In the current era, it’s rare to encounter a woman who prioritizes her skin but remains unfamiliar with the renowned ‘Bio-Oil.’ This groundbreaking skincare product has made waves in the beauty industry globally and has now made its debut in the Indian market to captivate the hearts of our desi beauties. Discussions about this miraculous skin potion will likely leave you impressed. I was intrigued by this incredible product and couldn’t resist trying it. Read on for my Bio-Oil review to learn about my firsthand 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 combines 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 worldwide and has won many awards for its goodness and efficacy. It is now considered the most recommended product 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.
Manufacturing & Quality Measures
Bio-oil is manufactured by cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) as stipulated by the World Health Organisation (WHO). All ingredients used are tested for adulteration and microbiological contamination before production. A sample from each manufactured batch is laboratory-tested, retained, and monitored over five years. It has also undergone safety assessments by the Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on Cosmetic Products. The toxicological profile, chemical structure, level of inclusion, and total daily exposure of each ingredient have been assessed and deemed safe for use (including for use by pregnant women). No harmful emissions, hazardous waste, or wastewater is generated in Bio-Oil production (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 that protects from free radical damage to keep the skin moisturized and younger-looking.
3. Plant Extracts
- Calendula Oil: It is the leading moisturizing agent in the oil, which is great for dry and damaged skin. It also has excellent anti-inflammatory and cell renewal properties for treating sensitive or sunburned skin.
- Lavender Oil: This antioxidant-rich ingredient can reduce skin damage quickly and effortlessly. It is also widely known for its calming and soothing nature.
- Rosemary Oil is an anti-inflammatory and mild antiseptic agent that heals micro-wounds and minimizes scars. The oil also soothes, conditions, and invigorates the skin.
- Chamomile Oil: This anti-inflammatory ingredient is highly effective in soothing sensitive skin. It can also reduce pigmentation marks and even out the skin tone.
4. PurCellin Oil
It helps in the product’s easy application and fast absorption, revealing soft, supple, and smooth skin.
Rs. 459 for 60 ml.
It can be obtained online easily. You can also get it from your city’s leading chemists, beauty, and general stores.
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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 fanciful, but I love its neat and sleek design. It is made of transparent plastic (you can always see how much product is left inside), and a substantial white-colored screw cap covers the opening. Right at the bottle’s opening is another white rubber cap with a tiny hole in its center, facilitating liquid pouring. Even though it is a small bottle, it is pretty sturdy and completely leak-proof. All these make it an excellent 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 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 bit of massage (the manual shows how 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 significantly. It has been a staple in my beauty stash for the last four months, and I found my skin to be firmer and well-toned after using it for 2.5 months. It has also faded my pimple marks and blemishes, giving me an almost even skin tone. It takes considerably longer than others to show the results, but you can’t ignore this product once they are visible. I have yet to get any stretch or scar marks, so I can’t comment on how it works for these. But, the moisturizing and anti-aging qualities of the product are truly unique. I’m loving it.
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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 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 (vitamins E and A)
- Suits dry, moderately oily, regular, and even super sensitive skin
- Speedy absorption
- Lightweight and non-greasy
- No breakout
- No stains 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
- It 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 thoroughly reviewed the entire Bio-Oil review, you already know how excellent the product is. Grab your bottle today, and your skin will thank you over time.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is Bio-Oil Effective?
Yes, it is! From moisturizing dehydrated skin to evening out skin tone, it does what it promises. However, the brand does not claim it can completely eliminate scars or stretch marks. Instead, 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 prove that the product is safe to use on the delicate skin of the face.
How Long Does It Take To Start Working?
Bio-oil can take around three months to show noticeable results if applied religiously twice daily. 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 quickly and efficiently than the older ones, improving the skin’s elasticity.
Can I Use Bio-Oil On My Hair?
If you have dehydrated and damaged hair, apply Bio-Oil to restore natural hydration and make it softer.
Is There Any Side Effect Of Bio-Oil?
Bio-oil is mostly safe to use as its ingredients 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, a patch test before including the product in your regular beauty routine is always good.
- “Bio-Oil – Accolades,” Bio-Oil.com