A couple of months ago I purchased some Bio-Oil. I bought it in the hopes of reducing a nostril piercing scar. My hopes were high, as always, though in the back of my mind I did not really expect much.
Before and even after purchasing Bio-Oil I did a fair amount of research. Again, I was mostly interested in what it could do for scarring. I came upon a lot of anti-aging information and skin benefits but really thought nothing of it. I just wanted to make this scar look a little less noticeable, to me at least, I’m sure nobody else even really notices it.
I bought the smallest bottle of it that I could find at Shoppers, not wanting to spend extra money on something I may potentially not even really use. How ironic. I started applying Bio-oil only to my piercing scar(s) as soon as I got home. Later, I read the pamphlet in a little more detail. It stated that one should use the product for a minimal of 3 months to see results. This lowered my I-want-to-see-it-now happy high I was on. Three months?!? Ugh. It seemed like SO LONG.
Unlike me, I persisted to use Bio-Oil and even began rubbing it into more skin on my face. I read that it is good for uneven skin tone, aging, and dehydrated skin (actually, it says that right on the box!). So I figured why not try to make my whole face look better and not just my piercing scars. Even though it is an oil it soaked into my skin and didn’t leave an oily sheen all over my mug. It’s kind of nice and a little fun to rub it into my skin, it leaves my face feeling SO GOOD.
I got sick recently and umpteen nose-blows later my skin was so dry my poor nostrils were peeling like they were sunburnt. This encouraged me to up my Bio-Oil game, applying it in hoards pretty much every time I could remember. Upon feeling better I could not help but notice that my skin looks AMAZING.
Not only is my piercing scar less noticeable but I feel like my pores are less noticeable, my skin tone is not so patchy and my acne scars are fading. I am hooked. I never thought that an OIL would be part of my everyday regime. As someone who suffered from severe acne and needed a 6+ month round of Accutane in my early 20’s to get rid of it, I am not usually keen on rubbing an oily substance into my face. Bio-Oil has very pleasantly surprised me. It has not made me break out once (knock on wood…). I have even started using it on my neck, chest, legs, hands, and feet.
It has been a little over 3 months and I can see a difference. Forget the small bottle, I’m going in for the biggest one I can get my hands on next time.
I would rate this product a solid 5 out of 5 lipsticks for EVERYTHING. It feels really good and it WORKS! It does seem a tad pricey (to me) *BUT* a little goes a long way so I feel I am getting my moneys worth.
Please keep in mind that this is my personal review/opinion of Bio-Oil. I am not telling you that you should or should not use it. That is up to you to decide.
Also, my apologies I have no photo proof of my alleged change in my skin. I honestly did not think this stuff was going to work for me at first and never thought to take a few photos.
I purchased this product for myself from Shoppers Drug Mart. Oh how I loves Shoppers… and now Bio Oil 😉