This week I'm trying this demo lip balm formula containing 2% plantago major L. plant stem cells 🍌🍌🍌 it's a member of the plantain family
In a DPPH test (a test to measure the antioxidant ability) it provided about 30% of the free radical neutralizing ability of Vitamin C as ascorbic acid - but it's much more stable, easier to formulate with, and not acidic
What's interesting is how the product is created! The plant's stem cells are isolated and cultured in a bioreactor, kinda like the lab grown meat you may have heard about! This eliminates the need to harvest plants, and could be used to protect the population of at-risk or hard to grow species. Not only that, it's easier to control the active ingredients that are produced by the plant by controlling the growth conditions - in this case gallic acid. This method also eliminates the use of pesticides and the risk of pests and environmental conditions.