Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Review: Bio-Oil

You can find Bio-Oil at drug stores like CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Target, etc. In other words, if you ever run out of Bio-Oil, you can easily find it at every corner. At stores, I've only seen the 2 oz, ~$10, and 6.7 oz, ~$20, bottles. Per Amazon: "Bio-Oil is a specialist moisturizing oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, aging and dehydrated skin."


I bought this specifically because I've heard that Bio-Oil is the product you're supposed to buy in order to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars... and when I bought this 6.7 oz bottle, I was newly pregnant. So I wanted to see if the scars on my bum would lessen and ultimately limit the amount of stretch marks Lamby gave me.

The bottle is actually pretty user-friendly. Although the product itself is extremely oily (it feels like you're lathering olive or grape seed oil all over- the consistency is different from corn or vegetable oil!) and is capable of getting into every nook and crevice... it just doesn't. The "spout" (can I call it that? haha!) prevents any unnecessary spills- even if it's tipped over to its side. Nice!

After my evening shower, I lather the oil all over my breasts, triceps, abdomen, lower back, thighs and butt... I'm actually crazy- I top the oil with an extra layer of stretch mark fighting power: I lather a generous amount of cocoa butter to "seal" the goodness in. Needless to say, these body parts are so extremely well moisturized compared to the rest of my body (which I moisturize using Vaseline's Aloe Fresh Hydrating Body Lotion... which is perfect for spring/summer, but I seriously need something more hydrating for these harsh, dry New England months!). Even when I wake up in the morning, I still very well-moisturized- like a layer of beeswax over my body.


My 6.7 oz bottle of Bio-Oil has lasted me from July through November. So I don't think you can go wrong when you're looking for a budget-friendly option to help dissipate your scars. Moreover, although I can't say whether or not this can prevent stretch marks due to pregnancy (as I haven't gotten any visible to the naked eye... yet), I can say that it did nothing for my butt stretch marks (I've had 'em since I was 8-9 due to puberty).

Pros:
  • easily accessible
  • dummy-proof
  • affordable
  • moisturizing

Would I repurchase this? No! I don't think it's worth the money.

*FTC: I was not sent, sponsored, compensated or paid for this review. The links are NOT affiliate links.


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