I love using an oil to moisturise my skin, it’s light, leaves my skin soft & doesn’t break me out. I guess because they tend to contain fewer ingredients than normal moisturisers. I had run out of Nude by Nature Nude Oil & my Trilogy Rosehip oil so decided to give Bio-Oil another go. I had used it many years ago, I think it was the first oil I had used actually but couldn’t remember if I liked it or not.
I figured if it wasn’t any good on my face I could always just use it on my body as I am prone to scarring & I have 2 pet rabbits who like to scratch me & I am sick of having scars everywhere.
Anyway, I’ve been using this for a couple of days now & I am in loooooove. I am using it morning & night, just a few drops on damp skin & it absorbs really well into my skin & for some reason, makes my mineral make-up go on better. I don’t even wait 10 minutes to let it absorb, more like 2minutes at the most. I like to wear mineral make-up to work because I sit in an office & don’t see any clients & it’s quick & easy, unfortunately I wasn’t really fussed on the finish. If i put it on over a moisturiser, it would go all cakey & show up all my pores and end up an oily mess by lunchtime, if I tried to skip moisturiser, it would make my face all dry & tight. At first I was skeptical that putting mineral make-up over an oil would end in disaster, but then I though, meh, why not, can’t look worse than normal.
I don’t know why it works or how it works under the mineral make-up but it makes it look soft & smooth & not cakey or powdery, it also stops me from becoming an oily mess. I mean I still get a bit oily throughout the day but it seems to make the mineral make-up sit better on my skin.
See how good my mineral make-up looks with the Bio-Oil underneath, probably should have reapplied my lippie before this photo was taken, this was taken after eating brunch
It’s also awesome at night, I think because my skin is dehydrated it is prone to scarring, but when I used to Bio-Oil, it made my breakouts heal so much more quickly than they normally would. If I don’t keep my skin hydrated, the rosacea breakouts take ages to heal, this seemed to speed the process along.
I think the key to using the Bio-Oil on the face is to use a small amount on damp skin (this helps to spread the small amount over the skin & helps it absorb quicker).
I have it in the 60ml size which rrp’s for $14.95 & is pretty much going to last me forever just on my face, though I think I will start using on my body as well & even get the 200ml size next time which rrps for $34.95 to see if it works on my eczema I get in my joints.