Friday, 22 February 2013

Bio Oil Review

Bio Oil is the one product I was hoping was as good as the rave reviews I had already heard about.

I was sent two samples to try, one for me and my aging skin concerns and one for Granny who has recently undergone surgery to her face that has obviously left a scar.

The nurse who removed the stitches when  I asked her to recommend a product for caring for the scar,  mentioned a few products, then said if you want the best scar care, buy Bio Oil, it would not irritate the wound and would heal it faster and the scar would fade quicker.

As it is a pure oil that I was not worried about applying to her face. The great thing was that skin just soaks it up,its not greasy and doesn't sit around on the surface. Happy to say that after just 10 days off using the scar is really fine, fainter than I expected and I am convinced its the Bio Oil.

Update the scar is barely visibly a year on.

I have been applying to my hands and they really are loving the benefits, it softens and makes my skin look younger. 

I have used as a make up remover,it works really well,but I feel its a bit of a waste to do this but if you have skin that reacts to beauty removers and have Bio Oil, it works even on waterproof mascara.

Bio Oil for moisturising is fabulous. My face looks brighter, less tired and feels really good, no tightness. I like to add it at night to give my skin a good feed.

Bio-Oil, the multi-tasking skin saviour!

Bio-Oil helps care for  skin through each stage of life, from the hormonal changes that affect our skin as teenagers through to wrinkles and sagging skin as we age and everything in between!

 Helping with a broad range of skin conditions, Bio-Oil is not just about pregnancy related stretch marks and scars, but has been clinically proven to effectively treat other skincare concerns including:

 Bio Oil for Dehydrated Skin: Helps replenish the skin’s natural oils, stripped away by factors such as extreme weather, water with high chemical content, frequent bathing and the drying effects of central heating and air-conditioning

 Bio Oil for Weight Related Stretch Marks:  Helps prevent formation of stretch marks during periods of rapid weight gain or loss and helps to improve the appearance of existing stretch marks

Bio Oil for Uneven Skin Tone: Helps improve appearance of uneven skin tone caused by hormonal fluctuations, skin lighteners or excessive sun exposure
ü  Ageing Skin: Helps smooth and tone ageing, sagging and wrinkled skin on both the face and body, including skin over exposed to UV light. Plus ideal for age spots and softening cuticles
ü  Daily Moisturiser: Helps moisturise the skin and can be used in conjunction with other skincare products as part of your everyday skincare routine. Built into a daily skin care routine, Bio-Oil can be applied all over the body, including the face, on its own or underneath a daily moisturizer, or as a night treatment. Great for dry patches such as dry elbowsheels and anywhere else that needs some TLC
Bio Oil for Scars:  Improves appearance of new and old scars whether from surgery, accidents, burns, insect bites, scratches and chickenpox

The Bio-Oil’s unique formulation combines some of the most important skincare ingredients, these include vitamin A and E with Calendula, Lavender, Rosemary and Chamomile oils. Plus unique to Bio-Oil, the ingredient PurCellin Oil™, to ensure they are easily-absorbed deep into the second layer of the skin where they can provide targeted treatment.  PurCellin Oil™ dramatically lowers the viscosity (stickiness and density) of the formulation to create a “dry” oil which is non-greasy.

What does Bio Oil contain?

Alongside the ingredient, PurCellin Oil™, Bio-Oil’s Key ingredients include:

  • Vitamin A – helps improve the skin’s elasticity, texture and tone
  • Vitamin E – The most widely used antioxidant in skincare products today, Vitamin E increases the moisture content of the epidermis, thereby making the skin softer, smoother and more supple. Vitamin E also assists in the maintenance of healthy-looking skin

  • Calendula Oil – Calendula Officinalis, more commonly referred to as marigold, has been used for centuries as a natural antioxidant and has the ability to clarify and stimulates the growth of new skin cells

  • Lavender Oil – Lavender oil is widely known for calming and soothing benefits

  • Rosemary Oil – Rosemary oil helps to invigorate and it has a mild antiseptic capabilities and thus eases congestion, puffiness and swelling of the skin

  • Chamomile Oil – Chamomile has a calming and soothing effect and is particularly beneficial for sensitive skin
Bio-Oil is preservative-free and is not tested on animals. Available from Boots, Superdrug,Tesco, Asda,Lloyds Pharmacy, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose, Savers, Bodycare, SemiChem,T J Hughes, Wilkinsons, and independent pharmacies nationwide. Also find out more at

60ml rsp £8.95
125ml rsp £14.95
200ml rsp £19.95

I was given samples to try in order to write this review, my opinions are my own.


  1. Thanks for this - I've been wondering if this is worth a try and I think it must be!

  2. I managed to grab a few of the smaller bottles in my local pound shop a few weeks ago and have been using it on my expanding belly - so far so good, no extra stretchmarks from this pregnancy.

  3. Sounds wonderful i have never tried it but i have some scars on my face and im going to try this product :)

  4. I've heard good things about it before. now I will give it a try. Thank you x

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  6. I use it sparingly on my face. Makes the skin feel softer. I try not to use it around the eyes as it irritates them a little.

  7. Ive used this and its amazing. I would really highly recommend it. Its aLso great for stretch marks.

  8. I am a huge fan of Bio Oil! Such a fab line.

  9. Bio Oil is the only thing that helped the really bad scars on my legs from fieldwork in brambles! It's amazing, can't recommend it highly enough.