Thinking if Bio oil is the best treatment for your skin related problems? Well, This is a product that has stormed the Indian cosmetic market these years. You might have seen most of the people hailing it as miracle beauty product. Let us discover if it is really worth all the appraise 🙂
I am an Indian woman with medium-fair skin with yellow undertones to it. Like everyone, at times i too suffer from uneven skin tone, breakouts, dark spots and dry patches . Due to the changes in weather or changes in my hormones 🙂 🙂 . I also have pregnancy stretch marks and dark circles like any mom 🙂 So I thought of giving this product a try .
Product Description :
The company quotes “Bio Oil is a specialist skincare product formulated to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Its unique formulation, which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil, is also highly effective for aging and dehydrated skin. PurCellin Oil reduces the thickness of the Bio-Oil formulation and makes it easily absorbed.”
Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Paraffinum Liquidum, Citronellol, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isopropyl Myristate, Eugenol, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Farnesol, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Hydroxycitronellal, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum, BHT, Amyl Cinnamal, Coumarin, Bezyl Salicylate, Geraniol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Triisononanoin, Glycine Soja Oil, Calendula Officinalis Etract, Linalool, Bisabolol, Cl 26100
Price and Availability: INR 360 for 6m ml . It is available in all leading supermarkets and online stores like Amazon , Nykaa & Others
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It comes in a small white and orange carton box . Nothing very much to fancy about the packaging & the bottle actually comes with a screw cap which I feel very annoying and time consuming to open and close every time. But.. But.. this is what makes it leak proof and so travel friendly. The oil inside is light orange(peach :p) in color. It also comes with an instruction manual and pictures on how to use it on your face
My take on The Bio Oil :
I am a person who wants my beauty products to smell nice and tempting but this product did not appeal me in that matter, it has a soapy smell which is mild although. Coming to the consistency of the oil, it is definitely very light & will not make your skin shiny but well moisturized . It did not clog my pores however.
I first used it in my night care regime started using it by applying it before sleep. I take a few drops of this oil on my palm and massage on my face and neck … I was surprised to see soft supple skin the next morning . I continued using to for some more months and it made my skin texture better. It my acne scars & dark spots which the product claims about . But it did not lighten the dark circles at all. In general, if you suffer from dry skin and dry skin patches, go give it a try.
Later, I tried using it as a body oil. After bath I take little quantity of it on my palm and rub all over the skin… this has greatly helped me in moisturizing my skin in winter and I did not use any other body lotions this time. (believe me!) Moreover, It does not help in the appearance of pregnancy stretch marks and i don’t think there is any product which can erase them. But continuous use of bio oil will help in not forming new marks by improving the elasticity of skin.
Coming to the other ways I use it……
- Like a make up primer: Just by smearing on a tiny amount before applying my bb cream or day creme to have a delicious dewy look without oily sheen. You can also use it to give your powdery eye shadows a wet look. Similarly, blend a little amount to your blush or foundation for a good wash of color.
- lip care : whenever i m out of lip balm, i just take few drops of bio oil on my fingertips and use it as a lip oil. it moiturises lips very well and gets absorbed like magic. You can also use it before applying any matte lipsticks.
- Cuticle Protector: Everyday massage Bio-Oil into your cuticles and nails to keep them healthy, strong and beautiful.
- Frizz Fighter: Smooth on a tiny bit of Bio-Oil onto you hair ends as a hair serum. Whenever i am out of my serum i use Bio Oil to tame my unruly tresses .. don’t use it much as it makes hair oily.
- You can also use it as massage oil , pre-shave primer , after shave skin soother etc . .
Overall a good product which helps in hydration and elasticity of skin . Slowing down the aging process and evens out skin tone.. But don’t consider it a miracle skin food as it does not help much reducing scars and marks. Moreover, I am not sure how it works on pigmentation. If you have dry skin, Do give it a try. It will help you achieve softer, smoother skin. I will be repurchasing it in winters.
My rating: 4/5
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