Skin Deep | Stem Cells in the Epidermis
There are some things a mirror cannot reflect, like our skin cells constantly rejuvenating, building protective layers between the exterior world and our interior system, and repairing damage. Consisting of three main layers, the Epidermis, Dermis, and Hypodermis, skin is the largest organ in our body, accounting for an estimated 16 percent of our 10 trillion cells.
The Epidermis is the thin outer layer of skin that is exposed most to elements, gives skin its pigment, and produces new skin cells. We lose hundreds of millions of skin cells in 24 hours, with the outermost layers of the epidermis consisting of 20-30 layers of dead cells. New skin cells form in the basal layer, the deepest layer of the Epidermis, where the stem cells divide and replace lost or dying cells. Research shows that new skin cycles through once every 14-35 days, so improvement is always within reach.
As skin endures daily assaults from environmental toxins, sun exposure, toxic products, and poor nutrition—we risk overwhelming the epidermal stem cell production. When this happens, stem cells might not be able to meet the demand for cellular turnover, resulting in excess damaged cells, and eventually, aged and damaged skin. Now, how do we optimize our epidermal stem cell production?
Advancements in skincare science have opened the doors for products like GoodJanes to effectively target the optimization of epidermal stem cell production, minimize skin damage, and pave a path to healthier skin. Feeding skin with nutrient-rich natural ingredients has proven to stimulate rejuvenation of the powerful stem cells working underneath the surface in our basal layer. Want to learn more about Vegan Stem Cells in Skincare?