Bio oil for stretch marks before and after

In this Bio Oil For Stretch Marks Before And After review, we will discuss how to use bio oil for stretch marks, bio oil for stretch marks price and bio oil benefits. Stretch marks are a common complaint, especially among pregnant women and adolescents. These long stripes or lines on the skin may be annoying, but they do not cause any medical problems.

Although most stretch marks will fade significantly with time, many people want to minimize their appearance quickly. Read on to discover the best essential oils to reduce stretch marks.

Bio Oil For Stretch Marks Before And After

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Great for use during pregnancy and thereafter, Bio Oil helps improve the appearance of existing stretch marks, not just newly formed ones like many other competitors. Bio-Oil helps to increase the elasticity of the skin, helping to reduce the possibility of new stretch marks forming.

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When applying Bio-Oil, it should be massaged in a circular motion into the stretch marks and surrounding skin, twice a day, for a minimum of 3 months.

Stretch marks, also known as striae, are caused by stretching of the skin whether that is through pregnancy, general weight gain or even a sudden growth spurt. The chance of developing stretch marks varies according to skin type, race, age, diet and hydration of the skin.

By expanding and contracting, connective tissues allow the skin to adapt to the continuous movement of the body; but occasionally the skin has insufficient time to adjust. When the body stretches faster than the covering skin, the skin tears and forms an internal wound; this then forms a scar as it heals. These scars can be seen on the surface of the skin as stretch marks.

Stretch marks cannot be removed, but Bio-Oil has been specifically formulated to help improve their appearance, so you can feel confident in your skin once again.

The progression of stretch mark development:

Preventing Pregnancy Stretch Marks

An estimated 50-90% or women are prone to stretch marks during pregnancy, particularly in the second and third trimesters. The likelihood of developing them varies according to skin type, race, age, diet and hydration of the skin. (1)


Bio-Oil should be applied to the abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks and thighs twice daily from the first trimester, to help prevent the appearance of pregnancy stretch marks by moisturising and maintaining the elasticity of the skin. Bio-Oil should be applied to dry skin directly after bathing or showering and allowed to fully absorb before getting dressed.

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This article has been medically approved by Superintendent Pharmacist Shilpa Shailen Karia, MRPharmS. – GPhC Reg No: 2087328

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16 ways to use Bio-Oil you haven’t thought of, yet

1. Use Bio-Oil as: a face oil

Yes, you heard that right. Forget any preconceptions of waking up to an oil-slick face, because Bio-Oil is actually non-comedogenic, which means it doesn’t clog pores.

What’s more, the high vitamin A (aka retinyl palmitate) content means it’ll deliver beneficial nourishment to your skin cells – so while it won’t replace your best retinol formula, it does make a great, gentle option for a low-key routine.

2. Use Bio-Oil: to fade acne scars

Yep – another reason to use Bio-Oil on your face. If you’re still not convinced, rest safe in the knowledge that in a 2012 clinical trial 90% of participants reported a notable improvement in the colour of facial acne scars after using the oil.

3. …And pigmentation

Another benefit, another study. In 2011 a clinical trial reported an 86% success rate in improving the appearance of uneven skin tone and pigmentation after 12 weeks of applying Bio-Oil to the area.

4. Use Bio-Oil: in your bath

A few drops of Bio-Oil in your bath will leave your skin feeling remarkably soft from the moment you step out of the tub – no moisturising required.ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

5. Use Bio-Oil: after a manicure

The key to keeping a manicure looking good? It’s all in the cuticles.

A drop of Bio-Oil is one of the best conditioners for this fragile skin – simply rub it in (once your nails are dry!) and top up at any opportunity.

6. Use Bio-Oil: as a pre-shave treatment

If you’re always snagging your skin when shaving, Bio-Oil could be your saviour. Apply it to parched legs before your regular shaving cream for a closer, nick-free result.

7. Use Bio-Oil: to take off your makeup

By binding to the oil molecules in your makeup, Bio-Oil can easily remove all things waterproof, sticky and powdered down.

8. Use Bio-Oil to: mix with your bronzer for an added glow

If your bronzer is matte or even shimmery, by adding a drop of Bio-Oil on the back of your hand and mixing it with your favourite liquid or powder bronzer will give your face an added natural glow. We’re going for dewy, not sweaty.

9. Use Bio-Oil to: seal in your spray tan

Pour some Bio-Oil across your body before showering to make sure your spray tan lasts even longer i.e. you’ll look like you’ve been travelling all over the world without leaving your bathroom.

10. Use Bio-Oil to: tame any acne from getting your brows done

We all have that moment when after getting our brows down, the skin around our eyebrows are red and there are even small bumps from the threading.

Bio-oil will is made to soothe skin and redness so perfect to apply after you’ve got them done. Top tip: use some aloe vera to calm the irritation and then a swipe of Bio-oil.

11. Use Bio-Oil: for your tired eyes

By getting a cotton pad and dabbing it under your eyes can help soothe and reduce the dark and red undertones caused by stress and a lack of sleep.

This is best before lights out and under any night time serums or treatments.

12. Use Bio-Oil to: clean your make-up brushes

When your makeup brushes look a different tinge, you know it’s time to give them a big soak. Some use makeup clean to rid of any foundation and blush residue on brushes, some rub them across a cleansing mat.

13. Use Bio-Oil: as an essential oil

A good inexpensive way to relax is to rub some Bio-Oil across your pulse points as a way to have a moment to yourself during the day.

14. Use Bio-Oil to: smooth hair

For those with frizzy or any texture to their hair, Bio-Oil is a good option to smooth those baby hairs or fly-aways and even an alternative to hydrate the ends.

15. Use Bio-Oil: for itchy scalps

If your scalp is feeling very dry, a swig of Bio-Oil in your shampoo will help reduce the itchiness and flaking.

16. Use Bio-Oil to: stop skin from flaking

Massage some Bio-Oil across sunburns to prevent any peeling and to help your skin heal.

What is Bio-Oil used for?

Bio-Oil claims to help:

  • improve the appearance of new and old scars
  • improve the appearance of stretch marks
  • improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation (uneven skin tone) for both dark and light skin types
  • smooth and tone aging skin on the face and body
  • retain skin moisture

Does Bio-Oil work?

According to a 2018 studyTrusted Source of 80 people with non-hypertrophic scars, Bio-Oil showed a 14 percent better reduction in scarring and striae (stretch marks) in comparison with an untreated area.

Here are additional results from participants in the study:

  • 93 percent said that Bio-Oil had a long-lasting soft and supple skin feeling
  • 61 percent indicated that they felt the product improved their skin appearance
  • 51 percent said that their scars and stretch marks looked less pronounced
  • 17 percent indicated that the oil had no benefit

Bio-Oil can be used on the four primary categories of acne scars:

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Does Bio-Oil treat acne?

Although Bio-oil isn’t considered an acne treatment, one of the ingredients is used to treat acne.

2007 studyTrusted Source indicated that rosemary oil demonstrates antibacterial activity against Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), bacteria that live on the skin and contribute to acne.

Also, Bio-Oil is noncomedogenic, meaning that it won’t clog pores.

For acne, your doctor is more likely to recommend products other than Bio-Oil, such as:

Can Bio-Oil help with wrinkles?

The plant-based oils in Bio-Oil are hydrating and can cosmetically reduce the appearance of wrinkles by plumping the skin.

Also, according to a 2007 studyTrusted Sourcevitamin A, which is found in Bio-Oil, improves fine wrinkles.

Does Bio-Oil have side effects?

Although Bio-Oil is generally considered safe, it isn’t recommended for use on broken or bleeding skin. Also, according to a 2016 studyTrusted Source, a fragrance ingredient in Bio-Oil, linalool, is a known allergen.

If you think you might be sensitive to linalool or any of the listed ingredients in Bio-Oil, before starting regular use, put a small amount on your forearm and wait 30 to 60 minutes. If you experience a reaction, discontinue use.

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Paraffinum Liquidum, Triisononanoin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sunflower seed oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chamomile flower oil, Lavender oil, Rosemary leaf oil, Marigold oil, Wild Soybean oil, BHT, Bisabolol, Parfum, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Isopropyl Myristate, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool, CI 26100.

Now, let’s look at all the good things contained in Bio-Oil:

  • Rosemary oil has been found to reduce inflammation and facilitate the healing of micro wounds. This means it’s great for minimizing scars!
  • Chamomile oil is excellent for evening out your skin tone and other pigmentation issues.
  • Lavender oil works as an antioxidant and is known to reduce skin damage.
  • Calendula oil is the main moisturizing agent in Bio-Oil and is great for dry skin.
  • Vitamin A and Vitamin E work wonders as antioxidants.


Much like any other skin care product, a bottle of Bio-Oil comes in a white cardboard box that also houses the instruction manual. I particularly loved this manual because it has diagrams that show you exactly how to apply this oil. The bottle itself is a pretty basic transparent bottle with a white screw-on cap. The opening of the bottle is covered with another white cap that has a small hole in its center – perfect for a klutz like me who would probably topple all the oil out within 0.25 seconds of opening the bottle. Whoa, also a strange thing about this product is that though it has an orange tint when in the bottle, it is completely transparent when you pour it out. Which is great because that way you won’t stain your clothes. Lastly, if you get the small 60 ml bottle, you can travel with it in your handbag without any worries because it Is under the TSA liquids allowance limit and also the packaging is pretty sturdy and leak-proof.

Shelf Life

36 months

All You Need To Know About Bio-Oil

I think it is important to preface the benefits of Bio-Oil by mentioning that the company itself does not claim that it can entirely remove or make any scars or stretch marks vanish altogether. It merely reduces their appearance.

How To Use Bio Oil?

  • Rub a couple of drops of Bio-Oil between your fingers.
  • Massage the Bio-Oil into the affected area. Make sure you massage in a circular motion.
  • Do this twice daily for at least three months to see effective results.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s look at all the wholesome goodness this product has to offer:

(i) Bio-Oil For Pregnancy Stretch Marks



Pregnant women around the world swear by the effect of Bio-Oil on their stretch marks, and so does my sister. She started using Bio-Oil immediately after her delivery and has found that her stretch marks have faded considerably. Her only regret is that she did not begin using Bio-Oil during her pregnancy because then her stretch marks would have been even lighter now.

(ii) Bio-Oil For Scars



First things first, and I cannot stress this enough, do not apply Bio-Oil on an open wound, thinking it will prevent it from scarring. That is just an infection waiting to happen. Now, on to the main point – the company itself claims that it can never altogether remove a scar, just reduce its appearance. After continuous usage over a month, I did notice that a burn mark and some of my chicken pox scars and acne scars had lightened considerably. So, yay!

(iii) Bio-Oil For Uneven Skin Tone



The only areas I noticed where my skin tone had slightly evened out after using Bio-Oil were under my eyes. I could not find much of a difference anywhere else on my face or body.

(iv) Bio-Oil For Aging Skin



Bio-Oil works to reduce wrinkles by improving the collagen and elastin content in your skin. My mum swears by its anti-aging properties and religiously applies it to her face twice a day.

(v) Bio-Oil For Dry Skin



The essential oils in Bio-Oil (like lavender, chamomile, and marigold) work wonders to moisturize your skin and leave it soft and supple. My skin seemed so much softer and healthier within a week of starting my Bio-Oil treatment. It has also managed to give my skin a dewy glow, which, of course, I’m a huge fan of.

  • The oil has a light texture that gets absorbed into your skin quickly and does not leave it feeling greasy.
  • Delivers on its promise of reducing scars and stretch marks.
  • Since each application requires just a couple of drops, a single bottle will last you for a long time.
  • It is not heavily fragrant, which is great for people with sensitive skin.
  • Can be used on cuticles to moisturize them.
  • Its oil-based formulation may cause people with oily skin to break out.
  • A bit expensive.

Bio-Oil Review

I started using Bio-Oil when I turned 20 when nothing seemed to be working on my skin. I had extremely dry skin and no amount of moisturizing seemed to help my parched skin. Add to that, the cellulite on my thighs had started to bother me.

After trying a whole bunch of creams and home remedies, I had just about given up when I was introduced to Bio-Oil. It is indeed a miracle product! I was never a fan of using heavy products on my skin, and I was pleasantly surprised when I saw how easily this got absorbed into my skin, without leaving behind that dreadful, greasy residue. For an oil, this product is a nice and light formulation that feels weightless on the skin.

The biggest fear I had was that the oil would cause me to break out because I have very sensitive skin, but thankfully that did not happen. On the other hand, my skin felt soft, hydrated, clearer, and so much more even. After 3 months of usage, my stretch marks and cellulite faded significantly. It also worked wonders on my dark spots and dark circles. Now, my skin is healthy and hydrated to the point that it has a gorgeous glow.

The only drawback I felt was its price, but considering the results it gives you and how long a bottle lasts, I think it is worth every penny you spend on it.


Rs. 395 for 60 ml

Do I Recommend Bio-Oil?

Absolutely! Your skin will love you for pampering it with this wonderful product!
Bio-Oil has been all the rage in the Western market for a few years now, and I’m so glad that it has finally made its way into the Indian market. Too long we women have been plagued with stretch marks and scars. But no more, I say! Go grab a bottle of Bio-Oil today. You can thank me later.

Inventive ways to use Bio Oil on your skin, hair and nails

1. As an anti-ageing face oil

The potent mix of skin boosting vitamins and natural soothing and hydrating oils ticks off everything on the “Excellent Facial Oil Checklist” according to fans of the product because it helps to soften wrinkles.

This happens as Bio Oil contains healthy amounts of vitamin A, which encourages cell turnover and in turn, softens wrinkles. While some buy into similar popular products such as retinol serums, which are used to treat acne and soften wrinkles, users have found that Bio Oil produces the same results.

2. As a restorative treatment for brittle and damaged hair

Thanks to Bio Oil’s lightweight and dry consistency, it’s a godsend for brittle and damaged hair.

Simply pour out a small amount and warm it up by rubbing your palms together. Then run your fingers through your hair from the roots to the ends. The Bio Oil acts as a seal to restore dry, split ends and promote healthy hair growth at the roots.

3. As a nail and cuticle treatment

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If your nails are in need of some attention, then Bio Oil could be your first go to. Whether it’s bitten cuticles or the skin around your fingers, Bio Oil’s high vitamin E content will help to bring your nails back to health. This is because vitamin E prevents yellow nail syndrome – which causes peeling, cracked and yellow nails – and offers intense moisturising to heal cracked cuticles and skin around the nail.

Just massage a small amount of Bio Oil onto your nails in need to keep ‘em strong and healthy.

4. To tame pesky fly-aways and hydrate dry ends of your hair

When you’re getting ready for a big night out, there’s nothing more annoying than some fly away strands of hair that just keep coming out.

With Bio Oil, you can create a 2-in-1 fix, as the oil will slick back the fly aways without leaving your hair greasy and at the same time, hydrate the dry ends of your hair for a boost of confidence in the long term.

5. To soothe plucked eyebrows and reduce redness

We know by now that Bio Oil is super hydrating and does wonders for the hair on your head, but what about the rest of your body?

After plucking our eyebrows, many of us are left with sore redness. Use a drop of Bio Oil on the area to soothe the skin and return it to normal quickly.

6. As a treatment for a scratchy scalp

To treat a scratchy scalp and help to reduce dandruff, add Bio Oil into your shampoo to get rid of itching and flaking.

7. To fade scars and uneven skin tone

This is what Bio Oil was traditionally made for, so it’s ideal! Rub a small about of Bio Oil on the scar site over three months and you should begin to see some changes in the intensity of your scars and uneven skin tones.

Plus because it’s non-comedogenic, Bio Oil won’t block your pores – which can lead to acne – so you can use it on your face and any areas where you have sensitive skin.

8. As a moisturiser on your skin

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Bio Oil beats dry skin in an instant, so you can substitute it in as your daily body moisturiser.

Or at the very least, add a couple of the hydrating drops into your regular body lotion as a vitamin-filled booster for your body.

9. To relax in the evenings

One of our favourite uses for Bio Oil is in the bath, at the end of a long day. Simply run yourself a warm bath and add a couple of drops of Bio Oil in and lay back while the Bio Oil nourishes your skin and the scent of the botanicals in the oil creates a calming surrounding.

10. To soften dry elbows and knees

Our elbows and knees are two parts of the body that often become try throughout the year, due to the cold or warm weather and activity. To moisturise them, massage Bio Oil onto your dry elbows and/or knees daily and you’ll soon see softer skin in at least two days.

11. As a primer to thin out foundation

Bio Oil is safe and good for the skin as it doesn’t block your pores. It’s oil base also make a fantastic primer for your skin and can help to thin out foundation, while making it more hydrating for your skin.

Definitely something to consider if you wear make up a lot and suffer with sensitive skin as a result. All you need is a single drop, mixed in with your base to make up your foundation and primer together.

12. To prevent foundation from going patchy

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If you struggle with dry skin on your face, sometimes foundations can be patchy over those areas. For those who wear make up a lot, this can be annoying and frustrating to try and prevent.

So use Bio Oil on the dry patches of skin before you apply the foundation to even out your skin.

13. As a make up remover

Clear kohl liner and nourish lashes and the eye area at the same time with just a splash of Bio Oil on a cotton pad.

14. Create a dewy make up look

Dewy and natural looking make up is always one of the biggest trends in the summer seasons. To make it work for you without breaking the bank with new and expensive make up products, simply mix Bio Oil in with your bronzer to leave you with a less matt-looking finish.

You can also add it to eyeshadow for a cream finish.

15. To soften skin and prevent cuts when shaving

This is one of the great uses of Bio Oil that will see it quickly become a go-to product in any couple’s bathroom.

When shaving, it’s so easy to create little nicks on your skin. But a splash of Bio Oil on the skin before you take out the razor will see your skin become smoother and softer, making it easier for you to shave as it acts as a natural shaving aid.

16. To rub onto sunburns to prevent peeling and sooth burnt skin

While we all can agree that a good sun cream is the best preventative cure for sun burn, sometimes accidents happen. If you don’t have any specially-formulated after sun care cream, then Bio Oil works well.

Rub it gently over the sun burnt area to restore moisture to the skin and prevent it from peeling further down the line.

17. Smooth it on all over before showering to prevent hard water from drying the skin

If your home produces hard water, or you find that the water coming from your shower is making your skin dry then Bio Oil can definitely help.

Use it all over or just in the place where you get the dry skin patches to help soothe and protect your skin in the shower.

18. As a lip balm

In the cold weather especially, our lips can get really dry. Use Bio Oil on your lips to help soothe them and prevent chapping as the temperature drops.

19. To treat dry skin after tattoo removal

While there’s a lot of information out there about how to help heal your fresh tattoo, apart from the medical advice following treatment, there is not all that much information out there about how to heal your skin after tattoo removal.

To treat any dry skin after a tattoo removal session, use Bio Oil on the affected area.

However, avoid using Bio Oil on a fresh and healing tattoo as some reports suggest that it will interfere with the process as it’s too liquid in form.

20. To reduce dark circles

Find your burning the candle at both ends with late nights and early mornings?

Apply Bio Oil under your eyes to help reduce dark circles.woman touching eyelids at desk

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21. To stay calm and Zen through the day

The wonderful blend of botanicals in Bio Oil will work wonders for your stress levels if you dab a little onto pulse points during the day.

22. To protect your hair from chlorine

When taking in a dip in the swimming pool, it’s important to consider your hair as chlorine is known to dry it out. To prevent this, apply Bio Oil to your hair before swimming and it will protect your follicles from the harmful chemicals.

23. To reduce the appearance of cellulite

Cellulite is perfectly natural and almost every body gets it but if you’re looking to reduce the appearance of it for whatever reason, then opt for a bottle of Bio Oil.

Massage it in upwards motions on the area each morning.

24. As a spot treatment

Whether you’re a teenager suffering with acne or an adult, getting a spot at the wrong time can be a real annoyance.

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