Last month, three of my Scottish friends came to visit me in Australia and they brought along some presents my Mum gave them to pass to me.  I was handed 2 boxes of BIOEFFECT EGF Serum and I didn’t think much of it till I phoned my Mum to thank her.  She said, “Have you started using the BIOEFFECT EGF Serum yet?  Use it now!  It’s AMAZING!!!  Remember the patch of dry skin around my eyelids?  I started using this serum and it’s totally cleared it up…”  I was like, “Yeah, chill out Mum.  I have plenty of skincare goodies still to use…”  She said, “No, you have to believe me!  It’s REALLY GOOD!  And it costs £125 per bottle!”  I was like, “WTF??”  (Okay, I didn’t actually say that because a) I don’t cuss and b) Mum wouldn’t understand the acronym)  Yes, dear friends, my Mum spent £250 on 2 x 15ml bottles of BIOEFFECT EGF Serum for little old me.

A quick Google search revealed that BIOEFFECT EGF Serum, a product from Iceland, had been launched in Europe a few months ago and a lot of British beauty bloggers were singing praises for this miracle serum.  Incidentally, this review coincides with the launch of BIOEFFECT EGF Serum in Australia today.  Yes, Aussie readers, you can go and buy this product today at their website (and eventually, David Jones) – it’ll cost you $180 AUD.  Is it worth it?  Well, read on for my detailed review…(it’s a long one today)….

What BIOEFFECT Say

BIOEFFECT EGF Serum is a next-generation anti-ageing serum that improves the appearance and health of your skin by encouraging the skin to repair its own cells. Its key ingredient is Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), a substance which occurs naturally in human skin and which has the ability to speed up the rate of cell turnover within the skin.

Cellular activators are proteins that are vital for the maintenance and repair of skin cells. With age the level of these cellular activators within our skin decreases. Our skin renews itself less frequently, and begins to look less radiant and more wrinkled. Regular, once or twice daily use of BIOEFFECT EGF Serum reverses this process and gives visible dramatic improvements within weeks.

Product Ingredients

Glycerine, Aqua, Calcium chloride, Sodium hyaluronate, Tromethamine, Hordeum vulgare seed extract, Alcohol (less than 0.9%), Sodium chloride, EGF (Transgenic barley sh-oligopeptide-1)

Directions For Use

Apply 2-4 drops evenly to face, around eyes and on neck every night on clean skin.  The serum works best while the skin is resting.

How I Use It

Because this serum is so expensive and there’s only 15 ml of it, applying it was like a precise military operation!!!  You cannot just slather it on all over your face!  I found that putting the droplets of serum onto my palm too difficult to distribute around the face and also, I was concerned that my palm was receiving more of this serum than my face was…so I came up with my own precise method of application, which I shall share with you :-

Every night before heading to bed, I’d bring out the bottle and use 4 drops in total of BIOEFFECT EGF Serum and apply them in the following manner :-

  • 1 drop on the forehead including temples and eyelids
  • 1 drop on the right cheek, right half of the nose, right half of the chin and right undereye area
  • 1 drop on the left cheek, left half of the nose, left half of the chin and left undereye area
  • 1 drop on under my chin, on my neck and decolletage

I would recommend that you dispense one drop at a time onto a fingertip and quickly distribute the serum around the area you are working on with your fingertips.  If you’re too slow, the serum will start absorbing – because remember, it’s only a small drop…and every drop costs!

My Opinions

Let me sum up my feelings for BIOEFFECT EGF Serum in one sentence : It’s potent, miracle shizz in a glass bottle!!!

BIOEFFECT EGF Serum is definitely the most expensive skincare product I have ever used – if you consider it per ml.  There is no fancy schmancy packaging – just a plain green white striped cardboard box (which got a bit battered from its journey from UK to Oz) and a plain glass dropper bottle.  It does not scream luxe, but I kinda like that – because I was more interested in whether the product would deliver for being so costly.

At first, I felt strange about not having my usual evening skincare routine which consists of layering different types of products onto my face, but then I loved it.  I didn’t have to cleanse+tone+serum+face moisturiser+eye cream+body lotion (for neck).  I just had to cleanse+BIOEFFECT EGF Serum.  Pure and simple!

BIOEFFECT EGF Serum is an unscented, clear serum with fast absorption.  For the first couple of days, I didn’t notice any changes in my skin tone or complexion.  My skin did feel surprisingly moisturised from just a few drops of serum.  But then after the third day, BAM!

I have no idea how or why but when I wake up in the mornings, I look brand new!  Even my Husband, who would not notice if I grew a third nipple (okay, he would definitely notice that)  eye, caught me off guard and suddenly said to me, “Your skin is glowing.”  When I asked him to elaborate, he shrivelled away but then added, “It reminds me of when I first met you…”  (Yes, ahem, I have somehow let myself go since marriage…)  I can confirm that my Husband thinks this miracle product has reversed my age.

As for me, I have noticed that my skin tone has evened out.  I have a brighter, more radiant complexion.  I look more fresh.  And get this, my pores appear smaller!!!  (I have never ever found a product that has successfully minimised the appearance of my pores.  You can read through all my skincare reviews but none of them have ever made me write that statement!)

It is still too early to tell whether it has any effects on the fine lines on my face – “Yes, I’m talking about you, nasolabial lines!”

I have used this serum for over 2 weeks, but I will update again later if I notice any more changes.  Initially, I was worried that I’d use up 15ml of BIOEFFECT EGF Serum in no time, but because I only use 4 drops per night, it will last longer than I expected.


Likes
:  Potency of product, simplified evening skincare routine, minimised the appearance of my pores, made my skin “glow”, skin feels soft, supple and nourished

Dislikes :  Cost per ml

Is It Worth It?

BIOEFFECT EGF Serum is highly effective at rejuvenating my skin, but it’s expensive.  However, I can justify repurchasing this because I know my skin loves it and it has annihilated the need for all the other layering skincare products I use at night.  In my case, it is worth it!

***I have another post with updated findings of BIOEFFECT EGF Serum!***

I would like to end this post by thanking my Mum for her generosity.  She’s the best!!!  <3

For more information, please check out http://www.bioeffect.co.uk or http://www.bioeffect.com.au

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23 Comments on BIOEFFECT EGF Serum Review

  1. Rainy Days & Lattes
    22/07/2011 at 2:21 pm (6 years ago)

    Wow, I totally love serums! It sounds like a great product worth trying 🙂

  2. Gabs
    22/07/2011 at 3:52 pm (6 years ago)

    Why do you make me want this? Hahahaha. It sounds amazing but there is no way I could purchase this right now. I am still a student and my husband would explode with anger if I bought it :P. One day….

    • Ling Tung
      23/07/2011 at 10:02 pm (6 years ago)

      @Gabs, I couldn’t afford it either but my Mum is too kind 😉

  3. Paris B
    22/07/2011 at 3:58 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh my! I want this miracle in a bottle!! I find nothing good (or miraculous) comes cheap so I guess this is one of them. How long would you estimate a bottle to last anyway?

    • Ling Tung
      23/07/2011 at 10:04 pm (6 years ago)

      @Paris B, Oooh, good point and good question…I figure it will take me about 3-4 months to use up.

  4. Laura
    22/07/2011 at 11:15 pm (6 years ago)

    Wow that’s one pricey serum! Loved your review, especially your husband’s comment.
    Guess I should start saving now…

    • Ling Tung
      23/07/2011 at 10:04 pm (6 years ago)

      @Laura, Thanks Laura and yes, for him to notice, it’s amazing!! LOL

  5. sarah -the science of beauty
    23/07/2011 at 6:48 pm (6 years ago)

    Brilliant review! I’ll update my post to link to this. I have been using a sample for a couple of days now and I am also loving it!

  6. Me my best and I
    05/08/2011 at 2:25 pm (6 years ago)

    Nice Mummy!! I am so freakballs excited- have a sample to try…. I am afraid I will be hooked and have another very expensive habit………..

    • Ling Tung
      05/08/2011 at 9:04 pm (6 years ago)

      @Me my best and I, Yay! Don’t you love samples??!! My Mummy is too good to me. She’s the best 😀

  7. joyjoyc
    12/08/2011 at 2:00 pm (6 years ago)

    Can’t wait to go to the Brisbane launch of this product, sounds amazing!

    • Ling Tung
      13/08/2011 at 6:16 pm (6 years ago)

      @joyjoyc, It’s done a great job on my skin! I hope they come to Melbourne too to launch.

  8. Lilpil
    24/08/2011 at 8:32 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m waiting for the Melb launch too… cos it’s so expensive, I only use it on my eye area as it’s my problem zone. This is certainly da bomb – rivals and may even beat prevage I think.

    • Ling Tung
      24/08/2011 at 9:40 pm (6 years ago)

      @Lilpil, Will there be a Melbourne launch? That would be super awesome!! I want more!!!

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