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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Review: Bio-Oil

Another review on one of my HG products, Bio-oil! I absolutely love this product even though it does make my skin slightly shiny, but the results I got from it was great! So again starting with the product information on the bottle.

Bio-Oil (200mL)
Contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil.

Specialist skincare for:
- Scars
- Stretch Marks
- Uneven Skin Tone
- Aging Skin
- Dehydrated Skin

Directions: Apply twice daily for a minimum of 3 months. During pregnancy apply twice daily form the first trimester until after birth.

For external use only.
Do not ingest.
Do not use on broken skin.
In the unlikely event of skin irritation, discontinue use.
Individual results may vary.
Store in a cool place away from direct sunlight.

Ingredients: Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Triisononanoin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isopropyl Myristate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, BHT, Bisabolol, Parfum (Fragrance), Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, CI 26100 (red 17).


Bio-Oil comes in a simple plastic bottle, like Toners so be careful not to pour too much out. It’s a orange clear liquid oil with a light fragrance, comes out clear and oily to the touch.. From when I bought it, I’ve been using this on my face consistently alone without other moisturisers for about 5months, twice a day as recommended on the bottle. Lately I’ve been trying other things but yea...
Anyway it absorbs quickly and leaves your skin looking moisturised, feel soft and smooth but does makes your skin appear shiny. You only need a small amount, if you use too much you’ll find your skin feeling greasy and very shiny. I find the best way is to put some on your hands and pat it to your face then spreading it. You can use any excess on your arms or legs so none is wasted =P.

It’s greatly improved my scars and other blemishes, and I’m pretty prone to scarring so that’s really helpful. It’s also evened out my complexion because my skin use to be really patchy with red marks particularly on my cheeks. Now it’s a lot more even, less red and my skin appears smooth and toned.

It also hydrates my skin very well. My cheeks in particular get very dry, I’ve tried other moisturisers for combination skin either it doesn’t hydrate enough leaving my skin dry, stretchy, and peeling. Or I start breaking out, but so far I have not had any break outs or problems from using Bio-oil and my skin doesn’t peel. Even though it leaves a slight shine on my face the benefits outweigh it be far. Something I’ve experienced is that you do need something over it like a different hydrating moisturiser if you are using foundation that dries your skin. Even though you shouldn’t be using foundation that dries out your skin in the first place but if you do, you’ll need something more that locks in the moisture in your skin.

Overall, I would highly recommend it. It comes in 3 sizes: 60mL, 125mL and 200mL. I’ve read other reviews and some people love it while others don’t, but from my experience it’s been great. If you’re unsure about it you could always get the smallest 60mL to try. I haven’t personally tried Bio-Oil on stretch marks yet though =P


  1. :O :O :O
    I need this!

    I'm so prone to scarring it's not even funny.


  2. ive read a lot abt purcellin oil..
    congrats..haha.. :) that uve finally got this in to ur HG line..
    im still in search of a gud moisturizer.. :(

  3. This looks really great! Where do you buy it?

    Sara www.themakeupsnob.com

  4. @ Sara,
    I bought mine from the local pharmacy (Sydney). most drugstores have it i think.

  5. YAY! I just got this to help w/ the KP on my arms. So far so good! I wish I knew about this stuff when I was pregnant.