Epidermal Growth Factors: The Skincare Fountain Of Youth And What You Need To Know
Written by Kerry Benjamin
In 1986 two scientists received a Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering what many skincare specialists now call the fountain of youth. What they learned was that Epidermal Growth Factors or EGF’s can actually regenerate our skin – even skin that has been severely damaged from burns, sun damage or the aging process.
What Are EGF’s?
EGF’s are naturally occurring proteins found in the fibroblast cells of our skin that regulate cellular growth. EGF’s can stimulate cells to produce collagen so they play an important role in maintaining youthful, healthy skin structure and function.
How Do EGF’s Work?
When our skin has been damaged, EGF’s work by attracting cells to a wound site in order to trigger our bodies healing response. By stimulating biochemical pathways that promote skin tissue repair and regeneration, EGF’s can transform the way our skin looks and feels.
Should I Buy A Skincare Product That Contains EGF’s?
Skincare products containing EGF’s can be highly effective because when they are applied topically to the skin, tissue regeneration begins. In clinical studies EGF’s have been proven to aid skin in the following ways:
- Pigmentation and age spots can be greatly reduced
- Reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improvements in skin texture, look, elasticity and smoothness
- Increase in skin firming and toning
- Speeds up healing of acne lesions. Watch our video.
- Increase collagen production
- Decreases oil production
- Increase cell turnover
By using anti aging skin care products that include growth factors, and stacking it with exfoliation and microneedling significantly stop or even reverse skin aging. These treatments work in synergy both physically and topically to stimulate Epidermal Growth Factors (EGFs), boosting collagen production, accelerating natural cell turnover and renewing cells to produce smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin.