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Procédé d'obtention cellules natives de coton

How Are Stem Cells of the Cotton Plant for Cosmetics Obtained?

Among all things made from cotton, there are also the cotton stem cell cosmetic products. The cotton stem cells (or cell extract), biotechnologically obtained for skin care, are whole plant cells of natural elements. Cotton cells are known for their soothing and antioxidant properties. They help calm irritations and increase the skin's tolerance level. Find out how they are obtained in this article.

Cotton, in brief.

Cotton comes from the cotton plant, a shrub belonging to the Malvaceae family native to Southern Africa. It is the plant fiber around the seeds that finds many uses. One of the things made from cotton is fabric. In order to produce it, the cellulose fibers that make up cotton are isolated, pressed into bales, framed, spun and woven. The remaining seeds are then processed into cotton plant oil, which is suitable for consumption and is used in some skin and hair care products. Around the world, white cotton bales have a cocoon-like image associated with a sense of well-being.

Cotton Stem Cells: What Are They, And How Are They Obtained?

These are whole cells taken from the cotton plant in a localized manner. They are the result of a biotechnological process that respects the environment and biodiversity and involves several stages:

  1. Selection of the plant and sampling: removal of a piece of the plant (leaves);

  2. In vitro culture of the sampled plant: Successive replications on a new nutritive medium made of water, minerals, sugar, and vitamins;

  3. Elicitation: stimulation by UV and visible light of the cell culture to produce metabolites (active molecules);

  4. Rinsing: Removal of all traces of the nutritive medium;

  5. Cell filtration;

  6. Sonication of the cells and dispersion of the extract in sunflower oil.

This technique aims at reproducing and multiplying cells from cell stems in a controlled environment. This process is not only beneficial for the ecosystem, but also allows preserving all the natural elements of the plant. Rich in essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals, the cotton plant stem cells obtained in this way for cosmetic uses have a great molecular richness that offers them a complementary action to other plant extracts (vegetable oils and essential oils).


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