Bio Oil Ingredients

ingredientsI can’t find a detailed run down of all the ingredients in this product so as requested I though I would do one myself. Please fin below all of the Bio Oil ingredients listed on the official web site and on the products box with short description of their benefits.

Botanicals

Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract

A skin conditioning agent and fragrance ingredient.

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

Has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties which can help heal bug bites and burns. It is highly regarded for skin health.

Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil

It has many benefits including being an antimicrobial, skincare conditioning and deodorant agent as well as an antioxidant and fragrance ingredient.

Anthemis Nobilis Flower (Chamomile) Oil

A fragrance ingredient and skincare conditioning agent.

Vitamins

Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A)

Enhances the appearance of damaged or dry skin by restoring suppleness and reducing any flaking.

Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)

functions as an antioxidant and a epidermal conditioning agent

Oil base

Paraffinum Liquidum

This has many benefits including:

  • It can be used to treat mild eczema.
  • It sits on top of your epidermis and prevents water loss.
  • I t has a moderate moisturizing component.
  • Highly emollient and so making your skin feel soft and supple.
  • Moderate substantivity – it stays on your skin like sunscreen sweating, friction and water contact.
  • It increases the thickness of the outer layer your skin (stratum corneum) thereby reducing appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
  • It is a good alternative to aquaphor/Vaseline without the greasiness.

Addressing the issue of pore blocking: There were a number of studies made or rabbits back in the 1970s which reported this problem. Subsequent studies showed that this did no occur on humans.

Triisononanoin

Viscosity increasing agent

Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate

Works as a lubricant so it can have a smooth and sleek look. It provides water-repellant attributes to the product, helps spreadability and is also effective at improving dry-skin conditions.

Isopropyl Myristate

This also behaves as a lubricant on the surface of your skin making it appear smoother.

Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil

An anti-oxidant and skincare conditioning, cleansing, emulsifying and viscosity increasing agent.

Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil

A conditioning, emulsifying, cleansing and viscosity increasing agent as well ans an antioxidant.

BHT (Butylated Hydroxtoluene)

An antioxidant

Bisabolol

Improves the look of damaged and dried-out skin through decreasing peeling plus rebuilding elasticity.

Fragrances

Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Farnesol, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Linalool, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal.

Colouring

Orange: CI 26100 (Red 17)

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