18 Aug 2010

New Love: Bio Oil


How are you guys? I thought I would finally do a review on Bio Oil. Bio Oil is a specialist skin care product that claims to help to improve the appearance of scars, ageing and dehydrated skin, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. I originally bought it for my face as I thought I needed extra moisture while I’m on holiday as the sun dehydrates my skin and every time I come back from holiday it feels like my skin has aged :) Soon after using it couple of times I started using it on my body as well.

Ok here is a summary review:

I’m loving it because:

+ It is really easily absorbed and non-greasy meaning clothes can be put on straight away

+ In the past I was too lazy to moisturize my body every day as it was to much work. But now I can’t wait to put the oil on. It glides on so easily that it only takes me couple of minutes and I feel like I have totally treated my body. I know weird :)

+ It helps to reduce the appearance of scars by improving the condition of skin with scar tissue. One scar on my face is less visible now. Even my hubby noticed it which is very unusual :)

+ It helps keep the skin as elastic as possible, thereby helping to prevent stretch marks from developing during periods of rapid change in body size such as pregnancy and weight loss. My friend who was pregnant last year swears by it. She did not even have one stretch mark. 

+ It reduces the appearance of uneven skin tone making the skin smooth and silky

+ On dehydrated skin it provides intensive moisture making the skin look more radiant and fresh. My face used look a bit dull in the past. However ,when using Bi Oil on holiday so many people complimented me on my glowy skin. Furthermore, it improves the texture, tone and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

+ It can be used as a Nourishing hand and cuticle oil. My cuticles do not look as dry and ugly anymore.

+ ANDDDDDDDDDD most importantly it did not break me out as it is hypoallergenic and contains no preservatives therefore suitable for all skin types

The downsides are:

- The smell needs get used to. Its not the most gorgeous smell in the world but it is not very strong and therefore does not last very long. Its not like perfumed moisturisers so your skin does not smell for hours. Which in my opinion is a good thing. I don’t like very heavy perfumed moisturisers. My fragrance is heavy enough "lol" You know what I mean.

- A 200ml bottle is £19.95 at Boots which I think is quite pricey but then on the other hand I’m not sure how long it will last me. Amazon has a half price offer on it at the moment. Saw it after I bought on Boots :( So it’s always worth checking on the internet first.

- The bottle could be a bit prettier but as long as it works who cares. One good thing about the packaging is that it’s a plastic bottle so can’t break easily as I often drop things. Clumsy is my second name :) Also a glass bottle can be quite heavy and when you are going on holiday you need every gram from your 20kg suitcase weight allowance. 

Have you tried it? Please let me know what you think?



P.S. Don't forget my £50 ASOS Voucher giveaway :) Click here. 


j3nhow said...

I am another bio oil fan! it is the only thing that works for me when i get very dry and sensitive skin especially round the eyes during winter! other face moisturisers literally burn my face whereas with, i had no pain and it got better within 2 days... skin was smooth, no more flaky and back to normal! also maybe it's just me but when i use it very regularly, i notice i get less pimples! dunno if any other users experienced this.

xoxo jen


Unknown said...

Check out Liquid Luxury by Beauty Society, made in Huntington Beach, California, USA! A very smooth and silky non-greasy oil that quickly absorbs into the skin and smells nice. No more dry skin! Can be used all over the body and face.


Anonymous said...

süpermiş, acaba Türkiye de bulabilirmiyim?

Unknown said...

@ Cecilia I def. check it out hun :) Thx for the tip!

Unknown said...

@Elvan Elvancim turkiyede bulabilirmisin bilmiyorum ama eminimki internetten siparis veryip turkiyeye gonderte bilirsin. Amazon turkiyeyede gonderiyor ve su an yari fiyat. Mutlaka al. Inanilmaz bisey ya :)

silviasiantar said...

love your blog dear!!!


Paint it Black said...

I have been using this for a couple of months now and I am impressed with it. I use it morning and night and I love how hydrated my skins feels. Great review xoxo

Sibila Losada said...

hhmm those products look useful! should try'em! bytheway I LOVE UR BLOG! U rock girl!

pelininstyle said...

I'm ready to purchase this:)

pelininstyle said...

You won a little award on my blog:)

Kate said...

Bio Oil is the only thing that cures the dry skin on the back of my legs - I love it, but wish it wasn't as expensive!
I just discovered your blog - it's great and am following :)
Kat x

Sheefa F said...

Am gona try this out now!

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