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What are Growth Factors and How Do They Work?

What are Growth Factors and How Do They Work?

What are Growth Factors and How Do They Work?

When it comes to skincare, growth factors are emerging on the scene as one of the most effective new ingredients available. You might have noticed a sudden shift over the past few years with major skincare brands. These brands are now including growth factors in serums, creams, and even hair growth products. It’s not uncommon now for popular skincare lines to include one or more growth factors in top products and boast about their anti-aging qualities.

While it might sound too good to be true, this time the miracle ingredient is as good as it says it is. Surprisingly, the science behind growth factors didn’t start in the skincare industry. It began as a treatment for burn victims and evolved into becoming a powerhouse youth-enhancing skincare ingredient. So, here’s the million-dollar question, what are growth factors?

What are Growth Factors?

Growth factors are naturally produced cells that stimulate cell growth and regeneration. Many growth factors are found in the body such as when a wound is healing or when your skin is generating collagen. Growth factors can come from a wide variety of sources.

Most commonly, growth factors are sourced from humans and animals. When you are using a product promoting growth factors, it could be from umbilical cords, foreskins, or even pig intestines. Some skin care lines, such as Audrose, are committed to cruelty-free and vegan practices and have sourced their growth factors exclusively from plants.

There are two separate botanical-based growth factors in the Audrose Activator and Serum Concentrate. The Activator uses orchid stem cells to boost communication between fibroblast cells which then generates more collagen production. The Serum Concentrate also contains orchid stem cells as well as powerful hibiscus extract which tones, tightens, and decreases the degradation of elastin in cells.

How Do Growth Factors Work?

Growth factors are used to increase communication between cells, generate youth-boosting collagen, and reduce the depth of fine lines and wrinkles. Often, they reduce the degeneration of skin cells while simultaneously increasing healthy cell production. Growth factors also stimulate the production of elastin which gives skin the ability to bounce back and glycosaminoglycan which can rebuild the extracellular matrix.

How Do Growth Factors Impact Skin Health?

While there are no long-term studies on growth factors, the studies that have been completed within the last few years have shown incredible results in skin hydration, elasticity, and firmness. Since growth factors are recognized by the body, those with skin conditions haven’t experienced adverse reactions to using them.

When it comes to skin health and growth factors, the results have been positive. Growth factors work as a multi-correctional ingredient that can transform skin from dull to glowing. While there have been concerns about human and animal-derived growth factors, clean plant-based growth factors have proven just as effective and far less controversial.

The Bottom Line

If you’re ready to try skincare with an extra boost of vitality, choosing a product that contains high-quality growth factors will send you on your way to healthy revitalized skin. Double the power of plant-based growth factors when you pair the Audrose Activator and Serum Concentrate. Used together, this powerful duo fits together like a puzzle to give you the healthy luminous skin you’ve always wanted.

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