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What is a scar?Back to top
The final appearance of a scar will vary from person to person and depends on several factors. The shape, size, and depth of the wound contribute to the way a scar forms, as does the amount of blood that can get to the area, skin type, the age of the person and even nutritional status will play a role in determining what a scar will look like.
Stretch marks are also a type of scar.Back to top
Stretch marks occur when the body goes through a rapid change in size like adolescent growth spurts and pregnancy. The likelihood of developing stretch marks varies according to skin type, age, BMI, positive family history, diet and the hydration of the skin.
When the body expands faster than the skin around it, internal tears in the dermis occur. When these tears heal, they form thin scars called stretch marks. As stretch marks heal they go through a number of different stages, with older stretch marks being far harder to treat. Initially they are red in colour, can feel itchy and the surrounding skin appears flattened and thin. As time passes the stretch marks begin to darken, enlarge and lengthen. Once the stretch marks have matured and when the skin is no longer under tension they will start to fade and become paler. They may also appear slightly depressed and irregular in shape or length.
How to improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks.Back to top
Bio-Oil research directors Justin and David Letschert says “Scars and stretch marks fall into the same category because they are permanently damaged skin. We use an oil to treat scars and stretch marks, because it’s the best medium to use, because skin loves oil. When you apply an oil to skin, your skin accepts it and all the powerful ingredients inside the product can get into the skin and do their job.”
Discover healthy nourished skin through the power of oil.Back to top
Bio-Oil’s range of specialist skincare oils have been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Bio-Oil Skincare Oil and Skincare Oil (Natural) are light, non-greasy and absorb easily. They help boost skin’s elasticity by keeping it supple and hydrated, and promote skin regeneration by supporting and restoring damaged skin. Discover high-oil specialist skincare for scars and stretch marks.
Scar management tips.Back to top
Taping and massaging.Back to top
Protect your scar from the sun.Back to top
Problem scars.Back to top
How to prevent and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.Back to top
Bio-Oil believes in the power of oil.Back to top
Rooted in science and inspired by nature, both Bio-Oil Skincare Oil and Skincare Oil (Natural) have been formulated for results and designed to effectively work with the skin to deliver optimal skin health.
Bio-Oil Skincare Oil is the world’s leading scar and stretch mark product. It is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of scars. Skincare Oil is a light, non-greasy oil containing a powerful combination of the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil™, 4 plant extracts, and 2 vitamins. It absorbs easily and helps boost skin’s elasticity by keeping it supple and hydrated, and promotes skin regeneration by supporting and restoring damaged skin.
And now with the introduction of Bio-Oil Skincare Oil (Natural), Bio-Oil has harnessed the power of science and nature to match the efficacy of its original Skincare Oil – with a product made entirely from natural ingredients.
Says Bio-Oil research director Justin Letschert: “We wanted to be the first to make a performance product in skincare from natural ingredients, and that is what we did.”
Formulated with a powerful combination of 3 base oils, 4 specialist oils, 2 vitamin oils and 5 plant extracts. Each ingredient was selected on its ability to deliver the same clinical results as the original Skincare Oil – to be effective in treating scars, stretch marks uneven skin tone, ageing and dehydrated skin.
Bio-Oil Skincare Oil and Skincare Oil (Natural) give skin what it needs, so that you can discover hydrated, supple and resilient skin through the power of oil, every day.
John L Knowlton C.Chem, MRSC, Dip. Cos. Sci. (GB)
Independent Consultant to the Cosmetic Industry
5 March, 2021
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