Photobiology Laboratory of the Medical University of South Africa.
To assess the efficacy of Bio‑Oil Skincare Oil in improving the appearance of striae.
Subjects: 20 female participants. Striae location: abdomen. Age of participants: 18 to 55.
Single-blind (assessor), randomised and controlled. Paired study design allowing for intra-subject comparison. Subjects had bilateral abdominal striae, enabling half-abdomen study design. Product applied twice daily for 12 weeks to the targeted area. Application performed under supervision at regular intervals. Assessments conducted at 0, 4, 8 and 12 weeks.
Bio‑Oil Skincare Oil improved the appearance of striae in both objective and subjective assessments. 50% of subjects recorded an improvement in appearance at 8 weeks.