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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Bio-Oil - Wonder Multi-purpose Oil!

Hi Guys,

Today I'm going to be telling you about the wonder product that is Bio‑Oil along with many, many of it's uses! 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.

The 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 is a way of moisturising the skin with the added vitamins and other natural ingredients, preserving their potency. Oil is oxygen-free and provides a good environment for the storage of vitamins but is thick and greasy. Cream, on the other hand is non-greasy and is readily absorbed by the skin but contains oxygen. Formulating Bio-Oil has the best of both worlds where it is readily absorbed by the skin with plenty of oxygen trapped in the cream also the vitamins and natural ingredients from the oil. 

Photos of the product:

Outer Packaging:



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


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, Hydroxycitronellalm Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool


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

Bio-Oil contains both vitamin A and E with both being essential to the body. One of Vitamin A’s functions in the body is for the retina of the eye. Vitamin A is absolutely necessary for both low-light and colour vision, a deficiency in Vitamin A can cause blindness which is seen in high occurrence in third world countries thus why ‘golden rice’ was invented. Vitamin E is important for the protection of cell membranes from free radicals which can cause damage to the cell membrane. Free radicals are a major factor in the development of cancers in humans. Your skin can be exposed to free radicals from things such as sunlight, radiation, sun beds etc. Not only is Bio-Oil a moisturiser but the vitamins that are added into the formula are of great importance and can help the body in more ways than thought by customers who buy the product.

The non-greasy oil in the Bio Oil comes from Purcellin Oil which is a laboratory recreation of the preen gland oil of ducks. During ‘preening’ a duck will secrete oil from it’s preen gland and distribute it over its entire body. This Oil creates a thin, non-greasy layer on the surface of the feathers without which water would not pearl off and the bird would struggle to swim. This Oil is seen used in the natural world and is successful, so why wouldn’t it be successful with our skin. 

Bio Oil has a lovely smell which comes from the natural ingredients put into Bio Oil. Different flower’s oils are added such as calendula oil, lavender oil and rosemary oil. Not only is this a great smelling Oil but it will keep your skin Moisturised and supplied with plenty of natural ingredients and vitamins.  

Bio-Oil is widely available from pharmacies across the country, and it's renowned for it's amazing effects on scars and scretch marks but did you know that it also has lot's more uses? 

How about  using Bio-Oil as a moisturizer?  To remove eye makeup?  And, even in your hair to tame fly-aways?

Click on photos to enlarge and discover a whopping 40 new uses for Bio-Oil!

Here's my Top 10 Bio-Oil Multi-Purpose Beauty Secrets

*Apply Bio-Oil to a cotton ball and wipe over the eye area to remove eye makeup, including mascara.
*While removing mascara, Bio-Oil also conditions each lash, helping to keep lashes full and well hydrated.
*Apply Bio-Oil to the lips in the morning or overnight to moisturize and soften year round.
*Bio-Oil’s unique formula locks in moisture and allows important ingredients like Vitamin A & E and Lavender Oil to be rapidly absorbed, while forming a nin-greasy barrier to help prevent further moisture loss.
*Apply Bio-Oil to the face, including the eye area, to help improve and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
*Bio-Oil is specially formulated with ingredients that help maximize skin’s elasticity and lock in moisture – this makes the skin softer and smoother, which helps improve the texture, tone and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  It can also help prevent future wrinkles by maintaining skin’s suppleness.
*Bio-Oil is clinically proven to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, redness and hyperpigmentation:  in clinical trials, 93% of participants recorded improvements in 6 weeks.
*In addition to improving overall skin tone and texture, Bio-Oil helps smooth and soften skin.
*Bio-Oil is effective as a daily skin moisturizer for the face and body.
*For more extreme dry skin conditions, Bio-Oil can help revitalize dehydrated or flaky skin and nourish dry, hardworking hands, rough heels or cracked elbows.
*Bio-Oil works to replenish skin’s natural oils which can be stripped away by extreme weather, frequent bathing, and the drying effects of heating and air-conditioning.
*Hypoallergenic, non-acnegenic and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin and oily skin.
*Bio-Oil is a nourishing treatment to moisturize and condition nails and cuticles.
*Simply apply to nails and cuticles before bed daily or weekly, and notice the cuticles softening over time.  Start with daily application for very dry, hard cuticles, and work down to once or twice a week when they have softened.
*Bath Oil:  Simply add a few drops of Bio-Oil for a soothing and moisturizing bath.
*Shave Balm:  Apply Bio-Oil to legs after shaving to soothe and lock in moisture; legs will look and feel softer and smoother – a great trick when wearing sexy summer dresses or giving legs a moisture boost in the winter.
*To help control split ends, gently warm a small amount of Bio-Oil in the palm of your hands and then apply to the ends of your hair.  This can also work for flyaways.
*Also try massaging Bio-Oil into the roots of your hair to relieve dry scalp.
*Bio-Oil is the best selling scar and stretch mark product and is clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
*Scars:  Bio-Oil can help women feel more confident about their bodies by maintaining the elasticity of scar tissue, which helps to improve the appearance of scars.
*Stretch Marks: Bio-Oil helps prevent the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy and/or help to lessen the appearance of existing stretch marks from pregnancy, rapid weight gain or growth spurts.  Bio-Oil is formulated to help the skin maintain it’s elasticity as the body expands, reducing the possibility of new stretch marks forming.
*Bio-Oils convenient 60ml bottle makes a great travel companion and is ideal for carry-on luggage.
*Moisturize skin after a day in the sun and help relieve itchy skin due to mosquito bites.
*With so many benefits packed into one bottle, it makes sense to pack Bio-Oil in your travel toiletry bag.

It's a lovely, light, non-greasy oil which is quickly absorbed into the skin without leaving any oily/greasy residue. It also has a light, pleasant fragrance which isn't overpowering.

Swatched on my skin:

I've been using Bio-Oil to remove my eye makeup - it works a treat and dissolves waterproof and long lasting eye makeup in a jiffy! The Bio-Oil melts even the hardest to remove mascaras and eyeliners. I've also been using this as a facial oil when I feel my skin has been seriously dehydrated - I pop some on before bedtime and voila, the next morning my skin is lovely and soft, silky and smooth. I've also been using Bio-Oil as a hair treatment by using a small amount on the ends of my hair whilst still damp after showering in order to nourish and treat any dry or split ends.
I could go on, oh, just about all day on all the many inventive uses for Bio-Oil (it makes a great post-shaving leg balm too!).
You can normally pick up this wonder-oil for the oh so princely sum (not) of a tenner, with change to spare. With all the uses you can find for this oil, it certainly won't go to waste.
If I had to pick out 3 Desert Island products, this would be my Number 1 without a doubt!

The Bio-Oil Specialist Skincare Oil comes in 3 different sizes; 60ml, 125ml and 200ml.
You can find Bio-Oil in Boots, Unicare, McCabes, Hickeys and most pharmacies and even in supermarkets nowadays such as Dunnes Stores, Superquinn and SuperValu.

Usually priced at: 60ml for €9.99, 125ml for €17.99 and 200ml for €22.99 

Are you a fan of Bio-Oil? Have you discovered any other uses that I haven't already listed?
If so, I'd love to know! :)
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