What are EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTORS (EGF) anyway?
EGF’S play an important role in the regulation of cell growth, proliferation and differentiation and survival. It stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid, accelerates cell proliferation and differentiation of epidermal tissue. So much so, that the discovery of EGF won Stanley Cohen and Rita Levi-Motalcini a Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1986.
EGF’S act by binding to epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR) on the cell surface ultimately leading to DNA synthesis and cell proliferation.
EGF’S can help to repair epidermis, delay aging, inhibit wrinkles, and moisten skin, while also softening scars and improving the overall texture and condition of the skin.
In younger people, the body can produce enough EGF to promote epidermal cell growth, but as we age, EGF production decreases gradually, and the renewal of epidermal cells markedly slows down. The deficiency of EGF will result in delayed wound healing, difficult scar healing, skin aging, and formation of wrinkles, freckles, and age pigment.
EGF’S rejuvenate the skin by helping skin stem cells to absorb nutrients, speed cell metabolism, accelerate skin cell division and growth, and stimulate the synthesis of hyaluronic acid and glycoproteins.
EGF’S also accelerates cell regeneration and tissue repair: by helping to promote the healing of a wound surface of skin, reducing scar contracture and skin cell’s abnormal proliferation.
They also can help to whiten skin: EGF help’s promote the growth of new cells, which replace cells injured by ultraviolet radiation by reducing the number of melanocytes in the skin.
The bottom line is that using products formulated with EGF ingredients simply results in beautiful skin, which is why we are OMG over EGF!
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