Price: RM32.90 and has been at this price since “launching”. What bullshit. Pharmacies are selling it at RM32.90 during launching with Promotion and now it’s still being sold at RM32.90.
I read a review about Bio-Oil from a forum, praising this product that it had diminished the face scars from acne and I bought this even though there were discounts for other products like Palmers Scar Serum and Cocoa Butter Formula Vitamin E Scar Serum.
It claims to:
improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Its advanced formulation, which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil™, also makes it highly effective for numerous other skin concerns, including aging skin and dehydrated skin.
On new scars, Bio-Oil should be applied only once the wound has healed, and should never be used on broken skin.
The official site http://www.bio-oil.info lists the steps in how the scars, stretch marks, aging (sagging & wrinkled), wrinkled and uneven skin tone are formed. It’s more technical than other skincare websites, which is cool (and smart). The Bio-Oil box moves, following which link you are at.
Bio-Oil (like any other skincare product) should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. I store mine in the fridge. Feels great (cooling) when applied to skin.
PurCellin Oil™ is a laboratory recreation of the preen gland oil of ducks. Ducks! Unlike some companies that do not publish their ingredients online, Bio-Oil lists them out here. However, looking at the ingredients – parafin (?), I have my doubts whether this product really works. I assume the ingredients are listed based on highest to lowest percentage. *check the box* Yep.
Liquid paraffin, or mineral oil, is a mixture of heavier alkanes, and has a number of names, including nujol, adepsine oil, alboline, glymol, medicinal paraffin, saxol, or USP mineral oil. It has a density of around 0.8 g/cm3. Liquid paraffin (medicinal) is used to aid bowel movement in persons suffering chronic constipation; it passes through the alimentary canal without itself being taken into the body, but it limits the amount of water removed from the stool. In the food industry, where it may be called “wax”, it can be used as a lubricant in mechanical mixing, applied to baking tins to ensure that loaves are easily released when cooked and as a coating for fruit or other items requiring a “shiny” appearance for sale. It is often used in infrared spectroscopy, as it has a relatively uncomplicated IR spectrum. When the sample to be tested is made into a mull (a very thick paste), liquid paraffin is added so it can be spread on the transparent (to infrared) mounting plates to be tested.
Ho! Applying kerosene to skin to improve scar. Crazy?
Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate thickener
I see that I still have acne & bruised skin scars. There’s some improvement but not much. Bio-Oil needs to clarify – what type of scars?
+ more info on the product & how it works in the official website than most skincare products
| suspicious ingredients, not much improvement
– could clog pores
Update 3 yrs later, 20 Jul 2011 (this was originally posted in 2008): Since there are ppl still commenting about this product, I’d like to update this today :)
I remembered I had used it on my butt briefly hahaa.. since I had lost weight and gained weight when I got sick. Nothing serious. Just fever and cold can make me lose 1-3kg and it will take weeks to gain it back. Not that I’m counting the weight, as long as I’m well but I minded the stretch marks, dang! I still hv them (stretch marks ugh) and I don’t think Bio Oil helped to lessen the marks though to be fair, I didn’t use the whole bottle on my butt but used it more on face and scars on my legs.
I only used 1 bottle till it was finished and didn’t purchase another. I noticed that now the price is RM 32.95 (60ml), RM 54.95 (125ml) as published in Bio-Oil MY. So the “promotion” when I bought it was only RM0.05! 5 cents! WTH… That wasn’t much of a promotion! What a big hoo ha just to launch a product. Chey!
If you are looking at this positively, that means the product’s price had gone down with the inflation these few years. More places have this product and I’m guessing it’s hitting lots of countries already..