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For the past couple of years now I have been using Bio Oil on my scars and stretch marks and the likes and been rather pleased with it (please see my review if interested about the product!). I've found it to really help me with the above issues but a while ago I simply stopped using it as I felt I couldn't get much more help from it and was happy enough with the jobs it had performed with the knowledge I could treat myself to a bottle whenever I needed it in the future!
The time recently came that I did need a bottle of the product. This was all down to me looking after someones cat whilst they went on holiday and the next minute my flat got infested with fleas. Worse than that my friends downstairs also had the cat in and out of their flat and in our communal hallway and we were simply being eaten alive. It was horrendous! However we did manage to get rid of the fleas, well least as far as we knew. However I scar and mark easily and was literally covered in dark purple coloured blotches and puncture marks. My skin was itchy all the time, add to that I had a couple of burns on my hands, for me this meant I need some 'repairing' oil and asap.
I did go off to Boots with getting a huge bottle of Bio Oil in mind. In fact I didn't know at that point of any alternatives on the market but of course since the original idea for Bio Oil came out there have been other companies jumping on the bandwagon and the likes so I should have guessed lol!
This product I saw in the reduced section at my local Boots store. The original price for this as the sales assistant/cashier delighted in telling me is £12.20 a bottle but clearance price meant it cost me just a mere £3.00 so chuffed........I was! (In Boots though at the moment there is a 3 for the price of 2 offer on this product by the way!).
The bottle comes in a white oblong box with black and olive green writing on it and some green coloured lines and circles and on the front of it we are told that it is Nip + Fan Multi-Fix Oil 'Skin Healing Oil' and that the weight of it is 100ml. On the back of the box other information listed includes being told a very small amount of information about the product and how to use it, the ingredients are listed as are contact details for Nip + Fab and lots of information is listed in a foreign language too. Inside the box is empty but for the bottle so no leaflet is inside giving any more information at all is included. The bottle is plastic with a white frosted flip top id to the top of it and is basically the same as the box in appearance and with the same information on it too. I like the simple packaging of this product, it looks expensive however it doesn't tell me how long it should take to see results etc however to be fair I guess all people using this are different as are blemishes/scars and marks anyway!
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Listed On The Packaging:
A multi-purpose skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks + uneven skin tone whilst nourishing + moisturising the skin.
Bop-Lipids: target scars + stretch marks
Borage Oil: Moisturises + nourishes
Safflower Oil: Replenishes + softens
We are told that for best results (on the packaging given) to simply apply it on to clean skin and daily. Thats basically it so thats what I have been doing now for about a month and I love this oil for so many reasons and it gets a massive thumbs up from me!
The oil is just that....an oil. Thin and rather watery and with virtually no real fragrance to it a little of this goes a very long way indeed and your able to gently massage it in and it does so incredibly well leaving no residue on the skin at all and its really a lightweight oil this one and simply leaves my skin looking healthy but not greasy or anything and I can virtually dress or get into bed or whatever immediately after applying it! I approve of this being virtually unscented (All I can say about any fragrance there is that it is a natural and clean smell!) as I can use my usual scents without it interfering so this is also a very unisex product too.
I have used this on my cellulite, a discoloured patch of skin on my leg, the burns I had on my hand, stretch marks and on dry skin (elbows and knees mainly) and on about 40 flea mark scars I couldn't get rid of prior to using this oil and I'm so happy to report a vast difference that came just a week after using this 'magic' potion in most areas on my body!
On dry skin I noticed a difference from day one. By day three my skin looked smooth, supple and didn't feel so tight. I was sick of my knees ripping my tights to shreds believe me and I used it till the problem had gone and generally just rub a little in now on a weekly basis to keep them flake free! On stretch marks and cellulite this made them look better by simply moisturising the skin around the marks. I had deep purple stretch marks from losing and gaining weight over the years and this really did seem to soften the colour within them thus making them more apparent and me feeling a bit more confident. My skin simply feels softer and again I felt the results happening after just a week of using this product.
My purple scars on my hand from putting my hand in a scolding hot oven by accident have really faded and so much so I have to really look hard for them now and they were pretty ugly marks to. Again this softened up the skin, seems to have softens the offending colour and as the scars wernt long done I enjoyed using this as it was so soothing and none irritating. These marks being deep, just like the flea bites did take about 3 weeks to almost completely shift but it did it once again thanks to this oil!
The flea bites were my biggest worry as they were all over my legs, arms and bum and were very darkly discoloured. Prior to using this I had used antiseptic creams and the likes however they had healed and some had just gone shiny and some just really dark and blotchy and they made me feel really dirty and grubby and like people could tell what they were. Again this moisturised the areas giving them a softer appearance after every time I used the oil but yep the marks have seriously gone in most cases with a couple that I am still working on getting rid of but hey I have confidence in this oil and only been using it less than a month so far!
All In All:
A fantastic, miracle product that is light and very easily absorbed into the skin and it has so many benefits. Being easily absorbed I think is perfect for face use and a little of it really does go a very long way indeed and although I've been using this product for a few weeks now I still have 3/4 of a bottle of it left. I highly recommend this one for people who like me don't want to use really greasy feeling or heavily fragranced products on their skin...to me this is quite perfection!
Available in all good chemists (Boots stock it!) and Google if interested too and other products from this company are available too and personally I will be keeping my eye out for those too!