Obviously, the only way to really know if an anti-aging serum is going to work is to try it.  However, sometimes an educated look at the ingredients will give a good indication. However, when I first looked at DNA EGF Renewal by Dr Roland L Moy, I honestly couldn’t tell. The key actives were mostly enigmatically short of research data and so there was nothing for it but to try it out. A month later, I can say there is nothing enigmatic about the results.

I tested DNA EGF Intensive Renewal on my forehead. This was mostly because I was given a relatively small sample and I wanted to give the product a minimum of 30 days and also because the horizontal lines, although not ravines, were calling out for some help. A month of DNA EGF Renewal later and my forehead is definitely looking a little smoother.

The EGF in DNA EGF Renewal stands for epidermal growth factor. It comes from Icelandic barley, which is one the enigmatic ingredients about which there is little information. Another that has been difficult to pin down is micrococcus lysate, However, when I did get to the bottom of it, I found that this enzyme seems to be well established as a repairer of DNA and micrococcus luteus extract has been studied in after sun creams where it can reverse UV damage.

On the subject of DNA there is arabidopsis thaliana prompts a specifically designed system of liposome delivery (involving the repair enzyme known as OGG1), which identifies DNA damage in your skin, and proceeds to assist the body’s natural process in restoration by beginning the cellular repair process, and also by transporting powerful and effective enzymes and antioxidants into the skin.

An unusual botanical is salicornia herbacae grown in Korean salt marshes.. It looks fairly impressive as its antioxidant activity has been found to be similar to quercetin and rutin.

Peptide-files will be interested to see nonapeptide-1 (Melanostatin-5), a relatively new skin lightening peptide that blocks the hormone which signals the production of melanin, thus preventing and lightening pigmentation.

Although there are some ingredients that I’d prefer to do without, such as the irritants sodium hydroxide, tetrasodium EDTA and phenoxyethanol, I have not had any adverse reactions. The other pleasant surprise is that a little really does go a long way and I plan to keep on using DNA EGF Renewal.


Water, Glycerin, Trimethylolpropane Tricaprylate/Tricaprate, Isododecane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Micrococcus Lysate, Hibiscus Abelmoschus Seed Extract, Nonapeptide-1, Hexyldecanol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Batyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, Salicornia Herbacae Extract, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Cetylhydroxyproline Palmitamide, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Bisabolol, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Allantoin, Lecithin, Sodium Hydroxide, Soybean Lecithin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol