In 1987 Bio‑Oil pioneered using oil to help improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks. At the time almost every product on the shelf was either a cream or a lotion, and the product was met with much scepticism. Today the product is the world’s leading scar and stretch mark product. In 2010 Bio‑Oil set up a specialist laboratory dedicated to researching how oil could be used to treat other skin concerns. In 2018 an oil-based gel for dry skin was launched and in 2020 a scar and stretch mark product made from 100% natural oils was launched. In 2021 a high-oil cream moisturiser will be brought to market. Bio‑Oil focuses exclusively on research, with the selling and distribution of its products licensed to leading skincare companies around the world.
Scars and Stretch Marks
Oil has the remarkable ability to improve the skin. How and why, is not completely understood as the benefits of oil are mostly known only through folklore. Bio‑Oil® Skincare Oil was the first oil to be submitted to clinical trials and prove that it could improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks. It was the success of these trials that prompted doctors and pharmacists around the world to begin recommending the product. Today Bio‑Oil® Skincare Oil is the world’s leading scar and stretch mark product with over 400 skincare awards to its name.
The best way to solve dry skin is with an occlusive layer on the skin that stops moisture escaping. Traditional dry skin products (creams, lotions and butters) contain on average around 20% oil, wax or butter for this purpose. Bio‑Oil® Dry Skin Gel contains 84%. Since its global rollout began in 2018, Bio‑Oil® Dry Skin Gel has won skincare product of the year in the UK, France, Italy and Spain.
Scars and Stretch Marks (Natural Formulation)
With the increasing demand for pregnancy skincare products to be made from 100% natural ingredients, Bio‑Oil has developed a scar and stretch mark product using natural oils only. Clinical trial results showed the product to be as effective as Bio‑Oil’s original scar and stretch mark product, making it the first time a natural product has been proven to match the performance of a category-leading product. Bio‑Oil® Skincare Oil (Natural) began its global rollout in 2020.
The ideal body moisturiser should absorb instantly and leave no greasy residue, making it possible to get dressed immediately. Technically this is very difficult because moisturisation requires leaving an oily layer on the skin to help hold in moisture. Bio‑Oil has developed a high-oil body lotion that leaves no greasy residue, just an invisible silky layer on the skin. Bio‑Oil® Body Lotion begins its global rollout in Q2 2021.