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Epidermal Growth Factor in Skincare

Epidermal Growth Factor in Skincare

Posted by Skin Actives Scientific on May 31st 2024

Epidermal Growth Factor, or EGF, is a powerful ingredient in skincare. It plays a major role in stimulating cellular growth and promoting skin regeneration; making it a highly sought-after component in anti-aging and skin recovery. The benefits of EGF go deeper than skin level, so let’s dive into what EGF is, who can benefit, and the many uses of the high potency EGF products that Skin Actives offers.

What is Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)?

Stanley Cohen, who received the Nobel Prize in 1986, was instrumental in revealing the role of EGF in cell growth and development. Over the past four decades, research has shown that EGF effectively speeds up wound healing and reduces scar formation. Moreover, EGF aids in producing hyaluronic acid and other structural proteins in the skin, contributing to its youthful appearance and elasticity.

Growth factors are naturally occurring proteins that stimulate cellular proliferation by binding to specific receptors on cell surfaces. They play a critical role in regulating various cellular processes. EGF, in particular, is a small protein composed of only 53 amino acids that enhance epidermal growth and keratinization. When EGF binds to its receptor on the cell membrane, it triggers a cascade of molecular events that lead to cell division, ultimately promoting skin regeneration.

Who Can Benefit from EGF?

A more potent form of EGF can be particularly beneficial for skin repair and recovery. Our Advanced Restoration products are useful in various scenarios that require more potent formulas - here is a short list of when you can use them to benefit your skin the most:

  • Post-Aesthetic Procedures
  • Exfoliation Recovery
  • Sun Damage
  • Morning Boost
  • Dehydration

While high-potency EGF products can offer incredible benefits, using them on an as-needed basis is important. The best way to maintain healthy skin is through a balanced lifestyle, including limiting sun exposure, getting adequate sleep, and drinking plenty of water. EGF products can complement these efforts, but they should be used in moderation to avoid overstimulation. More is NOT more in this case; especially when using truly effective levels of EGF like we do here at Skin Actives.

Why More Isn’t Always Better

Let’s be clear - more of a particular ingredient doesn’t equate to being more efficacious. Most of our base-level products contain sufficient amounts of bioavailable ingredients (think our EGF and Sea Kelp Bioferment) to ensure efficacy; which is something we pride ourselves over other brands out there on the market. But at times, a formulation containing more of an ingredient, or a specific mixture of additional ingredients are exactly what is needed for the optimum outcome.

We pride ourselves on our Advanced Restoration collection. This collection consists of three powerful products that hold ten times the amount of EGF that our other products do:

  • High Potency EGF Serum: This serum rejuvenates and repairs aging, thinning, or damaged skin, combined with hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, and fermented sea kelp to hydrate, plump, and nourish for a smoother, younger-looking complexion.
  • High Potency EGF Cream: This cream is a luxuriously hydrating moisturizer fortified with 5 facial oils and hydrolyzed collagen to boost cell turnover, promote regeneration, and repair aging or damaged skin, and skin hydration.
  • High Potency EGF Spray: This refreshing mist is packed with 10 times the epidermal growth factor, hydrolyzed collagen, and hyaluronic acid to stimulate cell turnover, promote collagen production, and support the recovery of aging or damaged skin without the need for rubbing, providing a soothing and pain-free application. 

EGF products offer a powerful way to support skin rejuvenation and repair. Epidermal Growth Factors can help those dealing with sun damage, signs of aging, or recovering from procedures like chemical peels and laser treatments. Skin Actives’ High Potency EGF products can be valuable additions to your overall skincare routine with the key to achieving the best results is utilizing products appropriately and in moderation. So as you incorporate high-potency EGF products into your regimen, complement them with healthy lifestyle choices for optimal results. If you're seeking visible results with a gentle touch this summer, consider giving high-potency EGF products a try.

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