Bio oil is a specialist skincare oil that primarily helps in reducing the scars and stretch marks. PurCellin oil (a trade name made by bio oil) being the main ingredient makes the oil non-greasy and easily absorbable in nature. The product has high claims and that’s the reason it made up to my review list.
Let’s have a detailed breakdown of the product.
- It claims to be a multi-purpose oil that can help in various skin issues being the blend of essential oils, vitamins, and plant extracts.
- Bio-oil helps in reduction of the appearance of both new and old scars or marks that you may have.
- It even outs the skin tone and improves the texture of the skin as it contains vitamin E which helps in making your skin healthy and calendula oil that calms the sensitive skin.
- The oil claims to work on the dehydrated and dry skin making it soft and healthy.
- The bio-oil claims to reduce wrinkles by improving the collagen and elastin content in your skin.
- The essential oils in bio-oil (like lavender, chamomile, and marigold) work wonders to moisturize your skin and leave it soft and supple.
Appearance: It comes in the usual white cardboard box and the bottle is a cylindrical clear plastic bottle with a white cap. It is sturdy and can be used during travels. Ingredients are printed both in the outer-packaging and the main bottle.
Ingredients: It has many ingredients which includes mineral oil as well but PurCellin oil is its main ingredient.
Price: It costs Rs.395 for 60ml , Rs.645 for 125 ml, and Rs. 900 for 200ml.
Shelf life: 36 months
Formulation: It is a very lightweight oil that gets absorbed very quickly without leaving any residue. It doesn’t feel greasy or oily and takes a few seconds to get completely soaked into the skin.
Does it have any color?
It has a peach tone to it when seen from the bottle but once you pour it into your palm you will see a transparent liquid.
Does it have a strong smell?
It has a pleasant smell that doesn’t linger for a long time. The smell doesn’t bother my sensitive skin.
Skin type: It claims that all skin types can use the oil as it is very light and can be easily absorbed. I would still recommend you to test it before investing in a big bottle. Though it doesn’t irritate my dry and sensitive skin.
How To Use Bio-Oil?
For face: Take a small amount onto your palms and rub it against each other to warm up the product and then directly apply it to the cleansed face. Massage it well into your skin to give it a flushed look.
For patchy skin or cuticles: Take a small amount and massage it into the problematic areas. Use it minimum twice daily.
For old scars/stretch marks: Take an appropriate amount of product into your palms and rub it against each other to warm the oil and then apply it into that part of the body where you have stretch marks. Massage it in a circular motion into the affected area properly. Repeat it twice daily to see a visible result. Use it continuously for 3 months.
During Pregnancy: They recommend it to start applying it from the start of the second trimester to any areas prone to stretch marks. It will smooth your skin and make it more elastic which will in-turn prevent your skin from over stretching.
My Experience Using Bio-Oil
I had a good experience with this product as I saw a visible difference in the texture of my skin. It became little glowy and dewy after regular use of the bio-oil. It hydrated my parched skin and also it helped in reducing some of those acne marks. I didn’t see a visible difference in my skin tone, the oil didn’t really make it even so far.
Overall I would say it is a good product if you have a little time to invest and doesn’t want an immediate result. It does what it claims and therefore I wouldn’t mind trying it for a long time.
Considering the fact that it is winters now I would definitely recommend this oil to all skin types. It is very thin and runny, gets absorbed really quickly, it can be used in multiple ways and on the top of all of these you need a very tiny amount for single use. So a little can go a long way.
From my side if you are someone who is looking for a good oil that can be used for almost everything starting from mixing with foundations to miniaturization, anti-aging benefits, a sleeping oil, reduction of scars, prevention and reduction of stretch marks to improving skin texture, tone and also for dry patches then you should go for this oil.
- It is affordable considering you will just a few drops only
- Packaging is travel-friendly
- Suitable for all skin types
- Doesn’t clog any pore
- Non-greasy and non-oily
- Makes your skin healthy and dewy
- Does what it claims
- It is not easily available offline.
- Not best for very oily skin especially during summers
- Takes a lot of time to show results
If you are looking for a good oil that can be used for almost everything starting from mixing with foundations to miniaturization, anti-aging benefits, a sleeping oil, reduction of scars, prevention and reduction of stretch marks to improving skin texture, tone and also for dry patches then you can opt for this oil.
Where To Buy Bio-Oil?
You can buy it from any supermarket or it is also available on Amazon.
Yay or Nay?
As it is clear that we have more pros than cons so definitely the product is worth a try. I give a big Yay to the bio-oil and would recommend it to all of you.
Note From RSV
Bio-oil contains mineral oil which might not be suitable for everyone. Just make sure to patch test before you use it, just to be safe!
-Article contributed by Grishma Satpathy.
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