[tps_header]Bio Oil Review [/tps_header]
Are you considering using Bio-Oil for stretch marks? Have you been recommended Bio-Oil for scars by an expert?
Bio‑Oil is a topical skin care oil that can help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, aging skin and uneven skin tone. It can be used on the body or face but avoid the delicate eye area.
There are numerous online reviews of Bio-Oil, most positive in addition to the clinical studies. In addition to the reviews, there are hundreds of articles that have recommended Bio-Oil.
Bio Oil is a specialist skincare product that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone.
Its advanced formulation, which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil, also makes it highly effective for numerous other skin concerns, including aging skin and dehydrated skin.
Bio Oil is formualted with the following all-natural ingredients: Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Calendula Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil and Chamomile Oil
Bio Oil is a non-comedogenic (acnegenic), hypo-allergenic product that is suitable for use by individuals with sensitive skin.
Improving the Appearance of Scars
Bio-Oil helps improve the appearance of all scar types. It is also highly effective in helping to maintain the elasticity of scar tissue on joints and other high-mobility areas.
Bio-Oil should be massaged in a circular motion into the scar and surrounding skin, twice daily, for a minimum of 3 months. Younger scars have a greater chance of improvement within a shorter time period, however, older scars will also benefit from the regular use of Bio-Oil. On new scars, Bio-Oil should be applied only once the wound has healed, and should never be used on broken skin.
What is a scar and how is it formed?
Scars are an integral part of the healing process and result from an imbalance in the production of collagen at the wound site. Scars go through numerous changes as they mature, but they are permanent in nature. Bio-Oil is specifically formulated to help improve the appearance of scars, but will never remove them entirely.
Improving the Appearance of Uneven Skin Tone
Bio-Oil helps to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone caused by hormonal fluctuations, skin-lighteners or excessive sun exposure. Visible as dark patches on the face or body, uneven skin tone often becomes most apparent during pregnancy, menopause or after exposure to high volumes of UV light.
Improving the Appearance of Stretch Marks
Bio-Oil is highly effective in helping to improve the appearance of existing stretch marks. Bio-Oil helps to increase the elasticity of the skin, thereby the possibility of new stretch marks forming is reduced.
Sagging and wrinkled skin commonly associated with aging is largely caused by the weakening of the collagen and elastin support system in the dermis. Bio-Oil contains numerous ingredients that help to plasticize the skin, making it softer, smoother and more supple, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkled and sagging skin. Bio-Oil also moisturizes, which improves the texture, tone and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Bio Oil helps replenish the skin’s natural oils that have been stripped away by factors such as:
- Frequent bathing/cleansing with harsh soaps.
- Excessive perspiration.
- Atmospheric conditions including exposure to the sun and wind.
- Central heating and air conditioning.
- Poor diet and/or insufficient water intake.
Where to buy:
Boots and most leading pharmacies
Points to know:
The most common applications for Bio-Oil is stretch marks post pregnancy but it is also suited to both newly formed scars and older scars. It is important to be realistic with your expectations on what a a skin care product can achieve and it might be worthwhile discussing other treatment options with a dermatologist.
The product provides a suitable environment for healing scars and I would definitely recommend this product when treating scars. As for stretch marks, (I don’t have these – yest!!) but it appears there is some clinical benefit it helping fade the appearance of stretch marks.