Bio Oil Review
Bio Oil is specialist skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It is also effective for aging and dehydrated skin. Bio Oil has won 150 skincare awards and has become the No.1 selling scar and stretch mark product in 17 countries since its global launch in 2002. Bio Oil claims to work on Scars, Stretch Marks, Uneven Skin tone, Aging Skin and Dehydrated Skin. Price Rs. 450 for 60 ml.
Bio Oil comes in a very simple cylindrical bottle with a white screw top cap. The bottle is made of plastic and it is completely transparent which allows one to keep track of the quantity left. The packaging is sturdy and functional. The outer carton has all the required details printed along with a leaflet explaining the usage and how this oil works on the skin inside the carton.
The formula of the Bio oil contains PurCellin Oil as an ingredient which makes the oil really light and non greasy on the skin. The oil on the bottle appears to have an orangish gold tint to it, but once you take a smaller quantity on your palm it appears colorless. The consistency of the oil is very runny. It spreads easily on the skin and only a very small amount of the product is required for application. It gets absorbed quickly with a light massage. The oily sheen is visible on your skin for 10 minutes and then fades away completely.
I apply this oil on my face and body. On my combination skin I did not notice any break outs which definitely is a great pro to the product. All you have to remember is to apply only a very small amount of the product if you have combination or oily skin types. If excess product is applied skin turns greasy and oily but it does evaporate after some 15 to 20 minutes of application.
I do have deep dark spots on my skin and I have been regularly applying this oil for more than 23 days. I must say, it does lighten your scars but very slowly. Some of my smaller and lighter acne marks have faded. I will keep applying for 3 to 4 months as I really like the
product. It is mentioned on the packaging to apply the oil for 3 months regularly to fade scars. So, if you expect it to work a fast miracle then you might be disappointed. It moisturizes, lightens spots, evens out skin tone and leaves it soft and supple. I have dry hands, so I also apply the oil on my body, it hydrates skin really well and keeps it moisturized for hours after application. However, if you have very dry skin then the effect might be lesser and reapplication might be required. The oil also promises to work effectively on stretch marks but as I don’t have that issue I cannot comment on it.
Pros of Bio Oil
• Affordable • Absorbs quickly • No staining in clothes • Mild fragrance • Easily available • Did not cause breakouts • Lightens blemishes and acne scars with regular application • Multipurpose product • Moisturizes skin • Lasts for long period of time
Cons of Bio Oil
• Excess application makes your skin greasy and oily • Works very slowly
Bio oil is a good product which provides multiple benefits. One has to be regular and patient to notice visible results. As per the product, it advises one to use it regularly for 3 months to see good visible results. You can give it a try, if you are ready to give time for the product to work!
Review By Contributor Pavai