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Misconceptions About Oils ft. Bio-Oil Review

Growing up, I had extremely oily skin. This led to acne and feeling insecure about my skin (my story here!). I went through countless beauty products, different prescriptions and overall lifestyle changes. But barely anything changed. When I was younger, one of my mom’s friends had recommended a facial oil and I was very skeptical that it would help my troubled skin. When oily or acneic skinned people hear about applying oils to the skin, they cringe and run away in fear. I did too, but trust me when I say there are definitely misconceptions about oils. In fact, oils can actually help to hydrate, protect, purify and help balance the skin. They also contain concentrated ingredients so a little goes a long way! (P.S. The facial oil actually helped my skin!)

While I’ve been using prescriptions to help with my acne scars, Bio-Oil can actually help to improve the appearance of them as well as improve uneven skin tone and stretch marks! Before my Bio-Oil review, I never knew the extent of how versatile Bio-Oil was! You can use it to moisturize, soften cuticles, remove makeup, relieve itchiness from insect bites and even enjoy a moisturizing bath (upon many other uses)! Instead of having all of those products on your bathroom counter, having Bio-Oil would definitely help with space.

Misconceptions about Oils

Getting back to the fact that some people run away from oils… I think it’s important to let you guys know that there are different kinds of oils. There are a ton of misconceptions about oils. Some are lighter than others and absorb faster than others as well. Bio-Oil has a unique formula helps to maximize skin’s elasticity while also locking in moisture.

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Over the past few weeks, I’ve been leading a busy life! From organizing papers for taxes to cleaning up the home for visitors, it’s difficult to also take time out for yourself. I thought I’d use Bio-Oil for my manicure to see how it works out…

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My Bio Oil Review & Experience

Bio-Oil is light, non-greasy and rapidly absorbed which is why I chose it as my cuticle oil. Most cuticle oils that I’ve tried have had to be massaged in for a long time before being fully absorbed. I was excited to use this because it’s so versatile, yet potent since you only need a bit!

Pro Tip: Clinical trials have been conducted to substantiate Bio-Oil’s claims on scars, stretch marks, etc. (here)

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I hardly ever give myself a manicure as I see it more as a fun, pamper session rather than a necessity. When I thought about the different ways to use Bio-Oil, what better way to use it than to pamper myself and do a manicure? Used as a cuticle oil, it was nice and lightweight as well as fast absorbing. I only used 1 drop per hand and this was enough to help moisturize my cuticles! When it comes to any oil, a little goes a long way.

Essie Nail Lacquer Getting Groovy Oh Behave! Nail Polish Swatch

Essie Nail Lacquer Getting Groovy Oh Behave! Nail Polish Swatch

Since spring is getting close, I thought to apply some light, fun colours. I chose the Essie Nail Lacquer in Oh Behave! which is a nice pearlescent peach and accented it with Getting Groovy which is a cool metallic gold.

Essie Nail Lacquer Getting Groovy Oh Behave! Nail Polish Swatch

Essie Nail Lacquer Getting Groovy Oh Behave! Nail Polish Swatch

I didn’t find that my manicure chipped any faster or anything, so I was really surprised at how well Bio-Oil worked! I will definitely be integrating this into my beauty routine and can’t wait to use it in different ways! Bio-Oil is available across Canada in 3 sizes: 60mL for $12.99 CAD, 125mL for $21.99 CAD and 200mL for $29.99 CAD.