Is Bio-Oil® a Smart Choice?
Bio-Oil® is marketed to improve the appearance of scars. However, Bio-Oil® is also applicable on stretch marks, uneven skin tones, aging skin and dehydrated skin. Bio-Oil® does not claim that it is intended for use on both old and new scars. Bio-Oil® does not contain 100% silicone based ingredients. 100% Silicone based ingredients have been shown to visibly improve the look of scars. To see how Bio-Oil® compares to products containing 100% silicone based ingredients, please refer to our product review grid below.
Bio-Oil® claims that it is safe for use by women who are pregnant. Bio-Oil® does not claim that Buy 2, Get 1 Free specials are offered. According to the manufacturer, Bio-Oil® is non-greasy and it is intended to absorb into the skin quickly. Bio-Oil® does not suggest that it can be used on all scar types, like Keloids. There are several products that are intended to reduce the look of Keloids.
• Limited information provided from manufacturer
• Marketed to improve the appearance of scars
• Does not claim the product is promoted for use on old and new scars
• Does not state that the product is suitable for keloid scars
• Does not contain 100% silicone based ingredients
• Marketed as non-greasy
• Does not claim that Buy 2, Get 1 Free specials are available
• Claims that it easily absorbs
• Marketed as safe for use by pregnant women
Size: 2 oz
Ingredients & Instructions: Botanicals
Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (Calendula Oil), Lavandula Angustifolia Oil (Lavender Oil), Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil (Rosemary Oil), Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil (Chamomile Oil), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A) , Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Triisononanoin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isopropyl Myristate, Glycine Soja Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, BHT, Bisabolol, Fragrance (Rose), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone , Amyl Cinnamal , Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool
Color (Orange), D&C Red No.17 (CI26100)
Bio Oil should be massaged in a circular motion into the scar, twice daily, for a minimum of 3 months. On new scars, Bio Oil should be applied only once the wound has healed, and should not be used on broken skin.
The manufacturer claims that results will vary from individual to individual.
Bio-Oil® is promoted to improve the appearance of multiple skin concerns. This product is not promoted to solely improve the appearance of just scars. The manufacturer does not state that this product can be used on all types of scars, such as Keloids. Also, there is no information suggesting that this product is applicable on both new and old scar types. Bio-Oil® does not offer Buy 2, Get 1 Free purchase specials.