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I bought this about a year ago to help with a scar on my shoulder from an operation and it did absolutely nothing to help at all.
Since then I have been to a Weleda day and learned a lot about oils. Petroleum based oils sit on the skin while natural plant based ones are absorbed into the skin hence doing far more good.
This is a pink coloured oil, a combination of various oils but basically petroleum based. It has a faint scent which is not unpleasant and it is a thin runny oil.
I find it is greasy ad sits on my skin, it did nothing for my scars and I ended up using it just as a body oil after my bath or shower just to use it up. This hurt as it was expensive to buy . I discovered I would have been better to use almond , oilive or even sesame oil bought from a good quality source an cold pressed as these have most benefits. they would have been cheaper and done a better job.
So a waste of money, a lot of advertising hype. Go to Holland and Barrett and buy a quality cold pressed oil instead.
Having quite large breasts I have always had stretch marks on them. These have never bothered me as they were clear and unnoticeable. It wasn't until I got pregnant that I became worried about stretch marks. I had seen pictures of other women's whose tummys were covered in stretch marks and wanted to avoid that at all costs. Bio oil came highly recommended and had great reviews everywhere I looked so I bought a couple of bottles. From when I was about 8 weeks pregnant I applied bio oil 3 times a day to my stomach, thighs, bum and breasts. By the time I was 20 weeks pregnant I had three large red strech marks on my stomach and when I got to thirty weeks I was covered. My belly and thighs were covered in stretch marks. I was so disappointed I had spent money on something that did not work. All it had done was make my skin soft but I could buy something alot cheaper to do that. I had my son nearly four months ago and the stretch marks on my thighs have completely gone and the stretch marks on my stomach have gone down considerably and that is with out using bio oil. I have been told the only way to reduce stretch marks is to drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and that is what I have done an they are going down. I believe if you are going to get stretch marks you will and no amount of bio oil going to make a difference.
My sister bought me a bottle of Bio-Oil just after I had my son as part of a hamper of goodies she had put together. Luckily I had escaped the Stretch Marks while pregnant but had a lot of dry dehydrated skin that needed some TLC.
Bio Oil Claims
specialist skincare product that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone.
highly effective for numerous other skin concerns, including aging skin, uneven skintone and dehydrated skin.
Natural ingredients including:- Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil , Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Calendula Oil and Chamomile Oil
I did use Bio-oil on my legs, and torso as there were my problem areas. I had a small scar on my face aswell which I also used it on fairly regularly. The Bio Oil is a nice clear oil, that goes a long way from the smallest drop. It smells light and has a hint of lavender scent. When you apply you do only need a small amount. It spreads onto skin and applies nicely and easily. It also sinks in quite quickly for an oil so that oily feeling isn’t too bad. It is also very light and not heavy on skin at all. It makes skin feel highly moisturised but not overly greasy which is good for the sensitive skin on my face. The skin on my legs and torso was very dry and had a lot of uneven tone, which Bio-Oil claims to improve and I can honestly say that after just a week of use, once a day, my legs in particular were looking back to their usual selves. The extremely dry skin was all but gone, the texture of my skin was smoother and the skin tone was greatly improved. On the scar on my face, it took about another month of use before I saw any change. I cannot say it has made it disappear but it is less obvious and blends into the rest of my face better now. It is less red and dark.
As I did not use Bio-Oil on any stretch marks I cannot judge its effectiveness on that, but if it works similarly to the scars and skintone issues I would assume it will improve them. I have continued using Bio-oil on the scar, and on my legs when they go dry and it continues to work well for me on those areas. My only (small) gripe is the price. For a 200ml bottle the price can be £9 from Boots at full price. However, this is only a small downside as the 200ml does last ages as a little goes a long way
After scarring myself pretty severely with my hair straighteners I was desperate to find an instant remedy that would remove them immediately. So I took to the internet to find a treatment for my burn scars and every time I searched or clicked on a link the same thing would come up - Bio Oil. I read plenty of reviews about it prior to purchasing it because I wanted to be sure it was the right thing for me. It is quite expensive but do not let that put you of because it lasts forever. For each application you do not need to apply a large amount as a couple of drops can go a long way. I applied this every night and morning to my scars. I think this may have helped the process of fading the scars but it was not something that happened straight away. Overall it was not very useful in fading the burn scars but what I can say however is that it is extremely worthwhile when applied to your face. It evens out your skin tone and fades out old blemishes. Additionally the smell of the oil is very pleasant. I would recommend this to be used to balance out skin tone rather than fade larger and deeper scars.
I first started using Bio Oil about a year and a half ago. It seemed like it was being advertised everywhere and everyone was talking about its powers to significantly reduce the appearance of scars. I decided to use it on a scar that I have on the back of my calf (as a result of a drunken night out a few years previous). I also thought I would use it on some small stretch marks I have on my thighs (I have no children and have always been a size 6-8 so I really don''t think I deserve these). I also decided to put a few drops in my daily baths to try and hydrate my skin. I applied the oil to my scar and stretch marks after getting out of the bath each morning. It is really easy to apply and rubs in well on damp skin. I also try to remember to use it in the evenings and it doesn''t seem to absorb so well on dry skin. I have found that using Bio Oil in my bath does really help to hydrate my normally dry skin and it does make my skin very smooth. I have not found that it has reduced the appearance of my scar or stretch marks. I know that this is not advertised as a quick fix or miracle cure but I did expect something after a year and a half. I was a little disappointed but I guess it doesn''t work for everybody.
I had some mild stretch marks after giving birth. I was not too concerned by them but the advert for Bio Oil on television kept jumping out at me. I resisted buying it for a long time but when I saw it on special offer in Boots I bought it. To me it was worth a try without spending too much. I am so glad I did try it. I found it easy to apply. It glided onto my tummy and was quickly absorbed. It was very moisturising on my skin which had became very dry during pregnancy. I was able to dress soon after applying it. After using the oil every day for 8 weeks my stretch marks are much reduced. Using the oil became a daily routine. I began to see stretch marks reducing and this motivated me to continue using it. I would recommend the oil to anyone with stretch marks.
I've seen all the adverts and articles about the amazing bio oil which us meant to reduce the appearance of stretch marks , scars etc so when I saw it on an offer at boots and thought why not try it out so I decided to purchase it. I hated the consistency and texture or the oil straight away but I decided to give it ago if this does help improve small of the scars and stretch marks I have on my body. I used the product twice a day for over a month and didn't noticed any difference apart from that my skin was softer and shiner which I could of gotten using a normal cream. I've stopped using it and gave it to my mum , bio oil is not for me , I'm glad i purchased this on a offer because this is not worth the full priced charged in shops.
Although the scars I had were very small and barely visible I knew they were there so I wanted gone. When I was a tot I had a nasty fall down the stairs and I bit through my lip twice. I was left with tiny scars. I wasn't thinking that this product would do the trick but to my surprise it did! Although pricey if your looking for something that works then this is the product for you. It also moisturises. My scars have become less visible now. The only thing that puts me off is the price. It's quite a lengthy process too, I had to use for about 6 months every day to get the results I got. I've heard it works great on stretch marks too! Defo worth a try, don't be put off by the price because it does pay! I would recommended. Thanks for reading
I first used bio oil on a couple of small facial scars (quite substantial scars which were left after surgery to remove moles). My first thought was that it was quite an expensive product and seemed like you didn't get much for your money. However I soon realised that you need very little of the product and just a small amount on your fingertips goes a very long way. The bio oil has allovely smell to it, unlike any other cosmetic products I have tried but rather pleasant. When applied to the skin it feels very silky and makes the skin soft without being greasy. Bio oil claims to reduce scarring but I am unsure how effective it is -the facial scarring has reduced quite a lot since surgery but I didn't apply bio oil every day and I am not sure whether the reduction in scarring would have been different without the use of bio oil. However there is certainly no downside to using this product.
Bio oil also says it can be used on areas of very dry skin and on the sensitive skin under the eyes. I have tried using bio oil on dry skin on my elbows and it is very moisturising without being greasy but I am not sure I would buy bio oil just for use as a moisturiser. I have also tried using it under the eyes - it doesn't irritate this sensitive area (and I have very sensitive skin) but it takes a while to absorb and isn't good as a base for makeup.
The other main use for bio oil is for the reduction of stretch marks. I recently had a baby and applied bio oil every week or so. I didn't apply it daily but just used a small amount on the stomach area about once a week. It did seem to take a while to absorb (perhaps as the skin was being stretched during pregnancy) and so I had to wait a while to get dressed so my clothes weren't greasy. Only a very small amount of oil was needed even in the last few months of pregnancy to cover the bump. I have no stretch marks at all now my baby is here, only a small amount of wrinkled skin around my belly button and the midwives even commented on the skin on my stomach looking very healthy and well looked after.
I'm not sure how effective bio oil is in the claims it makes regarding scars and stretch marks but my skin does look healthy after using it. Considering the price and how little product is needed I would say that bio oil is a great all round product to have in the house.
Last year was the first time I noticed I had some stretch marks on the back of my thighs. I have never been pregnant or had any kind of weight issues and they just seemed to appear from nowhere. As a young woman I can admit that they really started to bother me and I felt quite self conscious about them. I didn't really want to wear shorts in the summer or on nights out etc. Now let me just say that the stretch marks were not hugely prominent or vast and anybody else would probably say "you can barely see them" but I'm sure people can relate when I say that once I knew they were there myself that was enough to make me want to find a way to get rid of them.
After reading lots of rave reviews about bio oil and also getting recommendations from friends I decided to go out and get it. I've always been a bit cynical about products like this but I thought it was worth a try as it was bothering me so much. I went to Boots and bought a 200 ml bottle for £19.99. It comes in a clear bottle so you can see the orangey colour oil inside and has a white lid. The packaging is very plain with nothing fancy or gimmicky. It almost looks quite clinical which I suppose made me take it a bit more seriously. The bottle comes in a white box which explains what it is and how to use it. I bought it a while ago but I'm pretty sure there's a leaflet inside with instructions and precautions etc.
Bio-oil can be used for scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, ageing skin and dehydrated skin. Although bio-oil can never remove things such as scars and stretch marks ( and it doesn't claim to ) it does claim to reduce their appearance on the skin therefore making them less noticeable. It is formulated using plant extracts and vitamins in an oil base. It also contains a 'breakthrough ingredient' called PurCellin oil which lightens the consistency of the oil ensuring all the goodness is absorbed.
I used the oil twice a day as recommended and I first noticed a real change around a month later. My stretch marks had lightened significantly and I was really impressed with the result. I also noticed it generally improved the look and feel of my skin. It felt really soft and helped to even out my skin tone and make blemishes less visible. When applying remember that a little goes a long way- a few drops is enough. If you use too much it is wasted and your skin will just feel greasy and all of it will not sink in properly. I also use this whenever I have a bath by simply pouring a few drops into my bath water. This made my skin feel amazing afterwards and I would definitely recommend giving it a try. Not too much though, nobody would want an overly oily bath!
The one thing I don't like about this product is the feel of it on my skin. I just hate the oily almost greasy texture but as it's an oil I don't feel I can criticise it for this as it is to be expected of course. Once the oil sinks in it feels fine and that doesn't take long at all.
I would definitely recommend this product. Although I don't know how well it would work on more severe stretch marks, it worked very well on mine and I'm no longer cynical about products that make similar claims. All in all I'm really impressed with bio-oil and think it is worth the price tag. Although £19.99 is a lot of money, it is a lot of product which lasts a fairly long time- mine lasted around three months. I know I will be repurchasing for the foreseeable future!
Thank you Bio-Oil!
Being pregnant can be such a glorious and exciting time for any woman, but if like me you are worrying about how it will leave your body, then please do not worry!
Throughout my pregnancy I used Bio Oil day and night and several times in between to avoid those nasty, unsightly stretch marks that pregnancy can leave you with. Now I know a lot of women are proud of their stretch marks, but personally I just didn't want any and wanted to be stretch mark free at the end of my pregnancy.
And so used Bio Oil on the advice of many women before me. I started very early on in my pregnancy and applied the oil day and night, applying it everywhere, all over my body to ensure that I gave myself the best chance of preventing stretch marks.
Bio Oil is very light in texture and I found that a little oil went a long way. I also love the smell of Bio Oil, so it is quite nice to apply too.
Having used Bio Oil throughout my pregnancy, and afterwards for a couple of months too, I can happily say that I have no stretch marks whatsoever.
In recent times I have also used Bio Oil to prevent scarring on my face, and I have found it works particularly well here too.
Although I normally own review products I have used myself, I have to make an exception this evening to review Bio Oil - a wonderful product that my Mum has been using over the past few weeks.
Ever since her late 40s, my Mum has suffered from moderate psoriasis (She's now mid 50s.) The severity of it can fluctuate, but its always worse in the winter. She's tried various dietary changes and countless creams, lotions and potions, and nothing has ever worked - until now. When I went to see her yesterday for the first time in a couple of weeks, I couldn't get over how amazing she looked. Her skin was smooth and positively radiant; like she had lost 10 years over night. Of course, I told her and asked her what she had been using. She pulled out from her handbag a small bottle of Bio Oil.
I'd seen various adverts about this product, but mainly for scarring and stretch marks so I had never thought to recommend it to my Mum for her psoriasis. However, after doing some research herself, she decided to give it a go. She told me that she started to notice changes within a week, and the condition had completely cleared after two. She now only applies a very small layer twice a day; once in the morning and once before bed, after exfoliating. It seems like a very good value product as well, as she paid £8.99 for a bottle she isn't even half way through. She has spent hundreds of pounds on very expensive moisturisers in the past - who knew the perfect product could be available in the local supermarket.
I can't speak highly enough of this product and the wonders it has worked for my mum. She's now a bundle of positive, confident energy once again, just like she used to be. I just wish she could have discovered it sooner!
I purchased bio oil a few months after having my child as heard it was great for stretch marks, I never really got stretch marks when I was pregnant and due to not finding out I was pregnant till pretty late on I never really used anything but afterwards stretch marks became very clear around my hips so decided to shop around for a product to see if I could at least tone them down a bit as getting rid completely is a bit not logical. So anyway tried shopping around until I came across bio oil, pretty expensive out of retailers such as boots etc but I managed to get a large bottle of amazon for £10 so thought worth a go, after using twice a day for 3 months as suggested I feel it's definitely helped the stretch marks to an extent but would not say its affected them the way I expected, but they aren't as noticeable as before. Product is quite expensive but practically worth the money for helping with those stretch marks or scars.
I purchased Bio Oil on discovering I was pregnant in January. I had heard that it was the best product for preventing stretch marks caused by pregnancy. I purchased the 200ml (large) size bottle online from Boots as they had a buy one get one free offer so I paid £19.99 for two bottles.
On receiving my Bio Oil it states on the packaging to start using from the second trimester of pregnancy, however I started using it earlier by rubbing a 20p sized amount across my stomach and around my hips once in the morning after a shower, and then again before bed. I then put my normal moisturiser over the top. I found that it soaked in very quickly and didn't leave my skin feeling greasy or transfer to my clothes. The smell is not unpleasant and quite a subtle herby smell.
I finished the two bottles by about the sixth month of pregnancy so I purchased two more as Boots still had the same offer on their site. Until my 30th week of pregnancy everything was going well, no stretch marks despite my growing stomach but soon after this I noticed two purple lines about 2 inches long on my left hip. If that would be all then I could handle it but low and behold now at 35 weeks pregnant I have a lovely line of purple slithers going from hip to hip under my stomach. I am still using the Bio Oil as I figured that it could have been worse if I had not been using it, plus it may reduce the purple colour quicker post birth.
Over all I think they seem to be charging a lot of money for this product claiming it prevents stretch marks which for most women is one of the biggest insecurities you may have after having a child. Inevitably it comes down to genes and what will be will be. I would probably have been no worse off if I had used E45, and have a few extra quid in my pocket.
What is it?
Bio Oil is a skincare product that was made to reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tones. It can also be used to rehydrate dehydrated and ageing skin. Bio Oil is made from a combination of plant extracts and vitamins in an oil base. It contains Purcellin Oil, which makes the oil light and non-greasy, ensuring that the vitamins and plant extracts are easily absorbed into the skin. Prices of Bio Oil range from around £5 for 60ml to around £15 for 200ml, it can be found in most "drug" stores such as Boots and Superdrug on the high street. It comes in a plastic bottle with a large white screw top lid, the bottle is tinted orange and has a pour top on it, not a spray feature which I think may be better suited to such a product.
I used Bio Oil every morning and evening for three months on minor scars I had on my legs gained through playing football. I would estimate I used about 2ml a time as I was most of the way through a 200ml bottle by the end. I massaged the oil into the skin on and around the affected areas. Due to the results I gained first time around I went back and used Bio Oil on the shoulder scars after a minor operation I had.
First Time - The Legs
Now I must admit the scarring on my legs was not bad or deep, it was more the quantity of light scars than anything heavy, nor was it really bothering me or worthy of worrying about, but it was noticeable when wearing shorts I thought I'd give the Bio Oil a bash to see if I could sort it all out so I get an even tan in the summer!
It only took about 2 weeks before I noticed some significant change to my legs, at first it wasn't the scarring that appeared hugely reduced (even though they probably were) but the area of skin around the scars had a much brighter and healthier appearance. My legs are fairly battered from playing football yet the Bio Oil had worked to level out the tone of my legs, the skin seemed very flawless in appearance around the scars as opposed to the mess they were in beforehand.
It was until around a month when I really started to notice the scars on my legs were toning into the skin around them, they had significantly faded and seemed to be getting much smaller where the edges of the scars had pretty much been toned into looking like normal skin. I continued to use the Bio Oil daily and towards the end of the three month period the scars were insignificant and much to my surprise were almost unnoticeable to myself let alone others. They had simply become minute dark specs on the skin which were invisible to the naked eye really.
Second Time - The Shoulder
Due to the success I had had previously with Bio Oil I returned to the product after my minor shoulder operation. The operation had left 3 scars on my shoulder from the stitches. These were noticeable and unlike my legs they were deeper scars. I knew this would be a much tougher test for the Bio Oil and didn't hold much hope of the Bio Oil doing much, even after the positive first try, as these scars were more profound where the scar tissue had grown around the stitches.
It took around 5 weeks before I noticed any real change to the scars, they had certainly become less bumpy and less white against my normal skin tone. I could no longer feel the scars if I ran my hand down my shoulder. I had taken a few before photos to compare as I didn't know if it was just my brain playing tricks on me, but they were definitely smaller and harder to pick out after the 5 weeks.
They didn't improve much with the next 5 or so weeks except becoming slightly smaller in appearance where the edges had again faded into the skin, but this change wa sonly really noticeable to me. I was far from disappointed as the work the Bio Oil had already done reducing the "lumpiness" of them was enough to satisfy me.
The only disadvantage I found with the Bio Oil is the smell. It is artificially fragranced and although the smell may be some people's cup of tea it is far far far too sickly for me. A more natural smell or something fragrance free (if possible) would have been much more appealing to me. Not only is the smell not that nice but it is very strong, it stays on your hands for hours and I could even smell it from the shoulder for the next hour or so after applying. This should not put you off though as it is a small price to pay for such brilliant results.
This is a product that I was originally sceptical about but have grown to love and trust! It has exceeded my expectations and helped with both my scarred areas as well as improving the appearance of the skin around these areas. I would recommend to anyone self-conscious about scarring or uneven skin tone, it will really help the appearance and your confidence in yourself once you see scars fade and skin bright and fresh. It only seems fitting to give such a wonderful product 5 stars.