10 best uses of Bio-Oil
Commonly known by women all over the world as a miracle scars and stretch marks remedy, there are just about a million ways to use this must-have skincare product. Here are our top 10 favourites…
Bio-Oil is a specialist Skincare product that is recommended to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven Skin tone. It is also recommended for ageing and dehydrated Skin. It contains the breakthrough ingredient, PurCellin Oil™, which changes the formulation’s overall consistency, making it light and non-greasy. This ensures that the goodness contained in the vitamins and plant extracts is easily absorbed. Bio-Oil is hypoallergenic, non-acnegenic and suitable for all Skin types. It is formulated for use on the face and body.
It is highly recommended that pregnant mummies start applying Bio-Oil from the start of the second trimester to areas that are prone to stretch marks (i.e. tummy, breasts and hips)
Many doctors and pharmacists around the world recommend Bio-Oil as the o-to remedy for scars and uneven skin tone. In fact, 93% of the study subjects in the ProDERM clinical study in 2010 notices improvement of acne scares, blotchiness and uneven skin tone in 6 weeks.
The Bio-Oil formulation is made up of a combination of plant extracts and vitamins suspended in an oil base. Bio-Oil's breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil creates a thin, non greasy protective layer over your skin to prevent dryness and moisture loss. This makes it perfect to be used as your everyday moisturizer to keep your skin soft, smooth and supple while protecting it from the effects of free radicals which cause skin damage and premature ageing.
Bio-Oil contains vitamin A which helps to promote the formation of new collagen and promotes skin renewal. Apart from applying it on your face, you can also use it to treat peeling cuticles and as an after-nail treatment.
With a natural blend of plant extracts, Bio-Oil helps to keep your hair looking healthy, shiny and tangle-free. All you need to do is to finger-comb a small amount into your hair to tame pesky fly-aways and frizz, and hydrate dry ends.
Relax and treat your skin with the soothing properties of Bio-Oil. Use is as a rejuvenating massage oil and let the combination of calendula, lavender and rosemary oils, together with chamomile extract unravel the tension in your body.
Did you know that you can use Bio-Oil to enhance the final look of your makeup? Ass a small drop to your foundation , and mix the combo at the back of you hand. This helps to lighten your foundation so that it blends nicely into your skin. You can also add a few drops to your bronzer and eye shadow for a dewy finish.
Suffering from the burning after-effects after spending a glorious afternoon under the sun? Rub a small aount of Bio-Oil on your sunburnt skin to soothe the pain and prevent excessive peeling. The calendula oil extract boasts of cell regenerative effects that can be used to reduce inflammation and treat skin irritation.
Not quite fond of waxing, but dread the thought of cutting yourself while shaving your legs? Rub some Bio-Oil as a pres-shave treatment to soften your skin for a smooth hair removal experience - minus the nicks!
The vitamin E in Bio-Oil helps to improve the moisture levels of epidermis, making your skin soft, smooth and supple. Massage a small amount daily on dry spots like cracked elbows and heels, as well as skin calluses.
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