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What are Plant Stem Cells and How Do They Help With Ageless Beauty

If you have had a Glo Ageless Beauty Facial at Citron, you may have heard your esthetician refer to the plant stem cells that are a key ingredient in the Phyto-Active line of products used in this facial.


You may be wondering, “What exactly are plant cells and how they help your skin look healthier and younger?” Well, we have answers for you.


What are plant stem cells?


Plant stem cells contain properties that help plants regenerate new cells after experiencing stress or injury. They are basically responsible for the plant’s life and vitality. It is still yet to be determined if the plant stem cell process of cell regeneration has the same effect on human skin but what we do know is that these powerful cells are stocked full with a high percentage of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties- in general up to 1,000 more than the average plant extract.


Top Plant Stem Cells in Glo Skin Beauty Skincare



This one may be one of our favorite plant stem cells due to the fact it is found in one of our favorite masks: the Phyto-active Firming Mask, and that it is a citrus hero. This plant stem cell is found in oranges and restructures the dermis or inner layer of the skin.  Citrustem™ is so effective that it is actually capable of restoring your skin’s elasticity from up to 12 years ago.




Found in the Phyto Active Conditioning Drops, this plant stem cell is derived from the heart-leaf globe daisy. It has an impressive effect on aging skin as shown in a clinical study- results show a 52% improvement in radiance, 9% increase in clarity, 13% decrease in redness, and 9% decrease in shine after only 60 days.


Sweet Iris

Sweet iris has a powerful effect on both the epidermis and dermis and can be found in our HA-Revive Hyaluronic Drops. In the epidermis, it regenerates youthful, younger acting skin cells. In the dermis, it stimulates the synthesis of extracellular matrix components such as collagen and enzymes that provide structural support to the skin, while combating enzymes that destroy them. This results in firmness and a denser skin structure. Sweet Iris also helps bind moisture to the skin.

Papyrus Leaf

This plant stem cell paired with hyaluronic acid is a power couple for hydration in the HA- Revive Hyaluronic Mist. Dehydration is one of the top skin concerns we see in our guests on a daily basis at the spa and this ingredient is responsible for replenishing moisture within the epidermis. In fact, clinical studies show a 33% increase in water retention after 30 minutes of applying the product.

Nopal Cactus

Nopal cactus, which can be found in the HA-Revive Hyaluronic Hydrator, is quite the buzz ingredient in skincare right now and with good reason. It has many benefits and capabilities such as reducing inflammation and wounds, protecting cellular DNA and increases the skin’s ability to protect itself from the sun’s harmful UV rays. We also love that nopal cactus is full of antioxidants including vitamin C, polyphenols, and catechins- which can be found in green tea. Nopal cactus improves skin’s texture, tone and hydration levels.


Buddleja Davidii

Buddleja Davidii oiginates from Europe and Eastern Asia, and can be found in the Phyto-active Eye Serum. Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, this plant stem cell provides intense protection against photoaging (aka premature aging of skin due to  UV rays)



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