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About 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.

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PO Box 51210
Irvine, CA, 92629
http://www.bio-oil.com

Bio-Oil - Bio-Oil with PurCellin Oil - 2 oz.

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    Bio-Oil with PurCellin Oil by Bio-Oil

    Bio-Oil - Bio-Oil with PurCellin Oil- 2 oz.

    Bio-Oil with PurCellin Oil is a specialist skincare product formulated to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Its unique formulation is also highly effective for aging and dehydrated skin. Bio-Oil contains vitamins A and E, Calendula, Lavender, Rosemary, and Chamomile oils, with no preservatives.

    Bio-Oil is:

    • For the face and body
    • Non-greasy
    • Rapidly absorbed
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Suitable for all skin types

    Hypo-allergenic skin testing
    Hypo-allergenic is a word that loosely means a decreased tendency to cause allergies. Although this term lacks a formal medical definition, increased public interest has deemed it necessary for us to establish whether or not Bio-Oil is in fact hypo-allergenic. To this end, International Research Services was commissioned to conduct hypo-allergenic trials on Bio-Oil in August 2006.

    Acnegenic skin testing
    There has recently been increased public interest in the acnegenic (comedogenic) responses to cosmetic products. Both these terms refer to the likelihood of a cosmetic product to cause comedones (pimples) and acne (when the pimples become infected). Future Cosmetics was commissioned to conduct a study to determine the acnegenicity potential of Bio-Oil. Bio-oil is a non-acnegenic product.


    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.

    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.


    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.

    An estimated 75-90% or women are prone to stretch marks during pregnancy, particularly in the second and third trimesters. The likelihood of developing them varies according to skin type, race, age, diet and hydration of the skin.

    What is a stretch mark and how is it formed?
    Stretch marks, otherwise known as striae, are caused by exactly what their name suggests – stretching of the skin. By expanding and contracting, the skin’s connective tissue allows it to adapt to continuous movement of the body; but sometimes the skin has insufficient time to adjust. When the body expands faster than the covering skin, the skin tears and forms an internal wound; this then forms a scar as it heals. These scars are visible on the surface of the skin as stretch marks. The likelihood of developing stretch marks varies according to skin type, race, age, diet and hydration of the skin. Those most prone to stretch marks include pregnant women, body builders, adolescents undergoing sudden growth spurts, and individuals that experience rapid weight gain.Stretch marks are permanent in nature, and although Bio-Oil is specifically formulated to help improve their appearance, it will never remove them entirely.

    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.

    What is uneven skin tone and how is it formed?
    Skin color is predominantly determined by the quantity and type of pigment (melanin) in the epidermis. With approximately six genes and various other modifying factors controlling melanocyte activity, a vast number of different skin colors and types prevail. When there is an uneven production of melanin, uneven skin tone can occur on the face and body. This can be triggered by both external and internal causes.

    Aging Skin
    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.

    Dehydrated Skin
    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

    Daily Skincare

    • Specialist intensive moisturizer
    • Soothing after-sun treatment
    • Ideal as a bath oil

    About PurCellin Oil
    Bio-Oil contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil which reduces the thickness of the formulation and makes Bio-Oil easily absorbed. PurCellin Oil is a laboratory recreation of the preen gland oil 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 often associates with ducks. 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.

    Water birds, which inspired the development of PurCellin Oil, have been repaid the favor. The National Wildlife Health Foundation’s recommended method for the rapid restoration of oil-soiled water birds is based on PurCellin Oil.

    Key Ingredients in Bio-Oil

    Vitamin A
    Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate on the label) helps improve the skin’s elasticity, texture and tone.

    Vitamin E
    The most widely used antioxidant in skincare products today, Vitamin E increases the moisture content of the epidermis, making the skin softer, smoother and more supple. Vitamin E also assists in the proliferation and maintenance of healthy skin.

    Calendula oil
    Calendula Officinalis, more commonly referred to as marigold, has been used for centuries as a natural antioxidant and has the ability to clarify and condition the skin, while providing soothing and calming benefits for sensitive skin types.

    Lavender oil
    Lavender oil is well known for its skin conditioning properties, and is also effective in calming and soothing the skin.

    Rosemary oil
    Rosemary oil helps to invigorate and condition the skin, and has calming and soothing properties.

    Chamomile oil
    Chamomile has a calming and soothing effect and is particularly beneficial for sensitive skin. It also helps to condition and clarify the skin, assisting to maintain its natural health.

    PurCellin Oil
    PurCellin Oil™ acts as a delivery system for Bio-Oil’s other ingredients, dramatically improving its application and spreadability, and allowing for targeted absorption into the skin.

    Suggested Use

    Application
    Apply twice daily for a minimum of 3 months. During pregnancy apply twice daily from the first trimester until after birth.

    For Scars
    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.

    For Stretch Marks
    Bio-Oil should be massaged in a circular motion into the stretch marks and surrounding skin, twice daily, for a minimum of 3 months.

    For Pregnancy Stretch Marks
    Bio-Oil should be applied to the abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks and thighs twice daily from the first trimester, to help prevent the appearance of pregnancy stretch marks by moisturizing and maintaining the elasticity of the skin. Bio-Oil should be applied to dry skin directly after bathing or showering, and allowed to fully absorb before getting dressed.

    For Uneven Skin Tone
    Bio-Oil should be applied to the areas affected by uneven skin tone, twice daily, for a minimum of 3 months. Bio-Oil does not contain sunscreen factor, so sunscreen should be applied once Bio-Oil has been fully absorbed.

    For Aging or Dehydrated Skin
    Bio-Oil should be applied twice daily to the affected area.
    If used as part of a daily skincare regime, Bio-Oil should be applied before regular moisturizer, as moisturizers can leave a residue which blocks the absorption of Bio-Oil. However, Bio-Oil has sufficient moisturizing properties to render an additional moisturizer unnecessary. It does not contain sunscreen factor, however, so sunscreen should be applied once Bio-Oil has been fully absorbed.

    Warnings

    For external use only. Do not ingest. Do not use on broken skin. In the unlikely event of skin irritation, discontinue use. Individual results may vary.
    Ingredients

    Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Trisononanoin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isopropyl Myristate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, BHT, Bisabolol, Parfum (Fragrance), Cl 26100 (Red 17).
    About 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.
    PO Box 51210
    Irvine, CA, 92629
    http://www.bio-oil.com
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    Average Customer Rating: (4 out of 5)

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    5 of 5 (100%) of customers said they would recommend this product to a friend.
    • By Cassidy ( Windsor, VT)
      9/8/2011 8:59:14 PM

      I recommend this product!
      I bought this because I read a bunch of good things about it. Somewhere on the internet, someone recommended it for KP (Keratosis Pilaris - bumpy, chicken-like skin usually found on the back of arms and thighs) and I really wanted to try it because some other product I had used had caused KP on my arms. I used this for about 6 months and there was some minor improvement but nothing real noteworthy. I think the only reason I had improvement was because I was moisturizing religiously. I've since read that mineral oil can clog pores, so I don't use this anymore. I found natural oils that work better. This smells good though, in my opinion. I just wish they'd use natural oils and not petroleum by-products. =(
    • By Deborah ( Lake Alfred, FL)
      12/19/2011 2:13:28 PM

      I recommend this product!
      this stuff is great, you will notice a difference right away,,,I did..I use it with egyptian Magic,,,everybody around noticed a difference in my face and hands!!!!
    • By Salsa ( Whitinsville, MA)
      2/29/2012 1:52:48 PM

      I recommend this product!
      I love bio-oil. I have used it for skin discolerations and i noticed immediate results...its a fast healthy product
    • By Michael ( Dahlonega, GA)
      10/12/2012 9:26:46 AM

      I recommend this product!
      Good stuff
    • By LAURA ( MADISON, WI)
      4/22/2013 12:28:00 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Works wonderfully on my knee surgery scar. Well worth the price and indulgence.
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