What is an EGF?
Epidermal growth factors (EGF) are single-chain proteins naturally occurring in human skin cells. They signal skin cells to "behave" like young, healthy skin cells. EGFs can help with wrinkle improvement, enhance skin barrier, support wound healing and even minimize the formation of pigmentation and acne scarring. For most people, EGF production naturally drops off around 29 years of age. Many professionals offer EGF-based facial treatments post-laser or other abrasive skin treatments and are recommended for dry, ageing skin.
Ours is produced in a freeze-dried sphere, bound to Italian Bio Fermented Hyaluronic Acid and 5 types of Ceramides inside a medical grade, air tight jar to prevent contamination and oxidization. It needs to be re-constituted with one of our serums before use.
I heard EGF's come from baby boy foreskins? Does yours come from penises?!
Early version EGFs did in fact, come from discarded baby boy foreskins in Korea. However, nowadays there's a barley derived, vegan version available that's even better for absorption and is completely vegan and ethically sourced. This is the EGF we're using in our orbs. No penises involved. (Really.)
How does the Ceramide & EGF Treatment Orb work?
Originally for professional use only, the Ceramide & EGF Treatment Orb condenses more than 12 different active ingredients into a weightless orb using freeze-dry technology. This orb looks like a little snowball and melts upon contact with Snow Fox serum. Once mixed, it boosts and amplifies the serum's effects to deliver an instant dose of hydration, skin barrier enhancement and firming. Clinical studies on one of the active ingredients alone have shown a +6% improvement in wrinkle volume in as little as 30 minutes!
What types of products do I use this with?
Cucumber Recovery Serum — For an intensively hydrating, calming facial treatment. Recommended for post-laser, dermabrasion treated skin or irritated, very dry, stressed skin.
True Luminosity Serum — For a hydrating, Brightening facial treatment. Suggested for Normal, Dry or Mature skin with pigmentation or discoloration issues.
For the BEST (most recommended) results, definitely use a Snow Fox Sheet mask on top immediately after the application of the orb and serum. Once the serum is fully absorbed, apply the sheet directly onto skin and leave for 20 minutes.
Can I use this with other brands' serums?
The orb is formulated for compatibility with Snow Fox serums only, though they will still melt when mixed with other liquids or serums. However, as the Booster Orbs amplify the liquid's effects on skin by enhancing penetration and results, we suggest not using serums with filler agents or potentially irritating ingredients.