Special Issue "Stem Cells in Skincare"


A special issue of Cosmetics (ISSN 2079-9284).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 January 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Jennifer Linder

Linder Dermatology, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Website: http://www.jenniferlindermd.com
Phone: +1 480 946-7939
Fax: +1 480 946 5258
Interests: dermatology; skin cancer; Mohs micrographic surgery; biomedics; chemistry; cosmetic injectables; cosmetic treatments; chemical peels; cosmeceuticals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special "Stem Cells" issue will focus on the newest research identifying naturally occurring botanicals with promising effects on the stimulation and protection of the skin. Plant-based stem cell factors mimic the action of human stem cells in that they secrete the same growth factors to repair the skin. Plant-derived stem cells can differentiate into other types of cells; an entirely new plant can be created from just one plant stem cell. There are several plant stem cell factors currently being utilized in skincare products, including but not limited to: Swiss apple, Uttwiller Spatlauer apple, white tuberose flower, gardenia, edelweiss, lilac, sea fennel and grape. Topics for papers on this subject can include current plant stem cell factor-based skincare product formulations; advances in plant stem cell factor-based skincare; pros and cons of utilizing plant stem cell factors in skincare products; skin conditions that can specifically benefit from plant-based stem cell factors; and marketing plant stem cell factor-based products.

Dr. Jennifer Linder
Guest Editor


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Cosmetics is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.


  • plant stem cells
  • stem cell factors
  • stem cell growth factors

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Cosmetics 2014, 1(2), 94-104; doi:10.3390/cosmetics1020094
Received: 4 March 2014 / Revised: 11 April 2014 / Accepted: 12 April 2014 / Published: 22 April 2014
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Last update: 12 June 2013

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