Growth Factors, what is the hype all about?
We have seen many products come to market that advertise “growth Factors” these can be either derived from animals or plants. Others just use “signaling” ingredients which are typically just peptides that signal the cells in a similar manner to actual growth factors. The end goal however is usually always the same and that is to combat skin aging.
Our skin contains many different types of growth factors which bind to receptors and its basically like a key opening a lock. The locks make something grow. To stimulate the skin, formulators began adding growth factors to skin care in hopes of unlocking these receptors in aging skin in hopes that it will make more of the things that it needs to stay healthy.
when the body is working at optimal levels growth factors in the skin signal the fibroblasts to make collage and elastin, as we age our growth factors decrease so in an effort to slow this process formulators are adding the growth factors right into the cosmeceuticals. and the results have been excellent.
Check out this amazing product and the ingredients:
The Collagen Growth Factor Serum from REMI-D Clinical Skin Care
Here are the active ingredients:
AHNFELTIOPSIS CONCINNA EXTRACT (APT-GPF): Increases cellular turnover, skin firmness, elasticity, hydration, and superior skin smoothing properties.
Lipobelle Soyaglycone (Liposomal Genistein): Increases biosynthesis of Collagen IV which is essential for the structural integrity and function of the basement membrane (Stratum Basale). Increases collagen growth over 50% and skin thickness by 20%. Binds to estrogen receptors which then active collagen synthesis. Inhibits Tyrosinase Kinase, the principle transcription factor involved in the breakdown of collagen.
Superox-C: An amazing ingredient that not only stimulates collagen growth but also stimulates the growth of Hyaluronic Acid by 59% and Syndecan by 90%, which strengthens the skin matrix.
(PDDH): A tripeptide, stimulates proteins Laminin V, Collagens IV, VII and XVII and Integrin. These proteins play a vital role in the connecting and maintaining of the structure of the dermis and the epidermis of the skin to produce amazing visible results.
Hematite: A mineral that stimulates collagen synthesis, the proteins that comprise our connective tissue, to tone and strengthen skin, resulting in a younger looking complexion.
Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil: Powerful anti-oxidant.
Palmitoy Tripeptide-5: Bio-active peptide, enhances collagen growth. This also overrides the effects of Matrix Metalloproteinase Enzymes (MMP) that contribute to skin aging.
Sodium Hyaluronate: A smaller sized molecule of Hyaluronic Acid, which is rapidly absorbed deep within your skin to hydrate. Resulting in smoother, softer skin and a decrease of fine lines and wrinkles and an over-all appearance of fullness to your skin.