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Beautiful to the Core.

The hunt for young, flawless skin seems to have no boundaries when it comes to finding the next best promise-of-youth skincare ingredient. Controversial and unappealing concoctions with some life-altering claims have been hitting the shelves lately.  Some of the more unorthodox ingredients lurking in our beauty products have included snail mucus, placenta, sheep sebum and um, cow & bird poo. Yes, you read that right. Gross.

Sure, we think it’s great to experiment with new stuff to keep skin looking young but some of these trends seem a bit wacky. Who was the first person to lather bird poo on their face anyway? Strangely enough, there has been some research to show that some of this stuff could actually work! Science is crazy, right?

Our Fave Ingredient Right Now

Call us crazy but we feel the most effective ingredients don’t always have to be the strangest. Take for example an apple. A particular type of apple that is. A rare variety of apple of Swiss origin seems to be the buzzy ingredient these days and for good reason! Skincare products infused with Swiss Apple Stem Cells offer exceptional age-defying and revitalizing effects. They can promote skin renewal, help preserve skin longevity, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. How you ask?

The Swiss Apple

Uttwiler Spätlauber
Uttwiler Spätlauber

The Swiss Apple, Uttwiler Spätlauber (Malus Domestica), is an apple grown in certain areas of Switzerland that is rich in proteins, phytonutrients and long-living cells. This variety is cultivated for its ability to heal itself and once picked, for its storability and moisture retention that lasts extensively longer than other types of apples.

Swiss Apple stem cell extracts have been making an appearance since 2000 and continuing to be more widely used across the skincare industry.

This active ingredient won the prize in European Innovation “Best Active Ingredient” in 2008. It is a revolutionary technology designed to protect human skin stem cells with the help of stem cells from a rare Swiss apple. (1)

What are stem cells?

Stem cells play a crucial role in our bodies. They are responsible for constant renewal of skin. They regenerate damaged tissue, protect from infection and dehydration, fight inflammation and replenish dying cells. As we age, stem cell activity reduces and their number decreases.

 Swiss Apple Stem Cells and Antiaging

Swiss Apple Stem Cells have shown to be rich sources of phyto (plant) stem cells, according to the Dermatology Learning Network research. They offer exceptional age-defying and skin protection properties and have also shown to help prevent the aging process in human skin by protecting cells from oxidative stress.

Clinical trials have shown these rare apple stem cells effectively boost collagen and elastin synthesis to rejuvenate aging skin, with 100% of participants seeing a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles with use.

According to the Bible, Adam bit into an apple (coaxed on by us femme fatales) and deprived Earth of Heaven…was he attracted by the delicious taste or did he already know of the amazing youth-boosting properties of this fruit? (2)

Apple Stem Cells: Phyto Cell Technology (PhytoCellTec™)

Extracts of Malus Domestica stem cells have been researched in a series of studies in a laboratory setting, testing anti-aging efficacy in skin and hair. (3) Results have had positive effects on wrinkle depth, skin repair and protection from UV damage.

Malus Domestica is an active component of PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica. 

“We could show that the apple stem cells have a positive influence on the vitality of the skin stem cells, they made them more efficient and they can live longer,” Beata Hurst, a salesman at Mibelle Biochemistry who developed the Phyto Cell Technology, explains the revolutionary replication of the apple cells. (4)


eye wrinkles before and after
SOFW Journal

Who is working the Swiss Apple? 

Ever wonder what the celebrities are slathering on their face behind the scenes?

What ingredient does Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Helen Mirren and Michelle Obama are all said to be big fans of? Yes, the Swiss Apple.

Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow

“A rare Swiss apple with an exceptionally long shelf-life has been found to be the secret behind US First Lady Michelle Obama’s youthful looks.” – Marie Claire UK


Getting the most out of your Apple

It is worth noting that when Swiss Apple Stem Cells are paired with ingredients high in antioxidants it can amplify its effects on the skin. There is also research claiming complimentary effects of using skincare synergistically with hyaluronic acid and seaweed extract.

Products with Swiss Apple Stem Cells

So, you want to jump on the Swiss Apple Bandwagon? Don’t worry, we aren’t going to leave you hanging! Here are two powerful ant-aging products that help encourage brighter, younger looking skin.

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Powerful synergistic antioxidant cocktail of Apple Stem Cells, Vitamin C, Resveratrol and Ferulic Acid. Remarkable multifunctional powerhouse complex that nourishes skin cells, stimulates collagen production and fights oxidizing agents for superior vitality.



Paired with Terminalia Chebula, an antioxidant rich antiager that exhibits anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and analgesic properties. Also infused with potent Vitamin C to encourage collagen renewal and protect skin from photo damage caused by free radicals.








(1) Step Cell Opportunity. Find Global.

(2) Step Cell Opportunity. Find Global.

(3) Plant Stem Cell Extract for Longevity of Skin and Hair. SOFW Journal.

(4) A Swiss apple a day keeps wrinkles at bay. Swiss info.

(5) The apple that keeps Michelle Obama’s wrinkles at bay. Marie Claire UK.