EGF ((Epidermal Growth Factor) is a type of naturally occurring protein molecule found in the skin’s fibroblast cells that contributes to cell growth, development and healing. Its makeup consists of 53 amino acids, the building blocks of proteins.
The primary purpose is to help renew the skin after it’s been injured.Typically, this all takes place during the inflammation stage after an injury has occurred. EGF is processed and attracts cells to that area to allow the skin to repair itself evenly and quickly; it’s crucial to the healing and regeneration process.
How does EGF works in skin care products?
When EGF is infused into a product and applied to the skin, the same cells are activated and work to thicken the epidermis on that specific area. In aesthetic terms, this means a plumper, more youthful complexion that combats the thinning of skin caused by ageing.