I don’t remember what possessed me to purchase Bio-Oil. I’m sure it was out of pure curiosity like most people. The “new breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil” is a lesser known oil but there’s still something intriguing about its inclusion. Bio-Oil has been a top seller in Singapore, South Korea, and in the UK since its release which is pretty impressive. But that doesn’t mean we in the states have written it off. In fact everytime I have it have it on my vanity and have guests someone always ask “does it work?”
I noticed the minimal lighting of the stretch marks on my hips but really nothing major, which could explain why I don’t use it regularly. Outside of using it in a few places on my body where I don’t have any eczema it’s not the most convenient to use. I tried using it all over and found it to be irritating. But it has such an intoxicating aroma it’s hard to resist. It’s smells like ginger and lavender but more complex, taking only a few minutes to fade away. I use it on my facial blemishes more often, especially the chin area. I do find it to be moisturizing and it does make for a good skin protectant but I don’t notice an improvement with blemishes or toning.
Upon further inspection it makes sense why I don’t see any results with this products and I know people assume that beauty bloggers research everything before buying a product but we live in the moment at times too. The list of ingredients describe a very emollient oil but with no sign of PurCellin Oil which is the secretion ducks use to coat their feathers (from what I can find online). I haven’t seen it used other cosmetic products and it sounds gross and rich and kinda right up my alley but not in the direction of a repurchase.
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.