If you haven’t heard about the power of growth factors for better skin, now is the time read up. Think of growth factors as little proteins that send messages to our skin cells to help repair and rejuvenate them. One growth factor in particular, Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) is especially important for the role it plays in the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
As you probably know, we’re born with an abundance of those three molecules in our skin, but over time, they decline. The same is true for EGF. That’s where BIOEFFECT EGF Serum comes into play. Here’s what makes it so good.
What It Is
This innovative biotech serum is a must-have if the goal is rejuvenating aging skin. All skin types can use it, and in addition to moisturizing, firming and wrinkle-reducing benefits, it also helps correct uneven skin tone. I love that it is free of oil, fragrance and alcohol, too, and it doesn’t clog pores.
Another reviewer says: “My skin has never looked so good and I’m over 60. Yes it is a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for, and if it’s good skin you want, then this is a great product to use at any age.”
The standout in this serum is BIOEFFECT’s signature Barley EGF. It increases moisture levels in the skin, helps prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and boosts the skin’s natural collagen production. All of these attributes contribute to smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin.
The brand’s scientists created a way to produce plant-based EGF in barley, using cutting-edge biotechnology. Unlike most other commercial growth factors, Barley EGF is a sustainable, renewable ingredient. It is produced in an ecologically engineered greenhouse in Iceland (about 30 miles from Reykjavik) and powered by geothermal energy. Another thing that sets this Barley EGF apart is that during its production, no endotoxins are released. This can be the case with other EGF, so it’s important to educate ourselves on ingredient sourcing whenever possible.
Other key ingredients include hyaluronic acid, glycerin, barley seed extract, and pure Icelandic water. There are only seven ingredients total in the serum.
How to Use It
You only need two to four drops for both your face and neck. It’s a very concentrated serum, so let it absorb for a minute or two before applying moisturizer, sunscreen or makeup on top. If it feels sticky, you’re using too much. You can use it morning and night, which is also what the brand recommends for best results.
Personally, I like to include it in my nighttime routine for the reparative benefits while I sleep. I wake up to smoother, softer skin that feels incredibly hydrated. It’s also helped to minimize the appearance of fine lines on my forehead and between my brows.
Price/Where to Buy
There’s also a smaller sample size available ($65) if you want to test-drive it first.
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