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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Why Pay More - Bio-Oil

Bio-Oil

I am a huge fan of Bio-Oil, which many will know is a dry oil which essentially means it applies like a slightly greasy liquid but as soon as you begin to massage in into the sky it quickly absorbs without any trace of residue which is simply brilliant for all those like myself who aren't the biggest fans of oil products. According to the Bio-Oil site Bio-Oil can be best described as - "a combination of plant extracts and vitamins suspended in an oil base. It contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil™, which changes the formulation’s overall consistency, making it light and non-greasy". Annoyingly it can be pretty expensive and just through chance I stumbled upon the large 200ml size for the price of the tiny 60ml via Amazon - link. As it is sold directly from Bio-Oil you know it is all above board and will not be old stock. If you go through as much Bio-Oil as I do, I am sure this will save you a small fortune.

As a child I can recall my mother relying on Bio-Oil to help keep stretch marks at bay while pregnant (I'm one of seven children and my mum has minimal stretch marks and she did have a set of twins) and to fade existing stretch marks. As a teenager I used it on my hips and breasts to prevent stretch marks and somewhat became accustom to having the light peach tinted oil in my routine.  Stretch marks aside I tend to add a few drops to my body lotion/body cream as it makes application easier, increases the overall moisture levels of said body product and makes the oil go further. You can also mix a little into your night or day cream to make your facial moisturiser work that little harder. If you aren't adverse to facial oil and have exceptionally dry skin you may want to use this as a stand alone facial moisturiser?

 A few years ago I read more into Bio-Oil and learnt that it is great at fading scars which I have several of thanks to acne. As a test I began applying Bio-Oil to my shoulders and back where red, angry looking scars resided thanks to said acne. I was pretty vigilant applying daily and within three months said scarring was all but gone. I guess I was pretty lucky as the scars were fairly. fresh. Urged on by the success I began dabbing the Bio-Oil on some older scarring on my face, rather than slathering all over my face I dabbed on directly to the offending area using a cotton bud. I will be honest in saying that it is yet to be as successful as the scarring on my back in terms of fading but there is definitely a major improvement. It is only fair that I mention my acne scarring on my face is much older so perhaps a time span of six months is more par for course. Regardless I am a huge fan and use it daily pretty much all over so the discounted huge bottle find has really come in handy.

You can find the Bio-Oil 200ml size for £12.95 (free p&p) via Amazon - link.
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29 comments:

  1. I think that Boots already sell it online and at the stores right?

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    1. Yep just a little more pricey.

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    2. Really? Damn... Here is like 12pounds for the small flask. A steal! We have no big sizes.

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  2. seems like it's a great product!

    Ann | http://annrobiefashion.com/

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  3. Everybody says it is a good product, and can be used for so many things as well! I've got a sort of "dupe" for this oil but I'm not sure it would work as well, I may have to buy this one too!

    Julia x
    | http://www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk |

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  4. I've got lots of acne scars on my cheeks but I'm slightly nervous using bio oil directly onto my face when I've got oily skin as it is, might have to get a little bottle and try it out

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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  5. Need to buy some for my scars! Always forget to pick some up! Great honest review:)
    Fairybumpkin.blogspot.co.uk
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  6. Sounds good

    http://imyownmuse.blogspot.com

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  7. I've made this mistake myself, but if you click on bio-oil at the top, it will show all bio oil stockist on Amazon. Or did you find another way to verify its directly from bio-oil?

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  8. I love Bio Oil, I've used it for years - adding a few drops to your bath is great :)

    Kirsty | www.kirsty.ws

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  9. I do totally agree. Bio Oil is the only thing that helped my scarring from illness. I swear by it!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  10. I've actually just bought this to help a scar that I have acquired recently on my arm from a rock! Thanks for the link, I hope this works as well for me as it did for you x

    Holly | holly la beau

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  11. Oh I've been looking into bio for my newly discovered stretch marks - I hear nothing but rave reviews about it. x
    http://thewhimsicalfox.blogspot.com.au

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  12. One of my friends use it for her dry face and it works incredibly. I want to try suggest Bio oil to my friend who have serious scabies. Great post :D

    http://www.kinikunormal.blogspot.com/

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  13. I have heard so many amazing things about this and I do have a couple of scars on my legs that I would like to at least fade. I definitely need to look into this.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  14. Bio Oil is a South African product, and is amazing! I am from South Africa, and I know us beauty bloggers and all women have this as a core product. The Bio Oil company have recently released a new range called Lipidol, which is also an oil range, and is amazing! There is a cleasing face oil, cleansing body oil, after shower oil, overnight face oil, shaving oil and a sunscreen oil. Definitely worth a look! The cleansing face oil is my favourite!

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    1. Hmm I'm intrigued about the overnight face oil... is it any good? Not sure we have this range in the UK though. x

      Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  15. sounds amazing :)

    https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/

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  16. Bio oil is indeed amazing for stretch marks and scars. I wonder if it's any good applied all over the face? Have you ever heard of anyone using it as a way of keeping the skin looking good? Face oils are super hot right now... made me wonder... :)

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  17. i tried to use it to prevent stretch marks, didn't really work, after that I tried to fade the marks with bio oil, didn't work either despite diligent use. I guess it didn't like me

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  18. I burned myself with a curling iron recently, and based on your last post about your success with acne scarring on your back, I decided to use this to help reduce scarring from my burn. Depends on how that goes, I plan to use it for some acne scarring on my face. Thanks for such great reviews!

    https://beautifulbeakers.wordpress.com/

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  19. I love Bio-oil but I couldn't afford it for a while and bought the Superdrug own brand- it works the same, I swear! Buh-bye scarring!
    Imogen’s Typewriter. <3

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  20. I love bio-oil for body scars and for preventing stretch marks! I've always been a little scared about applying it to my face for acne scars but I'm tempted to give it a go! xx

    www.secretsofarose.com

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  21. I've always wondered how effective it actually is, i love full body moisturising after a shower. I love the Garnier body oils at the mo! Lovely little write up. xx

    http://squatsandasideofnutella.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. I love using it as overnight face oil and I use it without anything else because it would be too greasy. So far it has successfully made my face feels supple in the morning

    Navellina

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  23. Omg I love bio oil, it heals my acne post scars!! :) I blog about bio oil too on my blog. You can check it here:http://shxkin.com/2015/03/06/my-take-on-post-scarsdrugstore-keeper/

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  24. 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.

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