About Bio-Oil

Available since 2002, Bio-Oil is a multi-purpose daily skincare treatment intended to improve the appearance of scars, and to rehydrate and enhance skin tone. Bio-Oil claims that its primary benefit lies in PurCellin Oil™, which allows the vitamins and plant extracts contained in the treatment to be easily absorbed by your body. Additional benefits include:

  • Improves the appearance of stretch marks in as little as 8 weeks.
  • Reduces the possibility of additional stretch marks.
  • Improves uneven skin tone, such as pigmentation differences and blemishes.
  • Smoothes and tones aging skin.

Related: The Ultimate Skincare Guide

Approved for use on both your face and body, Bio-Oil has won a number of awards, though most of these were located outside the United States. Bio-Oil is available at most drug stores and large retailers, including Walmart, Target, and Amazon.

Bio-Oil Ingredients

Bio-Oil contains natural ingredients, but is not an all-natural product. Bio-Oil’s list of ingredients include:

  • Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil)
  • Triisononanoin
  • Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate
  • Isopropyl Myristate
  • Retinyl Palmitate
  • Tocopheryl Acetate
  • Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil
  • Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
  • Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil
  • Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract
  • Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
  • Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
  • BHT
  • Bisaboloo
  • Parfum (Fragrance)
  • CL 26100 (Red 17)

Bio-Oil Application

Bio-Oil’s website recommends that it be applied two times each day, for a minimum of three months. When applied, it should be massaged in a circular motion until completely absorbed by your skin. To prevent stretch marks, Bio-Oil recommends application at the beginning of your second trimester to areas such as the hips, lower back, thighs, abdomen, and buttocks.

Bio-Oil Pricing

Bio-Oil pricing is as follows:

  • $11.99 (2 fl oz)
  • $19.99 (4.2 fl oz)
  • $27.99 (6.7 fl oz)

Pros:

  • Very inexpensive when compared to similar high-end products. Seems to be a good value for the money.
  • Easy to use and apply.
  • Many customers have experienced noticeable results.

Cons:

  • You shouldn’t expect Bio-Oil to completely remove scars or stretch marks, as it only helps to reduce their appearance.
  • Contains Retinyl, which experts have recommended expectant mothers to stay away from. See this article for additional information.
  • Not an all-natural product.

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2 Customer Reviews for Bio-Oil

Average Customer Rating: 3.0
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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Environmental Working Group gave this product an Eight

    • Chicago,
    • Jul 7, 2015

    I purchased this product to help diminish a scar on my neck from surgery. After purchasing this product. I went on the website of EWG to find out if it was safe to use. It was given a score of 8 meaning "Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive). I decided to pass on this product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 0 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Not to sound like an infomercial, but it really does work!

    • Fort Worth, TX,
    • Dec 30, 2013
    I was honestly not thinking it would work, because nothing else was. But I started seeing results within the first few days.. I'm so happy with this product! :)

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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