Experience the rush of all-day moisturization with the deeply hydrating fragrance-free HYDRATING CREAM from BIOEFFECT. This refreshing water moisturizer, formulated with pure Icelandic water, Barley EGF, Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin E, boosts skin’s moisture levels up to 35%, and leaves skin soft, smooth and radiant for 12 hours.


Key Features:

  • Instant and long-lasting hydration that lasts 12 hours*
  • Boost in skin’s moisture levels up to 35% in just 2 uses*
  • Oil-free, lightweight, fast-absorbing formula
  • Antioxidant protection and benefits
  • Leaves skin soft, radiant and looking smooth and plump
  • Can be used alone and on top of BIOEFFECT serums
  • Only 16 pure, safe ingredients
  • Suitable for all skin types, ideal moisturizer for oily skin
  • Fragrance-, alcohol-, gluten- and paraben-free

Size: 50 mL/ 1.70 oz.


BIOEFFECT HYDRATING CREAM is a long-lasting, oil-free hydrating moisturizer that boosts moisture levels in the skin up to 35% in just 2 applications* and lasts for up to 12 hours. From the land of magnificent waterfalls, this is Iceland’s take on the water cream: a high-performance, antioxidant moisturizer that combines pure, gentle Icelandic Water, Barley EGF, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E for a powerful rush of nourishing moisture that leaves skin smooth, plump, and hydrated.

It is a moisturizer for day or night use and a great addition to the BIOEFFECT skincare routine. Use on its own or layer on top of BIOEFFECT serums for added hydration and nourishment. This luxury moisturizer meets the clean beauty standard, with only 16 pure, safe ingredients.

Why EGF & Hyaluronic Acid?
This Barley EGF Moisturizer is designed to leverage the science behind how Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) influences sugar molecules like Hyaluronic Acid in our skin naturally and how the two work together for healthy, powerful hydration.

How to Use:

Apply to face and neck, massaging gently in an upwards motion.
A great addition to the BIOEFFECT skincare routine, as it can be used day and night, alone and on top of BIOEFFECT serums for added hydration and nourishment.

To maximize results, incorporate into an everyday BIOEFFECT EGF skincare routine.
Pair with:
- EGF Essence is inspired by Asian skincare that uses these ‘miracle waters’ to prepare the skin to receive a serum or moisturizer.
- EGF Serum is an award-winning, anti-aging serum with only 7 pure ingredients.

For external use only. Use only as directed. If irritation occurs, consult a dermatologist.

Key Ingredients
Hyaluronic Acid – A vital substance naturally found in skin. It is critical for maintaining skin hydration. Known for its incredible capacity to attract and hold vast amounts of moisture. Hydrates and plumps the skin.

Vitamin E is one of the most well-known and researched antioxidants for the body and for the skin. It naturally occurs in human skin but can become depleted due to constant environmental exposure in the absence of sun protection. Helps protect the skin from environmental aggressors like free radicals, as well as improving skin texture and tone.

Barley EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) – Moisture-binding, skin-rejuvenating, and signaling protein, the first of its kind to be produced in plants by BIOEFFECT scientists as a way to combat the visible effects from the loss of the EGF found in our skin naturally. Barley EGF helps support the skin’s natural collagen production and is essential for keeping skin looking smooth, healthy, and youthful.

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In the past thirty years, science has made significant breakthroughs on the molecular and genetic level, some of which answer crucial questions about our own biology. Have you ever asked yourself how does an infant’s skin grow so fast without breaking? Or, why do people develop wrinkles? Or, how do skin cells repair damaged skin? If you have, then you’ve touched on the subject of growth factors.

Every living thing—people, animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria—grows. But cells don’t just automatically multiply: in humans and animals, cells respond to instruction from highly specialized proteins or hormones called growth factors. Named for their function, growth factors were discovered by two scientists who were awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for their work.

Growth factors are cellular activators: they are signal molecules that communicate with cells, sending a message to repair, rejuvenate, or proliferate. Hundreds of different growth factors control the more than 300 cell types in humans. They’re the crucial foremen on the construction site that is your body’s development, and they work at full capacity for years. From birth until adulthood, our bodies manufacture copious amounts of various growth factors that affect the growth of everything from bones to organs to nerves to skin. But when we reach maturity, production diminishes. As a result, cell turnover and repair slows, eventually affecting our health and appearance. In fact, our skin gets thinner by 1% each year after we turn 20, and five years after menopause, our skin becomes 30% thinner.

“The result is healthier, denser, more hydrated, younger-looking skin”

Since 1986, medical research into growth factors has exploded. Huge breakthroughs include life-saving treatments such as the use of G-CSF, a growth factor that induces the production of white blood cells after chemotherapy. EGF, or epidermal growth factor, helps burn victims grow new skin and speed wound recovery. 

But EGF may also be used to replenish the body’s own supply, which diminishes with age. EGF application stimulates the body’s own skin cells to proliferate, increasing skin turnover and radiance while slowing the aging process. It boosts production of collagen and elastin, the skin’s bouncy scaffolding, increasing tone and elasticity. It boosts the skin’s capacity to store water and reduce water loss. The result is healthier, denser, more hydrated,  younger-looking skin.

“By engineering barley's own genetic code for growth so that it most resembles human EGF, BIOEFFECT created barley-based EGF”

In scientific research, EGF has been grown in bacteria, but this poses a risk of endotoxins for humans. Other means of obtaining EGF present ethical, moral, and legal issues, as in the use of human cells. After many years of research, the scientists at BIOEFFECT pioneered an astounding method of growing a plant-based replica of EGF in barley. By engineering barley’s own genetic code for growth so that it most resembles human EGF, BIOEFFECT created barley-based EGF. Because barley is self-pollinating, there is no risk of cross-breeding. In addition to being safe, pure, and efficient, BIOEFFECT’s EGF is grown in a carbon emissions-free greenhouse in inert volcanic pumice.

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