Bio Oil Review

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Editor's Review: 3.2 / 5.0

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Bio Oil is an “As Seen on TV” product which is marketed as a skincare cream used to treat stretch marks and scars and is also recommended to even out the skin tone and make prematurely aged or dry skin look and feel better. The formulation is marketed to be used on your face as well as your whole body. Products which are sold on TV commercials have the reputation as being bogus and are not normally trusted. However there are many customer testimonials which claim that Bio Oil transformed their skin in just weeks.

Product Details

The manufacturers of Bio Oil promote that the oil will reduce the appearance of old and new scars, stop stretch marks from forming due to pregnancy or from rapid weight gain as well as reduce the appearance of old stretch marks, improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, help to tone sagging aging skin by increasing the skins elasticity, hydrate and lubricate dry damaged skin, work as an intensive moisturizer as well as a bath oil and after sun soother.

There is no official website for Bio Oil however according to third party retail sites which carry the oil, the key ingredients are: Paraffinum Liquidum also known as Mineral Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia also known as Lavender Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil also known as Rosemary, Annuus Seed Oil commonly known as Sunflower Oil, Glycine Soja commonly known as Soybean Oil. Other ingredients included in the formula are Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Helianthus Triisononanoin, BHT, Bisabolol, Isopropyl Myristate and Fragrance.

A controversy remains surrounding the ingredient Paraffinum Liquidum, commonly known as Mineral Oil. Mineral Oil is used in many cosmetics as a filler; however the oil has not been proven to contain any anti-aging benefits. In fact, it has been shown to produce many unwanted side effects, including causing existing skin conditions such as eczema and acne to get worse. Dermatologists do not recommend the use of Mineral Oil due to the fact that it can clog the pores and aggravate the skin. Bio Oil does not contain any advanced anti-aging ingredients.

The Good

  • Bio Oil is widely available and comes with many positive customer testimonials.

The Bad

  • Bio Oil contains Mineral Oil which has been shown to clog the pores and aggravate existing skin conditions.
  • Bio Oil has no official website.
  • Bio Oil does not contain any advanced anti-aging ingredients.

The Bottom Line

When searching for an anti-aging skin care product, it is imperative to look for advanced anti-wrinkle ingredients in order to effectively treat aging skin. Bio Oil does not contain any anti-aging ingredients so any claims that this product will reduce wrinkles and firm the skin are questionable. The fact that Bio Oil contains Mineral Oil is another concern. This ingredient has not only been shown to aggravate the skin but contains no benefits what so ever. The availability and the low price of this product has gotten the attention of many people however “As Seen on TV” products typically come with a bad reputation. There are too many other anti-aging products on the market that are reputable and do contain proven ingredients that work to reduce the visible signs of aging. We would not choose Bio Oil over its competitors.


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31 Comments/Questions/Answers to Bio Oil

  • 1

    johnaliss garcia

    i love bio iol. in all honesty it has helped with my strech marks i even recommended it to all family and friends and it also cleared up my friends acne scars on his back, i love this product and even my boyfriend goes out to buy it for me when i run out. SO I STAND BY BIO-IOL. SINCERLY HAPP HAPPY CUSTOMER, PS. i’ve been using it for 10 mnths


  • 2

    sachet

    I will buy some bio oil tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up.


  • 3

    jo

    I bought some bio-oil today and then looked online and read some quite negative things about it (specially the mineral oil). However, my sister used it on scarring and stretch marks with quite amazing results. The skin’s not perfect now, but so much better. So I’m going to use it as an anti ageing thing on my face. Hope it’s not harmful


  • 4

    glory E

    could bipo oil case itching? i have used bio oil for two months now thoughit gives me even skin tone but i am experiencing itching.


  • 5

    Sonya

    I really want to get it… where can i get a free trial or where can I get it at a good price. I would prefer a trail so I can see if it works.. But thanks alot


  • 6

    Cindi Mae

    I have read both pros and cons on Bio-Oil . . . but decided to try it out for myself and . . . I LOVE IT! My skin is naturally a little bit drier (now that I’m over 50) and from the very first day my skin feels and looks more radiant and supple. My husband noticed the difference right away. I usually put a few drops in the palm of my hand and then mix a little of my regular moisturizing cream in and use it all over after my shower . . . that way it’s not too ‘greasy’ – works great this way!


  • 7

    Jina

    FYI: bio-oil specifically states to NOT mix the oil with any other product, it blocks the absorption of the bio oil.


  • 8

    veronica

    I use bio-oil and I have noticed a big difference. My face seems to have a natural dewy glow. I use it all over my body after showering and it does not leave your body oily. “Love It”


  • 9

    Steve Fawthrop

    You note bio-oil does not have a website. They do. The parent company is out of South Africa and they host a website. The home page indicates a selective of language and region to provide a version for North America.


  • 10

    Orla Treacy

    I was wondering has anyone used bio oil on the lines around your mouth and if so was there any results???


  • 11

    Anonymous

    I used Bio oil throughout my pregnancy and have NO stretch marks and no adverse reactions to it.


  • 12

    barbara

    tried it.. and LOVE it… i have noticed a difference in my skin. makes me wonder after i read the reviews… but i honestly see a difference in my skin tone and marks


  • 13

    Judy Williams

    I am over 60 and have just started using it on my face. Our Dr. recommended it for my husband’s drying flaky skin after sunspot removal. Love the dewy glow and it seems tio make the skin more supple.


  • 14

    Arlene Cornell

    Where in nyc can I purchase bio oil


  • 15

    James

    I tried bio oil bt it made my skin worse as it got redder and itchier.


  • 16

    Tiana

    Bio oil was the worst decision ever.
    The oily residue it left was a pain to get off. It didn’t work either! I used it for 7 months. It made my stretchmarks noticeable darker, and left a horrid after smell.
    It’s like I rubbed butter on my stomach, but atleast the butter smelled better!


  • 17

    edelyn

    I love this product! I dont want to exaggerate how i say it. but,it really helped reduce the visible scar on my skin. Although at first when you put it makes your skin shinny but you’ll get it use to it, its oil anyway. It’s really good after you use it in a couple of times.


  • 18

    jen

    I have been using Bio oil for 5 months, both for scars and wrinkles. No change in my skin what so ever. And it makes me itchy. I kept using just to give it time. Now im at the end of my bottle i will stop buying it


  • 19

    lani

    i just started using bio oil and the next morning i wake up, i have red spots all over and it makes me so itchy! i’m even starting to break out with pimples! i’m not using it on my face… i use it for stretch marks.


  • 20

    vky60

    I have been using bio oil every night im 32 and my skin is glowing. I was using elemis and no cream really gave me such a dramatic change. Everyone has noticed my skin looking more radiant. Maybe I can use anti wrinkle cream during the day and bio on the night. Best product ive ever used.. and ive spent hundreds trying to find these results. Big Yes from me.


  • 21

    felicia johnson

    I have not tried it yet, but i think i will give it a chance.


  • 22

    sylvana Zammit

    I’ve been using this product from the begining of my pregnancy,now for these last 3 months. I started itching from day 1 but I did’nt knew that it can be from this bio-oil. I’ve been many many times to different doctors. Now i can say that it’s from this product. I have red spots where i apply the product.


  • 23

    Dee

    I am 47 with sun damaged skin. I have dry patches and very blotchy skin…pre-cancerous. Daily, I cleanse and gently exfoliate my face and then use the bio-oil. My complexion is evening out and the dry patches are moisturized throughout the day. I have seen very fine lines diminish, but nothing to brag about. My daughter has acne scars on her back and shoulders, they are disappering! She is 20 and loves the product. I recommend it if you have any type of skin blemishes, but not so much for wrinkles. One bottle last a very long time because you need very little. It does take a little time to absorb so ladies wrap up your hair! I have patted it off with cotton balls because I was in a hurry, the moisturizing results are the same.


  • 24

    Mareta Rasmuson

    Bio Oil is amazing. I have little red bumps on my arms. My doctor told me it will go away in time. I started using Bio Oil 6 months ago and the little bumps have faded alot! You can’t really see them. I have NEVER felt itchy after using it. BIO OIL is the best thing!


  • 25

    Mareta Rasmuson

    Sorry you had a bad experience with it! Maybe your skin is more sensitive then others. So I think everyone should try it atleast once to see if it works for them. Not everyone has the same composition!


  • 26

    honey

    I have been using this product for 3 weeks now, on my scars (from mosquito bites + scratching), the results is very good! My scars faded and almost vanish by now.

    I also recently applied a little bit on my face, just in case it can really help on the uneven skin tone and ageing skin as what they claim… after first time use my skin feel very soft and smooth. Love it! No side effects/itchiness so far. I have recommend it to family and friends and will definitely repeat buying!


  • 27

    lilred

    I have only been using bio oil now for a few days once a day. I experienced a slight itching the other day but didn’t think anything of it. Used it again and today itching like crazy on my inner thighs and hips. But it doesn’t itch on my breast or under my arms where I put it. Should I allow more drying time before I put on clothes (I put it on after waiting a few minutes after a shower in the evening) or should I put on less? What can I use instead? I really wanted to use it. I have major stretch marks from going from 115 lbs to 150 due to steroid medication for a health condition only over a few months time. Any information would be helpful.


  • 28

    Ty

    Thanks for letting us know about the mineral oil.


  • 29

    Christine

    Does it have a UV protection in it’


  • 30

    Stephanie

    I have used this product for about 2 weeks or so now on my acne scars. It is a great product and I would recommend it to anyone. My scars are much lighter and not as visible. I have had NO NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS at all. I’m sticking with this product.


  • 31

    Kim

    You can try wal-mart the wal-mart here in Canada sells it that is where I get mine.



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