Stem Cells

Stem cells exist in both plants and the human body. They are unspecialised cells, which can go on to become a number of different cell types.

Within plants, stem cells are found in regions called meristems. The main meristems are found close to the tip of the plant’s shoot and the tip of its root. Plant stem cells can go on to form different tissues and organs within the plant.

In a similar way to stem cells in humans, plant stem cells can renew and regenerate. In this way, they can regenerate live plants after an injury. They can not only repair tissue damage, but also develop a new plant.

Plant Stem Cells in Skincare

Plant stem cells have stronger antioxidant properties than human cells, which makes them useful in skincare. Antioxidants help to fight the effects of free radicals which can damage and prematurely age the skin. Plant stem cells are able to repair tissues and prolong the life-cycle of their cells, giving an anti-ageing effect. They also have anti-inflammatory properties.

For the best results, stem cell extracts are used alongside other active ingredients within skincare.

Pevonia’s Phyto-Stem Cells

Pevonia’s green philosophy means that an advanced bio-technology technique is used to extract a very small amount of plant material to produce large quantities of high-quality active ingredients. This bio-technology is highly sustainable.

Pevonia uses stem cells extracts from the Moroccan Argan tree and European Comfrey Root which perform at both epidermis and dermis level. They protect dermal stem cells, activate the propagation rate of human epidermal stem cells, speed up skin renewal, improve epidermal thickness and increase hyaluronic acid content.

Pevonia’s early trials with these stem cells resulted in smoother skin, reduction in wrinkle depth and an increase in skin renewal rate. This led to the development of the Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ skincare range.

Benefits of Pevonia Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ range

In addition to the two plant stem cell extracts, the Phyto-Elite range contains other anti-ageing ingredients such as Retinol, Collagen, Elastin and Vitamin C. Details of some of the key ingredients within each product, are shown below.

Benefits include:

  • Visible reduction in wrinkles
  • Improved skin elasticity
  • Faster repair of daily injuries for healthier skin
  • Preserves dermal stem cells’ vitality and ability to renew
  • Increases and strengthens hyaluronic acid, collagen, elastin and other proteins for firmer, smoother skin.

Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™

Pevonia’s range covers both in-spa treatments and at-home products.


Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ Multi-Active Foaming Cleanser

This is a multi-active, one step, formula for high performing, thorough cleansing and toning. This product is the first step in the collection to normalise the activity of dermal stem cells and stimulate fibroblast growth. It is suitable for all skin types and gives a wonderful free apple smell as you cleanse.

Key ingredients:

Oat Amino Acids * Argan Stem Cells Extract * Comfrey Stem Cells Extract * Apple Fruit Extract * Natural Kaolin

Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ Intensive Serum

An accelerated repairing concentrate to combat the signs of ageing, the Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ serum helps to smooth and hydrate skin while improving elasticity. The serum also protects and energises skin by preserving dermal stem cells vitality and ability to renew.

Key ingredients:

Argan Stem Cells Extract * Comfrey Root Stem Cells Extract * Marine Collagen * Hyaluronic Acid * Vitamin C

Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ Intensive Cream

This anti-ageing moisturiser smooths fine lines and wrinkles, while rejuvenating and brightening skin tone. The Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ Intensive Cream is the final product in the collection to apply to help restore, renew and heal ageing skin by improving epidermal density.

Key ingredients:

Argan Stem Cells Extract * Comfrey Root Stem Cells Extract * Marine Collagen * Peptides * Retinol * Hyaluronic Acid * Vitamin C

Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ Intensive Body Corrector

Cell renewal slows down as we age. Skin becomes thinner, looser, rougher and more uneven. Pevonia’s Stem Cells Phyto-Elite® Intensive Body Corrector delivers a serious solution to body ageing and cellulite correction. In addition to the stem cells extracts, it is infused with cellulite-busting complexes and other powerhouse ingredients, this transformative corrector works to improve firmness and elasticity, reduce unwanted fat and cellulitic deposits and smooth skin texture and tone.

Key ingredients:

Argan Stem Cells Extract * Comfrey Root Stem Cells Extract * Green Coffee


Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Facial Treatment

This ground-breaking plant-based treatment redefines the anti-ageing facial! Infused with the first-ever blend of argan and comfrey stem cells and supercharged de-agers like collagen, retinol, elastin and other key actives, it starts working from the first application. Visibly reducing lines and wrinkles, it delivers a smoother skin surface and long-term protection of the skin’s naturally repairing stem cells.

Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ Intensive Body Contouring Wrap

An exquisite 3-in-1 exfoliating, contouring, and regenerating wellness experience. This results-driven breakthrough therapy features a duo-dermal target repair technology! It infuses your skin with the latest de-ageing actives and natural argan and comfrey plant stem cells blended with green coffee, avocado, shea butter and other potent ingredients. Proven to dissolve unwanted fat and cellulitic deposits while reducing skin sagging, and repairing sun damage, this treatment leaves you with an envious youthful-looking body!

This treatment was seen on ITV’s This Morning programme on 19 June 2019. See the link for more: https://www.itv.com/thismorning/style-beauty/how-to-get-rid-of-cellulite


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