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DNA EGF Intensive Renewal- reviewed and recommended

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
July 20, 2011 Reviewed by Marta 10 Comments
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
  • February 5, 2016

    by Shanti

    I am from India, and I live in the U.S. For the past 11 years. I am medium complexioned skin. Since I started working in the school, my face and neck have gone at least 4 shades darker. I tried everything, I wear hat whenever I step outside even while driving. Recently I came to know that the fluorescent lights in the school are the culprits. Can this product help reverse the damage?

  • January 26, 2016

    by Leo Santimer

    I am 65 years old, born and raised in Hawaii, an avid paddler and I work outside.
    I have been using Dr. Moy's DNA-EGF Renewal daily for about one year.
    I should be his "Poster Child" I can not believe how my skin has changed; my face is moist and renewed, I no longer have crusty patches and dry parched skin.
    My hair dresser is amazed at how my skin has improved, the cashiers at the hardware store comment on my skin, my "so called paddling buddies" are calling me "Pretty Boy". I could not have imagined these kinds of results. Dr Moy's products are the real deal!

  • October 26, 2012

    by Alex


    I would like to know what is the difference between DNA Scar Therapy, DNA Intensive Renewal, and Growth Factor Serum?

    Which is better for treating scars from Herpes?

    The condition is a dark red or light brown mark on the skin that seems to vanish when the area is massaged, but then it comes back again after awhile.

    This is an inside-out manifested damage to the skin.

    Which is the most suitable product to cure and remove such marks?

  • July 24, 2011

    by Susan

    Glad to hear there are some new skin lightening peptides being developed. As always - thanks for finding them for us!

  • July 22, 2011

    by Claudia

    I would be interested in trying DNA EGF Renewal products in general and specifically on my forehead where the majority of my lines are. As a health care professional who taught human anatomy & physiology & other medical sciences, I am always interested in learning about & discovering how new scientific information can be used in the beauty & health field.

  • July 21, 2011

    by Tricia Bari

    I would love to try the DNA EGF Renewal cream and/or sunscreen! I am an esthetician and always trying to find products to improve my skin without resorting to Botox or fillers.

  • July 21, 2011

    by Marta

    Hi Peggy,

    I am using the Intensive - as pictured. Sorry that wasn't clear and I have now added it to the title and text.

  • July 20, 2011

    by Peggy

    Hi Marta

    I was wondering which DNA EGF Renewal product you used. Your review prompted me to go to their website to decipher which it was by the ingredients. I didn't find a full ingredient list (which is annoying), but from what I found it seems the Night Renewal cream has more of the ingredients you outlined than the DNA Defense SPF 30+.

    New actives always intrigue me. Micrococcus lysate and arabidopsis thaliana in particular really peak my interest as repairers of damaged skin - and my skin could use some repairing! Another question please - are micrococcus lysate and micrococcus luteus extract the same thing?

    I, like you, want to avoid "nasties," and so also looked up those you listed - thank you so much for providing the glossary of ingredients. It really made me think about whether I wanted to try DNA EGF of not, as my skin is sensitive, and anything that could adversely affect your nervous system is a red flag to me. However, I've passed on other products that sounded great except for the unwanted "nasties," and decided perhaps I should be a little more adventurous(and your recommendation goes a long way, especially knowing you also have sensitive skin).

    I would very much like to test the DNA EGF Night Renewal cream. I don't have a regular night product, and would love to see what difference the Night Renewal cream makes. It would also be interesting to see whether my sensitive skin has any problems with it, and whether I should keep avoiding as many irritants as possible.

    Thanks a bunch.

  • July 20, 2011

    by Donna Woodworth

    Just wanted to thank you for providing such great information!

  • July 20, 2011

    by Kira


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