An introductory article to the topic from SkinInc.com “Cell-to-cell communication is emerging as an exciting area in cosmetic product development. Peptides, stem cell technologies, botanicals, vitamins and even less active cosmetic ingredients all have the capacity to positively or negatively affect the skin.
So far, it is said that Cytokines are water-soluble chemical compounds that are not stored in the body, but are made as needed for a particular function. There are three individual types of cytokines: autocrine, paracrine and endocrine. In fact, many cells in the body can make cytokines.”
See full article and much more skincare info via Understanding Cytokines and Cell Communication | SkinInc.com.