Growth Factors

Growth Factors2017-07-14T02:45:48+13:00

What are growth factors?

Growth factors are procuded by the body to control growth, division, and maturation of cells. They are what regulate the division and the production of cells.

What makes Osmosis' growth factor serum unique?

Beyond having higher numbers and a more complete collection of growth factors that result from combining fibroblasts and stem cells, we have evolved our growth factors. This means we have perfected a way to complete the growth factor manufacturing process by creating exosomes. Exosomes are protective envelopes that surround each growth factor allowing it to have a longer life, better penetration, and more activation at the receptor site.

What do growth factors do when used in skincare?

When growth factors are utilized in products, they have two major benefits: protect the skin and stimulate growth of new cells. The growth factors that are secreted from adult human stem cells benefit all skin conditions.

Why do we choose to use growth factors?

We choose to use growth factors because we can obtain hundreds of them from stem cells and when applied topically to the skin, we can encourage multiple cell type growth to repair and replace damaged cells.

Growth factors found in Osmosis products:

HGF (Hepatocyte Growth Factor): Enhances wound repair and increases the number of macrophages for scar tissue removal.

TGF-B (Transforming Growth Factor Beta): Increases new blood vessel formation and collagen production.

FGF (Fibroblast Growth Factor): Elevates the number of collagen manufacturing cells along with increasing their production levels.

IFNg (Interferon Gamma): Fights viral and bacterial infections and increases 'Natural Killer' cell activity.

PDGF-AA (Platelet Derived Growth Factor): Creates new fibroblasts, increases the number of macrophages, increases angiogenesis, and new cell development.

GM-CSF (Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor): Stimulates immune cell production.

GF1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor): Promotes cell growth and proliferation.

VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor): Increases new blood vessel formation.

KGF (Keratinocyte Growth Factor): Increases production of epithelial cells.

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it's all in the delivery


Adult stem cells derived from fat cells.

Stem cells transferred to a culture containing specific growth media.

Stem cells begin dividing.  During this process their growth factors are secreted.

150-300 growth factors and cytokines* are secreted from the division of stem cells.

We collect the growth factors by separating out the highest percent and leave the stem cells behind to continue division and creation of growth factors.

*Cytokines work together with cells of the immune system in order to regulate the body's response to disease and infection.  Cytokines also mediate normal cellular processes in the body.


EXOSOMES are made by the cells to package and protect the growth factors and cytokines for more efficient delivery. The exosome is an intelligent “micro sphere” which has molecules (peptides and polysaccharides) that have special movement, navigational and targeting properties. It can also easily move through tissues and deliver contents to neighbouring cells