Saturday, 19 May 2012

Bio Oil for scars and stretch marks

Now here's honesty for you!.. I have struggled with my weight on and off for years. I was a very slim child and when I turned 11 I SHOT up in height and was 5"10! This, combined with puberty and putting on weight meant that I got stretch marks unfortunately.

I have heard that they are hereditary however my Mum doesn't have one! and she has 2 children and is 68.. yes, i hate her! lol.. my Dad however, does have stretch marks but was obese his whole life ( until he lost 19st after gastric by-pass surgery 4yrs ago).. yes hate him too! it might be an old wives tale..

My stretch marks are on my stomach, hips, breasts and upper, I'm sounding so attractive here lol.. luckily they have faded over the years which leaves a silvery line as opposed to a more pink/red scar when they first appear.

Because I yo yo diet I still get red ones appearing..which is my own fault..but over the years I have used many products to help them fade..

Yes this is my stomach, although looks like I have an alien growing inside me with a bump? I have no idea what that is about but you can see clearly the silvery lines and darker pinker ones at the end where the skin has stretched of late..

I have found that Bio Oil really works in terms of fading new pink lines that appear:

I go the whole hog and buy the large 200ml bottles.. now, they are not cheap!.. this bottle costs £19.99!.. You can buy smaller bottles though, and they come in 60ml, 125ml also..they are available in Boots and Superdrug here in the UK.

Bio-Oil is designed to be massaged into your skin on a daily basis to reduce the appearance of uneven textured skin and is specially formulated for:
  • Scars
  • Stretch Marks
  • Uneven Skin Tone
  • Ageing Skin
  • Dehydrated Skin.

The breakthrough ingredient in Bio-Oil is PurCellin Oil and I use it on my face and body and any skin type can use it thankfully.. However I do find that on the face it can block your pores and make you break out if you have oily skin anyway.

It contains:
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • Calendula Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Rosemary Oil
  • Chamomile Oil
  • and has NO preservatives.

It does absorb really well into the skin and I am using it currently every night on my left wrist Kienbocks Disease scar to keep it smooth, hydrated and reduce its appearance over time.

The liquid is a pinky orange toned colour and definitely has a pleasant fragrance to it, I can definitely smell the lavender, calendula and rosemary oil!

I also use Palmers cocoa butter in solid form in a jar also availbe from Boots and Superdrug for between £2.99-£3.50 depending on offers..

It does work well too but not as good as the Bio oil and I tend to use this for drier areas on my body such as my heels, elbows and hands..but it too does help in stretch mark fading for sure!
I recommend if you do suffer from any of the above conditions to purchase yourself a small bottle of Bio Oil to test out as I do think it works although, like cellulite nothing will fully rid your body of scars and stretch marks unfortunately ladies.. ENJOY! xx


  1. I thought I would be clever and try and blend fake tan over mine but some how they don't change colour and stand out even more! I've heard a lot of mixed reviews about bio oil and over time my scars and stretch marks are fading so I'm still a bit on the fence. Just writing this and Bio Oil advert came on... coincidence

    Daisie. x

  2. Here in Ireland you can get Bio Oil in Penneys for €9 so check your local Primark store they might be selling it for much cheaper too.

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