Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel: Review

World’s best-selling scar and stretch mark oil has upgraded its single-phase formula through emulsification to create a gel-oil hybrid for dry skin. Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel has substantially higher levels of oil and as a moisturizer, it functions both by the occlusion of skin surface, and via humectant activity. Together, the combination enhances skin’s water-holding capacity and synergistically alleviates skin’s dryness.

After years of development, the challenge for the brand’s research team was to pioneer a method which would not just replace water with oil, but also retain 50% of original bio-oil activity.

Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel is formulated to mimic the NMF by using a combination of humectants, emollients and occlusives.

Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel
Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel

Ingredients & actives:

Paraffinum Liquidum, Isopropyl Palmitate, Triisononanoin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Aqua, Isopropyl Myristate, Urea, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isostearyl Isostearate, C26-28 Alkyl Dimethicone, Sodium Lactate, Gluconolactone, Sodium PCA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Octyldodecyl PCA, Sucrose Laurate, Sucrose Stearate, Lactic Acid, Lanolin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Bisabolol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Silica, Glycine Soja Oil, BHT, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Niacinamide, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Tocopherol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Parfum, Citronellol, Farnesol, Limonene, Linalool, CI 17200.

The main occlusive ingredients noted here are liquid paraffin and shea butter which form a protective layer on the skin. The formula also includes humectants such as urea, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and glycerine.

Packaging & application:

The rose-pink moisturizer has a jelly-like consistency and is packaged in a white opaque tub. On application, it easily melts into the skin and forms a thin, clear layer on the surface without leaving behind an oily or sticky residue — making it ideal for both Dubai’s hot summer days and the long, but pleasant winter nights.

Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel

Bio-oil’s Dry Skin Gel is both suitable and cost-effective for everyday application, with a little going a long way.

The Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel is available across all pharmacies in the UAE, with a 200ml costing AED 75. You can also get a 100ml pack for AED 45 and 5oml for only AED 27. For more skincare reviews, click here.

Sahar x


  1. Tara S
    11th October 2018 / 11:43 pm

    Hi Sahar,
    I love reading your blog.

    I have had three pregnancies and Bio oil is the only oil I have used in all three and it’s really helped with the stretch marks on my belly and thighs. I’m so ecited about the new gel. Can it also be used during pregnancy?

    • 15th October 2018 / 4:17 pm

      Hello there! Thank you for the kind words. For pregnancy and stretch marks related concerns, I would recommend you use the oil. This gel-cream is better suited for dry skin and has lesser activity when compared to the oil for alleviating the stretch marks and scar concerns. 🙂

  2. Riddhi
    2nd December 2018 / 8:01 am

    Hey i was just going through this amazing review, i wanted to know if the particular product would be okay to use on the face, also is it safe to use as a moisturizer for the face?

    • Sahar Reviews
      4th December 2018 / 2:40 pm

      Hi Riddhi. Considering it is an oil-based emulsion, I would recommend it being used only on the body. However, if you are looking a multi-purpose daily face and body formula, which can help soothe dry winter skin, you can consider trying Derma e Vitamin E crème 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Please turn AdBlock off

error: Content is protected !!