Bio-Ferm represents a new crossroads in herbal technology where Old World meets New World and tradition meets technology. This cutting-edge process of herbal extraction and fermentation allows Hobé Labs to provide hair and skin care products with a synergistic blend of natural herbs and botanicals that enhance each product’s performance.
Bio-Ferm utilizes a multi-stage proprietary process to extract a specific blend of herbs indigenous to three worldwide geographic regions—each renowned for its diverse, naturally occurring and efficacious plant life… from both land and sea.
From North and South America come herbs native to the desert—Jojoba, which provides a nutrient base rich in triglycerides and minerals, plus Yucca Root for its cleansing, moisturizing, and soothing properties. From South America comes Soapbark, known for its gentle cleansing qualities. Arnica flowers and Juniper from the northern United States help soothe and reduce irritation.
Europe provides herbs from the Alps, the Mediterranean, and the Northern Plains. Horsetail, which provides a high silica content, strengthens hair and skin cells; Rosemary to stimulate blood flow; Kelp for its revitalizing, nourishing, and antiseptic benefits; and Chamomile for reducing irritation.
From the Orient comes carefully selected species of Green Tea, the liquid base for the Bio-Ferm Herbal Complex, which has been used since ancient times to provide effective antioxidant protection because of its naturally occurring polyphenols.
Each herb is carefully selected for its natural constituents and blended in specific proportions to maximize the effect of those herbal residuals in hair and skin care products. The primary extraction is made with purified, filtered water to preserve the integrity of the herbs, followed by a unique secondary enzymatic process, which boosts the extraction and enhances the third and most important stage of the process.
In the third stage, a carefully monitored fermentation process utilizing a complex mixture of yeasts, similar to those used to produce the finest champagne, is bio-enhanced to convert the extracted herbs into a high-potency, vitamin-enriched product.
Hobé’s now retired British-trained chemist, Peter Samuell, incorporated special fermentation techniques learned over 40 years of extracting botanical and natural fruit products and developed this elaborate multi-stage process. The complex Bio-Ferm process has been further refined through stringent laboratory testing to provide unsurpassed product quality.
In short, Bio-Ferm is not the end product of a high-speed chemical process. It’s governed as much by the laws of nature as it is by the laws of chemistry. In fact, production times are measured in weeks and months rather than hours and days—and are carefully timed to coincide with one the greatest influences on the Earth—the moon. For thousands of years man has seen the effect of the moon on the tides and cyclical animal behavior. For this reason, Bio-Ferm batches are carefully planned to coincide with specific phases of the moon. While this may not be the quickest method, we believe it is one of the most obvious examples of the care and pride we take in producing outstanding, natural ingredient health and beauty products.