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. By the time we are in our 20's, the natural production of EGF is already starting to decrease. This decrease significantly contributes to slower cell turnover and repair, eventually affecting our skin's youthful appearance – skin starts to sag, and fine lines and wrinkles appear.
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 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 youthful, healthy skin, helping to support the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, while maintaining smooth, thick, and dense skin.
By the time we are in our 20's, the natural production of EGF in our skin is already starting to decrease. As a result, cell turnover and repair slow, eventually affecting our skin's youthful appearance. Skin starts to sag, become thinner, drier, and fine lines and wrinkles appear.
To help combat the visible ageing effects from the loss of the EGF found in our skin naturally, BIOEFFECT scientists invented a way to produce a plant-based EGF in barley. Our Barley EGF is a sustainable, renewable ingredient produced in our ecologically-engineered greenhouse powered by geothermal energy. Barley EGF is a moisture-binding, skin-rejuvenating, and signaling protein, which helps support the skin’s natural collagen production and is essential for keeping skin looking smooth, healthy, and youthful.
EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) is a signaling protein that is vital for maintaining healthy, youthful skin functions like the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to help keep skin thick, dense, smooth, and firm. But scientists have found that the natural levels of EGF in the skin diminish as we age.
At BIOEFFECT, we believe EGF is so important for healthy, youthful-looking skin, that our scientists spent decades researching a way to produce a plant-based EGF in barley to help combat the visible effects from the loss of the EGF found in our skin naturally. Among its many benefits, our Barley EGF significantly boosts skin hydration, helping to support the skin’s natural collagen production, and is an essential part of helping keep your skin smooth, healthy, and youthful-looking.
BIOEFFECT EGF is unlike most other commercial growth factors on the market as it is the world’s first plant-based growth factor. Most companies that use growth factors in their skincare products use proteins produced in bacteria (E. coli), yeast or human/animal cells. BIOEFFECT scientists invented a way to produce a plant-based EGF in barley for an unparalleled level of purity, quality, stability, sustainability and efficacy.
No. There is a clear difference: Growth factors are messenger proteins generally produced and used locally by the cells/tissue for repair and rejuvenation. Human growth hormones are produced by the pituitary gland for linear growth (how tall we are) and impact muscle mass and body fat.
No. Barley EGF is non-GMO. BIOEFFECT was founded by three Icelandic scientists when they discovered, after over a decade of research, a way to a way to produce plant-based replica of EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) in barley using biotechnology. The barley plants are grown in Iceland inside our high-tech greenhouse powered by geothermal energy. The end products, bioengineered Barley EGF and other Barley Growth Factors, while derived using biotechnology, do not contain any genetic material from GMO.