One of the biggest myths I have heard is that “oily skinned ladies should stay away from face oils” – biggest BS ever. With all thenew innovative oils, all these companies are coming up with, it’s time to make new myths. I had heard about Bio Oil a long time back in one of the glossies. At that time, e-commerce just starting in India and there was no way we could get all these miracle cosmetics here, so when I landed in USA 3 years ago, Bio Oil was the first thing I picked up.
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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. A South African project.
$11- $17, depending upon the size.
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My Take on Bio Oil:
From the past 3 years, this has been in my medicine cabinet. I have converted half of my family into using it. I started using it first as a body oil. I had heard so much about it working on stretch marks and skin elasticity. I used it on my cracked feet, cuticles, almost everywhere replacing my daily moisturizer. After about a month of usage, I found that an old burn mark started to fade a bit. Also, my stretch marks looked a tad better, and then I decided to finally let it touch my oily face. Obviously, at first I piled on and it felt “chip-chip” the whole night. Later on, as time went by, I worked around it . These days, I use it in my bi-weekly night facial regimen.
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Oily skin : you need one drop each for cheeks, forehead, nose and mouth.
Dry skin : Go to town with it. Trust me!
It gets absorbed super fast as you massage it in your skin, but I would recommend you take a tiny amount at first and then build on it, especially on your DA colletage. If you want to give something to your mom, get her this. This is the reason I haven’t bought a night cream yet and I’m just starting to find an anti-aging something. This is how I use it :
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- As a body oil.
- As a foot oil for cracked feet.
- Cuticle oil.
- On my hair as a light oil – I wash it in an hour.
- I mix it with grain sugar as a lip scrub and body scrub.
- Works on burn marks.
- Stretch marks look better.
- Can be used on cracked feet, cuticles.
Twice a week I scrub my face and then massage a few drops on dewy skin before I sleep. I do this especially when I have functions to attend.
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Like I said, my mom and in-laws are addicted to this and I recommend it to all my friends who are expecting.
Pros of Bio Oil:
- Absorbs quickly.
- Does not stain clothes.
- Has a pleasant and light fragrance.
- Available in all drugstores and I guess in India too.
- Has not broken me out till date.
- Can be used as a hair oil.
Cons of Bio Oil:
- Oily skin, don’t pile it on your face.
- Your MIL might steal it from you.
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