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Improving the Appearance of Uneven Skin Tone

If you are affected by uneven skin tone due to ethnicity, hormonal imbalances, and over-sun exposure or from the use of skin lighteners, Bio Oil can help. Its appearance can be categorised as dark patches on the face or body, and often becomes most apparent during pregnancy, menopause or after exposure to high volumes of UV light. Hormones seem to play a big part in skin tone.

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Bio-Oil should be applied to the areas affected by uneven skin tone, twice daily, for a minimum of 3 months. Bio-Oil does not contain a sunscreen factor, so sunscreen should be applied once Bio-Oil has been fully absorbed.

Skin colour is predominantly determined by the quantity and type of pigment (melanin) in the epidermis. With approximately six genes and various other modifying factors controlling melanocyte activity, a vast number of different skin colours and types prevail. When there is an uneven production of melanin, uneven skin tone can occur on the face and body. This can be triggered by both external and internal causes.

Bio-Oil has been rigorously tested with leading dermatological laboratories, universities and centres across the globe. In 2005, the Photobiology Laboratory of the Medical University of South Africa conducted a study on the effectiveness of Bio-Oil for uneven skin tones. Testing across 30 female participants over a period of 12 weeks, the research yielded positive results with 93% of subjects recorded an improvement with their skin. (1)

This article has been medically approved by Superintendent Pharmacist Shilpa Shailen Karia, MRPharmS. - GPhC Reg No: 2087328


  1. Bio-Oil - Clinical Trials - Uneven Skin Tones 2005

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