Venus Skin, a “synthesised human stem cell skin care range”, will be landing in Australia in the coming months.
Speaking at the brand’s launch in Sydney, Venus Concept chief physician-scientist, Dr John Sanderson, said the products are formulated with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells ‒ “the only proven anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing stem cell”.
“Our bodies use stem cells to heal tissue injury and decay throughout our life,” he said.
“Stem cells deliver the very growth factors responsible for collagen production, epidermal thickening, and for commanding all nearby cells to stimulate healing and repair.
“As we age, these growth factor-rich cells dramatically decline in number and our skin consequently receives fewer of these molecular healing messages and skin begins to show signs of ageing.”
“Venus Skin’s products supply the skin with a healthy dose of these pro-healing bio-signals, turning back the clock on ageing and rejuvenating the look and feel of skin.”
Dismissing any concerns about the human source of the cells, Dr Sanderson said the bone marrow stem cells were “medically aspirated from young, healthy, and pre-screened donors”.
“Once the cells have been cultured in a laboratory, we are able to harvest and extract the powerful growth factors and cytokines inside, and discard the cell itself… Our products do not contain any inflammatory cells, cell fragments, RNA, or DNA.”
The Venus Skin products that will be available in Australia contains synthesised versions of mesenchymal stem cells.
The stem cell biology researcher said the bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells were superior to other available stem cells:
• Fibroblasts (tissue derived from neonatal foreskin circumcisions) – “These are weak producers of growth factors and cytokines, secreting only 1/15 to 1/50 the amount secreted by bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells.”
• Adipose (fat derived from liposuction waste) – “The cells primarily produce inflammatory patterns, which are pro-ageing and also produce adipokines (fat cell precursors) which make more fat and can be linked to cancer.”
• Plant-based – “Not relevant as humans do not have the receptors to ‘speak’ to plant growth factors.”
The Venus Skin range, which has been formulated to work specifically with Venus Concept technology, will only be available to Venus Concept certified partner clinics and salons.