Researchers have found that Plant Stem Cells extracted from a rare Swiss apple, (Uttwiler Spätlauber), show tremendous ability to stimulate skin stem cells, encouraging aging skin to behave like younger skin. This is the first time I’ve seen a skincare product with plant stem cells at an affordable price ($12.99 – $24.99). Eclos skincare products (owned by Freeman) are cruelty free and made without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes or petro-chemicals.
In a clinical study, Eclos state that 100% of the women saw a reduction in wrinkle appearance within 2 weeks. (I don’t know the sample size or any other details on this study, so take that with a grain of salt.) The products also contain: chamomile, horse chestnut, ginkgo biloba, willow bark, rosewood oil, rosemary, cucumber, comfrey and other antioxidant-filled botanicals.
Eclos sent me a travel set with the Skin Prep (cleanser), Instant Radiance (facial scrub), Skin Renewal (clay mask), Cellular Activator (serum), Moisture Therapy (facial moisturizer) and Restorative (eye cream). These products are great for my sensitive skin and all skin types can use them. If you have SUPER oily skin, you might want to skip the moisturizer and just use the serum (or use the moisturizer a few times a week).
It’s SO nice to see new cruelty free skincare products at mass retail stores like GNC, Rite Aid, Target, Walgreens and ULTA. You can also buy the products online.
Random side note: the headband that comes with the travel kit also makes a great headache band. I just wrap it around my forehead when I have a migraine – the pressure helps a lot!