What are Growth Factors?
Growth factors are natural substances that play an important role in cell growth, renewal, and differentiation in various parts of the body. In the skin, growth factors are essential to maintain the skin’s structure and function. Many types of cells in the skin secrete growth factors. Some skincare products contain growth factors, but not all products are created equally in this regard.
How do growth factors work?
Growth factors are proteins that support the repair and regeneration of skin cells. They also promote the formation of collagen and elastin, which give the skin a smooth, supple appearance. Many growth factors work synergistically with each other to repair damaged skin and promote collagen synthesis.
Why should I choose a skincare product that contains growth factors?
You may be wondering why you need growth factors in skincare products if they are natural substances made by skin cells. Here’s why. As we age, our skin cells make fewer growth factors than when we were younger. This process contributes to visible signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.
Using skincare products containing growth factors can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and texture, and rejuvenate your skin from within for a naturally beautiful, youthful glow.
Do growth factors in skincare products really work?
Recent research has shown that topical application of growth factors can effectively improve fine lines, wrinkles, rough texture, uneven tone, and skin discoloration. However, the growth factors in the skincare product need to be robust in both quality and quantity. Medical grade growth factor products provide consumers with higher quality growth factors, which helps consumers receive better results. Also, ample growth factors must be present to penetrate into the skin and start the rejuvenation process. We have selected products that have carefully formulated combinations of growth factors in them at our Skin for Life Boutique and our online store.
What results can I expect from a skin serum that contains growth factors?
Skincare products containing growth factors can help to reverse many of the visible signs of aging, such as fine lines, coarse wrinkles, uneven skin tone, rough texture, skin laxity or looseness, dry skin, enlarged pores, age spots, discoloration, and broken blood vessels.
Which growth factors are usually present in skin creams?
Some of the growth factors that are typically added to skincare products include:
1. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) stimulates the formation of new blood vessels
2. Transforming growth factor beta (TGR-B), which stimulates collagen formation
3. Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) which stimulates the growth of epithelial cells
4. Interleukins IL-6, IL-7, and IL-8 help reduce inflammation
5. Insulin-like growth factor 1 (ILGF-1) promotes cell growth
6. Granulocyte-monocyte colony-stimulating factor increases the number of white blood cells and improves the skin’s protective barrier
What is the best skin serum with growth factors?
We recommend SkinMedica’s TNS Advanced Plus Serum. This powerful anti-aging skin serum contains a proprietary blend of growth factors that support collagen and elastin formation and encourage skin cell renewal.
In addition to growth factors, the SkinMedica TNS Advanced Plus Serum contains an innovative peptide complex and active marine extracts and botanicals with known skin rejuvenating properties. The product is colorless and fragrance-free, making it ideal for daily application.
Regular use of SkinMedica’s TNS Advanced Plus Serum can lead to a visible improvement in the signs of aging as early as 2 weeks, with continued improvement over the next 24 weeks and beyond. The result? Smoother, softer, more radiant skin that defies age.
Applying the SkinMedica TNS Advanced Plus Serum is easy. Simply dispense a single pump of the product on the back of your hand and blend, then apply it to your face, avoiding the eye area. Use the serum twice a day, morning and night, for best results.
People who have used this dermatologist-recommended growth-factor-containing skin serum call it a game-changer and transformative. Try the SkinMedica TNS Advanced Plus Serum today and see what growth factors can do for your skin.
For more information about growth factors or any other skincare questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Skincare Team in The Skin for Life Boutique.