Oil-based skincare is the best solution for healthy skin.

Skin has its own natural outer oily layer, and its purpose is to lock in moisture. It does this because moisture is critical for skin health. Moisture facilitates enzyme activity, and enzyme activity is responsible for healthy skin activity – everything from healing skin to the strength of the skin, and even what it looks and feels like.

However, everyday exposure to the elements and daily washing strips away skin’s protective oily layer allowing moisture to escape. Lost moisture cannot be replaced by applying moisture onto the skin ­– skin’s moisture comes from within.

The first step in caring for skin is to stop moisture loss. The best way to do this? By supplementing skin’s natural oily layer by using oil in everyday skincare. Oil mimics skin’s natural oils. When oils are applied to the skin, they are easily absorbed and assist in effectively nourishing and restoring skin’s outer oily layer.

Skincare that works.

Skincare oils are nothing new; the origin of oil-based skincare began in 3 000 BC in ancient Egypt. Only during the Industrial Revolution were creams and lotions formulated – oils were combined with water using an emulsifier to create a white, fluffy product. Because creams and lotions were made primarily from water, they were substantially cheaper to produce making them affordable and accessible.

Today, creams and lotions are still made up mostly from water, usually around 70%. But because skin is waterproof and doesn’t let water in – most of the cream or lotion simply evaporates when applied to skin, which is of no benefit to skin moisturisation.

Cosmetic scientist and owner of Cosmetic Solutions, John Knowlton explains “It is the oil in a cream or lotion that confers the beneficial effects on the skin, and the water fraction has no value whatsoever. Thus, if a pure oil, or a mixture of oils, is applied to the skin directly, a much more potent result is normally obtained, as there is no water present to dilute the beneficial effects of the oils themselves.”

Skincare you can confidently recommend.

No brand understands the relationship between skin, oil and water better than Bio-Oil.

Bio-Oil believes that the journey to healthy skin and confidence, starts and ends with oil. It’s why Bio-Oil believes in the power of oil and why they’ve pursued and perfected specialist oil-based skincare solutions for more than 30 years.

Each product in Bio-Oil’s range has been formulated for results and designed to effectively work with the skin to deliver optimal skin health. The range consists of Bio-Oil Skincare Oil and Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel, addressing the biggest skin concerns in South Africa; scars, stretch marks, and dry, dull skin.

Bio-Oil Skincare Oil is the world’s leading scar and stretch mark product. This light, non-greasy oil contains a powerful combination of 4 plant extracts, 2 vitamins and breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil. Bio-Oil Skincare Oil absorbs easily and helps boost skin’s elasticity by keeping it supple and hydrated, and promotes skin regeneration by supporting and restoring damaged skin.

Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel is the next generation in the treatment of dry skin. This revolutionary oil-based gel is clinically proven to target and treat dry to very dry skin by providing immediate relief, and intense, long-lasting moisturisation. 100% active and 100% effective, Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel’s breakthrough formulation absorbs easily and its dual-action moisturisation benefits effectively restores dry skin by nourishing and conditioning it.

Bio-Oil gives skin what it needs to be healthy and resilient, so that South African’s can live confidently.

The Bio-Oil range is available at Clicks, Dis-Chem, pharmacies and select retail outlets nationwide. Follow Bio-Oil South Africa on Facebook @BioOilza and Instagram @BioOil_za