Revolutionary ingredient appeared on the k-beauty scene and it seems like it will be taking the industry by storm. EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) is an ingredient which recently has strengthen its position and is the latest game changer in skin care. From skin barrier protection to tackling saggy skin. The power of this ingredient is endless.
Here, we’ll be explaining everything you need to know about Epidermal Growth Factor.
What is EGF?
EGF stands for epidermal growth factor and is a type of naturally occurring protein molecule found in the skin’s fibroblast cells. It contributes to cell growth, development and healing.
The discovery of Epidermal Growth Factor made by biologist Rita Levi-Montalcini and biochemist Stanley Cohen won the Nobel Prize.
Why use EGF?
The level of Epidermal Growth Factor in your body drops significantly when you are around 29 years old. At the age of 20 skin becomes thinner by 1% each year. After menopause, the skin becomes 30% thinner. This decrease reduces your skin’s ability to repair itself. Therefore, lack of the growth factor results in skin ageing.
Epidermal Growth Factor is an ingredient that can be produced in a lab to function exactly like naturally-occurring one without using any human or animal-derived ingredients.
How Does EGF work in skin products?
When a cosmetic containing EGF is applied to the skin, the skin cells are activated and work to thicken the epidermis in that area. Therefore, EGF has many benefits for your skin, including:
- wrinkle improvement,
- pigmentation prevention,
- skin barrier enhancement,
- soothing properties which reduce inflammation
It also increases its position as an ingredient improving fight with pollution and other environmental stressors.
How to use it?
EGF is generally non-irritating ingredients. Still, it is recommended to use products containing this ingredient in your evening routine when skin regenerates itself during sleep and cells turnover takes place. This will improve the effectiveness of the product.
Check the stunning power of Abib Hypoderma SP1-2GF Serum which uses a high-dosage concentration of Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) and Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF). These two hero ingredients help dramatically improve the look and texture of skin.
In addition, we have Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop which two main ingredients, EGF (sh-Oligopeptide-1) and bFGF (sh-Polypeptide-1). These are crucial to keeping our skin firm and glowing.