I had heard a lot about Icelandic skincare brand, BIOEFFECT – all good things of course, like how it uses fewer ingredients in its products compared to other skincare brands. That their products are hypoallergenic and parabens free and more importantly, highly effective. I finally had the chance to find out for myself if it’s all talk or there’s some substance to it.
I must admit, I had high hopes because BIOEFFECT as a brand is coming up on its tenth anniversary which is clearly a testament to its products, especially in an industry that is fickle and harsh on brands that don’t meet its very high standards.
At a recent breakfast event, BIOEFFECT unveiled new products to its EGF (epidermal growth factor) range – a BIOEFFECT EGF Serum, BIOEFFECT EGF Essence and BIOEFFECT EGF BIOEFFECT Imprinting Hydrogel Mask.
It was the first time I’d heard about Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) and its benefit to skin so I was all ears. Our skin cells naturally produce EGF to keep our skin youthful and supple but like most things in the body, production slows as we grow older, so BIOEFFECT’s signature barley based EGF used in these products is a plant-based replica of human EGF to help stimulate skin cells to reproduce EGF.
But that’s not all it does. While stimulating the production of EGF in the body, it does the same for collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin, all of which keep skin looking plump and youthful.
All three products launched have different steps in a typical skincare routine but the overarching goal is to reverse the signs of aging and restore the skin’s natural radiance. So let’s take a look at each product:
BIOEFFECT EGF Essence
Anyone who uses an essence in their skincare routine knows it is to boost hydration and BIOEFFECT say their EGF Essence does this and goes even further. This essence doesn’t just hydrate skin; it also helps skin absorb the other products in your routine.
The BIOEFFECT EGF Essence is light-weight and watery so it penetrates skin fairly easily, and helps stimulate skin’s production of EGF or Epidermal Growth Factor. It also signals skin to produce collagen and elastin. This essence is the first step in using BIOEFFECT’s EGF skincare routine, and works hand in hand with BIOEFFECT EGF serums and moisturisers to enhance their effectiveness.
Another new product is the BIOEFFECT EGF Serum, a ground-breaking anti-aging serum that delivers dramatic visible improvements to skin. It’s a multi-purpose serum that doesn’t only reverse signs of aging, it also rejuvenates the skin’s complexion, tone and texture.
The serum which again contains the brand’s stimulating EGF, uses only geothermal energy and pure subterranean glacial water to stimulate skin to renew and restore its natural radiance. Continuous use showed up to 60% improvement on skin’s thickness and 30% increase in skin density. Ground breaking numbers in the beauty industry according to BIOEFFECT.
The BIOEFFECT Imprinting Hydrogel Mask
Finally, there’s the BIOEFFECT Imprinting Hydrogel Mask. That’s a mouthful but it does a lot so go with it. When used after the EGF Essence and EGF Serum, this mask basically creates the perfect environment for maximum EGF production and effect. The process is call imprinting; here’s how it works…
The chain reaction needed to re-activate the production of EGF within skin cells begins with applying BIOEFFECT EGF Serum. Upon contact with skin, the serum signals cells to begin producing their own EGF and distribute it, which triggers neighbouring cells to do the same. This chain reaction continues from the epidermis – the top layer of skin, down into the dermis – the main layer of skin.
This mask is recommended 2-3 times a week after cleansing, applying the BIOEFFECT essence and serum. Apply the BIOEFFECT Imprinting Hydrogel Mask on top of the serum and leave it on for 15 minutes. After removing the mask, gently massage any excess serum into skin.
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BIOEFFECT has an extensive range that can be found at Harrods, Liberty’s, Look Fantastic, Net-A-Porter, among others so you can’t exactly pick it up in your neighbourhood high street store as you’d expect with any high end skincare brand.
But if you’re serious about your skincare and looking to invest in products that show real visible results, you might want to consider the BIOEFFECT EGF range. Studies have shown that continuous use shows up to 60% improvement in skin’s thickness and 30% increase in skin density, reversing visible signs of aging as well as improving the skin’s complexion, tone and texture.
Another reason to consider the BIOEFFECT EGF range is that it’s made with the purest of ingredients including Iceland’s subterranean glacial waters. It’s also hypoallergenic, fragrance and parabens free, all of which makes it very soothing to skin and less likely to cause irritation to sensitive skin.
Find out more about other products in the EGF range at the BIOEFFECTS website, and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to get the latest launches and skincare tips. You can also download my FREE Weekly Skincare Routine Planner to help you achieve beautiful, clear skin in 2019.