Product Review: BIOEFFECT EGF Serum.

Honestly, you won’t want to share this. I’m just going to say that right up front. It’s effective and (more honesty here) it’s expensive. You’ll want to set an alarm and get up in the middle of the night to use it if that means you wont have to share it. Sure, you’ll recommend it, you’ll even perhaps have conversations about the EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor, more on that later) because it’s interesting and perhaps the futuristic side of skincare but you wont want to share. Let’s just be honest about that right away.

Sif Cosmetics are the smarties behind this EGF Serum that goes simply by the name of BIOEFFECT. The key ingredient in the serum that sets it apart from others are cellular activators made in plants, barley specifically in this case (no bacteria and no animal cells!), that mimic that action of the cellular activators found naturally in humans and have the ability ‘to speed up the rate of cell turnover within the skin’. Let’s recap; there’s no human bits in this (don’t laugh, I thought that at first glance), so the EGF which only makes up for 0.9% of the serum is all barley and you use it to help your complexion appear fresher, revitalized and glowing.

An anti-ageing treatment that battles the skin’s problems by getting it to repair its own cells is a pretty nifty concept, and although it might seem like the product of a ton of research and development (and of course it is) its also quite a simplified product- only nine ingredients and no preservatives, no fragrances, nothing unessential, it seems to me to be a harmonious mix of science and nature. Ah, let’s touch on the science for a moment and allow me to point out that this product does involve some genetic engineering, a fact I think the consumer should know, namely in that the barley in the serum is genetically engineered. I don’t claim to know a whole lot about genetic engineering but in comparison to other products, BIOEFFECT does not contain EGF from genetically modified bacteria or hamster cells. It’s all barley. Which made me feel good about it. BUT of course if you think you might like to use a product with EGF in it you can make the decision as to which one would be best for you.

I really enjoyed using this (I dramatically screamed out ‘NOOOOOOOO’ when I accidentally dropped the little bottle on the floor and it rolled into the abyss under my bed, don’t worry it was fine) and I am dreading the day the last drop runs out. I’ve gotten lots of compliments about my skin since I started using this, mainly about it looking clear and even ‘glowing’ and I noticed a real improvement in the texture and an evenness in the tone of my skin and I guess what I am really trying to say here is, how am I going to go back after this? HOW will I go back? Please little bottle, don’t end. Please be a magical bottle. Because in the real world buying BIOEFFECT is going to be an every now and then special treat purchase for me because of the price unless I figure out how to tap into the properties of barley all on my own. So considering the likeliness of that I think it’s better to put my bet behind the possible magic properties of the bottle.

C’mon bottle, what do you say?

BIOEFFECT is available online at and is $180 AUD for 15ml.

Review by Adriane Daff, barley skincare babe.

What are your thoughts on genetically modified skincare? Would you do it if the results were incredible?

Be well,