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Itchy useless oil
When I first used the product I really enjoyed the scent and how easily it absorbed into my skin, however, after about two weeks use I started getting extremely irritated on my stomach and had to stop use. I'm quite annoyed because I'm left with an unusable product that was meant to be used for the rest of my pregnancy. I bought 200ml thinking I'd got a good deal and have used only 20ml.
Good stuff, works well
Excellent stuff. Worked really well for my scars after surgery. I still use it to this day when the weather gets cold and my skin dries out. It helps to reduce irritation and itching while repairing the scar tissue. Helped reduce the redness and raised bits of my scars as well, defiantly would recommend. Only drawback is it can stain clothing so I put it on at night before bed.
Doesn't deserve the marketing hype
An expensive product that is comprised primarily of mineral oil. Like baby oil it does not soak into the skin and leaves your skin greasy.. Has done nothing to improve scar appearance above what normal healing would. All scientific indicates there is nothing that can heal stretch mark and they will fade naturally. Don't waste your money like I did for my daughter who was taken in by the marketing.
I bought two bottles of Bio-Oil to use on my ageing skin. My skin is very dry and I thought the oil would rectify this problem, instead of which it made my skin flake to a degree that I had to wear long sleeves whenever I went out. The oil was advertised at a good price so I bought two bottles and now I'm left with an unusable product. Very disappointed.
Worked, but can take over a month to actually do anything
I have a number of scars ive used this on. It works well on evening the skin tone over a month of so but leaves everything very greasy. The bottle that it comes in is also hellish to put the lid on when you have the oil on your hands. I just wish they had a faster acting product.
Gave me an itchy rash
Tried this for stretch mark prevention at 12 weeks pregnant. My first impression was that it smelled really weird and felt gritty between my fingers. Woke up with an intensely itchy red rash the next morning exactly where it was applied. Some women swear by this product but it’s not for me. Have since switched to Palmers stretch mark massage cream which is fabulous.
Scarring from work accident
I had an accident at work that need stitches , i didn't want a horrible scar so everyone told to use Bio Oil and i did i and now i have a big fat ugly scar ,the product is rubbish i dont recommend it for that, it also is very greasy and constantly leaks from bottle.
Worried about persistent red, tender and dry patches on my face that didn’t respond to the usual moisturisers, I consulted a dermatologist and went for a skin scan, Luckily, it wasn’t melanoma and I was advised to use Q.V. Intensive cream to calm it all down. Not only did Q.V. Intensive not work, it intensified the symptoms. I was then advised to use Bio Oil as it would “help the skin heal”.
I bought a bottle and used it religiously morning and evening over my regular moisturiser as advised. The light pinky-orangey oil smelt faintly of laven...der, and was very light and runny, reminding me of baby oil*. It didn’t quite absorb and seemed to “sit” on top my moisturiser and perhaps “seal” it in. Anyway, it did calm the sensitive spots down, but my skin still felt dry and I had to slather on my moisturiser and top up during the day if it was a dry, low humidity day. * I did some research later on and discovered that it is mostly mineral oil aka baby oil with some added essential oils. According to all the research, mineral oil is fine for the skin. But I decided to look for an alternative to supporting the petrochemical industry, and preferably support an Australian business...which led me to Sukin and Jurlique. Reviewed separately.
Can Clog Pores
I used this product a few years ago. At the time I wasn't aware that it contains mineral oil until I read the ingredients list. As soon as I found out that it contains this harmful ingredient I ceased using it immediately.
Here is an article I found re: mineral oil:
The Common Skin-Care Ingredient You Should Probably Avoid, According to Jennifer Lawrence's Facialist
BY ANNE BAUSO
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
Two of the biggest beauty terms right now are "mineral" (think flawless-coverage mineral makeup, mineral-rich thermal water) and "oil" (as in f...
Have been using this for years, however the design of the bottle makes it leak from sides constantly. I use it as a daily moisturiser although haven't seen any tremendous results with stretch marks but it smells like baby powder which is quite pleasant - i would reccomend a try, no harm!
Great product that helps relieve scars. This product when applied daily can give fantastic results. My daughter has been using it for a month now and she has had great results. I was a little sceptical at first but now see the benefits. It doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy either.
It’s good for dry skin as well as any oil even just a normal oil you just use to fry your chips. It’s not worth to buy this expensive product and not giving you any result. Tried more than 5 bottles. Very upset. I could’ve just cheaper oil or just simple as almond oil or coconut oil.
Didn’t see results
I didn’t see any visible results from this product on any stretch marks or scars.
However, as it is an oil, it is extremely moisturising and is good for dry skin.
It tends to leak a bit from the bottle and the packaging is a bit flimsy.
Overall, would only use to treat dry skin
The first time I used bio oil was when I was 13 and I used it for this dry patchy skin that was from over popping and this area is very very small and yeah it cleared away the patch but it was still dry. And now years later I bought it again cause hey maybe it might work better with me being older. Well since it claimed to be for dehydrated and uneven skin tone I applied it to the affected area and I did this for 6 weeks instead of getting better it made it even more dry and cause my skin to become flakey . This was just a waste of money and time and I'm honestly so disappointed.
The packaging is not secure enough! The plastic doesn't come with a seal neither does the pack come wrapped in a sealed nylon like perfumes. This could encourage people to mix different oils and take from the bio-oil before selling. For the price of the product and the reputation of the brand, alot of consideration should be put into the packaging and bottling.
It's a blessing
I have been using bio oil since 2 years now. I never encounter any side effects or any other problem with this product. I am very satisfied and a proud customer of bio oil. I can never imagine winters with out it. It is very soothing on skin, it also nourishes and hydrated well.
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