Bio Oil Review

by Bee on March 11, 2014 · 35 comments

One of the biggest myths I have heard is that “oily skinned ladies should stay away from face oils” – biggest BS ever. With all thenew innovative oils, all these companies are coming up with, it’s time to make new myths.  I had heard about Bio Oil a long time back in one of the glossies.  At that time, e-commerce just starting in India and there was no way we could get all these miracle cosmetics here, so when I landed in USA 3 years ago, Bio Oil was the first thing I picked up.

Bio oil review

Product Description:

A specialist skincare product formulated to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Its unique formulation, which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil, is also highly effective for aging and dehydrated skin. PurCellin Oil reduces the thickness of the Bio-Oil formulation and makes it easily absorbed.  A South African project.


$11- $17, depending upon the size.

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My Take on Bio Oil:

From the past 3 years, this has been in my medicine cabinet. I have converted half of my family into using it. I started using it first as a body oil. I had heard so much about it working on stretch marks and skin elasticity. I used it on my cracked feet, cuticles, almost everywhere replacing my daily moisturizer. After about a month of usage, I found that an old burn mark started to fade a bit. Also, my stretch marks looked a tad better, and then I decided to finally let it touch my oily face. Obviously, at first I piled on and it felt “chip-chip” the whole night. Later on, as time went by, I worked around it . These days, I use it in my bi-weekly night facial regimen.

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Oily skin : you need one drop each for cheeks, forehead, nose and mouth.
Dry skin : Go to town with it. Trust me!

It gets absorbed super fast as you massage it in your skin, but I would recommend you take a tiny amount at first and then build on it, especially on your DA colletage. If you want to give something to your mom, get her this. This is the reason I haven’t bought a night cream yet and I’m just starting to find an anti-aging something. This is how I use it :

  • As a body oil.
  • As a foot oil for cracked feet.
  • Cuticle oil.
  • On my hair as a light oil – I wash it in an hour.
  • I mix it with grain sugar as a lip scrub and body scrub.
  • Works on burn marks.
  • Stretch marks look better.
  • Can be used on cracked feet, cuticles.

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Twice a week I scrub my face and then massage a few drops on dewy skin before I sleep. I do this especially when I have functions to attend.

Like I said, my mom and in-laws are addicted to this and I recommend it to all my friends who are expecting.

Pros of Bio Oil:

  • Inexpensive.
  • Absorbs quickly.
  • Does not stain clothes.
  • Has a pleasant and light fragrance.
  • Available in all drugstores and I guess in India too.
  • Has not broken me out till date.
  • Can be used as a hair oil.

Cons of Bio Oil:

  • Oily skin, don’t pile it on your face.
  • Your MIL might steal it from you.


Keep one in your stash at all times.

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Bio Oil Review Overall rating: 2 out of 5 based on 1 reviews.

Not that good

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I started using it like two weeks ago. And i didnt see a change in my face but my skin became soft. But suddenly i started getting millions of pimples on my face. So I have now stopped using bio oil. But still the pimples are there. So im not sure whether I got pimples because of bio oil. But i started to get them when i started to use bio oil.

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{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

Mugdha March 11, 2014 at 9:51 am

It works really well on stretch marks. But this broke out my friend like no tomorrow! She gets pimples now and then.


Bee March 11, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Oh really? is she allergic?


Rati March 11, 2014 at 9:53 am

you know I got this and I have used it soo on and off that I would have not been abe to tell if it works or not. I guess after reading your review, I’d better start using it regularly. Thankooooo for the review. *puchhi* *puchhi* *puchhi*


Bee March 11, 2014 at 6:47 pm

*puchhi* *puchhi* I guess it shows after a while… for the 1st year I thought it’s just another body oil types~


Nandini March 11, 2014 at 10:00 am

I had really dry skin this winter when my facial skin started itching so bad. Then I got this and applied little quantity on my face everyday and within 4-5 days,the dryness was gone. And I have oily skin and this didn’t break me out. I LOOOOVE this product! M *haan ji*


Bee March 11, 2014 at 6:49 pm

me too 😀 it is a must-have for me now *hifive* *hifive*


jomol March 11, 2014 at 10:17 am

Bee…..I have picked up bio oil, but have not been using it religiously, will start over again *woot* *woot*


NehaS March 11, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Jomol from where can we buy it?


Bee March 11, 2014 at 6:50 pm

*hihi* *hihi* *hihi*


Kadambari March 11, 2014 at 10:40 am

I was waitin fr sumone to review dis…thaaanks *puchhi* will recommend this to my mum..she will surely love it *happy dance*


Bee March 11, 2014 at 6:50 pm

I hope she does *hifive*


neha March 11, 2014 at 11:32 am

*thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* so so much


Bee March 11, 2014 at 6:51 pm

*hifive* *hifive*


Kavitha March 11, 2014 at 11:44 am

Yesterday itself I was searching for the review of bio oil and here it is.. Thank you so much for the review and Now I can buy this product without any second thought.. *thankyou* *puchhi*


Bee March 11, 2014 at 6:52 pm

hope I helped KAvitha *pompom*


Neha T March 11, 2014 at 12:34 pm

I have combination, acne-prone, sensitive skin…..if not for face, i would like to use it as body oil…can you please tell me where i could find it?


Surabhi March 11, 2014 at 1:19 pm

I am picking it up now Bee.. thankyouuuu for the lovely review. 🙂 🙂


Bee March 11, 2014 at 6:53 pm

glad I helped Surabhi *powder*


Shireen March 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Good review Bee. I had been thinking of picking up Bio Oil and this review serves as just the right trigger at the right time for me!


Bee March 11, 2014 at 11:13 pm

*hifive* glad I could help


Sumathi March 11, 2014 at 3:47 pm

I got bio oil sometime back and it has reduced my scars a little. Very happy with the results. But with the face I’m not able to judge it that much. First it seemed to even out my skin, in a week I had a few breakouts. So I really don’t know if it was because of this oil. But otherwise I think if you have scars, then this is great for that.


Kanthi March 11, 2014 at 3:49 pm

I have been using it regularly on my super duper oily skin. It never broke me out and works like charm right from the first application. Now I know why women around the globe swear by it. Loove bio oil.


Dhara March 11, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Was in two minds for this one, but ur review convinced me 🙂 , getting bio oil for my mom *jogging*


Monika March 11, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Much needed review!! thnk u for reviewing it!! 🙂 will surely get it!! 😀


saloni..!! March 12, 2014 at 11:03 am

wooooow i have seen this sooo much *happy dance* *happy dance* i have to totally try this out finally *happy dance* *happy dance* thanks for sharing thisss *happy dance*


Beena July 19, 2014 at 12:05 am

Got Bio oil three days back and have been using it as a night cream. I wake up to a fresh looking non oily and smooth face daily. Already loving it. It’s something I’m going to use forever.


preeti August 29, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Hi this is preeti have a five yr kid…i have lots of strechmarks on my stomach……will it b helpfullnw


Pragati Rathore August 30, 2014 at 9:58 am

I have been using it since past few days and observed amazing results *pompom* now i can see the real magic on my face *preen*


kanika August 31, 2014 at 12:27 pm

hey..em 19 yrs old..i got strech marks on my shoulders which stops me to wear sleevless *nababana* does this effective ??


Jenny September 7, 2014 at 10:34 am

I used it for 15 weeks on my c-section scar. Started using it about 3 weeks after the surgery. Never saw any results. *cry*


Soumya June 13, 2015 at 12:44 am

What is the commercial name\brand of this bio-oil. I searched in Amazon and didn’t get it.. I was going by the fact that its in a transparent bottle with pink coloured oil.


Haseena August 18, 2016 at 8:05 pm

i blessed with a baby boy
iam very happy but with operation
can i use it for my strech marks now?
does it harm?
are there any side effects
please reply me


chhoker September 7, 2016 at 2:27 pm

i am using bio oil for 2 months on my dry n sensitive skin its working good for dryness but for pigmentation cant say anything ,its working on that problem too bt slowley.and it is available in india too


Monika September 8, 2016 at 2:14 am

I have stitches mark on my face it is 10 years old mark , is bio oil helps to reduce the stitches mark….? Plz reply


Trupti More February 22, 2017 at 12:25 pm

This is such a great product..!!! I haven’t tried it for stretch marks, but I use it generally as a night moisturizer. Bio-Oil is quickly absorbed in the skin. And you need very little amount of it. Literally two drops would be enough for the coverage of all of your face as well as neck. My skin seems to have a nice glow after using this for just a week or so regularly. I’m yet to try this for stretch marks, but I’m guessing this would work wonders on that too. All and all, a great purchase. Total value for money..!!


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