About Bio-Oil

What can Bio-Oil do?

Bio-Oil is 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 dry skin. Bio-Oil promotes healthy, radiant skin, is non-comedogenic, and suitable for all skin types.

Bio-Oil has won 369 skincare awards and become the No.1 selling scar and stretch mark product in 18 countries since its global rollout began in 2002. 

The Many Applications of Bio-Oil

Bio-Oil & Scars

Bio‑Oil is clinically proven to help improve the appearance of new or old scars, whether from surgery, accidents, burns, insect bites, scratches or conditions such as acne or chickenpox. Although younger scars will have a greater chance of improvement, studies have shown that older scars also benefit from regular use of Bio-Oil.

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Bio-Oil & Stretch Marks

Bio-Oil’s unique, clinically proven formula works with the skin’s natural elasticity help improve the appearance of stretch marks formed during periods of rapid growth and can also reduce the appearance of existing ones. Bio-Oil helps to keep the skin well-hydrated and supple.

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Bio-Oil & Uneven Skin Tone

Bio-Oil is clinically proven to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone. Its unique combination of Vitamin A and Calendula Oil has cell regenerative effects which promote skin renewal. The non-comedogenic formula will not block pores and allows the skin to breathe.

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Bio-Oil & Aging Skin

Bio-Oil’s formula combines the benefits of Vitamins A and E to improve the texture, tone and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A promotes the formation of new collagen and assists in skin renewal, helping to increase elasticity while Vitamin E protects the skin from the effects of free radicals which cause skin damage and premature aging.

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Bio-Oil & Dry Skin

Bio-Oil’s blend of vitamins and plant oils provides effective, soothing relief from dry skin. Vitamin E increases the moisture content of the epidermis. Chamomile Oil provides anti-inflammatory benefits which soothe and calm the skin and is particularly beneficial for sensitive skin. Bio-Oil’s breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil™ acts as an emollient, making the skin soft, smooth and supple. The formula is also non- comedogenic, providing maximum hydration without blocking pores.

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Benefits of Bio-Oil

  • Helps improve the appearance of new and old scars

  • Helps reduce the possibility of stretch marks forming during teenage growth spurts, pregnancy, and periods of rapid weight gain

  • Helps improve the appearance of existing stretch marks

  • Helps improve the appearance of pigmentation marks and blemishes caused by hormonal fluctuations, skin lighteners or excessive sun exposure

  • Helps smooth and tone aging and wrinkled skin

  • Helps supplement the skin’s natural oils which can be stripped away by extreme weather, frequent bathing and the drying effects of central heating and air conditioning


History of Bio-Oil

The Bio‑Oil formulation was the life’s work of Dieter Beier, a German chemist living in South Africa. He was no stranger to the skincare industry - the Beier family business had been responsible for helping in the development of world-renowned skincare product; Oil of Olay. 

In 1972 Dieter Beier acquired Union Swiss, a South African distribution company for European personal care products. Following this acquisition he initiated an era of product development and began research into oil-based skincare in the mid ’70s, culminating in the development and launch of Bio‑Oil in 1987. 

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