For those of you that are familiar with Bio-Oil, you’d know that it’s been a tried and tested brand for many years and trusted by many as a rescue remedy for scars and stretchmarks. What you might not have known was that Bio-Oil introduced a sister brand onto the market called Lipidol in 2014 and this fast growing brand is becoming the next big thing to hit the beauty industry.
Here’s what Lipidol has to say about their products: “The skin’s natural way of looking after itself is through the production of oils known as lipids. By using oils in daily skincare you help your skin maintain its natural way of working. The outcome is skin that stays in balance, avoids problems and radiates with good health. The difference between your current skin and your best skin could simply be oil! Lipidol is the world’s first range of oils for daily skincare. It was developed by the makers of Bio-Oil.”
I think Lipidol makes a very valid point in which they encourage feeding your skin with what it already produces as opposed to introducing new products that may or may not work with your skin. I’m still very new to this brand and I was so interested to see that they offer a variety of products for every skincare need. I particularly love the simple minamalistic packaging and how each skincare need has a different colour bottle. I’m most interested in the cleanser and overnight oil as I know for sure that any oil based product that is used to remove makeup works like a charm and I’m also certain that the overnight oil will help replenish oils lost during the day. Night time is the best time to use oils and serums as that’s the optimum time for when your skin regenerates.
I recently got sent the sunscreen oil and I was a bit confused with this product at first… I initially thought: If you don’t want your skin to burn, why would you fry it by applying oil all over? There’s a misconception with this product as a lot of the reviews that I’ve read about this, people seem to think that it’s to be used the same way as a sunblock i.e. for when you’re hitting the beach, spending the day by the pool, taking a hike etc. This is more of an everyday oil that creates an invisible barrier that helps to protect not only against the sun, but also against the harsh effects of wind and water.
Because the Lipidol sunscreen oil is only SPF 20, I’d recommend using at least SPF 30 when spending prolonged periods of time in the sun. Since our skin is affected by UVA and UVB rays even when we’re driving in the car or sitting indoors next to a window, it’s still important to use a skin protector and that’s where products like Lipidol sunscreen oil comes in.
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♥ Another great skin protector I love is this one from Caribbean Tan, it protects and tans your skin at the same time.