One thing time has not changed, is our desire to have and maintain younger, more vibrant looking skin. Many discoveries have been made that lead us to the “fountain of youth” such as peeling agents, peptides, retinols, antioxidants and SPF. However, there is one age-prevention ingredient in particular that has gone unnoticed by the masses that plays a key role in any skin rejuvenation program.
What ingredient will repair, heal, and regenerate skin? Epidermal Growth Factor (rh-Oligopeptide-1) is actually a naturally-occurring protein found in the fibroblast cells of the dermal layer and aids in stimulating cells so that they produce collagen. This is a very key substance that adds to the youthful appearance of the skin. EGF has countless, highly significant pro-youth benefits. It accelerates the growth of epidermal cells, assists in the differentiation process of wound healing and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
There is a lot of misconception and confusion surrounding EGF’s history in the skin care industry, due to claims of the ingredient’s first use and several patents on how the ingredient should be applied to the skin. EGF was actually discovered by scientists Stanley Cohen and Rita Levi-Motalcini, who received a Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1986 for their work.
RA Skin Care learned of the valuable impacts of EGF on the skin early on and became the leading company in bringing this efficacious product to the industry at large. As a major proponent of EGF, we integrated it into five formulas and have kept it in the forefront ever since then.
Impacts of EGF on the Skin
EGF is extremely valuable in skin rejuvenation, healing and repairing. As the protein is applied to the skin, tissue regeneration begins. It is essential to post-care support following professional exfoliation treatments and is important to include in product groupings for home care regimens. A few uses include:
Post-peel support – for cell renewal and wound repair.
Enhancing pro-youth effects in home skincare regimens – for continued regeneration of healthy skin cells.
Moisturizing without increasing oil production – to balances hydration.
Healing support – to encourage healthy skin tissue renewal.
RA growth factor products are synergistically infused with various natural components that allow you to personalize your results based on your skin’s specific needs. The use of EGF in various products will dramatically smooth and tone the skin, aid in repairing surface damage and restore skin, giving it a youthful appearance.
RA’s EGF formulations come in several forms including creams, gels, and serums. Pro Youth -10 Vita Age Defy Cream and Elite Luxe Hydration creams can be used as daily moisturizers and protectors. Our EGF serums, which are also essential for post-peeling treatments to heal and revive and enhance the effects of the treatment, provide potent regeneration in daily topicals such as Pro Youth -10 Bio 53 Matrix and Bio 53 Matrix Plus.
Incorporate EGF in every home regimen and you will see the difference!