When it comes to anti-aging serums, there’s no shortage of skincare products that promise a radiant, youthful-looking complexion. While it may be difficult to figure out what’s worth adding to your routine, dermatologists say growth factor serum is worth the hype. A powerful skin-loving concoction, it’s arguably one of the best all-in-one, powerhouse products for healthy skin at any age.

Growth factor serums are made up of proteins, known as growth factor, that help to naturally repair the skin, explains Marisa Garshick, M.D., a leading board-certified dermatologist at Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in NYC. “While growth factors exist naturally in the body, with age the levels decrease.” These proteins play an important role in collagen production and skin regeneration, addressing concerns like skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, and overall skin hydration and health.