Hi there! Look who’s back! Today we’re talking about a problem that so many of us girls and guys face but barely find a solution for – Stretch Marks. (Well we’re talking about more than just that, but bear with me)
Incase you’re unaware, these are a form of scars that start with a raspberry color and then fade to a white shade. According to Wikipedia, “Stretch marks are caused by tearing of the dermis. This is often from the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth or rapid weight changes. Stretch marks may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, bodybuilding, or hormone replacement therapy.”
But that’s not all Bio Oil claims to help with. The company says: Bio-Oil is a specialist skin care product that is recommended to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It is also recommended for ageing and dehydrated skin.
The Key Ingredient besides Vitamins A & E, Rosemary, Lavender, Calendula, and Chamomile Oils is PurCellin Oil. The Oil is also hypoallergenic which means it is relatively unlikely to cause any kind of allergic reaction, so all my sensitive skinned ladies and gentlemen out there need not to worry, but a patch test is always recommended before going all in.
Over two months ago I blogged about an event hosted by Bio Oil and now I’m back to tell you guys if the oil lived up to its claims (reducing scars, stretchmarks, hyper pigmentation, etc) for me.
The first time I decided to use this oil was on my face, to rid it of hyper pigmentation and I’m not sure if it worked for that but it sure did break me out! A lot of people have used this oil on their faces and have absolutely no issues with it but sadly i gave it multiple chances to adjust to my face’s skin and was disappointed each time. It clogged my pores and I developed painful bumps under my skin. Nuh-uh.
I will say, however, that it does not smell bad or feel too greasy unlike other oils which is great!
On the contrary, I have been using it for my stretch marks on my body and although I don’t see any drastic difference (I haven’t been using it regularly enough to) I sure feel like they may have faded slightly. As far as I know stretch marks never completely go away, they only fade. The oil feels great and really helps replenish and moisturize my skin when I step out of the shower, feels light too! My skin texture has greatly improved and it really does rapidly absorb.
I just really wish it worked for my face because I have pigmented skin (gee, thanks genetics) around my mouth and cheekbone area. I guess any kind of oil just isn’t for my face but just because it didnt work for me doesn’t mean it won’t work for you! This is a holygrail product for alot of ladies out there.
Anyway, Bio Oil is now being distributed across pakistan and you can buy it on just4girls.pk, daraz.pk, and at Scentsation.