Skincare secret fit for Royalty: Bio-Oil

Categories : Skincare

With the recent birth of her second baby, the Duchess of Cambridge certainly has a glow about her. Reportedly, Princess Kate has been using cult beauty oil, Bio-Oil. The oil treatment, already a classic beauty staple in the UK, is a nourishing botanical blend that includes Lavender, Rosemary, Chamomile and Calendula oils.

The formula contains a combination of plant extracts and vitamins suspended in an oil base. This unique formulation helps to improve the appearance of stretch marks, areas of scarring and uneven skin tone. It is also excellent for caring for ageing and dehydrated skin.

Bio-Oil has made a name for itself in many countries for its rejuvenating skin properties particularly during pregnancy, when skin should ideally be nurtured and supple. Stretch marks, ridges on the surfaces of the skin caused when the body expands at a faster rate than the overlying skin, are permanent in nature. Bio-Oil cannot remove them, but it does help to improve their appearance and support the skin’s natural elasticity.


The skincare oil has won over 200 awards and since it’s global launch in 2002 is the bestselling scar and stretch mark product in 18 different countries. It’s no wonder Kate Middleton and many other Mums count it as one of their favourite beauty products.

During pregnancy, Bio-Oil should be massaged using circular motions into such as the abdomen, lower back, hips, buttocks and thighs. It can be applied from the start of the second trimester and used twice daily, for a minimum of 3 months. The skincare oil is also very popular among women that are not pregnant, but would simply like to care for and deeply nourish their skin.

Bio-Oil is available at all leading pharmacies, department stores and hospitals. 200ml retails at $35.90.

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