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.
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’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.