Revolutionary New Anti-aging Serum: BIO EFFECT EGF Serum Review


In the movie Death Becomes Her an older husband stealing actress (Meryl Streep) and her revenge obsessed sister (Goldie Hawn) find a mysterious woman (Isabella Rossellini) who sells a miracle youth tonic, ‘a touch of magi in this world obsessed with science’. It’s a powerful potion that stops the aging process and forces it to retreat. Literally. It changes both women into young girls. And it costs them a fortune! They spend their live savings on it. Reluctant to pay at first Meryl Streep is enchanted by how her skin changes after a small sample of the serum. You can watch this memorable scene here.

Having watched this as an impressionable young girl I somehow always belied that it was true. That there was a potion out there, probably known to stars and rich and powerful, that stoped the process of aging, and gave you longer healthier life. An immortality potion. I still hope it’s out there, or will be invented very soon. When I heard about this revolutionary new BIOEFFECT serum my curiosity was piqued. Was it finally here?


What Is It?

BIOEFFECT is a serum from Iceland which helps skin cells to repair themselves. When we’re young the natural cell renewal process allows our skin to regenerate quickly. As we get old this process is significantly slower. This product claims that it can speed up the natural process by increasing the levels of proteins called cellular activators. The serum’s main ingredient is Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), a substance that occurs naturally in the skin (as for example, hyaluronic acid).

In Iceland 30% of women over 30 use this product. The company’s greenhouses are situated not far away from the Blue Lagoon. If you ever been to Iceland and love the place as much as I do, this by itself is enough to get you interested in this product. Like Inglot the company doesn’t advertise much. Still, their product spread like wildfire. Despite their price.

Why Revolutionary? What Does It Do To Your Skin?

The company that owns BIOEFFECT produces growth factors for stem cell research. They have researched using the same growth factors in cosmetics. Growth factors stimulate cell growth and cell differentiation. These chemical ingredients send ‘messages’ to your cells activating certain cell properties. For example, EGF boosts collagen production in the deep layers of the skin.

There are many companies and many products that claim to do just that. Some of them use growth hormones obtained from bacteria. Others contained a very small amount of the factors or limit their beneficial effects by mixing them with other chemical ingredients that brake down growth factors.

BioEffect is the first product to use pure growth factors from plants, namely barely. It’s a healthier, more natural and apparently cost-effective way of using growth factors in cosmetics.


I got a small sample of this from Latest in Beauty. I used this serum only around my eyes where I have some expression lines. I had it for about a month and used almost the entire bottle. Despite being over 30 I don’t have many wrinkles (good beauty routine). I did see some improvement but can’t really say it noticeably reduced my lines. Perhaps the results would be more visible if I had more wrinkles. The product certainly made the skin around my eyes thicker. In a good way. You know how sometimes, especially in the winter, the skin around your eyes looks like rice paper on a spring roll? Like it’s so think and see-through that it can easily be torn? It’s not a nice look and it makes your dark circles more noticeable. This is how my skin looked. After one month of using BIOEFFECT it looks thicker, healthier, firmer and just generally better. The serum didn’t help to with discoloration.

So that’s ~60% on lines, 100% on firmness and 0% on discoloration. Not too bad.


Unretouched photos: after 1 month of using BIOEFFECT


Unretouched photos: after 1 month of using BIOEFFECT

Too Good To Be True?

Well, kind of. This product just might be the next best thing but it’s insanely expensive. At £125 for 15ml I just cannot justify such purchase. The tiny sample from Latest in Beauty costed £8. On the photo below you can see how small the bottle is compared to a 30ml serum. And the full sized version (£125) is also only 15 ml. At the same time this bottle lasted for over a month and I did use more than I should have.

I think it’s a fantastic product if you are starting to consider botox. If you are one step away from taking your skincare routine to the next level and seeing a dermatologists or a cosmetic surgeon cause you are just not seeing any results with standard products. If you still want to try something natural before you resign yourself to botox and other toxic products, try this first. It’s a paraben-free natural product that has helped many women around the world improve the appearance of their skin.

Personally, I know I’m not at this stage yet. Sure, it would be nice to use this as a preventive treatment but at the moment it’s a bit out of my reach. Some of the reviews I read mentioned that the effects reverse once you stop using the product. I’m guessing that it’s one of these products that if you try once you will want to continue using for a long time. Still, if I see the £8 sample size again I will definitely purchase it again and continue to use it around my eyes.


Sample size of BIOEFFECT


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. silverkis
    Mar 18, 2013 @ 03:53:25

    I love a good serum too… and i think i may have found my HG in Guerlain’s Orchidee Imperiale Concentrate! 😉


    • youngforgood
      Mar 18, 2013 @ 08:45:23

      Thanks :). It looks interesting but is twice the price and includes parabens and other toxic ingredients so not for me :).


      • silverkis
        Mar 18, 2013 @ 08:48:02

        That’s true… Ingredient lists can be so scary! If only your recommended serum can be found in Singapore too!

      • youngforgood
        Mar 18, 2013 @ 08:57:25

        That’s true! It’s so hard to find a good and effective natural serum. I guess BIOEFFECT is usually only available online. Here in the UK too. I don’t know if I recommend this one though. As you read I haven’t used it for the entire face. For me the quest for a HG serum continues :). It’s great that you found one that you like.

  2. LJ
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 02:49:30

    I love you’re blog, YFG :-). I’ve always been a minimalist when it comes to skin products, but have been dabbling in some natural skin lines like LUSH lately. I’ve been beyond curious about eye creams and whether or not they truly are worth an investment. These pictures look legit! What are your thoughts of eye creams and their utility in touching up your face? If you favor them do you have any you’d recommend? Thanks :-). And thanks so much for visiting my blog. Yours is beautiful and unbelievably calming to the eyes :-).

    LJ (


    • youngforgood
      Mar 21, 2013 @ 13:55:33

      Thank you so much! I’m now following your blog so I won’t miss new posts . It’s such an interesting read. And I also love LUSH. I was obsessed with it for a couple of years. Still, some of LUSH products contain parabens so at some point I decided to look for more natural products.

      Regarding eye creams: I can guarantee that they work. I’m 31 and don’t really have wrinkles yet but I think that it’s mostly because I have been using eye creams twice a day religiously since I was 24. This is the one skincare step I never skip. The photos are not retouched and I’m not wearing any makeup one them. You can see the different between these two and the pics in my makeup posts which are clearly ‘improved’ . My favourite eye creams are Filorga Optim-eyes, Origins Starting Over, Clinique All About Eyes Rich (I used to love this one before I learned about parabens). I would be interested to try the new Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Eye Cream. I used Repairwear Serum and remember it worked really well. I also just bought Vichy Liftactiv retinol HA eye cream (probably the least expensive of the bunch). I would definitely say that eye creams make a difference. Not overnight but they are very important cause the skin around your eyes is the first place where you see the signs of aging.

      Hoped this helped and I look forward to reading your blog.


      • LJ
        Mar 22, 2013 @ 19:02:21

        This is all really helpful! I turned 27 not too long ago and in conversation with my girlfriends have realized that everyone was using eye cream all of a sudden… some had been for a while unbeknownst to me, lol. I have a feeling I will be a convert soon enough as well from your testimony as well. I’ll start with the list you just generated for me. Thanks again!

      • youngforgood
        Mar 25, 2013 @ 16:57:12

        I’m really glad this was useful. On the plus side, if you’re 27, never used eye cream and never felt like you needed it this must mean that you have great genes and you’ll probably won’t get wrinkles for a very long time 🙂

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  4. chiewyiping
    Apr 19, 2013 @ 00:11:54

    I’ve been so curious about this product and so happy I’ve found you through your recent comment on my blog! It really is expensive and if I can get my hands on it, I’ll probably just use it around my eyes. I’m currently using Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex (mouthful). Any thoughts on that? Thank you!


    • youngforgood
      Apr 19, 2013 @ 00:36:57

      I’m happy it was helpful! I’ve tried the E L Advanced Night Repair but it broke me out :(. Unfortunately many E L products do. But I had their Idealist serum and that was brilliant. As for the Bio Effect, maybe you can get a sample first? I do like it but I don’t think I’m ever going to buy the whole 15ml bottle.


  5. tester
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 21:38:39

    I really value this post. I have been looking everywhere for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You’ve made my day! Thank you once again


  6. Rudy
    Sep 30, 2013 @ 00:56:12

    Well confession time, I’m mid fifty and sent for samples for my wife. The cool lady at Bio-effect sent three sample size sets of serum and day cream for my daughters too. Well my wife uses it. My daughters think its too early for them. (maybe) But this is what happened. My wife tried the day cream, too oily she says why don’t you use it on your dry forehead. I said you think? Guess what I have some permanent deep lines in my brow, becoming shallower all the time my dry skin is gone. I had a low skin tag or wart in middle brow. Gone , dry skin gone my forehead looks like a 25 year old for skin. I proceeded to do my temples and down around eye brows and eyes. Hey I’m an outdoor don’t ever care kind of guy. So it is all new to me, but there is something going on. People that I’ve known all my life look at my face when they are talking, and even thou they are younger and live my lifestyle outside they are suffering through early aging and skin damage. and I know what they are thinking, has he had botox or a peel or a tourniquet on the back of this head. I rub the day crème on at night when out of the shower. That’s all nothing more. If you are basically healthy and your face has been your signature find the green or find a way to buy cheap but take a chance on you. My wife uses the serum and I love the results. Tighter pores and tight jaw line. good luck Rudy


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  8. cherryyana
    Jan 11, 2014 @ 22:10:52

    I’ve always had redness around my inner cheeks and across my nose. This serum is the only thing that has gotten rid of it. I’m so gutted it is so expensive, but I have ordered a couple of sample sizes to use only on these areas and my eyes. Good review btw! x


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