When women get pregnant, they have so many concerns. Mainly, they are concerned about their diet and practices so that they can keep the growing life in their tummies healthy. Then there is also the finances and the re-arranging of the family, to refurbishing, to government documentation, and the buying of new stuff for the baby and the expectant momma. But at the same time, there is the nagging issue of appearance. Our tummies balloon, we gain weight, and there is the issue of stretch marks. For those who undergo the C-Section, then there is the big scar to think about.
Thankfully, there is such a product called Bio-Oil–an all-purpose body and beauty oil that is so versatile that you can use it all over your body, including for the purpose of hydrating extremely dry skin. But its use on stretch marks and scars have probably been the main reasons why women keep using them.
Uses of Bio-Oil
Bio-Oil is best used for scars (wounds, surgery, pimples, etc.), stretch marks anywhere on the body, uneven skin tone, aging skin, and dehydrated skin. It does not take much to cover the affected area because it is oil so it spreads easily. But you will need to exert some effort to massage the oil on the affected area in order to promote absorption of the oil into the skin.
Effects of Bio-Oil
On their Facebook page, it was said that Bio-Oil on scars and other skin problems has this effect, “92% of subjects showed an improvement in the appearance of their scars after 8 weeks. On stretch marks after 8 weeks, 100% of subjects showed an improvement in the appearance of existing stretch marks. On uneven skin tone, the appearance of uneven skin tone improved over the duration of the trial, with 93% of participants showing an improvement after 6 weeks.”
In my case, I was able to use Bio-Oil religiously for only two weeks on my lower abdomen where I had some light and fine stretch marks as well as a giant scar from two Caesarian operations when I delivered my two lovely daughters. I used it twice a day, in the morning and during the evening, after every bath. The stretch marks didn’t really bother me because they are not very visible but the scar could use some refining. After two weeks, I noticed that the scar lightened a bit in color. The whole keloid scar that looked like a worm was still there but it wasn’t so dark anymore. Too bad I was not able to continue using it because I got busy and had shortened times in the bathroom. But I intend to resume using it again.
Bio‑Oil is formulated from plant extracts and vitamins suspended in an oil base. It contains the breakthrough ingredient called PurCellin Oil™ that changes the formulation’s overall consistency, making it light and non-greasy. It also ensures that the goodness contained in the vitamins and plant extracts found in Bio-Oil is easily absorbed by the skin.
Bio-Oil contains Calendula Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil, and Chamomile Oil and the beauty vitamins A and E.
How to Use Bio-Oil
After bathing, I squeezed several drops of Bio-Oil on my palm and rubbed it on the intended area using a circular motion for about five minutes or so. I would go about doing other personal things before I finally cover up the area to let the oil seep through my pores. I like it because it is non-greasy and it smells pleasant, so it is like having mild cologne emanating from your skin.
Bio-Oil Price in the Philippines
Bio-Oil retails at P495 in most drugstores nationwide. It is reasonable because of the quality of the oil and because you don’t need much of the product to cover a large area so one bottle could last several months. Surely you could squeeze it in even in your tight budget just so you could feel and look better.
Recognition of Bio-Oil
Bio‑Oil is so good that it has won 242 skincare awards and has become the No.1 selling scar and stretch mark product in 20 countries since it was launched globally in 2002.
Bio-Oil is a very good product that I would highly recommend. If you are expecting, I suggest that you use it on your tummy midway through your pregnancy so that it will help ease the stretching of your skin while the baby grows inside you.
Sigrid - Bacolod Blogger
Sigrid is a work at home mom and Bacolod blogger who tries to juggle taking care of the kids, homeschooling in Bacolod, covering events, designing, writing, and blogging. After finishing her degree in Mass Communications from the University of St. La Salle, she went on to become a news reporter/writer for a local daily and eventually pursued a career in advertising as a copywriter and graphics designer. After her stint in the corporate world, she became a freelance writer, contributing to national and international publications covering a variety of topics. She was a contributing food writer to COOK Magazine before she became a food and mommy blogger. She blogs at: