You Say Tomato, We Say Skin-Saver
TOMATO STEM CELLS / (toe-may-toe stem sells) / n. / 1. Cultured, undifferentiated cells from the leaves of Lycopersicon esculentum, also known as the tomato fruit, that are able to differentiate into specialized cell types; / n. / 2. Boasting a high concentration of phytochelatins, a natural defense mechanism evolved by some plants to ward off the oxidative stress of heavy metal buildup; / n. / 3. Super-charged antioxidants; / n. / 4. An extract that preserves nuclear DNA structure in skin, protecting it from environmental aggressors and neutralizing collagen degradation, e.g., “Protect your complexion from the physical signs of aging with tomato stem cells.”
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