I have used Therapy Massage Bar and Peace Massage Bar by Lush along with heavily priced unrefined organic shea butters/creams, pure Vitamin E oil w/ high IU, and even Palmer's cocoa butter. Of all these stretch mark reducing products, Bio Oil is my go to product. Unrefined creams and massage bars are a hassle to use. You have to warm the product up to melt them and then aggressively rub it into your skin for it to absorb with extremely oily residue- where as Bio Oil is easily just rubbed on and absorbed. All though it doesn't fully absorb and there is a tad bit of oily residue- it's by far the most effective. It faded my stretch marks by ~60% within 3-4 weeks. It faded them quicker than all the other products as well.
Definitely a staple in reducing the appearance of stretch marks and leaving my skin supple and smooth.
Consistency is the key for results.
I finally get to review this! I bought bio oil 3 years ago off a recommendation from a worker at Rexall for my stretch marks (my scars fade in no time) and absolutely love it! It is my go to product for stretch marks or any other skin discolourations. When I first started using this product (twice a day) I really was not noticing any difference after a month and I started to give up on it. One day about a week later though, I looked in the mirror and my stretch marks had totally disappeared! And so I have been using this technique since.....use for a month straight and then stop for a bit and since doing that I have always noticed a difference. If you would like to try out this product I would recommend purchasing the smallest size because a little goes a very, very, remarkably long way and if you don't end up liking it, its less money gone. I however love it and recommend it to everyone everywhere!
**One thing I might add is that it is impossible to completely reverse stretch marks. What products like this do is take away the red/purple/blue tones that stretch marks have.**
Bio Oil is sold as a scar/stretchmark remover and as I've only had it for about two weeks I haven't yet noticed any real results with those kinds of issues so I can't strictly say if it works or not in that regard. However as I have dry skin it is certainly a product that I think I'll be buying again as it removes all of my dry patches without leaving my face oily or in any way slippery. As well as diminishing some of the redness on my cheeks, that are particularly sensative. Also, I've found that it hasn't caused me to break out with pimples, but perhaps that has more to do with not having pimple-prone skin. For people with pimple-prone skin I still recommend it because I think that it has a light enough consistency to not clog your pores, and also because it may help with reducing redness, scaring and the pimples themselves. On a whole I would recommend this product, as it was recommended to me, as a face moisturiser. Thought you can of course use it as a body moisturiser too. I would say it is a product more for the winter months because you may not need the amount of moisturisation it provides for summer. The packaging by way of applying it is really handy because you can just drip it onto you hand and pat it on.
I like this oil and have been using it for over a year now. I apply it at night to my décolletage area and to my neck before bed, and rub it in well. .I have definitely noticed an improvement. My skin appears firmer and smoother. Creases I used to wake up with on my chest started disappearing - plus, it gives your skin a smooth, silky look during the day. Highly recommend it. It is a bit pricey but a few drops daily is all you'll need. A 120ml bottle lasts me a year.
I have used this product for several months now *religiously* so to speak since last October. I bought the smaller size at my local drugstore on sale just to be on the safe side; it was less than 10USD thanks to the coupon/sale and eventually bought the package deal that's available at Costco. So, I tried applying this product to my face and neck area at night and thankfully haven't broken out from it on my face (combination- oily/sensitive). I think it's actually helped to even out my skin tone a bit and reduce blemishes and maybe even control the oil on my face but that's probably a stretch even though I haven't broken out except during the special time of the month. But it does take awhile to take effect- doesn't happen over night! I used this before applying my Cetaphil cream at nighttime- on my neck area etc first then the remaining amount on my hands to my face so that's just a little bit. This month I started using this on other areas to try to even out my skin tone and reduce scars. We'll see how that works out. I can't say if it's helped to reduce fine lines/wrinkles/stretch marks (not at that stage yet hehe ^_^ ) . Wish the packaging was a little different, like have a push up cap instead of a twist off cap but it works, just glad it's made of plastic though so it won't break when you accidentally drop it -_- So based on my experience, I would recommend it but would suggest you purchase the smaller individual bottle. ^_^
I bought this product on special as my friend told me she uses it everyday just as a moisturiser. I thought I would try it out as I wanted to fade out my acne scars ( I have quite a few of them). To my dismay, the product made me break out. I use to have moderate acne as a teenager but as I passed the teenage phase my skin only got a pimple here and there before my period was due. The first few days it seemed to be fine but a few whiteheads did appear. Then my skin broke out with about 6 pimples all at once. When I get pimples it is not usually the small ones but the cystic ones. Needless to say, I don't think I will be trying this out again.
I bought this product to even out my skin tone & to clear up some acne scaring. The product does work but it takes a long time before any noticeable difference takes place. It is lovely to use as a bath oil and is a great moisturiser , I just wish it didn't have any fragrance :)
I like it. I use it on acne scars that ar still hard & dry. It helps to soften them and sinks in pretty fast for an oil. I know this isn't some miracle product. I know its just an oil. Using oil on the skin will help to soften scars over time. The smell doesn't bother me & you only have to use a small amount, so it lasts forever.
I don't know about other areas of the body, but if you are looking to treat or get rid of acne scars while you have problem skin, this product is probably not going to be of much help. I was really hoping that it did but I found that it didn't work very well; it enlarged some pores and I've never had pore problems before. I also ended up with small bumps that ended up being pimples. When you have acne and you need something to get rid of it at the same time, Bio oil would not be the best solution, since it is, after all an oil. Also i couldn't find much time when I could apply it and leave it on; if i put it on at night before going to bed it would smudge onto the pillow and you can't put it on in the morning if you're going to work, uni or school.
If you have dry sensitive skin like me, bio oil can be of help at times.
This cured my eczema and works really well on dry skin. It is best applied fresh out of the shower but after application you need to sit in a towel and just let it absorb. It hasn't been brilliant on scar repair and old acne, I have found Elizabeth Arden cream to be much better for this at least on my face, but on dry patches of skin (that isn't infected) I 100% recommend it cleared up my dry skin within a month where water based products just didn't penetrate the skin enough. You need to finish the bottle to be completely sure it hasn't worked and it needs to be massaged into the skin, but on my yellow-caramelly skin my scars are dark and my skin is very weak so it might not work for me in particular. But I always have some for dry skin and in winter where my skin dries out I add it to my daily moisturizer and really massage it in. It is too oily to put all over the face unless your face is dry.