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Nurturing Skin Simply: Bio-Oil® for Scars, Stretch Marks and Hydration

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Our body’s largest organ, our skin, waterproofs and insulates us from the environment, secretes antibacterial chemicals and transforms sunlight to vitamin D, an essential ingredient to strong bones and a healthy immune system.

Skin also helps regulate our body temperature, contains glands that play a role in sexual attraction, and even contains defensive Langerhans cells, which function as part of the body’s immune system, protecting it from antigens, such as viruses.

So what have you done for your skin lately? We exercise for our heart and lungs, drink water for our kidneys, munch on fiber for digestion, endure kale for who knows what, and read for our brain. Besides a dollop of sunscreen before hitting the beach, do we give our skin the attention it deserves?

Beginning the day of our birth, our skin suffers the assault of UV rays. At puberty we subject our skin to the indignities of over-zealous makeup and less than conscientious washing. We stretch it to its limits in pregnancy. As we age, we begin to lose oil glands, and our skin succumbs to dryness and dehydration.

Bio-Oil® is one way to give back to your skin.

Bio-Oil® is considered the original tissue oil, which is a unique category of products that promotes skin healing with therapeutic ingredients. Various tissue oils, as well as Bio-Oil® specifically, are very popular throughout South Africa.

What makes tissue oil unique compared to other oils is its blend of natural oils. When mixed together, tissue oil brings nourishment and hydration to skin, as well as help improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, stretch marks, and scars.

How was Bio-Oil® started?

In 1987, Dieter Beier, a scientist, studied how duck feathers repelled water after preening, which helped ducks float. After imitating the oil secreted by the preen gland, Beier created PurCellin Oil™, a key ingredient in Bio-Oil®, which helps the vitamins and botanical extracts absorb quickly without leaving behind a greasy residue.

What is Bio-Oil® made of and how can it help skin?

Bio-Oil® is composed of the skin nourishing vitamins A and E, as well as a fragrant blend of calendula, rosemary, lavender and chamomile oils. When you add PurCellinOil™ to the mix, it helps your skin absorb the nutrients from the combination of plant extracts and vitamins.

As we age, the body produces smaller amounts of natural oils that make our skin glow. When you add more oils, like Bio-Oil®, to the skin, it helps the skin maintain its moisture and overall tone.

Bio-Oil® is a marriage of the cosmetic and pharmaceutical fields, resulting in a beauty product that addresses specific dermatological problems, scars and stretch marks, while hydrating skin, correcting unevenness in skin tone, and soothing the dryness associated with hormonal changes and aging.

A few drops of Bio-Oil® rubbed into scars and stretch marks daily will reduce their appearance over time.

Bio‑Oil® is manufactured in accordance with the current Good Manufacturing Practice as stipulated by the World Health Organization. It’s safe for the environment and for the lab animals—it’s cruelty free.

Smooth this softly-scented therapeutic oil onto your skin, or add a few drops to your bath water as part of a simple moisturizing ritual. Care for your skin as well as it cares for you.

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


1) Skin. science.nationalgeographic.com. Retrieved November 27, 2015. http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/health-and-human-body/human-body/skin-article/

2) Bio-Oil. bio-oilusa.com. Retrieved November 27, 2015. http://bio-oilusa.com/en-us.

3) The Effects of Aging on Skin. WebMd.com. Retrieved November 27, 2015. http://www.webmd.com/beauty/aging/effects-of-aging-on-skin

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