So I have recently had the opportunity to try Bio-Oil. First I have to say that I was skeptical as I have always been opposed to anything that is to be applied to the skin with the word “oil” in it… but I thought hey, what could it really hurt to try it.
I started by looking into what Bio-Oil recommends you use this product for:
Bio-Oil® is a specialist skincare product that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Its advanced formulation, which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil™, also makes it highly effective for numerous other skin concerns, including aging skin and dehydrated skin.
I looked into what the every woman was using Bio-Oil for and what I should expect out of this particular product. I found the following 3 things to be the main uses and most popular on the internet:
- Improving the appearance of stretch marks
- Reducing the appearance of scars, mainly acne scars
- Dry Skin relief
From what I read, the reviews were mostly positive but there were some mixed…which kept me skeptical for sure. I tried Bio-Oil anyhow.
I was actually pretty impressed with the results. I, like many other women in this world, have those beauteous little ladies called STRETCH MARKS… I wasn’t expecting any miracles; I actually wasn’t expecting there to be much of a result at all. You know what though? With some patience (I mean I have been using this for over 3 weeks now), I have started to see my stretch marks fading and the skin in those areas seems much softer and healthier. I think that I will keep using this to see what kind of results I can get with prolonged use re: stretch marks.
In regards to my use in general, I have tried this on my legs after shaving as well as on dry areas of my skin (aka my elbows!) and I have definitely seen the skin softer. I don’t know if Bio-Oil is better or worse than any other moisturizing creams or oils but I know for certain it did the trick.
Besides all the stuff that I just mentioned? My friend Jaime sent me this quick tip that was in Seventeen magazine (even though I am about 10 years older then 17 Ha-Ha)… and it totally worked! I was headed out in NYC this past weekend and my cheeks were really dewey and not just that, but the Bio-Oil, I swear helped keep my makeup in place longer. Any way you slice it, I liked the effect!
My final verdict? I think I will definitely keep Bio-Oil in my back pocket for scar concerns, stretch marks and will also keep in mind when I get pregnant. I read a lot of reviews about how great this worked during and after pregnancy, which to me seems like the perfect time to combat stretch marks. Overall, I would recommend Bio-Oil to you ladies with the disclaimer that if you break out pretty easily? I would keep it away from your face… it is oil afterall!