Review: Bio-Oil

On November 16, 2012 by Michelle Ng

Hi all!

 

I was recent sponsored Bio-Oil to try a few weeks back and now is time for a review!

Bio-Oil is a specialist skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It is also effective for aging and dehydrated skin. Bio-Oil has won 85 skincare awards and has become the No.1 selling scar and stretch mark product in 11 countries since its global launch in 2002.

he Bio-Oil formulation is a combination of plant extracts and vitamins suspended in an oil base. 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 has 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).

Bio-Oil is a member of Beauty Without Cruelty International.

Bio-Oil is manufactured in accordance with cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) as stipulated by the World Health Organization. All ingredients 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.

All Bio-Oil packaging is recyclable and all paper materials are certified to be in accordance with sustainable forest management practices.

No harmful emissions, hazardous waste or wastewater is generated in the production of Bio-Oil.

It claims to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, ageing skin, and dehydrated skin.

Ingredients: 

Botanicals

Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (Calendula Oil)
Lavandula Angustifolia Oil (Lavender Oil)
Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil (Rosemary Oil)
Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil (Chamomile Oil)

Vitamins

Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A)
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)

Oil base

Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum)
Triisononanoin
Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate
Isopropyl Myristate
Glycine Soja Oil
Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil
BHT
Bisabolol

Fragrance (Rose)

Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone
Amyl Cinnamal
Benzyl Salicylate
Citronellol
Coumarin
Eugenol
Farnesol
Geraniol
Hydroxycitronellal
Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde
Limonene
Linalool

Color

Orange: CI 26100 (Red 17)
Pink: CI 26100 (Red 17) and CI 60725 (Violet 2)

Review:

Since Bio-Oil can be used on different part of the body, let me review this as according to where I applied it on. I tried it on my face as well as my eczema areas (legs). For the face, as my skin is of the dry type, any oil will moisturize my face well and will usually not clog my pores. In fact, the oil sank into my skin fairly fast (as compared to organic jojoba oil which I use as my daily moisturizer). On the other hand, if you have oily skin, try to use it with caution as it contains mineral oil which might result in clogged pores. One thing I do like about this oil is that it is pretty affordable!

Now onto its efficiancy on my eczema patches. I have one patch at the back of my knee, and this “scar” always caused problems. When the weather is hot and humid, the itchiness is just unbearable. I have also been finding ways to reduce the dark pigmentation caused by eczema. So I turned to Bio-oil this time for the problem. Did it work? While I do not see any fading in the scars, my eczema patch seems to dislike this product because the itchiness came back as soon I applied the oil. Perhaps it is an allergic reaction?

Overall, it claims to do a lot of stuff and that is a tall order for one small product! While it is great at moisturizing, people who is allergic to rose scents and mineral oil must use this with care in my opinion.

Availability:

Retails at SGD15.50 for a bottle of 60ml

 

 

Thanks for reading ~

 

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