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Scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone are common skin problems many of us, myself included, face. Whether it’s leftover pigmentation from acne or scars from an injury (I can be a klutz), marks on my face and body have always been an issue for me. But my go-to to help improve my complexion is actually a surprisingly simple: Bio-Oil.

I know some people might think that it’s only meant to treat stretch marks post-pregnancy, but it is actually more than just that. This multi-tasker is a specialist skincare oil that is originated and manufactured in South Africa to help lighten such scars and pigmentation (on both your face and body) and correct uneven skin tone. The best part? It is hypoallergenic and non-acnegenic, making it perfect for my sensitive skin.

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What makes this oil so special is its star ingredient known as PurCellin Oil, which helps the active ingredients be rapidly absorbed into skin, without leaving an oily residue, unlike many other oils. It is also formulated with vitamins A and E and other natural plant oils such as lavender, calendula, rosemary and chamomile. These oils contain anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce inflammation, promote healing of micro wounds, lighten pigmentation, unclog pores and also helps to hydrate skin. The brand also recently updated its design, making it look much chicer than before.

I apply it twice daily and massage it into the affected area for at least a couple of months, so don’t expect immediate results. The scars on my face have visibly improved and it even managed to fade a huge scar on my shin. My stretch marks on my thighs are also less obvious now and my skin always feels hydrated after use.

Bio-Oil is available in three sizes (60ml costs $15.50, 125ml costs $25.90 and 200ml costs $35.90) and is available at all leading pharmacies, selected departmental stores and hospitals.

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