Bio-Oil: Is it a magic potion in a pink bottle?

Bio-Oil #skincare #scar #acne

“If something touches the core of our soul, it is remembered forever and affects whatever comes afterward”- Aleph by Paulo Coelho.

As I was flipping the pages of my quotes collection, I paused for a while and started to reflect on it. When was the last time a product touched your soul? Can a product erase the scarring left on your heart? Can Bio-Oil be an answer? I don’t know about you, but I don’t have my soul touched too often when it comes to a skincare product.

Let me tell you a small story of my life. When I was 10 years old, my brother and I were playing in the garden, when accidentally I got a long cut on the left side of my face. I still remember I tried not to cry even though there was blood everywhere as I didn’t want my brother to panic. The pain made me concentrate on one thing I shouldn’t be concentrating on- I have to live with this scar forever.

I still live with this scar but I am proud of it now as it didn’t scar my soul.

How would you feel when you are asked about your scar constantly? Instead of being angry, you’d probably ignore it and try every remedy in the world to erase it- from your life. I wish I had a product like Bio-Oil in my life back then. I strongly feel that this product would have acted as a magic wand to erase the fresh scar.

Is it the miracle oil I was looking for?

What makes my experience with Bio Oil stand out above all the rest of skincare products?

Bio-Oil #skincare #scar #stretchmaek #oil #essentialoil

Here is my in-depth review of a hydrating pink oil, Bio-Oil:

What is Bio-Oil?

“Bio-Oil is a specialist skincare product that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and uneven skin tone. Its advanced formulation, which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin OilTM, also makes it highly effective for numerous other skin concerns, including aging skin and dehydrated skin.” – Bio Oil Health

It is a face and body oil.

What it does?

Bio-Oil moisturizes extremely dry skin and helps the appearance of scars. It claims to improve scars, uneven skin tone, dehydrated skin and aging skin.


What are the ingredients?

Bio-Oil #skincare #ingredient #essentialoil


How does it feel?

When I opened the bottle of Bio-Oil, the first thing I noticed was the fragrance. At first, I have to admit that I didn’t like it but after every use, I started liking the aroma. The oil itself is orange in color and it’s packaged in a plastic bottle.

When you apply Bio-Oil to the skin it feels soft and a bit greasy but it absorbs fast as you start massaging it. A little goes a long way!

What I liked?

I’m neither pregnant nor am I using it for stretch marks, so I am not going to talk about those claims. Also, I feel stretch marks that are embedded deep in the skin cannot go easily or fade overnight.

My problem area is my chin which has uneven skin tone and acne spots. I usually get acne only on my chin and I had six little black devils when I started using Bio-Oil. Yes! I count my acne spots. After using it every night for a week, my acne scars have started to fade and my chin area is getting better. I found it to be one of the most effective and quick healers for scars and uneven skin tone.

I love massaging my face with facial oils at night. It has become a staple night-time routine that I follow religiously. I now use it every night and wake up to glowy, dewy, hydrated skin – sounds cliched but true.

Another interesting tidbit: Use it underneath your foundation and it will act as a primer.

One more thing that I absolutely love about this cult-classic oil is that it is more effective than products twice its price. This baby is not pricey. You can find Bio-Oil in pharmacy, supermarket and online.

What I didn’t like?

Even though I loved this product, there are a couple of things that I need to mention here.

a) Mineral Oil or Paraffinum Liquidum is one of the ingredients of the product. If you are super-conscious about ingredients and have issues with mineral oil then you need to check it out before using it. Personally, I don’t have any problem with it.

b) Don’t expect overnight results. I thought it is important to mention here that even though Bio-Oil comes with cult status, it mentions that apply twice daily for a minimum of 3 months to get the desired results. Use consistently to get the results.

Final Thoughts

This oil in the light pink bottle gets a thumbs up from me as it has delivered quick results in fading my acne spots. But I am still not sure if it can do some miracle to erase the scar on my face too (which I doubt). You start trusting a product and you think you’ve got a magic wand, but you haven’t. There are deep routed scars that don’t vanish, they are there to show your journey. However, words kill, and I will continue using it for next three months to experience the result. As of now, I am going to use this hydrating light-pink oil and get rid of acne scars and uneven skin-tone.

Bio-Oil #skincare #essentialoil #oil

Have you tried Bio-Oil? What do you think about the product?  Do you have any questions regarding this product? Let me know in the comment section.

Lots of Love


Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.









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  1. I have my fair share of stretch marks and several scars I’ve accumulated over the years. I would definitely like to at least see the scars go away!!

    1. I think you should try Bio-Oil on your scars and use it for at least 3 months to get the results. It will not go away but will definitely fade. 🙂

  2. I always love a good smelling oil. I think I need to try some of that canendula for my dry skin.

    1. Even I love good smelling oil and Bio-Oil smells divine. Thanks 🙂

  3. Sounds like a interesting product and one that smells good. That quote is a good one and I don’t think I’ve ever had a product do that for me. Maybe one day.

    1. I am still looking for a product that steals my heart completely. Thanks 🙂

  4. I have this stuff. I don’t find it to be magic by any means, but it is a nice moisturizer. Honestly, what I have been using as a facial moisturizer = almond oil! It actually is pretty amazing!

    1. Yes, I agree it isn’t magical but I am impressed the way my acne spots were healed. I love almond oil! 🙂

  5. I absolutely adore bio oil! I had these horrible scars on my skin from a childhood accident and this really helped with them!
    Katja xxx

  6. Hi there
    Thanks for sharing, Bio Oil seems to have everything anyone serious about their skin will look for in a body oil.

  7. Oh, this is perfect for me! I have a terrible scar on my hip from a surgery last year. If it even works a little I will be thrilled. Thank you for the heads up!

    1. Give it a try…I hope it works for you too 🙂

  8. I have not tried Bio-Oil, but it is something I really should look into further. Many years ago I had a seizure and fell into and broke a glass coffee table, so I’ve got several scars from all the cuts I received in the accident.

    1. OMG! Thanks for sharing your story…give it a try, I hope it works for you 🙂

  9. Thanks for sharing your production information. It looks like it is worth trying out.

  10. What a compelling story! I like how you talk about how Bio Oil has helped you on a deeper plane with how you feel about yourself. My first thought was about stretch marks, so I’m curious.

    1. I haven’t tried it on stretch marks but I am going to try it out! 🙂

  11. I need to try this for my scar from my thyroidectomy a few months ago. I’ve been putting vitamin e oil on it and that has helped, but haven’t tried bio-oil yet.

    1. Vitamin E oil is an extremely nourishing oil…I am glad it worked for you. Thanks 🙂

  12. Very informative, way to do your research! Thanks for sharing

  13. I have some problems with stretch marks on my belly and legs. Now I have found the solution. It sounds like a good product to deal with acne spots. Thanks for your sharing.

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  14. I do love natural oils and totally believe in the benefits. This is new for me, but I’m definitely going to explore this.

    1. I am obsessed with oils! Thanks 🙂

  15. looks like a great product – even though i would have to agree with you – i don’t honestly think any product is truly a miracle product – they can only do so much.

    1. Thanks…I am glad that you liked the post! 🙂

  16. I am going to have to share this with my sisters. I work with a group in Nicaragua that is producing a lot of raw oils for brands to use in their products, it is amazing to see what the locals do with it.

    1. Thanks… 🙂

  17. I am interested in this product. I have stretch marks from childbirth and would truly appreciate any improvement in their appearance for sure!

    1. I think you should give it a try! Honestly, I haven’t tried it on my childbirth stretch marks but I am going to try it now. Thanks 🙂

  18. This sounds like an amazing product. I don’t have any bad scars, but my daughter does. She’s forever getting hurt, so I need to pick this up.

    1. Give it a try! 🙂

  19. I have never tried Bio-Oil products but I was always quite curious about them as I am seeing them everywhere in stores! I guess there are always negative side to a product!

    1. I agree every product has a negative side of the product too. Thanks 🙂

  20. I am very interested in this product for my stretch marks from pregnancy. Then again as you said scars etc are a story and my stretch marks are a reminder of my pregnancy which is a good thing I guess.

    1. I completely agree with you! Thanks 🙂

  21. I have used bio oil in the past but like you I found it did not make much of a difference. I am actually ok with my scars now as they tell a story and its a story I want to remember x

    1. Every scar has its own story! Thanks 🙂

  22. This thing with bio-oil is that a little goes a long way. I’ve never used it personally but sell a lot of it at work.

  23. Bio-Oil is amazing isn’t it – such a great skin care product and something that helps so many different issues.

    1. Thanks! I am glad that you also liked Bio-Oil 🙂

  24. I use to have bad acne and everyone always recommended Bio Oil to me get rid of the scars.

    1. Give it a try! 🙂

  25. Yes, I have used Bio Oil. Perhaps I need to buy it again and use it consistently. I didn’t get the results I wanted on my stretch marks.

    1. Give it a try! I think every product works differently for different people. 🙂

  26. Love the combination of this bio-oil especially because I have dry ashy skin, which needs lots of hydration in winter.

    1. I am sure you should try it for hydration.Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  27. I heard many good reviews about this Bio-oil product and this is so Interesting for me the smells sounds good too.

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  28. I’ve heard good things about bio-oil. I used it once for a couple of weeks but then gave up after not seeing any results. I might have just been too impatient!

    1. I agree on being patient to try to get the maximum result.Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  29. I have to buy this. I have some scars that I would like to go away, so if it can do that, it will be great

    1. I think you should give it a try. Thanks 🙂

  30. I tried bio oil before for my scars. It’s effective but it takes time to lighten the scars. You can use it repeatedly so it can minimize the scars.

    1. I agree! It takes time to lighten scars. Thanks 🙂

  31. I’ve used it for years and I’m glad more people are buying it and enjoying it’s benefits. I find it light and great for correcting minor scarring and for moisturizing the skin.

    1. Yes, it is extremely light and that’s the best thing about this product. Thanks 🙂

  32. This sounds like an amazing product. I would love to try it and see if it will even out my skin tone and help reduce the acne scars on my face.

    1. I think you should give it a try! Thanks 🙂

  33. Me and my family love Bio-Oil! We get the big double packages from Costco! Even for non scars, it is great on dry or normal skin, the smell is delicate and doesn’t leave you feeling too oily either. We don’t think it’s magical but definitely will continue using it.

    1. Thanks for sharing your story…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  34. I love it when i find a product that just speaks to me. Congratulations on finding a product that ticks all the boxes for you.

    1. Thanks! 🙂

  35. It definitely doesn’t happen overnight and I think it’s really important that we keep that in mind when trying out products. I think this product is still worth a try though! It sounds reliable.

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  36. i’ve heard such good things about bio oil. a couple years ago it seemed like every beauty guru on youtube was talking about it.

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  37. Honestly, hands down this is a great product. I used this throughout my pregnancy and not one stretch mark in sight, plus it glides on like a dream.

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  38. My wife is a dermatologist and she just went through this post. She is into researching more about it. Will update soon.

    1. I would love to know her view. 🙂
      Thanks…I am glad you liked the review!

  39. I really need to check this stuff out. I sounds like it works wonders.

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  40. I’ve got a big scar on my leg I’d like to lighten, I’m going to try it out.

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  41. Nice, honest review. I had seen this product before but never really knew anything about it.

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  42. What a powerful, attention grabbing introduction. And yes I have used bio oil before and can attest to its moisturizing qualities. You really a superb marketer.

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  43. I haven’t heard of this. I love that it works on uneven skin tones and scars. I need to check it out.

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  44. Bio Oil is wonderful! My daughter, I swear, buys it by the gallon because she uses it for dry skin. She’s the most well-moisturized person I know. x

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  45. I always heaed about Bio Oil from advertisement. But i am pretty sure it does the wonder. I am pretty sure, you will get this product soon enough

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  46. I heard this product and they said it works with diligent application. Adding oil to our beauty routine is a must to have that smooth skin and balanced moisture.

    1. I completely agree you need to apply it religiously to see the results. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  47. I really need to incorporate more oils into my skincare routine. I’ve been researching, and I’ll have to add this one to my list!

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  48. I’ve used bio oil before and found it quite helpful. I haven’t used it on any substantial scars or stretch marks as yet though.

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  49. My hands get very dry in the months of the winter, so it could help me with that! Bio oil looks interesting and I love rosemary and lavender oils!

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  50. Have never heard of bio oil must look for it in my market sounds like a nice product

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  51. Bio oil is an absolute life saver and something I couldn’t be without x

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  52. Agentszerozerosetter

    This looks like an amazing product, would love to try it!

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  53. I definitely have some scars that I would love to make less obvious. I may just have to give this a go!

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  54. Facial oils are something that I’ve only just Incorporated in to my skincare routine and it’s great to read a review about bio-oil’s other benefits, usually it seems to be marketed just at stretch marks and cellulite by it’s always good to hear other uses too.

    1. I actually had the same thoughts about this product before I read about Kardashians and Priyanka Chopra’s favorite oil. I tried it out and it really helped in hydrating my face and fading acne spots. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  55. Hmm… I have actually heard of Bio Oil. I have had several surgeries in my life and have many scars. I am always looking for products to help minimize the look of them. Thank you for sharing this.

    1. I think you should try Bio-Oil and see if it works for you. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  56. Wow I didn’t know about this product and all its benefits I wish I had them too anyway I need to find them now. Thanks for the best advice I had today

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  57. This is an interesting new product to try. I don’t have any facial scars or acne marks but I am interested to try the product for hydration and for correcting the uneven skin tone on my face. Thank you for the product review.

    1. It has definitely worked for me. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  58. Its so great Bio Oil is working so well for you. I’m a huge fan too, I’ve used it after surgery as soon as the wounds have closed over and it really has helped to heal them quickly and the scars aren’t very noticeable at all now. I’d not thought of using it as a facial serum but will definitely try that now.

    1. Thanks for sharing your story…I am glad you liked the product and the review! 🙂

  59. I love bio-oil! I did use it when pregnant and for stretch marks and although it didn’t stop them completely, it definitely lightened them the second time around! I should really use it for my face though I had no idea it would work on acne marks too!

    1. I have to try it on my stretchmark and see if it can fade that too. Thanks 🙂

  60. I really need to get my hands a hold of this! This bio oil is exactly what I need for my scars.

    1. I hope it helps in fading your scars… 🙂

  61. Looks like a great product that I would be interested in for sure! Thanks!

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  62. Bio oil is really good for skin and and I think its really effective on scars. Thanks for the information…

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  63. I will definitely have to remember this oil for stretch marks and other issues that I have. Thanks for the review here. It sounds like a wonderful product.

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the post! 🙂

  64. I’m sorry picky about my skin care products as I have a really sensitive skin and after trying a ton of products in teenage, I’m got to be choosy right. I have a stitch maven on my forehead and I think I can use this after reading your honest review!!

    1. I think you should consult your doctor before using anything as you’ve sensitive skin. If he gives you green signal then use it… :)`

  65. Very informative article on the bio Oil , I will recommend this for sure. Thanks for sharing with us!!

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the post! 🙂

  66. I have not tried Bio-Oil until now but it is something I would take into consideration if the necessity arises. Your review is so detailed, I was really impressed.

    1. Thanks…I am glad you liked the review! 🙂

  67. I wonder if this would work on my scar from my hernia surgery. Anything to tone that down a bit!!

    1. Bio-Oil might help you in fading the scar but you will have to use it religiously! Thanks 🙂

  68. I used bio-oil for a period of time for scar on my face and it really was a miracle for me. However, I think you’re right to warn that it isn’t going to be something that happens over night. It’s something that helped after months of use, but I’m very grateful for its existence!

    1. Thanks…I am glad to know your story 🙂

  69. I find that Bio oil is a little hit or miss. I used it on my thighs and it worked but then when I tried to use it on the back of my arms and back. it didnt work.

    1. I haven’t used it on my body but I agree sometimes products are hit or miss. Thanks 🙂

  70. This product would do wonders for my skin. I don’t have any scars that need to be gotten rid of but I wouldn’t mind trying this product. I might not like the greasy feeling but still worth a try when I have some extra money.

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