Product Type: Bio Oil body care
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Bio Oil Bombs For Me
Member Name: Doglovers
Date: 12/12/11, updated on 07/07/13 (130 review reads)
Advantages: I didn't pay for this.
Disadvantages: Cheap smelling , not effective for moisturising skin
A very kind friend gave me a bottle of Bio-Oil when I was struggling with very dry flaky skin during a period of ill-health.
Bio-Oil is relatively new to the market, first appearing in 2002.
It has won many skin care awards and is particularly targeted at stretch marks and scars becoming a market leader in this area (Per Bio - Oil)
It also claims to be effective for ageing and de-hydrated skin and improves skin tone , which is what I was looking to address.
It comes in a white box with product information, logos and names all in quite striking orange.
The product is in a plain plastic bottle with a large white lid. It has instructions for use and the areas that Bio Oil targets printed on the bottle.
It is very plain and simple packaging, the container is see through so you can see how much is left.
The lid screws off and the product comes out of a narrow opening in the top of the bottle
It is rather a strange colour, a pinkie orange which matches the branding of the product.
It is quite a thin oil and that means take care when you dispense this as it comes out very quickly.
This oil can be applied anywhere on the face and body.
I used it mainly on my body and my feet to try and get some moisture in my skin and improve its appearance which was dry and flaky.
I really don't like the scent; it is one that I would not choose personally. It is not overpowering but smells like a very cheap synthetic rose scent.
I put about a 10p size amount in the palm of my hands and smoothed onto my arms, I was quite surprised that this wasn't sufficient to do most of my arm as even though my skin was very dry I thought that this would cover better.
I mainly used this on arms and legs and I found that I had to use a fair amount to cover, much more than I expected. I am average size.
It felt a bit cheap and nasty but I persevered with this as my friend had recommended and given this to me.
Bio-Oil recommends this is applied twice a day to get the best results.
It contains a blend of oils which include calendula, lavender rosemary and chamomile plus vitamin A and E and a range of base oils and the rose scent. All that sounds lika a nice blend of ingredients, so why they put a rose scent in is slightly beyond me.
It is safe for use by pregnant women.
This is dry body oil which leaves a sheen on the skin and skin does feel softer, but also slightly greasy, although this does not transfer onto clothing.
This is marketed as a specialist product targeted to improve a range of skin problems and I thought it was quite synthetic and cheap and was really disappointed with it overall.
It wasn't particularly hydrating on my skin and I didn't see any improvement in my skin tone
After a few days , I carried on applyying this , but put a body moisturiser on as well.
Granted my skin was in poor condition , but it didn't do much for me at all.
I can't comment on its effectiveness on scars and stretch marks as I was using this to combat dry skin on my body.
Would I Recommend
I didn't find it effective and I had to use a lot of product to cover my arms and legs, so I would not recommend this for its hydrating qualities.
I also don't think this is value for money as you need to apply lots of product as I didn't find it gave good coverage.
If you pay full price for this, I would say that you need to use double the amount of product of say something like a Body Shop Body Butter , so I do not think this represents good value for money at all.
To be honest I can't fnd anything positive to say about this , it just wasn't for me.
Perhaps it is better at targeting stretch marks and scars
Availability and Price
It is sold in most pharmacies and is available from online retailers.
£4.69 for 60ml on Amazon
£16.99 for 200ml at Boots normally £19.99
£7.99 normally £8.99 for 60ml at Boots
Lloyds Pharmacy have a half price offer at the time of writing this.
Summary: Not good for rehydrating skin , need to use lots of product and works out quite expensive