The big buzz words in skin for the last 20 years have been alpha hydroxy acids and retinoic acids. But recently, something new has been sweeping the beauty industry: Growth Factors. So, what is the craze all about? What they are: Growth factors are the proteins responsible for the production of collagen and the maintaining of cell activity, which plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin. Growth factors directly stimulate the cells responsible for youth. Growth factors are created in a lab, which adds an additional level of science to the field of skin rejuvenation.
TNS Essential Serum is one of the top products in this field. It is a combination of naturally occurring growth factors, antioxidants, collagen and cytokine- which have been shown to improve skin texture, reduce age spots, improve tone and elasticity and smooth and brighten skin. Unlike retinoic acids, TNS essential serum will show results in as little as 30 days, making it a much more gratifying experience. Beware though, this product has a very slight hint of odor to it, due to the high concentration of growth factors present, but this dissipates within a few moments. TNS is easy to incorporate into a skin care regimen and can be used with alpha hydroxy acids and retinoic acids.
Tensage is another hot growth factor product. It is unique in the fact that it is based on the biologically active glycoprotein secretion SCA, which comes from the secretions of a species of snail. This allows skin to repair itself in as little as 24 hours. Tensage is a little more complicated to incorporate into an existing skin care regimen. It involves the use of treatment ampules to prime your skin for one month, followed by the use of a moisturizing skin cream at night. With Tensage, patients will alternate their use of Retnoic acid on an every other day basis. With all the science and research behind Growth Factors, its no wonder that they are quickly becoming the first line of defense in the battle against aging.