Lifeline Skincare products will cost you. Take for instance, their Recovery Night Moisture Serum which retails at $190 per ounce! Ouch! But here’s why: The product is made from non-embryonic human stem cells.
You are probably familiar with the term “stem cells” from last decade’s political controversy over the destruction of embryonic stem cells for use in cloning and other scientific developments. However, the human stem cells that Lifeline uses are non-embryonic (from non-fertilized eggs) so you don’t have to worry that a viable human embryo was destroyed or harmed.
Stem cells, whether embryonic or non-embryonic, are at the forefront of science, and now beauty, because of their ability to divide and self-renew to produce more cells. Many companies say that for this reason, stem cells are the miracle ingredient in their beauty products–repairing wrinkles and age damage in skin.
In some cases its a marketing gimmick and beauty companies are capitalizing over confusion about the term “stem cells.” Some simply use plant (not human) stem cells in their beauty products. Others use extracts from a human stem cell secreted into something called “conditioned media” a nutrient-soup solution in a petri dish.
However, reps at Lifeline claim that they have found a way to capture actual human stem cells and add them to their serums and creams. According to reps at the company, they use a method called “lysis,” essentially splitting open and releasing the bio-available growth factors, peptides and proteins of the cell.
7 FOFs will put Lifeline’s Recovery Night Moisture Serum to the test. “Apply 2-3 pumps... before bedtime,” says the company website. Lifeline products “can rejuvenate your skin by actually helping to build new skin cells.” Sounds like a beauty breakthrough, but does it actually work?