Can Plant Compounds Protect Your Skin from Damage?

There are thousands of products available on store shelves right now that make promises of skin protection and rejuvenation, especially in the fight against unwanted signs of aging. Now more than ever, these products are utilizing natural ingredients extracted from plants in order to meet skincare needs in a more effective and innovative way. But would it surprise you to learn that the stems, stalks, and rhizomes of plantain and banana plants are most powerful of all?

Musaceae Plants

Plantains and bananas both come from musaceae plants that belong to a family of flowering plants native to the tropics of Asia and Africa. Most people think of plantains and bananas as nothing more than sweet and healthy fruits, but the truth is that the plants themselves offer a natural liquid that is composed of potent defense compounds called phytoalexins.

When living inside the musaceae plants, phytoalexins work to fight off external threats like fungi, parasites, and microbes. They function like toxins to the attacking organism, often puncturing the organism’s cell wall, disrupting its metabolism, preventing reproduction, and delaying maturation. Studies have been done to better understand the role of phytoalexins, and in those studies the plants became more susceptible to infection whenever phytoalexin synthesis was inhibited.

Using Phytoalexins to Protect the Skin

It turns out that phytoalexins can be used to protect the skin in the same way it protects plants. When the musaceae compound is used on the human body, it helps to maintain natural physiological balance and healthy cell division. When used as the main ingredient in anti-aging skincare products like CellQuest Musa Visage Age-Defying Serum, phytoalexins helps to repair and refresh the skin.   

In fact, Musa Visage Age-Defying Serum contains the powerful ingredients like phytoalexins and antioxidants necessary to defend the skin against solar rays, hydrate the skin, improve skin texture and elasticity, reduce fine lines, protect epidermal tissues, and naturally repair damaged skin. You can see the product for yourself at www.cellquest.com or call CellQuest at 877-565-5566 to learn more.