Bio-oil – a silky smooth, under R100 body oil synonymous with supple skin, has been a beauty staple of local and international celebs alike for decades, with fans of the scar-fading formula including A-listers such as Natalie Portman, Kim Kardashian, Sienna Miller, Jo-Ann Strauss and Candice Swanepoel.
And now, according to The Sun online, Bio-Oil body oil, R79,95 for 60ml, has become the Duchess of Sussex’s number one beauty product of choice when it comes to fending off her pregnancy-induced stretch marks and as huge advocates of the multi-tasking body oil ourselves, we can’t say that we’re surprised!
With a preservative-free, hypo-allergenic and non-acnegenic formula, we’ve share five nifty and unconventional ways to love Bio-Oil this season.
To Tame Frazzled Ends
A few drops of Bio-Oil is a great way to detangle dehydrated strands, plus it’s perfect at taming humidity-induced frizz! Apply only to the ends and mid-lengths of your hair, and always remember that a little goes a very long way…
Want to have your smoothest shave yet? Add some Bio-Oil into your routine! Supplement your usual shaving foam or cream and opt for spreading a drop or two over your legs.
To Nourish Nails
Rich in vitamin E, the formula is a miracle worker when it comes to nourishing chapped nails. Massage a few drops into your nails to help repair and protect them.
For Sun Exposure
Didn’t apply enough SPF? No worries. The healing properties of calendula, chamomile, lavender and rosemary oils promise to soother aching skin in a jiffy.
As A Bath Booster
Moisturise your skin while you soak in the bath by adding a few drops into the water. A handy trick for chilly winter evenings so you can skip the post-cleanse moisturiser!
Compiled by Beauty Editor, Martinique Stevens
A scent obsessed beauty editor with a flair for fashion and an affinity for anything kawaii. When she’s not researching skincare ingredient lists for the latest low-down on what this or that compound or chemical does on the skin, you can expect to find her off-loading stress at the gym, enjoying a salsa dancing social or hunting for the latest fragrance.