Nowadays, it is hard to find a woman who is conscious of her skin but has not heard the name of ‘Bio-Oil’. The innovative and highly effective skincare product has already stormed the entire beauty world and recently, it has entered the Indian market to win over the heart of our desi beauties as well. If you follow discussions about this miracle skin potion, you will certainly get impressed. I was also got bowled over this amazing product and could not help but try it out. Check out my Bio-Oil review to know about my experience.
Bio-Oil is the world’s leading scar and stretch mark product. It can also be used for massaging the body, treating uneven skin tone, fading away pigmentation, protecting fingernail cuticles, and softening dehydrated skin. The formulation is a combination of plant extracts and vitamins suspended in an oil base. It contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil, which changes the overall consistency of the product, making it light and non-greasy. This ensures that the goodness of the vitamins and plant extracts is easily absorbed into the skin during each application. Since its inception, Bio-Oil has been loved by users around the world and it has also won tons of awards for its goodness and efficacy. It is now considered as the product most recommended by doctors / pharmacists / midwives for scars and stretch marks.
Bio-Oil is clinically proven and dermatologist recommended for scars and stretch marks. It is the #1 selling scar and stretch mark product in 18 countries and winner of 224 skincare awards.
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Manufacturing & Quality Measures
Bio-Oil is manufactured in accordance with cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) as stipulated by the World Health Organisation (WHO). All ingredients used in it are tested for adulteration and microbiological contamination prior to production and a sample from each batch manufactured is laboratory-tested and then retained and monitored over a 5-year period. It has also undergone safety assessments in accordance with the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Cosmetic Products. The toxicological profile, chemical structure, level of inclusion, and total level of daily exposure of each ingredient used has been assessed and deemed safe for use (including for use by pregnant women). No harmful emissions, hazardous waste or wastewater is generated in the production of Bio-Oil (1).
What Does Bio-Oil Claim?
According to the company, “Bio-Oil is a specialist skincare product formulated to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and uneven skin tone. Its unique formulation, which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil, is also highly effective for aging and dehydrated skin. PurCellin Oil reduces the thickness of the Bio-Oil formulation and makes it easily absorbed.”
List Of Ingredients
- Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (Calendula Oil)
- Lavandula Angustifolia Oil (Lavender Oil)
- Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil (Rosemary Oil)
- Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil (Chamomile Oil)
- Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A)
- Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
3. Oil Base
- Liquid Paraffin
- Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate
- Isopropyl Myristate
- Glycine Soja Oil
- Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil
4. Fragrance (Rose)
- Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone
- Amyl Cinnamal
- Benzyl Salicylate
- Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde
- CI 26100
Active Ingredients With Benefits
Now, here is a brief of the active ingredients present in Bio-Oil and all their benefits you should know about:
1. Vitamin A
It is an antioxidant vitamin that promotes collagen formation and cell renewal in the skin for better elasticity, tone, and texture.
2. Vitamin E
It is another antioxidant vitamin, which provides protection from free radical damage in order to keep the skin moisturized and younger-looking.
3. Plant Extracts
- Calendula Oil: It is the main moisturizing agent in the oil, which is great for dry and damaged skin. It also has excellent anti-inflammatory and cell renewal properties that are essential for treating sensitive or sunburned skin.
- Lavender Oil: This antioxidant-rich ingredient can reduce skin damage easily and effortlessly. It is also widely known for its calming and soothing nature.
- Rosemary Oil: It is an anti-inflammatory as well as a mild antiseptic agent, which not only heals micro-wounds but also minimizes scars. The oil also soothes, conditions, and invigorates the skin.
- Chamomile Oil: This is another anti-inflammatory ingredient that is highly effective in soothing and calming sensitive skin. It can also reduce pigmentation marks and even out the skin tone.
4. PurCellin Oil
It helps in the easy application as well as the fast absorption of the product for revealing soft, supple, and smooth skin.
Rs. 450 for 60 ml. and Rs. 700 for 125 ml.
It can be obtained online easily. You can also get it from leading chemists, beauty, and general stores in your city.
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The actual bottle of Bio-Oil is placed inside a white carton and accompanied by an instruction manual (it even has diagrams demonstrating the application of the product). The bottle is not at all fanciful, but I really love its neat and sleek design. It is made of transparent plastic (you can always see how much product is left inside) and the opening is covered by a huge white-colored screw-cap. Right at the opening of the bottle, there is another white rubber cap with a tiny hole in its center, which facilitates the pouring of the liquid. Even though it is a small bottle, it is quite sturdy and completely leakage-proof. All these make it a good travel-friendly option.
All Bio-Oil packaging is recyclable and all paper materials are certified to be in accordance with sustainable forest management practices.
Look And Feel
The most unusual thing I noticed about Bio-Oil is that it has a pinkish-orange tint, which turns completely transparent as soon as it comes outside the bottle. There is a very mild fragrance, which reminds me of herbal beauty products. The oil is very light in weight and its texture is absolutely non-greasy.
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What Does Bio-Oil Offer?
No matter how dry your skin is, only a few drops of Bio-Oil will be enough to moisturize it efficiently. Moreover, it goes deep into the skin after a little massage (the manual shows how you need to move your fingertips gently in small circles) without leaving any oily residue. So, if your skin is oily to some extent, you can still use this one without looking like an ‘oil refinery’. Apart from hydrating the skin, Bio-Oil can improve its elasticity greatly. It is a staple in my beauty stash since last 4 months and I found my skin to be firmer and well-toned after using it 2.5 months constantly. It has also faded my pimple marks and blemishes away, thereby giving me an almost even skin tone. Well, it definitely takes considerably longer time than others to show the results, but once they are visible you can’t anymore ignore this product. I’m yet to get any stretch or scar marls, so can’t comment on how it works for these. But the moisturizing and anti-aging qualities of the product are truly amazing. I’m loving it totally.
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Apply twice daily for a minimum of 3 months. During pregnancy, apply twice daily from the start of the second trimester to areas that are prone to stretch marks such as the abdomen, breasts, lower back, buttocks, hips, and thighs.
- Enriched with skin-friendly essential oils
- Loaded with anti-aging compounds (vitamin E and A)
- Suits dry, moderately oily, normal and even super sensitive skin
- Very fast absorption
- Lightweight and non-greasy
- No breakout
- No stain on clothes
- Suitable to use on the whole body including hair
- Mild herbal fragrance
- A single bottle lasts for a long time
- Affordable (if the lasting time is taken into consideration)
- Sturdy and travel-friendly
- Comes with an instruction manual
- No fast results
- Not that suitable for super-oily skin
- A bit expensive
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If you have gone through the entire Bio-Oil review thoroughly, you already know how wonderful the product is. Just grab your bottle today and your skin will thank you over time.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is Bio-Oil Really Effective?
Yes, it is! From moisturizing extremely dry skin to evening out skin tone, it actually does what it promises. However, the brand itself does not claim that it can eliminate scars or stretch marks completely. Rather, it claims to reduce their appearance and lives up to that.
How Safe Is Bio-Oil For Face?
The safety and quality measures taken by the brand during the production of Bio-Oil proves that the product is absolutely safe to use on the delicate skin of the face.
How Long Does It Take To Start Working?
Bio-Oil can take around 3 months to show noticeable results if applied twice every day religiously. However, the amount of time can vary from person to person.
Is Bio-Oil Effective For Old Scars?
The oil fades out newer scars and stretch marks more easily and efficiently than the older ones as it works by improving the elasticity of the skin.
Can I Use Bio-Oil On My Hair?
If you have extremely dry and damaged hair, you can apply Bio-Oil to it for restoring its natural hydration and making it softer.
Is There Any Side Effect Of Bio-Oil?
Bio-Oil is mostly safe to use as the ingredients used in it are all tested for safety and quality. However, it can cause redness, irritation, itching, scaling, or even burning sensation in people with sensitive skin. Hence, it is always good to do a patch test before including the product in your regular beauty routine.
- “Bio-Oil – Accolades“, Bio-Oil.com