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Our Unique EGF.

EGF stands for Epidermal Growth Factor. From birth until adulthood, our bodies produce these skin-replenishing signaling proteins called growth factors and they communicate with cells; sending messages to repair and rejuvenate. We like to think of them as musical conductors instructing all the different cells how and when to perform.

What is EGF, and how does it affect skin?

EGF is one of the most important growth factor proteins in our skin and plays a vital role in the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to maintain skin’s healthy, dense, and youthful appearance.

If we imagine a baby’s skin, it is thick and plump, because it is full of EGF. When we are born – and our skin is soft, smooth, plump, and healthy – we have copious amounts of EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) proteins that signal cells in relation to repair and rejuvenation. They are vital for maintaining healthy, youthful skin functions like the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that help keep skin thick, dense, smooth, and firm. Once we reach maturity, by the time we are in our 20's, the natural production of EGF is already starting to decrease. This decrease results in slower cell turnover and repair, eventually affecting our skin's youthful appearance – skin starts to sag, and fine lines and wrinkles appear.

What do growth factors do for skin?

From birth until adulthood, our body produces copious amounts of growth factor proteins that are the “messengers” for our cells. There are many different types of growth factors that can be naturally found at the surface level of our skin (the epidermal layer) through to the deeper dermis layer. EGF is one of the most important growth factor proteins for healthy and youthful looking skin, helping support the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to keep skin looking smooth, thick, and dense.

What is EGF in skincare?

As already mentioned, the natural production of EGF in our skin is already starting to decrease by the time we are in our 20's. As a result, cell turnover and repair slow, eventually affecting our skin's appearance. Skin starts to sag, becomes thinner and drier, and fine lines and wrinkles appear.

Using EGF in skincare is a way of helping target the visible aging effects resulting from the loss of EGF naturally found in our skin. This has been our goal from the beginning, and after over a decade of research, BIOEFFECT scientists developed a way to produce a plant-based EGF. Our Barley EGF is a sustainable, renewable ingredient produced in our ecologically-engineered greenhouse in Iceland, powered by geothermal energy.

What makes BIOEFFECT EGF unique?

The majority of EGF available in the world is produced via bacteria (often E. Coli), yeast, or human/animal cells. In that process a certain biproduct, endotoxin, is synthesized. Endotoxins can have harmful effects on the human body and cause irritative skin reactions as well as inhibit the skins natural healing process.

BIOEFFECT EGF is unlike most other commercial growth factors as it is purely plant-based. BIOEFFECT scientists developed a method to produce a plant-based EGF in barley plants for an unparalleled level of purity, stability, sustainability, and efficacy. As BIOEFFECT Barley EGF is produced in a plant it is therefore free of harmful biproducts and remains pure, clean, and effective – making it the perfect choice for clean and healthy skincare.

Proven results confirmed by clinical efficacy studies.

We pride ourselves on the pure science, clean formulations, and proven results. Countless in-house scientific studies have shown the skin benefits of Barley EGF. We have conducted over 50 scientific in-house efficacy studies, lasting from 1 month up to 3 years. In the last decade, over 2.000 Icelandic women have tried and tested our products – experiencing the incredible improvements on their own skin. The results of these studies clearly show that topical application of Barley EGF has a powerful and positive effect on the skin’s appearance – boosting hydration, improving visible skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It has even been shown to help support skin’s natural collagen production to keep it looking smooth, healthy, dense, and youthful.