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A few months after my surgery I decided to do something about the scar. The Bio Oil helped improve the appearance of my scar I will keep I will keep using it as it keeps getting better.
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Trusted by millions of people across the world, Bio-Oil has been clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of scars. With a unique blend of natural plant oils and vitamins, 89% of pharmacists recommend Bio-Oil for scar management.
The Bio-Oil formulation combines some of the most beneficial skincare ingredients, including vitamin A and E with calendula, lavender, rosemary and chamomile oils, plus unique to Bio-Oil, PurCellin Oil, which helps to ensure they are easily absorbed deep into the skin where they can provide targeted treatment. PurCellin Oil also creates a dry oil which is non-greasy and easy to use. Vitamin A helps improve the skin's elasticity, texture and tone. Vitamin E is the most widely used antioxidant in skincare products today, increasing the moisture content of the epidermis, thereby making the skin softer, smoother and more supple. Vitamin E also assists in the maintenance of healthy-looking skin.
Calendula Oil (Calendula Officinalis), more commonly referred to as marigold, has been used for centuries as a natural antioxidant and can clarify and stimulates the growth of new skin cells. Lavender Oil is widely known for calming and soothing benefits. Rosemary Oil helps to invigorate, and it has mild antiseptic capabilities and thus eases congestion, puffiness and swelling of the skin. Chamomile Oil has a calming and soothing effect and is particularly beneficial for sensitive skin.
What is it used for?
Bio Oil’s uses are broad ranging. A unique, nourishing formula, Bio Oil can be used to help minimise the appearance of scars, uneven skin tone and stretch marks. Bio Oil can even be used as a daily moisturiser to help rehydrate and replenish the skin’s natural oils.
Why do scars form?
When skin is damaged - either purposefully in a clinical setting, or accidentally in injury - the body works to heal over the damaged area as quickly as possible. The body naturally puts its emphasis on speeding the recovery of the wound over perfection. This will typically cause an overproduction of collagen in the affected area which can lead to scarring.
Can Bio Oil help reduce the appearance of scars?
Bio Oil has been clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of scars, both new and old. Containing both Vitamin A and E, Bio Oil uses the skin’s natural healing mechanisms to promote cell regeneration in damaged skin. Bio Oil also contains Rosemary and Lavender Oil, both of which contain antifungal and antimicrobial properties. This helps to reduce the risk of infection, whilst also lessening inflammation to speed up the skin’s own healing process.
When can I start using Bio Oil?
Bio Oil should only be used on fully healed scars. Never apply Bio Oil to broken skin.
How do I use it?
For the best results, Bio Oil should be massaged gently into the affected area twice daily, for a recommended period of three months. The oil should be massaged in circular motions on the area until it’s fully absorbed into the skin. Bio Oil can be used alongside other skincare products as part of a daily skincare routine, but should never be mixed into products before application.
How does Bio Oil work?
Bio Oil uses a combination of natural plant oils and vitamins to help nourish and improve the appearance of skin and boost cell regeneration. Blending together ingredients such as PurCellin Oil, Vitamins A and E, Calendula, Lavender and Rosemary Oils, and Chamomile extract, Bio Oil uses the skin’s own healing mechanisms to add moisture to the skin and smooth out the appearance of scars.
When can I expect to see results?
When using Bio Oil, cancer patients can expect to see results within 3 months if used as part of a daily routine. But it’s important to remember that we are all unique, and skin will always heal differently according to the size of the scar, skin type etc. For this reason, results will vary from individual to individual.
Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Triisononanoin, 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, Fragrance, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Red 17.
How do I use it?
To gain the best results, it should be applied to the affected area: twice daily massaging in a circular motion, until fully absorbed, for a recommended minimum period of three months. Bio-Oil can be used alongside other skincare products as part of your daily skincare routine, but it should not be mixed with other products before application.
I use morning and just before bed my scarring has healed fantastically. Thoroughly recommend!
very good! it works! (however do not forget to rub the oil with your hands first to make the oil warm and then pat it into your skin; because if you use it directly to your skin, your skin will become very greasy and the oil will not work. )
Bio Oil was recommended to me by a relative who had several major surgeries in a short period and was using it to minimize scarring. She was so pleased with it and found it worked really well in this area. She had also been putting it on her face and had discovered it had an effect on her skin tone. I was sceptical but as I am unwilling to buy expensive creams etc. I thought I would listen to her and give it a go. I am 60 and menopausal and as a result my skin is beginning to thin and to line a little. The colour is also becoming rather uneven and the combination of all these was making me look ( and feel) my age. It took a few weeks of consistant use, but I have found that my skin is so much softer to the touch. The colour has evened out considerably and the lines are definitely much less obvious. I know it has worked because I cannot tell you how many compliments I am receiving on an almost dailly basis from people looking at me quizzically and then asking me what I have been doing, as I appear to be getting younger. I was approached by a perfect stranger the other day in the supermarket, who asked me what type of make up I was wearing as I had a lovely glow - I wasn't wearing any and was able to direct her to the Bio Oil shelf! Don't give up if you don't see a difference after only a couple of weeks; the smalll amount of effort it takes to apply it a couple of times a day (e.g. before your morning routine and after cleansing in the evening) for a couple of months will pay dividends you will be delighted with. When it becomes an automatic part of your dailly routine, you can sit back and enjoy the compliments.
must say this oil is brilliant!!!! Yes, it's oily but it is oil! It smells lovley and really does the job. I have used it on a burn scar and under my eyes. I tend to use the oil every morning after washing my face and then before I go to bed - if you use a bit it soaks into your skin and gives you a fresh glow :-)