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Focus on stem cells as cosmetic ingredients Benefits for human skin and environment

ROBERTO DAL TOSO

IRB SpA, Via Lago di Tovel 7, Altavilla Vicentina (VI), 36077, Italy

Abstract

Following the exposure to proper biologicalsignals, adult plant cells have the capability todedifferentiate and resume multipotent stem, ormeristem, cell features. This biological property allows togenerate meristem plant cell cultures which offer atechnological mean to satisfy many needs of thecosmetic industry. Among these, the major properties arethe increased levels of rare phenylpropanoids, which arehighly protective for dermal and epidermal cells, and thetotally eco-sustainable production process preservingnatural biodiversity.