If you have sensitive skin but want to try adding anti-ageing elements to your skincare routine, try epidermal growth factors (EGFs) – an alternative to retinol that leaves your skin less dry. Photo: Shutterstock
If you have sensitive skin but want to try adding anti-ageing elements to your skincare routine, try epidermal growth factors (EGFs) – an alternative to retinol that leaves your skin less dry. Photo: Shutterstock
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Retinol, Botox too strong? Try this anti-ageing ingredient instead, say doctors – why epidermal growth factors, or EGFs, might be right for those with sensitive skin

  • Epidermal growth factors, or EGFs, were discovered in the ’50s as a way to speed up wound and burn recovery. Now they can be found in high-end beauty products
  • Like retinol, products containing EGFs help address issues such as wrinkles, fine lines and hyperpigmentation – but are far gentler on the skin

If you have sensitive skin but want to try adding anti-ageing elements to your skincare routine, try epidermal growth factors (EGFs) – an alternative to retinol that leaves your skin less dry. Photo: Shutterstock
If you have sensitive skin but want to try adding anti-ageing elements to your skincare routine, try epidermal growth factors (EGFs) – an alternative to retinol that leaves your skin less dry. Photo: Shutterstock
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