Ingredient feature: Growth Factors

08.06.2013, 16:49 CDT | Posted In: Skin Recovery, Signs of Aging, Health & Beauty, Products, Skin Care


How do wounds heal and burnt trees regrow? Did you know you can cut an arm off a starfish and after a few days it starts to grow back? Without growth factors this couldn’t happen. An essential part of the regenerative process for both plants and animals, growth factors are simply natural messenger proteins that allow communication between living cells.

It’s not just a hyped-up buzzword in skin care. Growth factors have scientific evidence backing their effectiveness and happen to be one of the newest technologies in helping to improve the appearance of your skin. Over the last decade research has shown that topical growth factors can repair skin that is damaged from natural aging and support rapid healing and rejuvenation of tissue.1-8

As we age, our bodies produce lower levels of natural growth factors resulting in increased breakdown of collagen and other essential proteins.1-8 Obagi partnered with Suneva Medical to bring our customers ReGenica®, the next generation in growth factor skin care. With the most advanced growth factor technology, ReGenica is a topical means of tricking aging or damaged cells into behaving like younger, energetically perfect-looking skin cells.9

Through the years, growth factor skin care has gone through several important technological advancements. From plant-based growth factors to today’s latest development using cells reprogrammed to behave like multi-potent embryonic stem cells, growth factor technology continues to develop. Our mission at Obagi is to continually bring you the latest and best developments in skin care technology and efficacy.

Are you curious how growth factors can improve the appearance of your skin? Obagi will be announcing a new addition to its family of products this week, which features the latest in growth factor skin care. to be the first to hear about it.

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