September 01, 2011 18:34 ET

Back to School Beauty Tips: "Skincare News" Highlights 10 Innovative Cosmetic Ingredients

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 1, 2011) - Whether a person is still a student or continuing in the school of life, it pays to learn about the newest cosmetic ingredients on the market. From propolis and stem cell technology to kombucha tea,'s latest article, "Ten Noteworthy Skincare Ingredients to Try This Fall," offers a glimpse into the ingredients that can help improve and transform the look and feel of skin.

Propolis, an ingredient that stems from poplar buds, has remarkable healing abilities and can help the body fight off illness. When used in skincare concoctions, propolis is full of antioxidants and helps with aging skin.

Stem cell technology can be beneficial for aging skin, sensitive skin and scarring. Stem cells are the cells that form embryos, and in adult skin they also have a reparative function. Using human stem cells is very controversial, but advances in skin care technology have made it possible to use plant stem cells or synthesized compounds to create amazing anti-aging formulas as well as healing products ideal before and after surgical procedures.

Kombucha is well known as a black tea with health benefits, but it's also being used in cosmetic products. The yeast and bacteria are full of antioxidants, making it a great addition in skincare formulations for all skin types, especially aging skin.

Get the complete guide to up-and-coming cosmetic ingredients at consistently covers all skincare and beauty topics from head to toe. Check out these latest articles:

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