One of my fab followers Divija Reddy
asked me what do I think about this product
so I thought I'll write this review:)
To begin with, I used Bio-Oil's web site to get some details.
Bio-Oil can be used in many different cases:
Improving the appearance of scars
Bio-Oil helps improve the appearance of all scar types.
It is also highly effective in helping to maintain the elasticity
of scar tissue on joints and other high-mobility areas.
Improving the appearance of stretch marks
Bio-Oil is highly effective in helping to improve
the appearance of existing stretch marks. Bio-Oil helps to increase
the elasticity of the skin,
thereby the possibility of new stretch marks forming is reduced.
Improving the appearance of uneven skin tone
Bio-Oil helps to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone caused
by hormonal fluctuations, skin-lighteners or excessive sun exposure.
Visible as dark patches on the face or body, uneven skin tone
often becomes most apparent during pregnancy, menopause
or after exposure to high volumes of UV light.
Sagging and wrinkled skin commonly associated
with aging is largely caused by the weakening of the
collagenand elastin support system in the dermis.
Bio-Oil contains numerous ingredients that help to
plasticize the skin, making it softer, smoother and more supple,
thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkled
and sagging skin. Bio-Oil also moisturizes,
which improves the texture, tone and
appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Bio-Oil helps replenish the skin’s natural oils
that have been stripped away by factors such as:
Frequent bathing/cleansing with harsh soaps
Atmospheric conditions including exposure to the sun and wind
Central heating and air conditioning
Poor diet and/or insufficient water intake.
The basis of the main, unique ingredient
of Bio-Oil – 'PurCellin Oil'. This ingredient works by coating
a thin protective layer over the skins surface aiding
the penetration of the other more common natural oils
that Bio-Oil contains: Lavender, Calendula and
Rosemary Oil. Bio-Oil contains only
natural herbal ingredients and
has no preservatives, it is not tested on animals
nor does it contain any animal derived products.
There are also more beneficial ingredients to Bio-Oil,
these are included to work in conjunction with
the PurCellin Oil, and these are vitamin A & E -
the vitamins that are required to maintain healthy and supple skin.
It may also be worth noting that I have
very sensitive skin but can use Bio-Oil without
suffering any form of a reaction.
So, so far, we have a unique combination of essential oils
and vitamins, if that isn't good enough it
even has chamomile extract
to help soothe your skin too.
For all of you who are interested these are Bio-Oil Ingredients:
Paraffinum Liquidum, Triisononanoin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate,
Isopropyl Myristate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate,
Anthemis Nobilis Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil,
Rosmarinus Officinalis Oil, Calendula Officinalis
Extract,Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil,
BHT, Bisabolol, Parfum, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate,
Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal,
Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene,
Linalool, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, CI 26100.
Now, I use it to give my skin some extra boost.
I don't have a problem with scars or
uneven skin toneso I use it under a moisturiser
at night to prevent dehydrating.
Sometimes I used it on my hands or elbows/knees
(where the skin is super dry).
My skin seems plumper and softer the next morning.
I think that if you're interested in reducing scars,
you should remember that this product
needs to be usedtwice a day
for a longer period of time.
It's not the overnight miracle treatment.
I have a combination skin so I can't use it
in the morning.But I have to say that
it doesn't feel heavy,like super oily
when I put it at night.
Also 2-3 drops would be enough for the face.
There are 3 sizes:
And in UK they're priced accordingly:
I'm all about anti-aging now so I love it lol
I think it's an awesome winter treatment
and if you're curious about it,
maybe the best thing would be getting the cheapest one
and see how is it working out for you.
And just in case you won't find it effective for your face,
you can always use it for your body:)
Hope this is helpful!
Any opinions on that product?
Have an awesome weekend!