Bio-Oil is another wonderful beauty product sent to me by the same people who gave me the Elizabeth Arden products I raved about in this post. I like the Bio-Oil just as much but for different reasons. For one, this softly scented oil is affordable and available at my local drug store. I love the way it smells and the way it makes my skin feel soft and moisturized for hours.
What is Bio-Oil?
According to the package Bio-Oil is a moisturizer that treats scars and stretch marks, balances an uneven skin tone, improves the look of aging skin and hydrates skins. Here’s what the company that makes the product says about their beauty oil:
Bio-Oil is a specialist moisturizing oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, aging and dehydrated skin. Bio-Oil has won 126 skincare awards since its global launch in 2002. It is America’s #1 selling multi-use skincare oil.
…and here is some more claims from the package, as well as the list of ingredients:
My Review of Bio-Oil
I’ve been using Bio-Oil on my legs and body for a little over a month and I really like the way it makes my skin look and feel. I especially like using it on the driest areas of my body like my elbows, hands and feet. After spreading a few drops on my skin it’s smooth, moisturized and shiny. I wouldn’t say it’s “not greasy” though. It’s an oil and it acts like one. The dry, rather flakey skin I usually have on my legs is banished for a day, at least, after application.
It’s totally a personal preference but I love the subtle, slightly herbal, fragrance.
Bio-Oil costs between $11 and $14 for a 2 ounce bottle. A little goes a long way. I’m about three-quarters of the way through my bottle after several weeks of use, which makes me think this product is a good value as well as a great body moisturizer.
Stretch Marks, Scars and Stinging
Bio-Oil is supposed to help stretch marks, but I’m not pregnant so I really can’t say if it works for that or not. The product hasn’t made any difference in the old, faded ones I have on my hips. I was really hoping it would work to fade scars, but there’s been no difference at all with the old mosquito-bite spots I have on my ankles. Maybe if I continue to use it for another couple of months as suggested on the package there will be a difference.
I can’t speak to the product’s anti-aging abilities because I didn’t use it on my face. I have combination skin and have to be careful not to use anything that might block my pores.
Other reviewers have had problems with a burning sensation a few weeks after they started using the product, but I definitely haven’t found Bio-Oil to sting at all, even after several weeks of use.
So, Bio-Oil hasn’t helped me as an anti-aging potion or scar-fading miracle product, but I still think it’s a great, affordable, body moisturizer for those of us with dry, flaky skin.
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