Saponaria Pumila as a Skincare Ingredient

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What is Saponaria? This is a pink flower with five petals, sometimes called a soapwort.


What is Saponaria Pumila? Usually it is called Dwarf Soapwort. This flower grows in the eastern Alps of Austria and Italy, as well as in the Southern Carpathians of Romania.


Why is Saponaria Pumila used in Skincare? As Mibelle research shows, the dwarf soapwort growing in the Alpine mountains is an extremophile plant. During the ice ages, Saponaria Pumila managed to avoid extinction by moving to the rare non-icy mountain peaks, which are known as nunatak. Despite the low temperatures and intense UV radiation, this rare plant was able to adapt, having developed effective restoration and protection mechanisms.

Mibelle scientists have developed PhytoCellTec™ technology that enables large-scale growth of plant embryonic stem cells. They efficiently cultivate rare plants that have such protective mechanisms, such as dwarf soapwort, and use them for the first time in cosmetics. These embryonic stem cells have been tested to verify that they retain regenerative properties in human skin stem cells when exposed to UV radiation. The protective properties of these cells can increase the elasticity, firmness and density of the skin after 4 weeks of use.