Factors for change: AQ Skin Solutions

What is it?  High tech skincare with growth-factors to speed up skin regeneration and make ageing skin act and look younger.

What’s the USP? The high concen-tration of ‘multiple growth factors’, which are derived from stem cells, in the sort of quantities you find in young skin. This magic mix will stimulate the natural repair processes in your own skin [says the company website] so that, hey presto, six weeks later, your skin will be firmer, smoother, brighter and more even in tone. If you want the detail on growth factors etc, see the website,


Hero product? AQ Skin Solutions GF Active Serum, reassuringly expensive at £157.


Why the name? After the company’s founder, Dr Ahmed Al-Qahtani, who was inspired to start his skincare product line after doing extensive work in the medical applications of Growth Factors for healing wounds and creating artificial skin grafts.


How new is it? Launched in the UK last year, available through DermacareDirect.