The Benefits of Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) Products
You may have tried one of my best selling advanced skincare products with Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) by now, such as my EGF Repair Cream or EGF Repair Serum. If not, it’s an ingredient worth incorporating into your anti-aging regimen, as its benefits are incredible and wide-ranging. After two weeks of using an EGF-rich product, you’ll see some excellent results.
The History of EGF
In 1986, Stanley Cohen and Rita Levi-Motalcini received the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for their discovery of EGF. This unique growth factor plays an essential role in the regulation of cell growth, proliferation, differentiation and survival. It also stimulates synthesis of DNA, RNA, hydroxyproline and hyaluronic acid. As a result, this accelerates cell proliferation and repair of epidermal tissues, including our skin. In plain language, EGF stimulates and expedites the rejuvenation of our skin cells.
As we age, our epidermal cell growth decreases. This results in slower wound and scar healing, hyperpigmentation, freckles, wrinkles and other signs of aging. EGF binds to epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR) on the cell surface to boost DNA synthesis and cell rejuvenation, which can repair the epidermis, minimize pores, inhibit wrinkles, hydrate skin and slow down other signs of aging.
EGF Boosts Elasticity
EGF also boosts the production of collagen and elastin, which are both critical to the skin’s healing process. Collagen is a group of proteins found in our connective tissues, which support all of our organs. Also found in the connective tissues, elastin is a protein that boasts the actual property of being elastic. Kind of like a rubber band, elastin helps our tissues snap back when they’re stretched or contracted.
In addition, EGF helps skin stem cells absorb nutrients, boosts cell metabolism and assists with the synthesis of hyaluronic acid and glycoproteins. Daily topical application of EGF-rich products, such as my EGF Repair Cream or EGF Repair Serum, will improve skin texture and appearance for unparalleled results.
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