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Bev Sidders Skincare Glossary

Sh-Polypeptide-9 or rh-Polypeptide-9

Sh-Polypeptide-9 or rh-Polypeptide-9 (VEGF) —  “a very promising molecule;”  VEGF a cell signaling protein also called Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor. As its name suggests, its main function is to stimulate the formation of blood vessels. As to what it does in cosmetic products, we found manufacturers info claiming that it plays a role in supplying fibroblast cells with nutrients, in the growth and migration of cells and in wound healing. It usually comes to the formula as part of a Growth Factor mix trade named “BIO-Placenta”, that combines EGF, IGF-1, FGF1, FGF2 and VEGF to form a synergistic growth factor cocktail. BIO Placenta is claimed to do pretty much everything you would want from an anti-aging active including anti-wrinkle, skin rejuvenation, elasticity enhancement, moisturizing and cell vitalization properties.