Tuesday, 31 May 2011

BioEffect EGF Serum Review!

Serums have become very popular in the past few years and a new ‘holy grail’ one has recently hit the market, named ‘BioEffect EGF Serum’.  If you haven’t heard of it already I’m surprised, because its being hailed as the next big thing and it seems like everyone is after a bottle of this wonder product.

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Back in February I was given a sample of BioEffect and was introduced to the product.  I learnt how it had been developed, what its ingredients are and how it works.  I’ll admit I’m terrible with the science behind products but basically BioEffect is the next big anti-aging serum because it contains EGF: Epidermal Growth Factor, ‘a substance which occurs naturally in human skin and which has the ability to speed up the rate of cell turnover within the skin.’   One thing I think is pretty great is the fact that this serum took ten years to research, and two of the scientists for BioEffect won a Nobel Prize for their research – cool, huh!

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Another thing I love about this product is the fact that it contains only 9 ingredients, yes, a miracle product with only 9 ingredients! 

What I think - BioEffect recommend using this as a night treatment because it is extremely nourishing and great for use before bed.  I find I only need two drops of this serum to cover my whole face and neck, which is fab because I only have a 5ml sized product so I’m not going to get through it too quickly (the biggest size they do is 15ml, you really don’t need to use much!). 

The formula of this is extraordinary and I find it really difficult to explain, but its like a silky water-like substance which spreads easily over the skin.  Once rubbed in, I find that my face becomes a bit sticky and tacky for about 30mins after application (another reason to use it before bed) and because of this I tend not to apply it in the morning.  The morning after using it however, I always, always notice a difference.  My skin honestly looks glowing, my skin tone looks slightly more even and I look really healthy.  Two days after first using this my Mum commented on how beautiful my skin looked, and that was after two uses, no lie!  When I use this I feel like foundation isn’t necessary, because it makes my skin look great.
Also, BioEffect doesn’t bring me out in any spots, which is a massive bonus for my acne prone skin which normally reacts to new products. 

As I said earlier, I’ve been using this since February but I personally only use it three times a week before bed (on the other nights I use Quinoderm which is an acne cream, review to come!). This means that it becomes a nice luxury treatment a few times a week and it will also last longer this way!

Now on to the only negative bit – the price!  As a student I could not have afforded to try this, the 15ml tube is £125!  However the 5ml is £49.  When I first heard the price of this I nearly fainted, but after using it and seeing the difference I will happily part with another £49 (birthday money?) for a new one.  Also, I can’t comment on its ‘anti-aging’ properties as I’m only 22, but I will continue to use this and hopefully will be wrinkle free by the time I’m 60 (if I’m still blogging I’ll let you know, haha!!).

You can buy the product and watch a video on the science behind the serum on their website here.

Have you ever tried BioEffect? What is your Holy Grail skincare product?

XX

12 comments:

  1. I'd seen all the hype around this & really wanted it til I saw the price! Now you've said how little you need I'm definitely tempted. Unlike you I could do with the anti-ageing properties too!

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  2. Sounds great but pricey! I've started using Naked's Cleanser the past few days and I think it's working wonders for my skin, yay! x

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  3. It's so cool that this was developed in Iceland (?), I'm from Finland! I have a question. Is this supposed to be used right after cleansing your skin, or do you also use your normal moisturizer before applying this? I don't normally wash my face in the evening, I just remove makeup with cleansing milk and not use moisturizer, do you think it would be good to apply this serum after using the cleansing milk in the evening? Also, do you know if this can be used at any age? (I'm almost the same age as you). Thank you! :)

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  4. Charlotte - I really do think its worth the money because I am seeing a difference after using it, unlike other creams! XX

    Jenny - Oh the Naked cleanser sounds really good, I might check it out when next in Boots! XX

    Nora M - Yes, Iceland!! I've never been to Finland but I want to!
    Your supposed to use this instead of your normal moisturizer, which is fab because you don't have to end up paying for both. I take all my makeup off with a cleanser and then I use this straight after. And I'm almost certain any age can use it - its only going to do good!! Let me know if you get it and what you think!! XX

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  5. hey katie, you can also get a 3.5ml sample here http://www.latestinbeauty.com/home.php for £8

    have just started using the good things strawberry polish exfoliant and its really clearing my skin up and smells lush
    xxx

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    1. the link above is no longer available - so i dont think they offer the bio effect at that site anymore :(

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  6. Hi there, I have tried the serum and love it. I do have oily skin so this works best for me in wintertime. But if you are feeling tacky for 30 min you are using way too much. Try one drop and a bit, but not 2 full drops and see how that goes, lasts much longer this way and all the skin needs is absorbed immediately. You can read my review here http://beautyandthesoap.blogspot.com/2011/01/egf-bio-effect-serum-new-skin-sensation.html. Hope this helps

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  8. Consumer Reports say there is no relation between price and the effect of cream as the skin is a living thing and responding differently so there is no such thing as a cream that is best for all. To find the best wrinkle cream or other skin products based on their skin type, read consumer wrinkle cream reviews before making any decision.

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  9. this is the most amazing product I have ever put on my skin...it makes your face feel extremely smooth and dewy. It is seriously worth the money,

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