31 March, 2019
Stem cell skincare has entered the stratospheric realms of popularity in the past few years. The cosmetic brands are claiming their spot on this hall of fame by adding stem cells in their anti-aging ranges. Some people love to call Stem Cell Skincare products as the Fountain of Youth while for some they are hyped-up fads. People like us are most certainly caught up in between the dilemma of whether stem cell skincare is the holy grail for getting youthful skin or a total gimmick. Even the scientists are at war within their community with few of them touting stem cells as the future of skincare while others are blatantly defying it. With so many conflicts rising, I decided to investigate it myself further. The best way to know more about this scientific mumbo-jumbo is definitely by using it. When I was researching about stem cell skincare, I came across a line of products named Jeunesse Global Luminesce Product Line. This Luminesce Range uses stem cell innovation to repair the DNA and replace old cells with healthy new cells. This is a no-brainer if these stem cells replace old cells with new ones, then every cell that leads to skin-aging is practically wiped out. Technically, we are only left with new cells and in turn, healthy and youthful skin.
What are stem cells
Stem cells has been a hot topic for debate ever since stem cells in skin care came to the picture. The stem cells that are present in the cosmetics and skincare products are either plant-derived or human-derived. The human stem cells can be derived from the unfertilized eggs (not the embryos) or from adipose (commonly called the fat cells). It is believed that stem cells have the miraculous ability to regenerate themselves into any cell type in the body. This extraordinary ability to self-renew by stimulating our own stem cells makes stem cell as one of the toughest contenders in the beauty industry for anti-aging products. The stem cells kickstart the rejuvenation of dermal stem cells. With age dermal cell activity is reduced and if a stem cell can trigger the dermal cell activity, then our skin is not going to age a bit (theoretically). Mostly because the dermal cells can now work in the same manner as it used to be when the collagen is quality and quantity are unsurpassed. Some industries have already claimed that they are able to keep the stem cells alive in the cosmetic products which help to jump-start our defense mechanism against aging.
Let’s dive into the Jeunesse Global Luminesce Product Line which uses the innovative stem cell skin repair approach. Before I start reviewing Jeunesse Global Luminesce Range I want to make it clear that Jeunesse is a pioneer in their field and all their Luminesce products are backed up by science firmly. The developers at Jeunesse has employed advanced anti-aging techniques and principles to acquire a strong foothold in the beauty industry. Unfortunately, I cannot elucidate the entire science behind how the Luminesce products are working scientifically (it will make the article too long and you will run away). To summarise, I can tell you that Luminesce products feature APT-200, which is an extract from the human adipose cells and helps in regaining youthful skin. Moving to the 5 Jeunesse Luminesce products that I will be reviewing today:
Cellular Rejuvenation Serum
Cellular Rejuvenation Serum is one of the prime products of Jeunesse Luminesce range with the highest concentration of APT 200. Clearly, this extract will aid you in kicking out the cells that are causing your skin to age. The serum also houses saccharomyces lysate extract which is rich in beta-glucan, a powerful antioxidant. When we hear any ingenious skincare product, we become extra cautious about its application and side effects. The first question that crosses our mind is “How to start with stem cell skincare”. Be assured that you don’t have to break a sweat on applying this product. Just cleanse your face and then apply the serum over your face and neck in upward and circular motion. Use it twice daily, before going to bed and after waking up.
Price - Rs. 8990 for 15ml.
Daily Moisturizing Complex
The next item on my stem cell skincare list of products is the Daily Moisturizing Complex. We know the basics and we are aware that a moisturizer keeps our skin fortified and hydrated. It is paramount to include a moisturizer in your daily skin regime. Daily Moisturizing Complex is not complicated than the regular ones. You just have to slather it onto your skin twice daily and let the Luminesce growth factor complex work at a cellular level to help increase the longevity of your skin cells. This moisturizer is loaded with plenty of effective ingredients such as watermelon extract, red seaweed extract, green algae extract, and apple extract. They work together to provide longer-lasting moisturization, natural production of collagen and elastin and create a barrier to keep your skin youthful. Another ingredient, blue algae extract fights harmful UVA/UVB rays (the moisturizer comes with an SPF30). Needless to mention, the Luminesce growth factor complex is the prime ingredient for reducing the fine lines and wrinkles. The effects of the moisturizer can be seen in just 2 weeks and it is claimed that 85% of intracellular hydration is boosted in this period.
Price - Rs. 5290 for 30ml
Flawless Skin Brightener
Next up, we have Flawless Skin Brightener. I don’t like spotless even-toned skin, said no one ever. Living in India, I have grown up watching TV commercials hoarded with fairness creams swearing to give you the blessing of flawless looking and fair skin. As a kid, I would get fascinated by the fairness and beauty of the models portraying this supposedly holy-grail product. And to be honest, just like other girls, I tried them too only to realize that it's a fat big lie. As an adult, I know that getting a fair skin should be least of your concerns rather the more pressing issue here is to get rid of an uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots. No matter what the skin shade is, an even-toned skin outshines always. The cream has Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract which hydrates the skin and enhances radiance to give an age-defying beauty. The cream reduces the pores to make it look smooth and diminishes the dark spots to give the appearance of an even-tone. To apply this cream, make sure you cleanse it first and start with the spots and then apply it to the entire face. Apply it twice daily for optimum results.
Price - Rs. 9290 for 30ml.
Ultimate Lifting Masque
Just like any other lifting masque, this mask from Jeunesse Luminesce range is to be applied on the skin evenly and then leaving it to dry for 15-20 minutes. After that, you need to peel off the mask and rinse your face with lukewarm water. Simple. What is complicated again is the patent-pending stem cells used to renew your dermal cells from within. After the first application, I could see and feel the difference. The lifting masque is fused with powerful ingredients like Cucumber, Tarot and Chicory root extracts that hydrate the skin at a cellular level and lifts it up. It removes the top layer of the dead skin cells efficiently to give you the blessing of revitalized skin. Apart from exfoliation, it also enhances skin radiance, tightens and firms the skin. Many lifting masques take away the nourishment while peeling it off. Ultimate Lifting Masque, however, provides long-lasting hydration to the skin.
Price - Rs. 5290 for 118ml.
Advanced Night Repair
After a tiring and eventful day, every girl is entitled to get a night of peaceful beauty sleep. Now the term beauty sleep has far greater meaning than it usually sounds. Your skin goes through a series of obstacles throughout the day, including pollution, stress and other cosmetics. As you replenish your body with food, your skin needs to repair the damage that is caused all day long. Advanced Night Repair repairs your skin while you are having a fun time in dreamland. The cream repairs the protective barrier of the skin and combats the signs of premature aging. Advanced Night Repair has all the basic vitamins that every night cream has, like Vitamin A, B, C and E to retain moisture. The primary ingredient is Baicalin that helps in replacing old cells with new ones. As for how to apply this cream, you only have to take a pea size cream in the spatula provided and apply it evenly on the skin and that’s it. It also comes with a sweet and fresh fragrance that lingers on for some time. Healthy and youthful looking skin is no more fantasy, but you can actually get it by following simple steps consistently.
Price - Rs. 7490 for 30ml.
For all the products, I strongly recommend going through a patch test before application. The product that works on my skin might not work in the same manner for your skin. Now, this is the point, where you ask me “Are stem cell skincare products worth the hype or it is a scam?”. In my honest opinion, I have seen a real difference in the appearance of my skin and yes the fine lines are eliminated. I have also noticed that the puffiness under my eyes took an edge off and I can’t be happier. Whether you like it or not, stem cells in the futuristic face of the beauty industry. In the end, if you are skeptical about buying any of these products, then just remember, stem cells or not the products are super rich in antioxidants which can restore the youthful vitality of your skin. Don’t feel coaxed into buying things without gathering enough knowledge. Go ahead, research, read reviews and then buy the products after all your questions are answered. If you have a question for me, then do not hesitate to leave ‘em in the comments section below.
*Disclaimer - I am not associated with Jeunesse Global MLM. All the reviews and opinions are my own.
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