Nunatak® Stem Cells


NUNATAK® (Saponaria Pumila)

Derived from Saponaria pumila, an Alpine flower that adapted to survive the last Ice Age, these rare stem cells strengthen the skin’s defenses. Nunatak® vitalizes and plumps the complexion for a smooth, flawless appearance.


How does it work?

STUDY #1: Dermal Cell's Vitality after UV Stress

In cultures exposed to UV and visible light, the sphere number decreased compared to unexposed cultures. However, treatment with the Saponaria pumila stem cell extract was found to protect against irradiation as the sphere number was 35 % higher compared to the unprotected control.

PhytoCellTec™ Nunatak® can therefore protect dermal stem cells against the harmful effects of UV and visible light.

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Study #2: Protecting Effect in Spite of UV Stress

In a study performed before and during holidays in sunny climates involving volunteers with skin that is not sun-adapted, PhytoCellTec™ Nunatak® was shown to prevent skin roughness.

Results showed a statistically significant increase in skin roughness on the placebo-treated facial area. This can be explained by the sudden exposure to the sun and seawater stress.

On the contrary, there was almost no change in terms of skin roughness on the half of the face that was treated with PhytoCellTec™ Nunatak®.  This reveals its capacity to protect the skin.

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Study #3: Improvement of Skin Elasticity and Firmness

Twenty women aged between 44.2 and 59.5 years (mean age: 53.5 years) and with sun-damaged skin either applied a cream with 0.4% PhytoCellTec™ Nunatak® or the corresponding placebo to the inner side of their forearms twice daily for 28 days.

The elasticity and firmness of their skin were determined by using a cutometer and the Reviscometer ® system respectively.

Results showed a significant increase of both parameters compared to initial conditions. In particular, the increase in firmness was especially high – more than 14% compared to the placebo after just one month of treatment.

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