BIOEFFECT was born out of a true love for science and a dedication to ensuring that the science is implemented in the most effective way possible.
Our Unique EGF.
EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) is a signalling protein found naturally in our skin. It plays a vital role in the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to maintain skin’s healthy and dense appearance. Once we reach maturity, in our twenties, the natural production of growth factor proteins rapidly starts to decrease, and during menopause the depletion has become significant. As a result, cell turnover and repair slow, eventually affecting our appearance – skin starts to sag, and fine lines and wrinkles appear. To try to combat these visible signs of aging, BIOEFFECT scientists developed a way to produce plant-based EGF in barley, using cutting-edge biotechnology. Countless in-house scientific efficacy studies have shown that topical application of our Barley EGF skincare products can have a positive effect on the skin’s appearance.
Embrace Nature, Embrace Science.
BIOEFFECT Barley is sustainable, uniquely pure and grown in inert volcanic pumice, using geothermal energy and pure Icelandic water enriched with nutrients. Our hydroponic, ecologically-engineered greenhouse can nurture up to 130,000 barley plants at a time and is nestled in the lava fields of Reykjanes Peninsula, only 50 km from our HQ in Reykjavik.
Meet Our Science Team.
BIOEFFECT was founded by three Icelandic scientists when they developed a method to bioengineer plant-based growth factors using techniques of plant biotechnology. One of these growth factors is EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor), BIOEFFECT's signature skincare ingredient. Since the beginning, we have strived to restore and maintain skin’s natural vitality through healthy, pure ingredients and truly effective advancements in skin care utilising biotechnology. Our scientists are continually expanding their research of skin cells, growth factors and innovative ingredients in a quest to maximise the benefits of a BIOEFFECT skincare routine.
Pure, Green, and Clean.
When we talk about purity in skin care, we mean it on several levels: from our clean formulations with only few ingredients and geologically filtered Icelandic water, to our high-tech ecologically-engineered greenhouse in Iceland powered by sustainable geothermal energy. Discover how we do pure, green, and clean beauty at BIOEFFECT.