Dieter’s concept for the original Bio-Oil® Skincare Oil formulation was to take vitamins and plant extracts, and mix these with a base oil, which would absorb quickly and easily into the skin, leaving no oily residue. The idea to use vitamins was based on Dieter’s personal experience using Vitamol Oil, a vitamin-enhanced skincare oil. The inclusion of plant extracts came from Dieter’s interest in homeopathy.
What took Dieter the longest time was not the selection of the vitamins and plant extracts, but the creation of a base oil that could house the vitamins and plant extracts and still be light and non-greasy on application. The breakthrough finally came with the inclusion of PurCellin OilTM. This unique ingredient changed the formulation’s consistency, making it light and easily absorbed and ensuring that the vitamins and plant extracts were not left on the skin’s surface as an oily residue.