Ingredient Spotlight: Lilac Leaf Extract in Skin Care Lakewood Ranch Florida

Have you heard of stem cells? They’re a big controversy, and I bet you have an opinion on some of their sources.

Luckily, plant-based stem cells are available in many cosmetic skin care formulations and come with a myriad of benefits–without the ethical concerns.

Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Leaf Cell Culture Extract is one of the most-researched plant based stem cell ingredients. This blog entry will help you understand why it’s included in our professional technician-strength skin care line at Mad Science Massage & Spa in Sarasota.

What is a stem cell? 

You have stem cells in your body. They are undifferentiated cells destined for a variety of uses. In the lowest layer of your epidermis, where new skin cells are born, you have epidermal skin cells.

Over time, through environmental and sun exposure coupled with age for the most part, your skin renewal process becomes slower. Some stem cells become less mobile and slower. Others reduce in number. Eventually the number of dying and dead skin cells outnumber existing cells which creates visible signs of aging. UVA and UVB damage compounds this effect.


Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Leaf Cell Culture Extract has a primary component called verbascoside.

Verbascoside has been shown to have very powerful antioxidant properties as well as anti-inflammatory ones. (In fact, it’s SO powerful of an anti-inflammatory, in vivo and in vitro studies have shown it is stronger than hydrocortisone and tiramcinolone!) It can also accelerate wound healing and help repair DNA. WOW!!!

The plant extract can suppress the enzyme tyrosinase. We’ve talked a lot in the ingredient spotlights about that particular enzyme: it leads to melanin production and unwanted age and sun spots! By inhibiting this enzyme it helps to keep skin looking lighter and brighter.

And if that wasn’t enough to make this a highly sought after cutting-edge ingredient in the best skin care lines (such as ModVellum, available locally only through us!) it ALSO helps to regulate sebum production.


For more information about the plant based stem cell professional skin care and stem cell facial treatments at Lakewood Ranch based Mad Science Massage & Spa, book online or call 941-676-3433 to make an appointment.

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