Monday, April 23, 2012

Review: Bio-Oil

I feel that Bio-Oil is the one product that I've heard the most recommendations for use on scars and stretch marks.

What is it? "The Bio-Oil formulation combines some of the most important skincare ingredients, these include vitamin A and E with Calendula, Lavender, Rosemary and Chamomile oils, plus unique to Bio-Oil, a revolutionary ingredient, PurCellin Oil™, to ensure they are easily-absorbed deep into the second main layer of the skin where they can provide targeted treatment.  PurCellin Oil™ is a breakthrough ingredient, which dramatically lowers the viscosity (stickiness and density) of the formulation to create a “dry” oil which is non-greasy."  (You can read even more here.)

One great thing that I have found about Bio-Oil is that it really is non-greasy like it claims to be. I hate the way some face oils make you feel slathered in oil and practically slimy! This definitely has a nice feel to it. Another plus is the soothing and gentle scent it has, which, I presume stems from the oils in the ingredients like Lavender, Chamomile and Rosemary. 

What else can it do? Bio-Oil can be used to improve scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, aging skin and dehydrated skin.

How did it work: I first used Bio-Oil years ago when it first came out and was hailed as a wonder product for stretch marks. At the time I had stretch marks that most teenagers seem to get after going through a growth-spurt. I used Bio-Oil on those stretch marks and it really seemed to help reduce them, although they were probably starting to naturally fade as well.

More recently, I have being using Bio-Oil for dry skin on my face, in particular my cheeks. I feel that this is one of the uses of Bio-Oil that people often overlook, instead solely associating it for use with stretch marks/scars. 

I like to apply it just before I go to sleep, after giving my moisturiser sufficient time to soak in. I have found that by doing this my skin has become way softer and much less flaky.
As most of you know, I have been trying to achieve my ultimate skin care regime to get my skin in order and I feel that the Bio-Oil has definitely made a difference. Not only has it reduced the dryness of my skin, it has also helped to reduce the redness of the old acne scars.

Price: It retails for €11.68 for the small bottle in Boots.

Availability: Boots, most pharmacies nationwide.

I was sent a bottle of Bio-Oil by their PR company.


  1. I love this stuff, its worked wonders on my surgery scars!

  2. Thinking of trying this too, so many products though such a small face :)). Great review x

  3. I heard that bio-oil is an effective beauty product to make your skin soft and smooth and I want to try it! Can anybody give me an idea where I can purchase a safe and effective bio-oil?



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