You've probably heard about this popular and inexpensive skin serum for quite some time now. The beauty product has been designed for improving the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and uneven skin tone, aging and dry skin.
The Bio-Oil company boasts about its special formula, which includes PurCellin Oil. This ingredient is related to the oil from a duck's gland. No kidding. PurCellin Oil supposedly helps targeted absorption into the skin. Oil from a duck's gland?!! Is this a bunch of baloney? Or has Bio-Oil really tapped into the fountain of youth?!
According to the Bio-Oil people, this is how the duck oil figures into the beauty formulation:
PurCellin Oil is a recreation of the preen gland oil of ducks. "During preening, a duck secretes oil from its preen gland and distributes it over its entire plumage in the familiar twisted-neck action that one often associates with ducks. This oil creates a thin, non-greasy layer on the surface of the feathers without which water would not pearl off and the bird would struggle to swim. This ingredient acts as a delivery system for Bio-Oil's other ingredients, improving spreadability and allowing for targeted absorption into the skin."
Bio-Oil is supposed to work wonders on stretch marks, and the testimonials we have read, indicate, that the stuff lessens the purple/red marks and softens their overall appearance.
The product is quite inexpensive at just $11.99 for a 2 fl. oz. bottle that goes a long way. And it's available at your neighborhood drugstore.
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