What the brand says: Bio-Oil is a specialist skincare product, formulated to help improve the appearance of Scars, Stretch Marks and Uneven skin tone. It is also recommended for ageing and dehydrated skin. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Calendula oil, Lavender oil, Rosemary oil, Chamomile oil and the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil TM. Bio-Oil is formulated to help the appearance of stretch marks due to pregnancy, teenage growth spurts and rapid weight gain.
Packaging: The oil comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a white screw-cap. With regular usage, the bottle gets a bit oily so you need to wrap it in something while travelling.
Fragrance: The oil has a pleasant smell and won’t bother sensitive noses.
Texture: The oil is lightweight but feels heavy when used in larger quantity.
How I use and after-effects: After almost 2 months of usage, I think its the right time to finally share my thoughts on this much-hyped product. To use, simply take a few drops on the palms and massage it on your skin until you feel it is absorbed well; build it up if you have dry skin. This oil can be used on stretch marks, as a lip oil, to treat acne scars, prevent stretch marks during pregnancy etc. If you ask me, I feel the oil can also be used as a lip scrub too mixed with granulated sugar.
I have little stretch marks on the hip area, a scar on my legs due to an accident and acne scars on face. I decided to test the oil and see if it works on these issues. After approx. 2 months of usage, here are my final thoughts- The oil is lightweight only when used in smaller quantities, when a lot of product is used, it feels oily and sticky. I used this product all over my legs and hip area and also used it on my face initially but stopped as it felt oily. I did not really like the feel of this oil on my face and it only made it oilier even after using just a drop. After massaging, the oil does seep in and does not feel as sticky as it does initially on other body parts except face in my case (I have combination skin). I feel my stretch marks and wound scar have lightened a bit but the results aren’t extraordinary. The marks are still there but they seem to be lightened. Legs do feel glowy and bright which is something I did not expect from this product! I did not continue using this on the face as I did not like its oily feel on my combination skin. Dry skinned girls can use this without any problems. I love using this oil on the lips to massage (sometimes along with sugar) before applying a matte lipstick. Overall, the product is decent and does have some positive effect on various skin problems like stretch marks and wound scars.
- Little goes a long way
- Smells pleasant
- Moisturizes dry skin
- Easily available
- Lightens stretch marks and wound scars
- Makes your skin look healthy and glowing
- Results aren’t great
- Oily-combination skinned girls cannot use it on face
PRICE: INR 450 for 60 mL