The thing with cult beauty products is, often they’ve gained their status thanks to a mention by a famous face. While some live up to the hype, others fall disappointingly short of expectations or quickly drop out of the limelight after their 5 seconds of fame. But the true test is time. The products that stick around well after the initial hype are the ones that have rightly earned their place at the coveted, cult products table. One that has stood the test of time, and worthy of all the buzz is Bio-Oil*. An oldie but a goodie, Bio-Oil has captured the hearts of many women and skincare nerds for years. In fact, we’ve been using it since the early 2000s when we were still in primary!
Bio-Oil contains, plant extracts, Vitamin A and E, and the break through PurCellin Oil to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. The skin loving ingredients are also great for dehydrated skin.
Now, don’t go out and buy Bio-Oil, or any product for that matter thinking that it will zap away your scars. Scars are somewhat permanent in nature. So while you can lighten or soften the appearance of scars, unfortunately there is no erasing them altogether. Bio-Oil doesn’t promise that it will erase scars completely, but rather using the product consistently will improve the appearance of them. The bottle advises users to apply the oil twice daily for at least 3 months for results. This is definitely something we’ve found in our own personal use. Bio-Oil, if used routinely over time does soften the appearance of scars, but don’t expect miracles overnight.
Besides improving the appearance of the skin, Bio-Oil is also an effective facial oil to incorporate into your regime for added hydration. We often even skip over our serums and moisturisers, using Bio-Oil alone. We have skin erring on the dry side, and given that it is now winter, our faces are even more parched. Thanks to the PurCellin Oil, the formula is incredibly lightweight and non-greasy, absorbing into the skin quickly for rapid hydration. This is good news for those who aren’t fans of the heavy feeling some oils leave. Along with it’s abilities to lighten scarring, the moisturising properties of Bio-Oil and the way it leaves our skin feeling plumped and hydrated is the reason we keep coming back to this product. Not only can it be used on your face, but you can slather it all over your body. Bio-Oil also works nicely on the cuticles and we know that some even use it in their hair!
It is worth noting that Bio Oil is lightly scented, but we cannot get enough of it! It definitely isn’t a strong, overpowering scent. In fact, if Bio-Oil bottled the scent into a perfume, we would be the first in line to buy it!
Retailing at just under $15 a pop, Bio-Oil is surprisingly affordable with a few drops going a long way. Overall, after all these years, we’ve remained loyal users for a reason. The highly effective oil does what it promises, and to our knowledge (and relief), the formula has been untouched. Bio-Oil is definitely worth the hype, and something we recommend you try if you haven’t already.
Have you used Bio-Oil before? Is it worth the hype?