Tabulated stem cell skin care reviews– compare features, expert and user ratings.
& Cell Niche
Translational Science & Formulation
Drawbacks & Issues
(Safety, Sanity, Ethical)
|4.8||5.4||#1 AnteAge (Cellese)||Human adult youth mesenchymal - bone marrow||Stellar - these stem cells are body's natural healers - abundant evidence||Complete skin care system incl. many proven complementary actives||50 subjects 80-100% subjectively & objectively improved over 12 different skin quality measures||Safe & effective; Best cell type from paid young volunteers; yet least expensive of the class|
| 4.1||4.5||#2 Lifeline (ISCO)||Human unfertilized ova induced to embryo stage||Pseudo-embryonic stem cell (parthenogenetic)||Very good quality ancillary ingredients in final product||93% better hydration, 73% tighter skin, elastin up 46% & collagen A1/A2 by 42%/55%.||Freeze-thaw cell lysis spills intracellular content; pseudo-embryonic origin is ethical issue fro some|
|4.0||4.0||#3 TNS (SkinMedica)||Human neonatal foreskin fibroblasts||Not a stem cell, but products are similar though lower conc.||Simple but elegant, with high conc. cell extract in serum||37 subjects 92-97% improvements in texture, radiance, elasticity, and wrinkles.||Concentrations of cytokines and growth factors from fibroblasts may be small compared to stem cells|
|3.8||NYR||#4 U Autologous||Human adult mesenchymal fat (your own)||Adipose stem cells which are not ideal - be better off using marrow||Minimalist w/ peptides, elastotropin, vitamins||Study with 81% - 95% improvements in fine lines and wrinkles, more youthful appearance.||Costly procedure, autologous for topical cytokines & growth factors not required|
|3.5||NYR||#5 Blue Horizon||Human adult (older) mesenchymal adipose (fat)||By products of liposuction & uncertain yields||No conditioned medium, no cytokines, no growth factors according to label!||Inadequate study. Meager 23% (hydration) improvement over 2 weeks.||China factor, adipose stem cells less desirable than marrow mesenchymal, costly.|
|3.4||3.7||#6 ReLuma by CellVitals||Human adult (older) mesenchymal adipose (fat)||By products of liposuction & uncertain yields||Poor quality with a few well known baddies as potential irritants.||No clinical studies reported||Adipose stem cells, muddled science message, worrisome formulation, odor, users mark down|
|2.7||NYR||#7 Stem Factor by Osmosis||Human adult (older) mesenchymal adipose (fat)||The company seems to lack clear understanding of stem cell science||Formulations are pedestrian at best.||No clinical studies at all reported||Adipose stem cells by a company who specializes in "harmonized water" which is dubious|
|3.2||3.5||#8 BioEffect EGF||GMO - barley||No stem cells - uses GMO plants to create a single growth factor||Sticky, and the bottle is glass & breaks easily.||15 subject 4-week study w/ 20% improvement hydration, 40% elasticity.||Problem of single growth factor non-physiologic and GMO plants issue.|
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