BIOEFFECT COMPLETE REVIVAL GIFT SET
Revolutionise your travel skincare routine with Bioeffect's most coveted products, presented in the Complete Revival gift set. The kit includes EGF Serum, EGF Day Serum and Body Intensive Serum. The age-defying powers of the facial products work in harmony with the body formula, leaving your face and body hydrated and radiant.
Renews, revives, and restores your skin
Significantly reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Increases skin thickness
Fragrance, alcohol, and oil-free
EGF Serum 15ml, EGF Day Serum 5ml, Body Intensive Serum 7ml
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.
IN THE BEGINNING
BIOEFFECT was founded by three Icelandic scientists when they discovered, after over a decade of research, a way to bioengineer a plant-based human replica of EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) in barley plants. EGF is one of the most important growth factors for skin, helping to boost production of collagen and elastin to maintain healthy, dense and youthful skin.
WHAT WE STRIVE FOR
Our mission is to restore and maintain skin’s natural youthfulness and vitality through healthy, pure ingredients and truly effective advancements in skincare using biotechnology. The challenge is to understand what skin cells truly need for better performance and how we can provide them with the components vital to healthy function.
The flagship product, BIOEFFECT EGF Serum, was launched in Iceland in May 2010. In the years since BIOEFFECT has become a global success and is sold in premium stores worldwide. The product line has also grown and will continue to expand over the next couple of years.
THE SCIENCE OF NATURE
Biotechnology is a science that utilizes biological systems, living organisms or parts of them to develop or create different products. BIOEFFECT was founded by three Icelandic scientists when they discovered, after over a decade of research, a way to bioengineer a plant-based human replica of EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) in barley plants – making it the first and only brand with plant-based growth factors.
GREEN IS GOOD
In barley we found a plant whose complexity and characteristics are perfectly suited to our biotechnology. It is grown in inert volcanic pumice, using geothermal energy and pure Icelandic water enriched with nutrients. Our ecologically-engineered greenhouse is nestled in the lava fields of Reykjanes Peninsula and can nurture up to 130,000 barely plants at a time.
THE RESULTS ARE IN
We pride ourselves on the fact that we do not rely on the self-assessment studies that are so prevalent in the skincare industry. Instead, we have done around 50 scientific in-house studies, most of which are double-blind placebo-controlled efficacy studies lasting from 2 months up to 3 years. The results of these studies clearly show that topical application of growth factors has a powerful effect on skin rejuvenation processes. The efficacy studies are also backed up by independent clinical studies. In an independent double-blind split-face study, BIOEFFECT EGF SERUM demonstrated up to:
30% increase in skin density
60% increase in skin thickness*
*Independent scientific split-face study, that included 29 women using BIOEFFECT EGF SERUM twice daily for 2 months. Results presented at the 12th Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress in Monaco, 2014.
EGF SERUM: GLYCERIN, WATER (AQUA), SODIUM HYALURONATE, TROMETHAMINE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, BARLEY (HORDEUM VULGARE) SEED EXTRACT, EGF (BARLEY SH-OLIGOPEPTIDE-1)
EGF DAY SERUM: WATER (AQUA), PROPYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, SORBITOL, CARBOMER, SODIUM HYALURONATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM CHLORIDE, BARLEY (HORDEUM VULGARE) SEED EXRACT, EGF (BARLEY SH-OLIGOPEPTIDE-1)
BODY INTENSIVE SERUM: WATER (AQUA), GLYCERIN, SODIUM HYALURONATE,HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, BARLEY (HORDEUM VULGARE) SEED EXTRACT, TROMETHAMINE, EGF (BARLEY SH- OLIGOPEPTIDE-1)