We use two different kinds of apple extracts in our products, each with their own benefits. Read on to get a closer look at what these extracts are and the many ways that they can lead to healthy and radiant skin!
What is a Cell Culture Extract?
To create a typical cell extract from a plant, scientists first have to damage the plant. By doing this, they start the plant’s healing process. As the plant sends stem cells to the damaged area to begin the healing process, scientists harvest these stem cells and store them. The scientists then carefully break the exterior walls of the cell. Once the cell walls have been broken, the contents of the cell can then be extracted. These inner parts of the cell that have been harvested are what is referred to as the “cell extract.”
What is a Fruit Extract?
Creating a fruit extract is a less complicated process. Fruit extracts are made from only the flesh of the fruit. That means that the skin is peeled off and the core and seeds are removed. Once only the fleshy parts remain, they’re dried and then ground into a powder form.
Our Choice Apple Extracts
There are actually quite a few types of apple extracts, the difference between them depends not only on the type of apple used, but also on the part(s) of the apple that the extract is made from.
Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract
The first extract in our arsenal is the Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract. We know, a bit of a mouthful… This extract, however, doesn’t come from just any old apple tree. The apple itself is more commonly known as the Swiss Apple and comes from a very rare tree called Uttwiler Spätlauber that is native to the Swiss Alps. The tree is so rare, in fact, that the extract isn’t even from the apple itself because the tree is endangered and protected. As the name implies, the extract is instead made from a cell culture of the Swiss apple. Using the cell cultures allows for a steady supply of these cells without driving the Uttwiler Spätlauber tree to extinction.
Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract
This extract, on the other hand, is made from your everyday run-of-the-mill red apple. Unlike the Malus Domestica extract, this one is made directly from the actual fruit instead of a cell culture. Although its origins aren’t quite as exotic and impressive, this extract is still sure to treat your skin luxuriously!