Are Epidermal Growth Factors the Fountain of Youth?

First, a little back-story: Epidermal growth factors (or EGFs) aren’t really anything new—they were discovered in 1986 by two scientists, who received a Nobel Prize for determining how EGFs function—they’re just not as buzzed about as ingredients like stem cells. But you definitely should know what they are because they have potent skin-regenerating properties, which means major anti-aging benefits. Since the name makes them sound a bit like they’re the brainchild of a mad scientist, we turned to skincare expert Kerry Benjamin to answer all of our questions.

Keep reading to find out why many skincare specialists now refer to EGFs as the fountain of youth!