Bioeffect Skincare, available in ourLeeds Salon and online at allertonsonline.com, with International Shipping. Not your average skincare company. In fact, they didn’t even set out to become a skincare company, but the science led them here. The Nobel Prize-winning discovery of growth factors in 1986 opened up a universe of genetic research which inspired three Icelandic scientists. They spent the next ten years developing a method to bioengineer human growth factors in barley.