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When it Comes to Skin Care, Are You Applying the Best Product?

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Sponsored by: Bio-Oil®

The older we get, the less our skin glows from the natural production of oils. One way to deal with this is to apply additional oils to our skin, helping it maintain its moisture.

Oils are absorbed into the epidermis, the outer layer of skin, enhancing lipid barrier function. Lipids are fatsb that help create a natural barrier on skin to keep out unwanted dirt or other impurities, while keeping in moisture.

Cleansing your face daily as well as exposure to various environmental factors can cause lipid barrier damage. So, in order to maintain healthy skin, it’s important to continually replenish lipids.

With so many skin care lines and types of products on the market, it can be difficult to choose one to moisturize your skin and enhance your overall skin health.

You’re probably thinking, “Should I use a cream? Or what about oils? Would lotions and moisturizers do the best job?”

While all these products work to restore skin, Bio-Oil® is an option that will provide enhanced nourishment and hydration.

Bio-Oil® is a unique type of skincare oil recommended by dermatologists to help improve the appearance of scars, uneven skin tone and stretch marks, while also healing and hydrating skin. Bio-Oil can be used daily for hydration, superior to a typical lotion, but has the added benefit of addressing those areas of concern. It’s considered the United States’ original tissue oil, which is a category of products that promotes skin healing through therapeutic ingredients.

Its formulation consists of natural botanical extracts, which includes calendula, chamomile, lavender and rosemary. It is also composed of vitamins A and E, which bring nourishment and hydration to distressed as well as aging skin.

Bio-Oil’s main differentiating factor is the ingredient PurCellin Oil™, inspired by a duck’s preen gland to enable botanical extracts to absorb quickly and effectively without leaving greasy residue.

Benefits of Bio-Oil® vs. Creams and Lotions

Unlike creams and lotions, which often contain as much as 75 percent water, Bio-Oil® contains none. Creams and lotions often have emulsifiers and synthetic fragrance, both of which reduce absorption by the skin. Bio-Oil®, on the other hand contains natural plant extracts and vitamins in an oil base. Absorption goes beyond the skin surface deep into the dermis.

Bio-Oil® is not greasy, while creams and lotions may leave a greasy feeling as they absorb more slowly than oils.

Lotions and creams can sometimes create wax buildup on the top of skin, hindering nutrients from being absorbed. But Bio-Oil® improves the skin's moisture barrier function due to its essential fatty acids which feed the skin, creating a radiant glow. Wax buildups from use of creams and lotions can clog pores, and may not work well for every skin type. Due to its composition and ingredients, Bio-Oil® is acnegenic, hypoallergenic and beneficial to all skin types.

To learn more about Bio-Oil® and how it may help your skin, visit: http://bio-oilusa.com/en-us/.

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