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May 26, 2017

Lighten Up! My Hyperpigmentation, and How NeoCorium’s EGF Stem Cell Anti-Aging Facial Treatment Helped

NeoCorium Before After Hyperpigmentation

As the Director of Communications at NeoCorium, LLC., I wanted to share my
own personal experience with you about our product. I believe in complete
transparency and giving honest opinions, and so does the whole team at
NeoCorium, LLC. When I came up with this idea, I didn’t even tell anyone at
work or in my own home that I was sort of testing our product out.

I was already in love withNeoCorium’s EGF Stem Cell Anti-Aging Facial Treatment and what it did for the fine lines under
my eyes and how it made my skin feel plump and firm (especially my jawline
and neck). Then I went back through my research and realized that the
ingredients in this formula are also amazing at restoring even
skin tone and hydration, so I decided to really see just whatNeoCorium EGF Stem Cell Anti-Aging Facial Treatment could do for my
hyperpigmentation and dryness too.

Ready to see the results?

Some background on my skin situation- I am very fair (think paper-white)
and while I do tan eventually, I burn first. When I am in the sun
for longer than 15 minutes; the sprinkling of freckles across my shoulders
seem to gang up on me and multiply. I also still had some remnants of sun
damage on my chest from summers spent not worrying that much about my skin
from the neck down.

When you live in Florida, it’s basically summer all year long. Since
staying indoors forever is impractical; sun exposure is a non-negotiable
fact of life. Now I’m no stranger to massive amounts of sunscreen- but
sometimes even reapplying SPF 50 every 2 hours isn’t enough to combat the
sun’s damaging rays. Inevitably, dark patches on your skin will follow.

Learning my lesson the hard way, I am now vigilant about applying sunscreen
everywhere. Looking like a raisin with eyes isn’t my idea of aging
gracefully. I try to stay out of the sun as much as possible- so when my
husband and I decided to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary
in Key West with a group of friends; I armed myself with 2 big bottles of
SPF 50 and prepared my skin to defend itself against the elements (I’m
looking at you, UVA and UVB rays).

We had the most fantastic time- friends, fun and of course a lot of time in the sun. When you’ve spent the week walking
around the streets of Key West under skies without a cloud in sight, you
wreak havoc on your skin. I didn’t burn (thanks to all that SPF), but I did
get darker. And splotchy. Let the sun damage begin!

In fact, by the time we got back home and I could really assess my skin; I
knew drastic action would have to be taken. Not only was my skin as dry as
parchment paper, it was also drastically darker- especially on my chest
where those remnants of sun damage were now back with a vengeance. A large
patch of skin right below my clavicle refused to fade no matter what I did. First I used acids- glycolic, lactic, malic and kojic.
All I achieved was red, irritated skin that burned and peeled a few days
later.

Then I tried skin lightening creams- 2 different ones that each promised to
even skin tone and restore luminosity. I got nothing. A greasy, sticky
mess- but no luminous, even skin. I even tried buffing the dark, patchy
skin away with brightening scrubs. More irritation and flaking. Now I was
left with a patch of red, flaky skin mottled with dark splotches. Not
exactly the look I was going for, you know?

My husband was the one who suggested I use myNeoCorium EGF Stem Cell Anti-Aging Facial Treatment on my chest to see if it would lighten up the
area of hyperpigmentation. He’d already seen (and even commented)
on what NeoCorium did for my undereye area and my jawline
and thought it was my best hope for reviving the sad, patchy situation on
my skin.

Since it worked amazingly on my face, I thought why not try it on
my chest? It couldn’t hurt, right? I took a picture of my hyperpigmentation
patch right before my first use. I wanted to see if I could really
see a difference in an actual before and after picture.

I applied NeoCorium EGF Stem Cell Anti-Aging Facial Treatment to my
face and neck just as I would normally do, and then used the rest of the
mixture on the dark, mottled patch on my chest. By the 3rd
night, I thought I saw a difference. It couldn’t be working that quickly,
could it?

I continued to apply the NeoCorium treatment for 10 nights
in a row and then I took another picture. I knew what I was seeing
in the mirror, but I needed to see it in a side-by-side comparison just to
prove to myself that I didn’t need my vision checked.

NeoCorium Before After Hyperpigmentation

I was blown away! I just could not believe how wellNeoCorium’s EGF Stem Cell Anti-Aging Facial Treatment had worked on my hyperpigmentation. I
knew it would help even out my skin tone, but I did not think it would
lighten it up this much in only 10 days! I
couldn’t wait to see how great the results would be after a couple of
weeks.

Bottom line- even though I am a member of the NeoCorium team and Iknow what an amazing product we have, this facial treatment outperformed every single brightening and
lightening product I tried on the splotchy skin “souvenir” that I brought
back with me from Key West.

Summer is now officially just around the corner. Since I don’t plan on
missing any fun, that means more time outside in the beautiful sunshine.
And I will be ready. I am restocking my supply of the two things I can’t do
without- SPF 50 and NeoCorium Stem Cell Anti-Aging Facial Treatment.

Are you summer ready? 😉


Jennifer Aldrich
Director of Communications at NeoCorium, LLC.

March 24, 2017

Anti-aging Skin Care Ingredients – Key Things to Look For

Anti-aging Skin Care Ingredients - Key Things to Look

There are literally thousands of anti-aging products out there- some
deliver results and some just wind up sitting inside your bathroom cabinet
after they’ve failed to impress you with their abilities. No matter what
the package looks like, the price point of each cream, serum or essence;
whether your anti-aging product is a win depends completely on one thing- Ingredients. That’s right, the ingredients are
the only thing that really matter when it comes to using an anti-aging
product that will get the job done.

The labels on most anti-aging products today are filled with long lists of
unrecognizable words. Now most of these words are just the fancy scientific
name for “inactive ingredients”. Usually, they also dominate the list-
meaning that the actual anti-aging “active ingredients” or the “key
ingredients” are sprinkled into that same list, in much smaller amounts.

The way your ingredients are listed on that label is very important.
Companies are required to list the ingredients from highest to lowest
amounts to be compliant with FDA regulations. That simply means that
whatever the very first ingredient is on that list- is what the formula has
in it in the highest concentration. Here’s an example: if you are buying an
expensive anti-aging serum because it has “active or key ingredients” that
you want, and WATER or CETYL ALCOHOL are listed first; then those are the
ingredients that are in the highest amounts in your product. Not your “key
ingredients”, which is why you purchased this product in the first place.

There is another factor to be aware of as well- most of those
unpronounceable words on that list don’t do anything amazing for your skin.
They are chemical preservatives, emulsifiers, binding agents, fillers and
slip agents. Even the ingredients that are truly good for anti-aging are
listed by their scientific names and may be hard to pick out. It would be
easier if ingredients could be listed as what we know them by;
then seeing where they are listed on that label would let us know
just how much of those “key ingredients” are really in this
formula.

The best anti-aging formulas are not filled with preservatives or
synthetic fragrances- they use natural, potent ingredients that are in high
concentrations and deliver results. Overblown claims made by mass-produced
brands that focus more on advertising and packaging than what’s inside,
can’t give you the results you are looking for. Too much of their money has
been spent on marketing and not enough on just making their formulas the
highest quality they could be.

The latest advancements in topical anti-aging are in fact, natural
ingredients. In the last couple of years, we’ve heard celebrities,
estheticians and dermatologists raving about EGF serums. How these serums
can renew skin and help repair everything from acne scarring to UV damage.
But how do these serums work?

EGF stands for epidermal growth factor. This is a type of
naturally occurring growth factor within our skin cells that stimulates
healing and helps thicken the skin and smooth it out by assisting with new
collagen production. EGF is a truly wonderful ingredient to have in an
anti-aging formula. Most anti-aging formulas on the market today have EGF
as the only growth factor and the “key ingredient” in their
formulas. There might also be fruit extracts, botanical essences and maybe
a few antioxidants as well. It’s an alright formulation; but if they have
the technology, then why not make it more than just alright?

First things first- EGF is a great ingredient. But if you are looking for
an anti-aging formula that will give you the best results; you should be
looking for a formula that doesn’t just have ONE growth factor listed
amongst 18 other preservatives on their label. There are better products.

When you are looking for a premium anti-aging formula, be sure to look for
one that lists several growth factors as their
ingredients. Why? because for growth factors to really work at their
optimum levels, there needs to be more than one. Growth factors only work
effectively when they are in “groups” or “pairs” of them working together.

No one single growth factor is responsible for the renewal and

regeneration of healthy skin.
These growth factors send different “signals” to our skin cells to address
different things- like interleukins stimulate (*send
signals) immune response within cells. This is different than fibroblast growth factor which stimulates (*sends signals)
to increase softness, reduce wrinkle volume and depth within the skin. Your
results for reducing the signs of aging will be much greater if
the formula you choose has more than one growth factor in it.

There are good products on the market. They may just be waiting for you to
discover them. Smaller, niche brands are a wonderful find. They are usually
crafted in much smaller batches and tend to use more natural ingredients in
their anti-aging formulas. One of the best anti-aging formulas on the
market today is NeoCorium EGF Stem Cell Anti-Aging Facial Treatment. Their
all-natural formula is a balanced mixture of a clinical-grade, high potency
growth factor concentrate and dermal carrier agents that deliver that
growth factor concentrate into the deepest layers of the skin.

NeoCorium EGF Stem Cell Anti-Aging Facial Treatment
doesn’t only use one growth factor- but

4500 cc 9 different growth factors in their premium formula

. They utilize stem cell technology with their growth factor concentrate
which consists of:

  • Epidermal growth factor- decreases wrinkling, assists in collagen production
  • Fibroblast growth factor- improves skin softness, reduce wrinkle volume & depth
  • Platelet-derived growth factor- assists healthy cell growth and type 1 collagen
  • Erythropoietin- reduces inflammation, aids in repairing skin tissue
  • Transforming growth factor a (alpha)- stimulates collagen, maintains skin structure
  • Transforming growth factor b (beta)- enhances the rate of healing damaged skin
  • Interleukins- stimulates immune response within skin, activates growth factors
  • Insulin-like growth factor-1- aids in growth of cells, collagen and elastin
  • Insulin-like growth factor-2- decreases both types of aging intrinsic & extrinsic

Each of these individual growth factors are unique and do something
important for the skin. In fact, every single ingredient in their
formula is a “key ingredient” and is a powerful anti-ager. These amazing
growth factors and stem cells work together in a single anti-aging formula
that is all-natural and free of synthetic dyes, fragrances, chemical
preservatives and is ethically and humanely sourced. As the most complete
anti-aging formula available today; NeoCorium EGF Stem Cell Anti-Aging Facial Treatment is a
win- and your very best choice.

Bioactive Ingredients:

  • Epidermal growth factor
    – Clinically decreases wrinkling, aids in improved skin density and
    assists in producing new collagen formation within the skin. (Hussain et al., 2008) * see below
  • Fibroblast growth factor
    – Improves skin softness, viscoelasticity as well as reducing wrinkle
    volume and depth. Rejuvenation of aging skin. (Ono, I. 2011) (Zeranska et al., 2016) *see below
  • Platelet-derived growth factor
    – Encourages healthy cell growth, type 1 collagen and
    skin fibroblasts that may maintain skin integrity and youth. (Kim et al., 2011) *see below
  • Erythropoietin
    – Reparative and rejuvenation for skin tissue. Reduces inflammation and
    helps heal. (Sorg et al., 2013) *see below
  • Transforming growth factors Alpha & Beta
    – Stimulation of collagen secretion and maintaining healthy skin
    structure. Enhances the rate of healing damaged skin. (Ching et al., 2011) (Ranaweera, 2011) *see below
  • Interleukins
    -Stimulates immune responses within cells. Reduces inflammation,
    enhances healing and activation of growth factors. (Draelos, 2016) *see below
  • Insulin-like growth factors 1 & 2
    – Increases healing and aids in healthy cell growth, collagen and
    elastin. Decreases both intrinsic skin aging (natural aging process)
    and extrinsic skin aging (aging from environmental factors). (Povoa et
    al., 2011) (Ranaweera, 2011) *see below
  • Emu oil
    – Anti-inflammatory, has essential omega-3’s, reduces the appearance of
    scars and sun damage, penetrates deeply into skin to moisturize, aids
    in healing eczema and psoriasis. (Axe, 2016) *see below
  • Jojoba oil
    – Promotes the absorption of topicals, anti-inflammatory properties,
    moisturizing, can reduce the signs of aging, aids in wound healing and
    protecting the skin. (Pazyar et al., 2013) *see below
  • Lavender oil
    – Aids in increasing fibroblasts to synthesize rapid collagen
    production and stimulates healing at a faster rate. (Mori et al., 2016) *see below

**Not all human clinical trials- some in vivo, in vitro, in animal models**

References

1.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14764170701885392

2.https://doi.org/10.5114/pdia.2014.44024

3.https://doi.org/10.5021/ad.2011.23.4.424

4.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/articles/22430919/

5.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3212033/

6.https://books.google.com/books?id=MCW1CgAAQBAJ&lpg=PA320&ots=A4AybX7sPV&dq=interleukins%20for%20skin%20rejuvenation&pg=PA321#v=onepage&q=interleukins%20for%20skin%20rejuvenation&f=false

7.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22281905

8.https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/role-of-growth-factors-in-skin-creams

9. https://draxe.com/emu-oil/

10.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=24442052%5Buid%5D

11. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12906-016-1128-7

12.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4842382/

13.http://ag-usa.net/pgs-plantgrowthhormones.htm

14.https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/role-of-growth-factors-in-skin-creams

15.http://www.stemcellnutrition.net/anti-aging-and-adult-stem-cells

March 14, 2017

Stem Cells – Your Skin’s First Line of Anti-Aging Defense

When we think of protecting our skin from sun damage and any environmental
aggressors, the first thing that usually comes to mind is sunscreen. And
coating ourselves with the highest SPF possible to try and shield us from
the sun’s damaging rays. Most dermatologists agree that UV exposure is one
of the leading causes of aging. While sunscreen is a very important part of
any good daily skin care routine, it’s not enough.

Here’s the thing about aging- it also happens on a cellular level. Anything
we do to protect ourselves from the elements on the outside, isn’t enough
to stop us from aging on the inside.

We all age- it’s inevitable. And while we haven’t been able to
stop time, there are certain things we can do to try and slow it down.
That’s where stem cells come into play. Our stem cells are released through
our bone marrow to repair and renew our tissue throughout our bodies. But
what are stem cells and how can they help us with the aging skin?

Stem cells are a class of undifferentiated cells that can differentiate
into specific cell types. Most human stem cells come from these two
sources- embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cells
are derived from a human embryo. Adult (somatic) stem cells, are throughout
the human body and are found in different types of tissue- like the brain,
bone marrow, blood vessels, liver and skin.

When we were infants, we each had an adult stem cell circulation of 100% in
our blood stream. That meant that if we had any injury or illness, our
systems would release stem cells to heal and repair everything quickly. Our
adult stem cell release was at optimal functioning level then. Now as
adults, that same release rate has dropped considerably.

· At 35 years – stem cell release rate drops by 45%

· At 50 years- stem cell release rate drops by 50%

· At 65 years- stem cell release rate drops by 90%

These release rates mean one thing- you are unable to effectively repair
and renew skin that is compromised by time and the environment.

Stem cells are a very important factor in not just how we age, but
how well we do it. Stem cells need growth factors within their own
environment to stimulate cell proliferation (cell growth and production).
The older we get, the more our cellular activity, or stem cell release
rate- naturally slows down. This leaves us with fewer healthy cells to
rebuild and regenerate our skin, compromising our epidermal layer (skin’s
surface) and leaving our precious DNA exposed and unprotected from UV
induced damage and oxidative stress.

Once our skin can no longer defend against these environmental factors,
skin aging is accelerated at a much faster rate. What are the
signs of this kind of damage-induced aging? Thinning, sagging and laxity
(loss of firmness) to the skin’s structure.

Stem cells and growth factors work together to stimulate the production of
new, healthy skin cells, and help to repair damage done to existing cells.
Now the epidermal layer of our skin can once again be the protective
barrier that effectively defends our skin against the UV damage and
cellular oxidation we encounter daily.

Over time, our skin can regain its youthful structure and appearance-
restoring the density, firmness and elasticity that give us back the
younger-looking skin we want; while regenerating the fresh, healthy cells
we need. Utilizing stem cells can be the key to rejuvenating your skin and
restoring a youthful appearance; but where the stem cells are
sourced can affect the level of your anti-aging results.

Lots of skin care brands have their own version of stem cell serums or
creams. That does not mean that because they all contain stem cells, they
all work identically and can deliver the same results. It’s where these
stem cells come from that really matters. There are a few different types
of stem cells and knowing the best type to choose for your skin, can make
all the difference.

The first type are human stem cells. A few skin care brands choose to use
human stem cells in their anti-aging products. Most of these serums and
creams are extremely expensive because it harder to source large amounts of
human stem cells and may be considered controversial; as some brands use
embryonic stem cells and some use adult stem cells. It may be hard to know
exactly which of these sources were used in the product.

The second type of stem cells more commonly used in stem cell anti-aging
products, are plant stem cells. While more readily available and less
expensive, the cell-signaling that occurs between plant stem cells can
release growth factors to stimulate their regeneration, healing
and cell growth. It is not the same cell-signaling
biochemical language of human stem cells. This means that plant stem cells
cannot effectively stimulate human skin cells for renewal. This
makes plant stem cells a much less effective anti-aging option.

The third type of stem cells are mammalian-derived. These stem cells are
much closer to human stem cells and offer the same cell regenerating,
repairing and anti-aging benefits. Mammalian-derived stem cells are also
easier to source; this means that the concentration of stem cells can be a
lot higher than a formula that uses human stem cells. Mammalian-derived
stem cells are also biocompatible within human skin- letting you experience
all the anti-aging benefits that stem cells can offer.

Mammalian-derived stem cells can regenerate, repair and restore
younger-looking skin and help to return its youthful response- skin looks and acts younger. Stem cells are your skin’s defense
shield against:

  • Cellular aging by encouraging repair to older cells compromised by age and the environment
  • Regeneration of new, healthy cells to maintain skin structure, density and firmness
  • Restoring a compromised epidermal layer (skin’s surface) to defend DNA against breakdown from UV damage
  • Strengthens skin to endure and recover from the effects of oxidative stress
  • Help to rebuild and stimulate healing on a cellular level within skin tissue

Knowing which type and where your stem cell formula comes from can help you
decide which stem cell anti-aging product is right for you. NeoCorium EGF Stem Cell Anti-Aging Facial Treatment

is one of the first all-natural, mammalian-derived EGF stem cell
concentrates available on the market today.

A multiple growth factor and stem cell facial treatment, NeoCorium’s formula delivers clinical-grade results that rival an in-office EGF
anti-aging facial
. Every bioactive ingredient in this EGF stem cell concentrate is a powerful, all-natural anti-aging product.

NeoCorium’s
mammalian-derived EGF stem cell formula stimulates the active growth and
regeneration of resilient, healthy skin to restore a younger appearance.
This advanced proprietary blend of all-natural bioactive ingredients makes NeoCorium EGF Stem Cell Anti-Aging Facial Treatment the
best choice- and the only one you’ll need for your ultimate anti-aging
solution.

Bioactive Ingredients:

  • Epidermal growth factor
    – Clinically decreases wrinkling, aids in improved skin density and
    assists in producing new collagen formation within the skin. (Hussain et al., 2008) * see below
  • Fibroblast growth factor
    – Improves skin softness, viscoelasticity as well as reducing wrinkle
    volume and depth. Rejuvenation of aging skin. (Ono, I. 2011) (Zeranska et al., 2016) *see below
  • Platelet-derived growth factor
    – Encourages healthy cell growth, type 1 collagen and
    skin fibroblasts that may maintain skin integrity and youth. (Kim et al., 2011) *see below
  • Erythropoietin
    – Reparative and rejuvenation for skin tissue. Reduces inflammation and
    helps heal. (Sorg et al., 2013) *see below
  • Transforming growth factors Alpha & Beta
    – Stimulation of collagen secretion and maintaining healthy skin
    structure. Enhances the rate of healing damaged skin. (Ching et al., 2011) (Ranaweera, 2011) *see below
  • Interleukins
    -Stimulates immune responses within cells. Reduces inflammation,
    enhances healing and activation of growth factors. (Draelos, 2016) *see below
  • Insulin-like growth factors 1 & 2
    – Increases healing and aids in healthy cell growth, collagen and
    elastin. Decreases both intrinsic skin aging (natural aging process)
    and extrinsic skin aging (aging from environmental factors). (Povoa et
    al., 2011) (Ranaweera, 2011) *see below
  • Emu oil
    – Anti-inflammatory, has essential omega-3’s, reduces the appearance of
    scars and sun damage, penetrates deeply into skin to moisturize, aids
    in healing eczema and psoriasis. (Axe, 2016) *see below
  • Jojoba oil
    – Promotes the absorption of topicals, anti-inflammatory properties,
    moisturizing, can reduce the signs of aging, aids in wound healing and
    protecting the skin. (Pazyar et al., 2013) *see below
  • Lavender oil
    – Aids in increasing fibroblasts to synthesize rapid collagen
    production and stimulates healing at a faster rate. (Mori et al., 2016) *see below

**Not all human clinical trials- some in vivo, in vitro, in animal models**

References

  1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14764170701885392
  2. https://doi.org/10.5114/pdia.2014.44024
  3. https://doi.org/10.5021/ad.2011.23.4.424
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/articles/22430919/
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3212033/
  6. https://books.google.com/books?id=MCW1CgAAQBAJ&lpg=PA320&ots=A4AybX7sPV&dq=interleukins%20for%20skin%20rejuvenation&pg=PA321#v=onepage&q=interleukins%20for%20skin%20rejuvenation&f=false
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22281905
  8. https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/role-of-growth-factors-in-skin-creams
  9. https://draxe.com/emu-oil/
  10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=24442052%5Buid%5D
  11. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12906-016-1128-7
  12. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4842382/
  13. http://ag-usa.net/pgs-plantgrowthhormones.htm
  14. https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/role-of-growth-factors-in-skin-creams
  15. http://www.stemcellnutrition.net/anti-aging-and-adult-stem-cells
March 4, 2017

How Epidermal Growth Factors (EGF) Anti-Aging Effects Can Renew Your Appearance

EGF

Every year it seems we hear about a new beloved skin care ingredient that
promises to better and more effective than the one everyone was raving
about the year before. This is officially the year of EGF
also known as epidermal growth factor. This new, trendy
ingredient is all over the internet in beauty blogs, skin care ads and
YouTube channels. Except that it’s not new at all.

EGF
(epidermal growth factor)
has been around for quite a while. And scientists are continually testing EGF to see what other applications this amazing growth
factor has. What exactly is epidermal growth factor and what can it do for you?

Epidermal growth factor
is a polypeptide that stimulates cell growth and division. It also plays a
very important role in the wound healing process- everything from sun
damage, burns, scarring and wrinkles- EGF has the
incredible ability to jumpstart the skin by regenerating new, healthy skin
at the cellular level. It can also stimulate collagen production deep
within the dermal layer of the skin, which can restore lost volume and
firmness to skin’s structure.

Our bodies produce growth factors naturally when we are young. As we grow
past puberty, our bodies produce less and less of these precious
polypeptides and our cellular growth and division slows down as well. What
does this mean? It means we are aging. Inside and out. Our skin is
usually just the first place we notice it. We need growth factors to renew
our cells and tissue to stay healthy and heal quickly.

We don’t just need epidermal growth factor, either. Growth
factor families are in the hundreds. Each family consists of groups of
growth factors that work together for a specific purpose. In fact, no
individual growth factor can solely “do it all” for our skin, or anywhere
else in our bodies. Growth factors work best and most effectively when they
are paired up with other ones. Like EGF and IGF-1 & 2, as an example.

In fact, to be the most effective on our aging skin, we need several types of growth factors working synergistically to see the
maximum results these fantastic factors can have on making our skin
youthful and healthy again.

The addition of EGF to skin care products is an anti-aging
break through. But the very best skin care products will have more than
just one type of growth factor in their formula. Our skin needs cellular
growth and division of those new cells for fresh, healthy skin to surface.
This is also why the type of EGF is important.
There are several types of EGF that have been added to
today’s skin care products. Some of these types of EGF
products are making claims that not entirely true with respect to what they
can do for your skin.

The first type is human EGF (epidermal growth factor). We
produce this naturally in our bodies; our levels of this type of growth
factor drop significantly after puberty. Some skin care products contain
trace amounts of this growth factor. But because it’s harder to source and
may be considered controversial for use; it may be hard to know where and
how this type of growth factor was obtained for use in a product. It’s also
the most expensive- costing several hundred dollars for trace amounts of
this type of EGF.

The second type of EGF is plant-derived. This type is much
easier to source, because they can be “farmed” for commercial use.
Unfortunately, the growth hormones plants produce regulate their
growth cycle, water absorption, seed dormancy, root growth and fruit
ripening. Plant growth hormones do not sufficiently stimulate the
biochemical signals with human skin to regenerate and repair our skin
cells. This makes formulas with plant-derived growth hormones a much less
effective choice for anti-aging.

The third type is mammalian-derived EGF. These growth
factors are a lot closer to human growth factors and offer the same cell
regenerating, anti-aging benefits. Mammalian-derived EGF
is also easier to source; this means the concentration of growth factors
can be a lot higher than a formula who uses human growth factors, which are
usually much more expensive and with a lower concentration ofEGF overall. They are alsobiocompatible within human skin- that means you can experience all the wonderful anti-aging benefits that growth factors can
have.

Now that you know the different types of epidermal growth factors, let’s talk about what those
benefits are. With the right groups of growth factors working together
within your skin, every sign of aging is addressed. Growth factors work
within your skin to:


  • promote the increased production of collagen and elastin for
    maintaining skin’s structure
  • increase skin density (thickness)
  • decrease enlarged pores
  • improve uneven skin tone and pigmentation
  • improve skin texture and softness
  • decrease wrinkling due to new collagen synthesis
  • improve skin smoothness and firmness
  • increase elasticity and volume

EGF
and a balanced mixture of other growth factors are crucial and the key to
keeping skin youthful and healthy by “feeding” your skin on a cellular
level.

Finding the best epidermal growth factor products is much easier if you
know what to look for. Remember, the most effective ones will use
mammalian-derived growth factors to give your skin the maximum anti-aging
benefits by using a higher concentration of epidermal growth factor.

The formula that you choose should also have more than one growth factor in
it. Growth factors work best when they are grouped together to maximize
skin cell regeneration and repair. NeoCorium EGF Stem Cell Anti-Aging Facial Treatment is a
skin care product that uses 4500 cc of only
mammalian-derived EGF and 9 other growth factors and stem cells in a concentrated,
all-natural formula. This facial treatment formula delivers the
clinical-grade results that you would get at an in-office EGF facial. Every ingredient in this concentrated formula
is there for a reason- each one is a powerful anti-ager.

The bioactives in NeoCorium’s EGF Stem Cell Anti-Aging Facial Treatment are
all-natural, ethically sourced and made in the USA- making this anti-aging
formula a top choice.

Bioactive Ingredients:

  • Epidermal growth factor
    – Clinically decreases wrinkling, aids in improved skin density and
    assists in producing new collagen formation within the skin. (Hussain et al., 2008) * see below
  • Fibroblast growth factor
    – Improves skin softness, viscoelasticity as well as reducing wrinkle
    volume and depth. Rejuvenation of aging skin. (Ono, I. 2011) (Zeranska et al., 2016) *see below
  • Platelet-derived growth factor
    – Encourages healthy cell growth, type 1 collagen and
    skin fibroblasts that may maintain skin integrity and youth. (Kim et al., 2011) *see below
  • Erythropoietin
    – Reparative and rejuvenation for skin tissue. Reduces inflammation and
    helps heal. (Sorg et al., 2013) *see below
  • Transforming growth factors Alpha & Beta
    – Stimulation of collagen secretion and maintaining healthy skin
    structure. Enhances the rate of healing damaged skin. (Ching et al., 2011) (Ranaweera, 2011) *see below
  • Interleukins
    -Stimulates immune responses within cells. Reduces inflammation,
    enhances healing and activation of growth factors. (Draelos, 2016) *see below
  • Insulin-like growth factors 1 & 2
    – Increases healing and aids in healthy cell growth, collagen and
    elastin. Decreases both intrinsic skin aging (natural aging process)
    and extrinsic skin aging (aging from environmental factors). (Povoa et
    al., 2011) (Ranaweera, 2011) *see below
  • Emu oil
    – Anti-inflammatory, has essential omega-3’s, reduces the appearance of
    scars and sun damage, penetrates deeply into skin to moisturize, aids
    in healing eczema and psoriasis. (Axe, 2016) *see below
  • Jojoba oil
    – Promotes the absorption of topicals, anti-inflammatory properties,
    moisturizing, can reduce the signs of aging, aids in wound healing and
    protecting the skin. (Pazyar et al., 2013) *see below
  • Lavender oil
    – Aids in increasing fibroblasts to synthesize rapid collagen
    production and stimulates healing at a faster rate. (Mori et al., 2016) *see below


**Not all human clinical trials- some in vivo, in vitro, in animal
models**

References

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