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Does Bio Oil Really Work?

Bio-Oil is a skin care product, formulated to help diminish the appearance of scars, uneven skin tone, stretch marks, dehydrated skin and skin aging. It is safe to use for the body and the face as well. It contains Pur-Cellin Oil, a patented ingredient that helps with the absorption of it active ingredients which are: Vitamins A and E; Lavender, Calendula and Rosemary oils and Chamomile extract. It does not contain any preservative so it is safe to use even for individuals who have sensitive skin. It may also be used as a skin moisturizer or as a bath oil. Bio-Oil is non-greasy and is quickly absorbed by the skin so you will not have a sticky feeling after each application.

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Yes - Fading out scars and pigmentation
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This is an awesome product. Both my cheeks were full of scars. When I took laser treatment they became worse. Moreover laser caused pigmentation on my both cheekbones. Then my one friend gave me Bio Oil as she was travelling and could not carry it in baggage. I started to to use it one month ago and now I am feeling a huge difference. My pigmentation is 80% gone…Small opened pores are normal cells now. Scars are fading out rapidly…My skin is so looking so fresh that my 90 year old granny told me that my face is looking very clean and with less scars. I use it twice daily and then massage with finger tips…I know within 3 months my skin will be more and more clear and radiant. Thanks Bio Oil.

Nagina Khalid
July 14th, 2011
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Yes - Helped me more than anything doctors have prescribed
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I have scars and stretchmarks… but I also have folliculits which is an infection of the hair follices. It’s affected my arms and caused small bumps with dryness and itchiness. I’ve been to skin doctors and anything they’ve given me hasn’t worked as well as bio-oil. The bumps have receed and the areas are less itchy and red. Sure it pops up a few times but I rub bio oil on it and it seems to heal. A simple product you can buy has helped me more than anything doctors have prescribed. Now that I found a solution to embarrasing skin flaws, I feel more comfortable showing my skin.
I also have a metal allergy and my belt buckles and pants buttons have left a scar from the reaction/itching. It’s a large ugly dark mark.
Bio Oil has helped clear that too.
I’m satisfied with this product except the facts that it’s oily and greasy still long after it’s applied, so I have to be careful with clothing. Otherwise it’s great.

June 14th, 2011
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Yes - Very good for hydration
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I’m using the bio-oil for 2 weeks so far it is extremely good for hydrating my skin, and it became very soft to touch. I won’t pay for expensive products anymore. Really recommend it.
I got the product so cheap from South Africa 8usd for 200ml

March 28th, 2011
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Yes - New User
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I have been using Bio-Oil for a short time and I love it. It absorbs quickly and smells great. I had a dry patch on my hand that has bothered me forever, but I saw improvement in just 24 hours. I will continue to use it and would recommend it to others.

Linda Lou
February 23rd, 2011
South Carolina
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Yes - My surprise
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I recently became acquainted with the product by chance. I was at the drug store looking for a scar reduction product and I happend upon the cellin oil.
I hesitated to purchase the product because I thought it would be just another product advertising a miracle cure for scars.
I was surprised when after a few weeks (4) I notced a reduction in the very old scar (over ten yrs old). I also use it on some skin discoloration that I get from occasional break-outs and have seen results as well. I understand that it will require more time but so far I am pleasantly surprised.
I totally recommend it.

April 11th, 2010
14 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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Yes - does it work
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i only started using bio oil 5 days now. for the disclouration and pipples scars in my face. my face feels soft the scars and disclouration are still there . may be its early stages

hawah n
March 24th, 2010
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Yes - Bio Oil for Scars -- Be patient!
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I believe this oil has the potentional to be a “great” conditioning product for any skin ailment. It is not greasy and it “does” absorb quickly and did I mention it smells awesome! But I agree with the first reveiw, it’s a little pricey, but I’m finding out a little bit goes a long way. Also, it is NOT an overnight cure, and will require patience and a commitment to using it as directed — if not more! I love this product and would definatly recommend it. I gave it “4” because it does take a while to see results.

February 9th, 2010
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Yes - Good for your skin and your conscience (Bio Oil)
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Advantages: Contains natural oils, proven results

Disadvantages: Takes a long time to see results

Having read a lot about the benefits of using oils on the skin and the fact that a lot of the big companies are going the way of repairing oil formulas, such as Estee Lauders night repair and the decelor ranges of face oils, I thought I’d give a cheaper alternative a go.

I’ve been tempted in the past to give bio-oil a try but had never wanted to make the leap from my trusted creams to something which sounded greasy and not very pleasant to put on my face. The price was also a little off putting as it costs around £8.80 for a 60ml bottle.

I was convinced by the blurb on the back of the packaging which states that the oil is good for dehydrated skin, scarring and uneven skin tone. Occasionally I do suffer breakouts and have marks on my skin for large angry spots which take ages to fade and which I cover up every morning with concealer.

There have been numerous clinical trials done with this oil and it has won many awards for its healing and scar reducing properties.

Some of the ingredients in the oil are Lavender oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Calendula Extract, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Soybean Oil which all have great moisturising and healing properties. The main ingredient seems to be the pur-cellin oil which I guess is that carrier oil for the rest of the ingredients and helps your skin to absorb the nutrients as well as providing a protective barrier on the skin.

Another plus point is that it is completely preservative free and because of the unique composition of the oil, it is almost impossible for microbes to develop within it. This also means that there is a no shelf life for the oil so it will last you a long time.

The instructions state that you should use this twice daily for 3 months for the treatment of scars. I have been using this for about 2 months now but only on a night as I find the combination of the oil and my normal moisturiser too much. I have also been using occasionally as an intense body moisturiser for dry skin on my legs and it has worked a treat.

I have noticed that the dark areas and small scars have definitely faded a lot quicker than I expected, some of the marks have been with me a long time and they are slowly disappearing. It has also greatly helped keep the moisture in my skin and much more plumped up and healthier. It does leave a layer of oil on your skin so those with oiler skins may not like it. I have combination/sensitive skin so it’s not a problem having a little more oil on my face than normal.

This isn’t going to be an overnight cure, it definitely will take some perseverance to see the results but it’s definitely worth it. At first I thought this was a hefty price to pay for a small bottle of oil but I think it’s worth every penny and it’s still cheaper than the big brand alternatives.

On a secondary note, after looking on their website I found that bio-oil also have a Social Responsibility Programme which supports the Look Good….Feel Better programme which is aimed at teaching beauty techniques and providing cosmetics to cancer suffers to help them overcome the side effects of cancer treatment and to help them restore their self image.

They also support the The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town which is the only specialist hospital dedicated exclusively to children in sub-Saharan Africa. The Burns Unit admits over 1000 patients a year, with 80% being younger than six. The company donates to each child discharged from the burns unit a bottle of Bio-Oil as a ‘parting gift’ as they return home.

Summary: An investment for your skin

October 12th, 2009
23 of 27 people found this review helpful.
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