Recovery Serum Defined
What is a serum, anyway, and what exactly is being recovered?
A skin care serum is a high concentration of effective and elite ingredients blended into a silky and lightweight liquid form. Serums are typically intended to be applied to the facial area to effect a significant change to the skin’s cellular structure.
A Recovery Serum should do just that: Recover the skin from external and internal elements that break down structure and cause skin cell damage. Also, a potent Recovery Serum will work to prevent further damage.
Recovery Serum ingredients vary between skincare labels but generally include: antioxidants, skin soothers, and skin restorers.
When choosing a Recovery Serum, educate yourself about ingredients because some skincare lines manufacture recovery serums containing inexpensive and ineffective ingredients that are “fillers” for the actual serum and have insignificant effects on skin, yet are similarly priced to more elite products and brands.
Skin Restoration Ingredients
One uniquely effective skin restoring ingredient in a valuable recovery serum is the Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, or Swiss Apple Stem Cell. It’s true: One of the purest and most natural ingredients has been clinically proven to be beneficial in skin care, promoting skin cell longevity and preservation.
Use of the Swiss Apple Stem Cell in skin care began when lab researchers noted the rare apple was able to be stored for long periods of time without shriveling or losing flavor. So they cultivated the rare species and created an active plant stem cell ingredient.
The potential benefits of this ingredient were tested in human epidermal skin cell cultures and the results were significant. The plant stem cells promoted the life and longevity of human skin stem cells and protected them from environmental stress and damage - delaying the aging process.
Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract is one of the more premium, valuable and efficacious of all the potential recovery serum ingredients in skin care products today. Along with promoting human skin cell life and protecting the skin from further damage, this ingredient has been clinically-proven to boost human stem cell production.
It’s important to know that some skin care brands use animal or even human stem cell extract. Some skin care brands, like Épicé Skincare, choose to be vegan friendly and as such use plant-based stem cell extracts.
The Benefit of Antioxidants
Antioxidants add to the value in a recovery serum by inhibiting free radical production. Free radicals can damage skin cells and alter skin structure. Antioxidants are an essential ingredient in skin care products because they reduce inflammation, thus increasing circulation, decreasing the likelihood of acne and creating a more even skin tone.
Antioxidants also are powerful in reducing the signs of aging.
Green tea is an excellent choice in skincare products because it is one of the most powerful antioxidants.
Green tea has a large number of catechin polyphenols. Catechin polyphenols are antioxidants that function as anticancer and anti-inflammatory agents. Clinical studies show that one of the major catechins in green tea has been shown to be the most effective agent in preventing pre-cancerous skin changes and skin inflammation.
When choosing a recovery serum, read product ingredients and be sure the serum you choose is going to provide the most benefits for your overall skincare needs.
*Try Epicell Recovery Serum, when used daily it will do wonders in restoring, toning and healing your skin.