It’s no secret that winter has the ability to wreak havoc on the skin. Icy cold temperatures, coupled with the effects of indoor heating often result in loss of moisture, and many of us enter the summer season with stubborn, lingering dryness and dehydration.
Our instinct is to slather ourselves in the richest creams and body butters, but this isn’t always practical in warm weather. Enter the newly-launched Bio-Oil Body Lotion, a skincare innovation like no other, from the global leader in high-oil specialist skincare.
For years, Bio-Oil has been a trusted leader in body care, and the one-of-a-kind original Bio-Oil Skincare Oil has become a cult favourite among beauty experts, medical professionals, and consumers alike. Treating everything from stretch marks to scars and uneven skin tone, this unique oil also offers intense hydration, with the added benefits of increased elasticity and suppleness.
Just in time for summer, Bio-Oil has launched its first ever body lotion, a game-changing product that harnesses the power of oil, yet delivers it in a unique lotion formulation. Body lotions are a great choice for the warmer months because they are lightweight, easily absorbed and allow you to get dressed straight after application. Most body lotions, however, have a high water content and low oil content, making them less effective than body creams and butters.
Bio-Oil Body Lotion is an ultralight lotion with more than double the oil content of other moisturisers. The development team set out to create a body lotion that was lighter than other body lotions, yet more effective. And developing it was no easy feat – over 140 prototypes were researched, developed and tested in the process. But how do you utilise the power of oil in a light lotion? Enter the first-ever “shake before use” body lotion.
The average body lotion contains around 20% oil, whilst Bio-Oil Body Lotion boasts an impressive 42% oil content. This body lotion’s combination of breakthrough lightness and high-oil content is achieved through an emulsion, with a thin fluid-like consistency, in which the water and oil are very lightly bound together. By gently shaking the product before use, the oil disperses back into the lotion and activates its powerful formulation.
It contains a combination of powerful occlusives to lock moisture in the skin, humectants to attract moisture to the skin and emollients to repair cracks in the skin’s barrier:
Shea oil – forms a barrier to retain skins moisture.
Urea – smoothes and softens.
Hyaluronic acid – boosts moisture levels and plumps skin.
Lactic acid – gently exfoliates whilst working to soften and hydrate.
Vitamin E – antioxidant, protects against free radicals.
Vitamin F – fatty acid that maintains and repairs skins barrier.
Vitamin A – promotes skin renewal and increases elasticity.
Jojoba seed – skin repair, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties.
Calendula extract – promotes cell regeneration.
The non-greasy water-in-oil formulation works to hydrate and replenish skin, delivering sheer, long-lasting moisturisation and silky soft and smooth skin.
How to use
Gently shake the bottle before use to activate the formulation. Bio-Oil Body Lotion should be massaged in a circular motion on the body until fully absorbed. It is recommended that you apply it twice daily, morning and evening, as part of a daily skincare routine.
Bio-Oil Body Lotion is vegan and cruelty-free, dermatologically tested and free from parabens, preservatives and phthalates. Plus, it’s packaged in recyclable materials!
The new Bio-Oil Body Lotion is available at Clicks, Dis-Chem, pharmacies and select retailers nationwide in 175ml (R144.99) and 250ml (R189.99).
This post was sponsored by Bio-Oil.