If you love to take care of your skin and keep yourself updated about potent skincare products, you must have already heard a lot about Bio Oil and its goodness. It is called the ‘miracle oil’ and can be used by women of all ages. Here is my review of this amazing skin potion. Go through it and make a wise decision:
Product Description: 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.
Ingredients: Paraffinum Liquidum, Coumarin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isopropyl Myristate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, BHT, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Glycine Soja Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Citronellol, Parfum, Amyl Cinnamal, Bezyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Calendula Officinalis Etract, Farnesol, Geraniol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Triisononanoin, Linalool, Bisabolol, Cl 26100.
Application: Apply twice daily for a minimum of 3 months. During pregnancy, apply twice daily from the start of the second trimester.
Multiple Uses: According to experts, Bio Oil is a multi-tasker and it can be used:
- To reduce stretch marks significantly
- To moisturize the skin intensively
- To prevent signs of aging
- To fade away marks of scars, burns, acne, etc.
- To treat patchy skin
- To reduce pigmentation marks
- To make the skin tone even
- To prepare the skin before shaving
- To protect nail cuticles
- As a perfect massage oil for the body
- As a soothing bath oil
Price: Rs. 450 for 60 ml.
Shelf Life: 36 months
Packaging: Bio Oil comes in a small transparent plastic bottle with large white screw cap. The bottle is simple yet sturdy and the cap is tight enough. Moreover, it is small in size and hence, can easily be carried in a hand bag during traveling. Being made of transparent plastic, the bottle allows us to see how much oil is left inside. On the other side, the sleek design and comparatively larger opening make sure that we can access the product completely. The bottle comes in a white carton along with a leaflet mentioning the description, ingredients, directions & precautions, benefits and methods of application (including diagrams) of the oil. The surfaces of both the bottle and the carton contain necessary information regarding the oil.
My Take on Bio Oil: I heard a lot about this ‘miracle oil’ and ordered it online to give it a try. Now, I have been using it since last 2.5 months and I’m totally impressed. The oil is very lightweight and does not feel greasy at all. It looks pinkish-orange when seen from outside the bottle. But once you pour it onto your palm, it appears transparent. The oil has a herbal fragrance, which is mild and pleasant. A little amount is enough for the whole face. During winter, I needed only 3 to 4 drops of oil each time to moisturize my super dry face. It needs to be massaged into the skin by moving the fingertips in small circular motion. However, it takes only a few minutes as the oil gets absorbed into the skin quickly.
Though Bio Oil is most popularly known for its amazing efficacy in reducing stretch marks and scars, I can’t say about it as I have none of these. But yes, it improves the elasticity of the skin considerably. Basically, I wanted to check its moisturizing and anti-aging capability. I’ve a dry skin that becomes even drier in winter. Moreover, I wear glasses and it causes my under-eye skin to lose its elasticity. I also had a few pimple marks here and there on my face and I wanted to get an even skin tone by getting rid of it.
Initially, I used it on my clean face every night after proper cleansing. My skin looked and felt hydrated, soft and supple in the morning. Then, I noticed significant differences after 5 to 6 weeks. My pimple marks were almost gone and my skin looked comparatively even-toned. I found that my under-eye skin has gained a little elasticity and a couple of fine lines that I had around my nose also vanished.
Now, it has become a staple in my daily skincare routine. I use it on my facial skin twice daily – once after taking a bath and once before going to sleep. I just love the way it has been improving the elasticity of my under-eye skin. I’ve replaced my regular moisturizer with this oil and am extremely happy with the results. I also use it as a hair serum when my hair feels unruly but I don’t have enough time to pamper it. Though I’m yet to explore other potentials of this oil, I’ll certainly do it in near future.
- Contains anti-aging vitamins A and E
- Rich in essential oils like lavender, chamomile, calendula and rosemary oils
- Can be used for face, body and even hair
- Perfectly suitable for sensitive skin
- Absolutely non-greasy
- Gets absorbed by the skin fast
- Does not cause breakouts
- Does not leave ugly stains on clothes
- Has a mild and pleasant herbal aroma
- Only a little amount is enough for a larger section of skin
- Inexpensive (if compared with its lasting time)
- Sturdy, travel-friendly packaging
- Transparent bottle for easy checking of the content
- Comes with leaflet, which guides through the methods of application
- Takes considerably longer time to show visible results.
- May not be a good choice for beauties with extremely oily skin.
- Though easily available online, it may not be available everywhere offline.