Tuesday, November 19, 2013

AMW Reviews: Bio-Oil

Do you still remember my Something New: Bio-Oil post last month?  A lot of you got intrigued with this product and requested for an in-depth review, after more than a month's usage, I'm ready to share my experience using one of the most awaited product this year!

Bio-Oil says ---
Bio-Oil is a specialist skincare product formulated to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone.  Its unique formulation, which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil, is also highly effective for ageing and dehydrated skin.


AMW says ---
  • Easy to use see-through bottle.
  • Skin stays hydrated all day.
  • No skin flaking or itchiness (from dryness).
  • The mark on my skin lightened up after a month's usage (check out photo below).
  • Because I'm one of the few lucky moms who didn't have stretch marks after pregnancy, I can't test this product on stretch marks but my college friend (who also gifted me a bottle of Bio-Oil) swore by this product and told me how effective it was in lightening her stretch marks on her breasts.
  • Works for my sensitive skin.
  •  Locally available!
  • Very oily-skinned individuals may not enjoy the added "Oil-application" as compared to dry-skinned individuals.
  • Pregnant women with heightened sense of smell may be turned off with the floral scent.(individual results will vary).
Based from research, PurCellin Oil is the preen gland oil of ducks and Bio-Oil manufactured it in a way where the thickness of the oil was reduced, that explains why for such a product with loads of "oil" in the ingredients list, the product is non-greasy and gets absorbed into the skin after several minutes.  Bio-Oil does help reduce skin dryness and itchiness, some new scars may lighten up but old scars or stretch marks may take some time.

  • Though Bio-Oil can be used on both face and body, I highly suggest doing a patch test first before applying on your face.
  • Never use on broken skin.
  • If skin irritations occur like itchiness or redness, STOP usage immediately.
  • Best applied after shower when skin is still damp.
  • If you dislike anything with "oil" apply the product during bedtime so you don't have to deal about the possible greasy-feel.
  • For the product to be effective, apply twice a day for at least 3 months for obvious marks like stretch marks or scars.  
  • I highly suggest applying more on areas were you would like your scars to lighten up and massage it in circular motion.
  • Though Bio-Oil is said to be safe for pregnancy, check with your Doctor just to be sure!
  • Best used on newer scars as compared to old scars.
Will I repurchase?

To whom do I recommend this to?
Best used by anyone who would like to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone at the same time, hydrate dry and ageing skin.

Where to purchase and how much?
 Bio-Oil is available locally at Mercury Drug Stores and Watsons Nationwide for Php495.00  60ml

Related Links
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/biooilPH
Twitter page: @BioOilPH


Simple pour-type packaging of Bio-Oil.  I like the fact that the container is clear so I can easily tell how much product I have left.

The texture of Bio-Oil is a very light version of baby oil.  The texture is almost water-like with a light shade of orange.  

I have a scar on my leg from a hair tool accident  3 years ago , obviously the scar left isn't as dark (as I was good in treating the scar right away) but still, there is a dark mark on my left leg which I would love to disappear completely!  I tried using Bio-Oil as a scar treatment and massage the product twice a day on the exact spot for 1 full month!  The before and after photo may not be as obvious on photos but I promise you, it is definitely lighter almost invisible in person!  

If you look closely, you can also see that the dryness of my leg has lessened on the after photo as well.

(Photos edited only for size and watermark)

Are you currently in need of a scar or stretch marks lightening product?
Would you give Bio-Oil a try?

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  1. i am not sure if this will work for me because the smell is too unbearable :( i would rather slap palm oil on myself than this :(

    1. you know what's weird sis? Considering how strong the scent is, this scent doesn't irritate me at all! I don't know why! Considering I"m not into scented body/face person.

  2. An online friend suggested this product to me for scars. I wonder if anyone used this for that purpose since my wounds are still fresh. I was leaning on trying Contractubex

    1. how fresh is fresh? i mean try to have it checked first kasi if you have open wound, I would suggest to steer clear muna and make sure the wound is dry before you apply any oil based product :D

  3. ask ko lng po. if it is for strech marks only? or it can be used on face, like pimple prone and othr skin prblems.

  4. how about chicken pox scars? is it really working? i am 28 & sadly ive been affected by the virus 2 wks ago :( and i have severe marks on my face and it gross everytime i look n the mirror knowing that i barely had any spots back then.. :( :( :(.. by the way as of now i am relying on contractubex for almost a week but i think its not working since in my chest area i am using the sebo de macho (apollo) and the marks are more lighter than my face..i am afraid that this scars will b permanent :(

  5. is it possible if i use it during my pregnancy? i have already stretch mark because of the garter of my shorts..

  6. I have been using bio oil for the past 5 years and it works amazing. Now that im pregnant i have little signs of stretched marks because i started back using bio oil instead of cocoa butter

  7. What is the price of that product?

  8. ask ko lang po .. pano kapag matagal na yung scar matatanggal pa din ba ?

  9. pano po pag matagal na yung scar ? effective ba din ?

    1. mas effective siya on new scars (in my experience)

  10. Nkakalight po b sa eczema scar sa ankles?

    1. depende talaga sa bawat tao and sa scars on how effective the product could be

  11. Does it work on chicken pox scars? Like potholes sa face? I had chicken pox recently and I can't even look at my friends straight sa eyes because I'm very concious about it. Please reply. Thanks.

    1. scars, pwede, potholes on face hindi , but again, it really depends on your scars whether deep na siya or long time na baka mas matagal din mag effect.

  12. Does it work for acne scars po ba?

    1. Yes can try! But make sure your acne is healed na baka ma trigger kasi since oil sa acne

  13. Does it work for a 1 year old keloid scar? Got it from my pimple, it's bugging me cos it's located at center of my chest.

    1. Keloid scar usuallly mas mahirap, pero can check with derma, usually ang keloid scar medyo long term na siya

  14. Pwede po b cya sa kalmot sa muka mga 3 weeks na po kc to.

    1. Pwede pero may chance mas matagal gumaling, try mo

  15. Is it safe to use for 16 month old baby?


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