOU LOOK TEN!

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    2. You joke, but how long will it be until you see 'plant placenta' emblazoned on a bottle? Stop giving them ideas!

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  7. I'm gonna go to the winchester, have a pint and wait for this whole zombie skin thing to blow over...

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  8. This sent me off to bed chuckling to myself last night. It also prompted a scientific conversation with the other half. Plant Biology/Genetics was something I was terrible at, at University. It went in one ear and out of the other but I did pay enough attention to realise that plant and animal cells are fundamentally different. The potential of stems cells is tremendous but I don't really understand the thinking behind a plant cell stimulating a human skin cell. I'll stick to my Unicorn shavings...

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  9. As a Biology (focusing on genetics) major, I TOTALLY agree! I saw these lines popping up in Canadian drugstores and had a little (well maybe not to little) rant to my local beauty girl about how stem cells from A DIFFERENT SPECIES cannot possibly do what some claim. ugh

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