Skincare products are being formulated with more effective and advanced ingredients than ever before. But to find them, you have to look to the independent luxury brands, who put their priorities in research and development over trying to find cheaper (and not always safer) ingredients to cut costs (like some of the larger, more mainstream brands often do). Adore Cosmetics is one of those brands.
What makes Adore’s skincare line stand out is the incorporation of advanced plant stem cells extracted from organic produce in their skincare. These plant stem cells help promote rejuvenation and a natural aging process, while also focusing on common skincare concerns like dry skin, wrinkles, and puffy eyes.
The Benefits of Plant Stem Cells in Skincare
Researchers have long been interested in plants’ ability to heal themselves and also protect themselves from harmful UV rays. Scientists questioned whether these potent plant stem cells could be used to protect human skin cells from aging – and the answer is yes! And so the research team at Adore Cosmetics began experimenting by applying an extract of organic plant cells to ethically collected human skin stem cells – here’s what they found:
- UV Damage: When exposing the human cells to UV light, they noticed that the cells experienced only a small loss of vitality, while half of those with no extract died.
- Premature aging due to cellular DNA damage: Cells incubated with the extract experienced a neutralization of the negative effects of cellular DNA damage and increased their growth rate. The cells that weren’t treated with the extract experienced a decrease in cellular growth.
With these findings, Adore Cosmetics went on to formulate their new luxury skin care line, called Adore Organic Innovation. Their products feature and exclusive plant stem cell formula that is said to give human skin stem cells the ability to renew themselves and slow down the aging process. Offering the highest concentration of plant stem cell formula available in beauty products today, combined with a rich blend of vitamins, essential oils, organic flower extracts and organic vegetable proteins, the Adore line promotes rejuvenation of the skin, delays the natural aging process by maintaining skin stem cell activity, reduces wrinkles, and protects against UV damage.
Adore Cosmetics Cellmax Kit
Adore Cosmetics’ Cellmax kit comes with three advanced skincare products that all incorporate their breakthrough Plant Stem Cell formula. It includes a cream to use day and night, a serum to use after the cream, and a mask to use once or twice a week. Here’s my review of each.
CELLMAX Superior Supplement Facial Thermal Mask
The Cellmax Superior Supplement Facial Thermal Mask is a self-heating mask that warms to the touch to help skin absorb all of its precious ingredients, including the anti-aging Plant Stem Cell formula plus all-natural, skin-loving ingredients like vitamin E, chamomile, and linden blossom. The mask works to smooth lines and wrinkles, and encourage skin to renew itself naturally by amplifying collagen levels.
I’ve been using this once a week now, during my little pamper sessions. My first step is to always wet the face (so important!), then I’ll mix the mask and apply. Because of its thick and sticky consistency, I use the little spatula/spoon that comes with it for the whole process – from mixing the mask in the jar, to smoothing it on my face – it’s just so much easier. (I have to say, the texture and look of the mask resembles icing on a cinnamon roll – like your frosting your face!) As you smooth on the formula, it creates a warming sensation that not only feels good, but also helps opens the pores to allow the formula to get deeper down for maximum benefits. It’s a quick mask – all it takes is 3 minutes, and it leaves my skin looking for fresh and smooth, with a healthy glow.
CELLMAX Redefining Facial Cream
The Cellmax Redefining Facial Cream features the highest concentration of Adore’s exclusive Plant Stem Cell formula. It’s also infused with all-natural flora like chamomile and linden blossom to regenerate tone and promote smoother appearance, along with Allantoin to help hydrate skin. As a whole, this anti-aging cream helps smooth wrinkles and restore youthful texture, leaving skin fresher and renewed.
I’ve been using this cream both day and night. You only need a small amount to cover the whole face. What I love the most about this cream is that it feels incredibly lightweight and absorbs in literally seconds, leaving my skin looking matte and healthy without any oily or greasy residue. That’s a HUGE plus for my combo skin, especially in the winter when it often struggle to find a hydrating moisturizer that’s not overly greasy or oily (i.e. doesn’t clog my pores).
CELLMAX Elite Facial Serum
The Cellmax Elite Facial Serum uses the Cellmax combination of age-defying active ingredients, along with a special complex of Vitamin C, jojoba seed oil, Vitamin E, and Bisabolol which smooths, protects, and restores skin, creating a more youthful look and feel.
This is the final touch in my routine, particularly in the mornings as it acts as a primer for my makeup. The formula is super soft and silky, and it works to blur pores and give my skin a soft-focus finish.
Overall, I’ve been using Adore Cosmetics Cellmax Kit for the past month and I can’t believe how healthy my skin has been looking these days! Especially in the winter, it can be difficult for me to keep my face hydrated without causing breakouts, not to mention looking healthy and glowing, but they’ve managed to create a formula that completely balances out my skin and meets all of its needs.
Prior to trying out Adore, I was never one to spend hundreds when it came to skincare. But as I slowly creep my way to 30, I can’t help but appreciate the anti-aging benefits behind their skincare and the high-quality formulas that feel incredibly comfortable on my skin. When you consider this as a preventative anti-aging treatment, this system is still comes out a lot cheaper than getting a face lift, frequent botox injections, or other invasive treatments down the road. Not to mention it makes for a much safer, more natural looking way to age, which I’m personally all about!
If you’re interested in trying them out without breaking the bank, Adore also frequently runs promos and sales on their website here and on their Instagram. Plus, you don’t necessarily need to grab the full system – their Cellmax cream, for example, is a great place to start if you’re looking for a skincare essential that you can use daily.
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This post was in collaboration with Adore Cosmetics. As always, all opinions are honest, unique, and my own, and reflect my personal experience/results using the products.