sh-Oligopeptide-1 is a synthetic analog of human polypeptide EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) that contains 53 amino acids. EGF is found in varying concentrations in milk, saliva, urine, plasma, and also in most other body fluids. It is present in different parts of the human body, and therefore it is compatible and biodegradable, whose safety report is available from many sources.
Thanks to bacterial gene recombination technology, this peptide is produced by bacteria (usually E. coli) from a special amino acid mix and no animal-derived materials are involved in the production process. The purified recombinant human peptide is fully functional and mimics the action of the natural growth factor.
sh-Oligopeptide-1 promotes skin repair processes, increasing the rate of self-regeneration. It enhances blood vessel generation around damaged parts of the skin and derives the secretion of rejuvenating promotional factor. Therefore, EGF heals skin injuries without scars.
It also promotes the proliferation of keratinocytes in the corneous layer, endothelial cells, and fibroblasts improving skin barrier function, suppressing inflammatory reactions, and reducing cutaneous scars. In addition, sh-Oligopeptide-1 provides a long-term skin moisturizing effect.
As a result, sh-Oligopeptide-1 boosts the extracellular matrix (ECM) components' production including structural and functional proteins (collagen, elastin, etc.) and glycosaminoglycans including hyaluronic acid, exposing youthful, healthy, and glowing appearance.