Emerge Labs Swiss Apple Stem Cell Serum Review


“Stem Cell Skin Care Serum™ Emerge Labs presents a revolutionary technology that protects skin stem cells and combats chronological aging.” – Emerge Labs

PRODUCT RATING: ★★★★★★★★☆ ☆(8/10)

PRICE DETAILS: 30ml./1.12oz. $120 (Plastic airless pump bottle)

SKIN TYPES: All skin types can benefit from this lightweight serum.

BEST FOR: Prevention.

QUICK REVIEW: A great addition to any preventative skin care routine – although gradual results require a dose of patience.

the REVIEW (06/06/2011): PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica or Swiss Apple Stem Cell extract has been one of the hot trend ingredients popping up in skin care formulations over the last few years and won the prestigious BSB Innovation Prize (2008) in the active/naturals category. Emerge Labs Swiss Apple Stem Cell Serum™ harnesses 20% of the cell-preserving power of PhytoCell in a lightweight, simple formulation; along with 10% of the anti-aging powerhouse Matrixyl 3000.

the FORMULA: Swiss Apple Stem Cell Serum™ is a liquidy water based serum that spreads easily and does not irritate the skin. It mildly hydrates but is not a good moisturizer (that’s not its purpose) – although those with oily skin may find it comfortable to use on its own. This serum absorbs very quickly and does not leave any residue. Swiss Apple Stem Cell Serum™ has a mild fresh apple scent (it does not contain any added fragrance) which dissipates quickly.

TRIVIA: PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica is derived from the rare Uttweiler Spatlauber Swiss apple – there are only three trees in existence!

the RESULTS: After using this for a little over two weeks (and off and on after that) – I’ve concluded that Swiss Apple Stem Cell Serum™ and those like it will not give you an immediate satisfaction in wrinkle reduction or resurfacing unless combined with more active ingredients like glycolic acid. Yes, patience is a virtue. The idea of anti-aging products is to slow, not completely stop the aging process – and a product like Swiss Apple Stem Cell Serum™ in conjunction with regular exfoliation, sun protection, proper cleansing and moisturization may help improve the skin’s beauty over time. I’ve always thought prevention is key – once you have wrinkles, age spots and damage, its very difficult to reverse the effects without using aggressive products or treatments.

That isn’t to say I didn’t see any change – my skin was smoother and appeared healthier with absolutely no irritation or redness. I also liked that I could use it in conjunction with any skin care regimen without feeling heavy or greasy. I even used it around my eye area (on the orbital bone) without any adverse effects.

the FINAL ROAR: While the price may be a little steep, Emerge Labs’ Swiss Apple Stem Cell Serum™ has one of the highest concentrations of PhytoCellTec (20%) in a simple formulation that works with other skin care products. While the results are not immediate, there was enough positive changes in my skin’s appearance to believe that in the long run, Swiss Apple Stem Cell Serum™ will help preserve my skin’s remaining youth. As the saying goes: “An apple a day…”.

PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica – “The first plant stem cell active for skin stem cell protection with proven efficacy.

PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica is a liposomal preparation of apple stem cells developed by a novel, patent pending plant cell culture technology.

PhytoCellTec™ – a novel plant cell culture technology has been invented to cultivate dedifferentiated callus cells from a rare Swiss apple. These apple stem cells are rich in epigenetic factors and metabolites, assuring the longevity of skin cells. PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica has been shown to protect skin stem cells and delay the senescence of hair follicles.

PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica provides a revolutionary anti-aging performance for real rejuvenation.

Claims with PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica
• Protects longevity of skin stem cells
• Delays senescence of essential cells
• Combats chronological aging

• Patent pending
• Award winner (BSB innovation prize for the best active ingredient 2008)

Source: Mibelle Biochemistry website


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Stem Cell Skin Care Serum™ Emerge Labs presents a revolutionary technology that protects skin stem cells and combats chronological aging. The breakthrough patent pending active ingredient, PhytoCellTec Malus Domsestica, boosts the production of human skin stem cells, protects human skin stem cells from stress, thus decreasing wrinkles and producing younger, fresher looking skin.
Using a novel, patent-pending plant cell culture technology, Emerge Labs introduces PhytoCellTec – dedifferentiated callus cells from a rare Swiss apple that studies show protect skin stem cells thus promoting self-renewal capacity of the skin. Apple stem cells are rich in epigenetic factors and metabolites that assure the longevity of skin cells. The application of plant cell cultures to maintain the function of skin stem cells is a breakthrough in anti-aging.
DIRECTIONS: Use morning and night. Apply a small even amount gently around the face. (From packaging.)
EMERGE LABS SWILL APPLE STEM CELL INGREDIENTS: Purified Water, (PhytoCellTec™ Stem Cell) Malus Domestica, Glycerin, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol Collagen, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, (Matrixyl 3000), Squalane, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Propylene Glycol*, Benzylalcohol*, Dehydroacetic Acid*. (From emergeskincare.com)
*Propylene Glycol: Propylene Glycol and Polypropylene Glycols attract water and function as moisturizers to enhance the appearance of skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness. Propylene Glycol is also used to help stabilize formulations.
*Benzyl Alcohol: Safe in cosmetics at concentrations up to 5%. Used in cosmetics as a preservative, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, external analgesic (pain killer), fragrance ingredient.
*Dehydroacetic Acid: Sodium Dehydroacetate and Dehydroacetic Acid kill microorganisms and prevent their growth and reproduction, thus protecting cosmetics and personal care products from spoilage.
Source: CosmeticsInfo.org
**Product was received from Emerge representatives for review consideration. This is not an advertisement for this product. All reviews and information was gathered independently by Cosmetic Monster (or from press releases) – and no compensation is received based on the review outcome or sales generated from this review.


Where to buy Emerge

Emerge Labs Swiss Apple Stem Cell Serum is available at emergeskincare.com


3 thoughts on “Emerge Labs Swiss Apple Stem Cell Serum Review

    1. While there’s no way for me to absolutely confirm this – It will be a logical assumption to say yes. It is listed second on the ingredient list which is a good indication. PhytoCellTec is not an overly expensive ingredient. At most, it would be about $11 to add 20% of the apple stem cell extract to a 1.12oz. serum. Most serums have about 5% which is more than sufficient for its purpose. However, the super powered serum also has the addition of Matrixyl 3000 (10%), collagen and is water based and paraben free. Those are big pluses for me.

      Hope that helps! Happy Faces!

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