Bio-Oil for scars and stretch marks!
Bio-Oil - Specialist skin care for scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, ageing skin and dehydrated skin.
What is Bio-Oil?
Bio-Oil is a specialist skincare product developed to help improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Bio-Oil's advanced formulation also makes it extremely effective for numerous other skin concerns.
Bio-Oil helps promote even skin tone, nourishes ageing skin and provides intensive lubrication to dry, flaky skin. Bio-Oil is a rapidly absorbed 'dry' oil and leaves no oily residue.
Bio-Oil contains the unique ingredient PurCellin Oil, vitamins A and E, Calendula, Lavender and Rosemary oils and Chamomile extract. Bio-Oil contains no preservatives and is suitable for all skin types.
What is Bio-Oil used for?
Scars - Bio-Oil helps reduce the appearance of both new and old scars, whether caused by surgery, accidents, burns or insect bites. Bio-Oil is also highly effective for helping to reduce the feeling of tightness where scars are on high mobility areas.
Stretch marks – Bio-Oil helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks during periods of rapid change in body size such as pregnancy, adolescence and sudden weight loss/gain. Helps reduce the appearance of existing stretch marks.
Uneven skin tone – Bio-Oil helps reduce the appearance of dark marks and blemishes and promotes even skin tone.
Ageing skin – Bio-Oil helps reduce the visible signs of ageing by promoting suppleness and elasticity.
Dehydrated skin - Bio-Oil provides intensive and sustained lubrication to dry, flaky skin.
Daily skincare – Bio-Oil replenishes the skin's natural oils, stripped away by factors such as extreme weather, water with a high chemical content, frequent bathing, and the drying effects of central heating and air conditioning.
Bio-Oil can also be used as a:
- Nourishing hand and cuticle oil.
- Highly effective after-sun product.
- Ideal as a skin-conditioning bath oil.
How can I be sure that Bio-Oil will work?
Independent research- Results of Bio-Oil user-trial (UK 2002):
Of the 82 candidates who participated in the trial, 82% recorded an improvement in the appearance of their scars after applying Bio-Oil daily over the 4-week period. Bio-Oil proved effective for both new and old scars. None of the 82 candidates suffered any allergic response.
“From the anecdotal evidence studied and my personal experience with Bio-Oil there is no doubt that it produces remarkable benefits on the skin. In my 20 years' experience as a cosmetic scientist I've rarely come across a more impressive skincare product.” - John L Knowlton – C Chem., MRSC, Dip. Cos. Sci. (GB)
Leading Cosmetic Scientist, member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and past President of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists of Great Britain and South Africa.
“I actively encourage all pregnant women to use Bio-Oil daily, throughout their pregnancies. The results are outstanding and have proven themselves over many years. From the feedback I have received it is considered to be the most effective means of helping to prevent the appearance of stretch marks. And its special non-greasy formulation means it can be conveniently applied.” - Lynne Bluff
Leading Childbirth Educator and National Coordinator of the Childbirth Educators' Professional Forum in South Africa.
Why is Bio-Oil so effective?
Bio-Oil's effectiveness is due to the following qualities of its unique ingredient, PurCellin Oil.
PurCellin Oil provides the optimal storage environment for Bio-Oil's ingredients.
Superior skin protection:
PurCellin Oil creates a thin, non-greasy protective layer over the skin that helps prevent skin irritation whilst still allowing the skin to breathe.
Advanced delivery system:
PurCellin Oil gives Bio-Oil its low viscosity which ensures that it is absorbed into the skin and does not remain on the surface.
The PurCellin Oil discovery:
Believe it or not, the development of PurCellin Oil was inspired by observing the preening habits of ducks!
During preening, a duck secretes oil from its preen gland and distributes it over its entire plumage in the familiar twisted neck action that one associates with ducks. This preen gland oil creates a thin, non-greasy layer on the surface of the feather without which water would not pearl off and the bird would struggle to swim. Clearly an oil with interesting properties – an oil that protects the feathers from damage, maintains their sheen and suppleness and yet is neither sticky nor greasy!
Upon studying the composition of preen gland oil, skincare scientists discovered that it was possible to develop a laboratory copy of this unique “dry” oil for use on human skin. And, after a number of years of research and testing, the breakthrough was finally made... PurCellin Oil was introduced as a scientific recreation of preen gland oil.
It is interesting to note that the water birds, which inspired the development of PurCellin oil, have been repaid the favour... PurCellin Oil forms the basis for the method recommended by the National Wildlife Health Foundation for the rapid restoration of oil-soiled water birds.
Dermatologically tested Bio-Oil:
In October 1993 the Institute of Experimental Dermatology in Germany undertook a study to ascertain whether PurCellin Oil could cause skin irritation. 50 candidates were tested, of which 16 had either allergic or sensitive skin. None of the subjects recorded any form of skin irritation.
Frequently Asked Questions about Bio-Oil
Will Bio-Oil also help old scars?
Although the appearance of younger scars has a greater chance of improvement within a shorter period of time, the appearance of significantly older scars may also benefit from the regular use of Bio-Oil. In a recent user-trial, 82% of the respondents reported an improvement in the appearance of both old (over 10 years) and new (under 6 months) scars in only 4 weeks.
Can Bio-Oil help to prevent the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy?
Definitely. Bio-Oil nourishes the skin, keeping it supple and helping to promote elasticity and, if used regularly during pregnancy, helps to prevent the appearance of stretch marks. Bio-Oil should be applied from at least the second trimester for optimal results.
Can Bio-Oil help with existing stretch marks caused by rapid weight loss/ gain?
Yes. Bio-Oil is highly effective in helping to improve the appearance of all types of scars, including stretch marks (whether old or new).
Will Bio-Oil help extremely dry, flaky skin?
Absolutely. Bio-Oil replenishes the skin's natural “barrier oils” which are stripped away by extreme weather, water with a high chemical content, frequent bathing, and the drying effects of central heating and air conditioning. In this way Bio-Oil restores the skin and helps prevent further dehydration.
When must I start using Bio-Oil on my scar?
Bio-Oil should be applied to the scar only once it has matured i.e. The skin has completely healed. Bio-Oil should not be applied to broken skin.
How often should I apply Bio-Oil and how long will it take to work?
Bio-Oil should be massaged into the affected area twice daily for a minimum of 4-8 weeks before an improvement can be noted. The response time will however vary, depending on the purpose for which you are using it, the area on the body, age, natural skin colour, and skin type.