Monday, 24 March 2014

Bio oil Review

 Hello lovely friend,
I am pregnant and wanted something for my skin that can help me avoid getting stretch marks. So, this was something that came at a right time as an advertisement on TV and also became popular among the bloggers. I wanted a nice moisturizer for stretch marks prevention. I am using this from 4th month and now in 7th month. Hope this lives up to its claim.
Ingredients of Bio Oil:
Formulation-The BioOil 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.
BioOil 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).
BioOil is a member of Beauty without Cruelty International.
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)
Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate
Isopropyl Myristate
Glycine Soja Oil
Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil
Fragrance (Rose)
Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone
Amyl Cinnamal
Benzyl Salicylate
Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde
What Bio Oil claims?
Bio oil is leading skin specialist oil by Marico for scars and stretch marks.
-Helps reduce the possibility of stretch marks forming during pregnancy
-Helps improve the appearance of both new and old scars
-Helps replenish the skin’s natural oils stripped away over time
-Helps improve the appearance of pigmentation marks and blemishes
-Helps smooth and tome ageing sagging and wrinkled skin
-Selected vitamins and natural herbal extracts well known for their regenerative properties
-Purcellin oil helps deliver all the benefits of the natural plant cells and vitamins

Price of Bio Oil:
Rs. 450/- for 60 ml

Directions for use:
Apply twice daily for a minimum of 3 months. During pregnancy apply from start of second trimester.

My views about Bio Oil:

This has a nice orangey pink colour with a light runny and oily texture, but doesn’t feel sticky or heavy on skin when applied. The smell is nice and light that fades off on application. This is also useful to fade off acne scars, though I haven’t tried them on my face as I have oily skin and I am scared to do that. Application of bio oil requires just the very slightest amount that gets quickly absorbed.  This itself is enough to give you the desired moisture. This actually keeps my skin hydrates and works really well. Till now I don’t have any stretch marks on my skin, hope to not get it even I future in these 2 months. Actually, even my mom doesn’t have any- so duuno if it’s in genes or due to this oil. But, for sure it helps avoiding the itching during pregnancy.
Pros of Bio Oil:
·         Friendly  packaging
·         Travel friendly
·         Affordable price
·         Good decent fragrance
·         Easy to use
  • Easy application.
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Requires small amount
  • Lightens scars
  • Good for dry and dehydrated skin.
  • You can even sue this on elbows, cuticles, face.
  • Very Light
  • Doesn’t get  heavy

Cons of Bio Oil:
  • Low Stay power
  • Expensive
  • Requires regular application 

Rating for Bio Oil: 4 out of 5.

Will I repurchase Bio Oil?

 Yes, defiantly. At least till my delivery and few months after that as well. Let’s hope for the best.

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