I'm currently in my teens and I'm getting a bunch of stretch-marks on bum, waist and upper thighs. I've used this oil every day after the shower and I have only noticed a difference that there are more stretch marks now. I will however continue to use this product for a few more months to see if there really will be a difference. I will re-write my review if there is one.
I decided to review this product because all the comments on this website veered me towards the purchase of Bio Oil and I thought I would share my own experience of it. I recently got a piercing on my belly button and the guy advised me to buy this oil to help with the little scar that formed around the now healed hole. Because it smelled so great and seemed to really sooth my admittedly small scar (so I can't comment on its effectiveness on larger, more prominent scars) I decided I would start using it on my body as well. As an overall body moisturiser it works although maybe not as good as other "thicker" creams which my parched skin maybe prefers...although I do really love the smell, it absorbs quickly and its not sticky as the latter creams.
I tried it also on my face! now girls this is where I think it gets tricky...I absolutely DID start getting compliments, it makes the skin soft and maybe even started to see it become "more even" as the oil promises...but only recently I started to break out! right now i have like three pimples and I NEVER get pimples like these...maybe use the oil in moderation when applying it on the face?
Overall, I had bought this product for a specific reason and I am now finding myself smearing it all over my body...that must mean its something good!
I use this product regularly and attribute it to minimal scarring after numerous surgeries. I have found that the best application of this product is to first dry brush your skin with a natural bristle brush, making sure to stroke towards your heart to increase circulation. Then I take a hot shower and apply the bio oil while wet. I do not towel off but rather air dry so that my skin can absorb the oil as it dries. I have found that my skin stays moist and soft using this method, the dry brushing is the best way to exfoliate dead skin cells and is great for your circulation and also allows the oil to be absorbed by fresh skin cells to keep them healthy.
Never use this if you have eczema.
Flare up got worse.
But it does fade the scars and this is proven by many.
Honest to God, this is one of the best things any girl can have.
Having suffered from SEVERE acne in my teens, Bio Oil has been a saviour for me.
I have horrendous scaring, but a morning and night application of Bio Oil [I use it after cleaning, toning and before moisturising] has actually removed my scaring.
Yes, that`s right, I no longer have scaring thanks to Bio Oil.
On top of my scaring being removed, my skin is a even tone, without redness or blotchy pigmentation.
I have used Bio Oil for over two years now, but within DAYS I saw a different to my skin.
This truly is a magical wonder product that EVERYONE needs.
I bought this because I had a horrible burn on my arm. The directions say not to use on open skin, but I put it on the affected area while it was healing, and it seemed to help tremendously. I use this with band-aids made for blisters. Now I use this on the scar the burn left behind. It is definitely helping to fade the scar. I did try it on my face for a while, but it broke me out horribly.
I like the bottle, and I love the way this product smells. I know this will last me a very long time (I keep it in its box to protect it from sunlight), but I will likely repurchase if I need it.
Decided to pick up a bottle after I saw many people swearing by this stuff. I did try this on my face for a while, it just broke me out so I discontinued using it. I don't have other major scars but I do have keloid looking hypertropic scarring from piercings gone wrong and mole removing laser procedures. They're basically really ugly bumpy red-brown scars. I did put bio oil on these scars for a while but I didn't notice any fading or reduction of the scars. Now I just use it for cleaning the scars. It's really nothing special.
This is a good oil. I once spilled boiling water on my chest and suffered a massive burn on my right breast. I went on a regime of Bio Oil for 2 years and the burn scar has almost faded. However, I noticed that it didn't work for stretch marks at all. I am now trying Palmers scar serum on a scar near my throat and if it works I'll leave the Bio Oil for good.
Bought this when I was pregnant on the recommendation of my cousin. I know stretch marks has a lot to do with genetics and how fast you gain/lose weight but I feel like this product worked fairly well for me. My skin felt hydrated and well moisturized. I would recommend buying it but buy the cheaper version of it. It works just as well!!
After having a mole on my back removed, I bought this at the doctor's recommendation, who told me either to buy this OR the Nivea cream in the tiny blue tin, to help with the scar. She said both the Bio Oil and the Nivea work exactly the same in helping the scar heal, and that the main thing that fades the scar is the massaging of it, rather than what product you put on it.
I used the Bio Oil to massage my scar twice a day for the first few months, maybe 3-4, and then used it about once a day for the next months until I was happy with what my scar looked like. To be fair, yes my scar went from being purple-y pink to now being almost the same colour as my skin, just a bit pinky in areas. It is still a noticeable scar though with that bumpy texture that you would expect. I think the results though are not due to the Bio Oil, but to the regular massaging of the area and to the passing of time! The Bio Oil is a good medium and makes it easy to massage the scar, but so would the classic blue tin Nivea or I reckon any other thicker cream. I did appreciate that the Bio Oil did not infect my scar/wound when it was still just fresh with the stitches just taken out - but if you have an old scar, I'd just use Nivea on it instead!!
As for using this on the face/ dry patches, I found this to sink into my skin a lot quicker than I expected, almost like a dry oil. It didn't moisturise particularly well though and the smell is really strong - smells like cheap soap to me! It'd be nicer to use on the body rather than face, but it's waaay too expensive for that!
I don't hate it, but I don't love it either - I would not repurchase unless I had a wound that was in the process of healing.