Topical growth factors are the latest trend in skin care.

Taking your complexion beyond AHAs, Retinols and Topical Vitamin C to improve the health and appearance of your sun damaged and aging skin without burning, peeling or irritation.

Scientists are developing ways to hinder the aging process by growing new skin more rapidly. They are using growth factors as a way to maintain skin's youth. Growth Factors or Proteins promote the organization and maintenance of cells and tissues within our bodies.

The many different growth factors have unique functions:

Transforming Growth Factor-Beta (TGF-ß):

With the ability to significantly boost collagen and elastin production while inhibiting the enzymes that destroy the collagen-elastin matrix. TGF-ß also repairs skin damage and calms the cellular inflammation that promotes the aging process.

Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF):

Working mainly on the outermost layers of the skin, and has the remarkable ability to repair skin damage and increase the production of new skin cells. EGF is also essential for vibrant, radiant skin.

Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF):

Speaking directly with the fibroblasts in the lower layers of the skin, FGF instructs these cells to produce collagen and elastin to renew the skin’s support structure and improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles.


Growth factors play an important role in healing of UV ray damaged skin. Young skin have an abundance of growth factors that signal the fibroblast cells to produce and maintain this matrix. As we get older, growth factors become less, causing the fibroblasts to get sluggish. As the production of collagen- and elastin-producing fibroblasts slow down, enzymes in the skin begin to destroy the supportive matrix faster than it can be replenished, and that’s when fine lines , wrinkles, uneven skin tone and other signs of aging appear.


Regenerate & Repair cells

Extracted from cultured epidermal cells, placental cells, colustrum, and even plants, growth factors are compounds that act as chemical messengers between cells, turning on and off a variety of cellular activities. Growth factors increase the rate at which cells in the body grow. They play a role in cell division, new cell and blood vessel growth, and collagen and elastin production and distribution.

This science was originally developed to treat burn victims, since growth factors are very healing and help to regenerate new, healthy skin. Likewise, the use of growth factors for aging skin has been shown to positively counteract aging and photodamage, specifically loss of elasticity, uneven skin tone, and thinning of the epidermis.

When applied topically to aging skin can speed cell turnover, increase skin thickness, and restore luminosity. Natural growth factors like TGF can stimulate stem cells to damaged areas to reproduce and provide the necessary boost to repair the damaged cells, which results in new tissue and a decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

SkinMedica and now several other companies have pioneered topical serums and lotions that use growth factors including the popular Skinmedica Biometa Essential Serum. This is all in one Anti-aging product with Growth factors, potent antioxidants, peptides and other innovative anti-aging ingredients to regenerate your skin. Improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and the overall tone and texture of skin.Your skin will appear plumper, firmer and brighter.

Jan Marini Transformation products also contain growth factors - TGF beta-1 & Vascular growth factor

 TGF Beta-1 is essential for the normal production of collagen and elastin, which may help keep skin young-looking indefinitely.

AQ Skin Solutions

 AQ Skin Solutions focuses on a scientific and natural approach to skin care

Their products contain hi-purity human fibroblast growth factors. These growth factors are naturally made by the body’s fibroblast (skin) cells. As we age, the production of these growth factors decreases, resulting in the inability of the skin to rejuvenate. Supplementing the skin with these growth factors can help the skin naturally rejuvenate itself, returning the skin to its youthful state.


AQ Active Serum should be applied lightly over clean skin on the entire face, neck, and chest areas. Moderate skin renewal may occur within two weeks, but optimal improvement is usually seen after six weeks of daily use:


• Skin looks significantly younger with regular use
• Diminishes wrinkles and fine lines
• Gives skin a youthful glow and gradually fades sun/age spots
• Growth Factor technology restores youthful skin function to repair damage

AQ Active Serum and Eye Serum

The AQ® Difference: The Highest Quality Growth Factors Available

AQ® growth factor topical skin products are different from other brands. They use only premium sources for our growth factor ingredients,and scientifically advanced methods of production and filtration ensure highly stable, pure, concentrated products.

The Science of AQ® Active Serum Active Serum contains high concentrations of multiple growth factors that are found in healthy, young skin as well as several plant based ingredients that support the repair of DNA damage. Growth factors are natural proteins abundant in young skin that are important for optimum skin health. They are involved in cell turnover and generation, collagen production, and elastin production. These functions help keep skin taut, firm, and smooth. As skin ages and/or suffers photo-­damage from sun exposure, it produces fewer growth factors.

A firmer, smoother complexion with brighter, more even skin tone...

Daily use of Active Serum will produce a firmer, smoother complexion with brighter, more even skin tone, diminished fine lines and wrinkles, and reduced or eliminated sun/age spots and hyperpigmentation. The surface of skin is moisturized for an instant plumping and smoothing effect. The pure, non-greasy formula has a clean smell and will not clog pores or irritate sensitive skin.