Bio-Oil First Impressions

To be honest, I have not used beauty oils all that much, with the exception of the Smashbox Primer Oil for my face. I know I have naturally dry skin all over my face and body, and I've struggled with more dryness since using our shower from our new apartment. The Soap & Glory Righteous Butter has been my savior for my skin.

I participated in the #bbloggers Twitter chat last month, and they partnered with Bio-Oil UK for the chat. The conversation revolved around Bio-Oil, and the majority of my answers were, "well, I have never tried Bio-Oil, but if I did, I would _____" and there was a giveaway at the end to win a bottle of it. I was one of the ones who won the giveaway (yay! My first one where I actually won for once).

I was so excited when I received my Bio-Oil in the mail! Bio-Oil a moisturizing oil that claims to hydrate skin, diminish stretch marks, even out skin tone, and help slow down the aging process.

Here are the listed ingredients:

Paraffinum liquidum (mineral oil), triisononanoin, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, isopropyl myristate, retinyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, anthemis nobilis flower oil, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil, calendula officinalis flower extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glycine soja (soybean) oil, BHT, bisabolol, parfum (fragrance) 

Mineral oil, the first ingredient, is used to moisturize and soften super-dry skin (I especially love to use this on my elbows and knees, the driest parts of my body). The lavender oil is a calming agent, which is perfect because I shower at night and helps me sleep better. Sunflower oil is known to reduce arthritis, which goes hand in hand with lupus. I've been having a lot of joint pain recently, and I find that massaging my wrists and arms with the Bio-Oil alleviates my pain. I have also been using this as a cuticle oil for my nails, and it's just as effective in giving me salon-worthy hands and nails. 

If you are pregnant, it's best to use it starting with the beginning of the 2nd trimester. Like I said, it helps with stretch marks. I used to have stretch marks from puberty and on-and-off weight gain and weight loss, but they have faded overtime. 

I love the smell: sweet, nutty, but very subtle. Cecilio notices how soft my skin has been lately with this.

I will warn you though that some people have had a bad reaction to Bio-Oil and have gotten rashes, so be careful. Do a test patch first and see how your skin reacts.

Overall, I really am enjoying my Bio-Oil, and it's such a treat to use after the shower for extra softness and hydration!

Have you tried Bio-Oil or any body oils?


  1. This oil sounds so good. x

  2. This sounds really good as an all purpose body oil! I've tried it myself but it was years ago (for stretch marks - but they were already into the fading stage) xx

    Velvet Blush

  3. I love bio oil!! It works wonders against scars, stretch marks etc!
    xoxo Annaleid

  4. I've found Bio Oil extremely effective on stretch marks. I decided to get a bottle after losing weight because my stretch marks don't match my new slim frame! :P I agree with what you said about the scent, it's subtlely lovely.
    Hannah | Whoops It's Hannah

  5. Congrats on winning the giveaway! I had no idea beauty chats included giveaways haha. The smell sounds amazing, I've never used a beauty oil either (other than coconut oil of course!)

  6. I've heard so much about Bio Oil but have never personally used one myself! It sounds fab though! x


  7. I tried Bio-Oil to prevent stretch marks while I was pregnant with Little Tyke but I had a severe reaction towards it. My whole body broke out in angry red itchy rashes so I stick to Palmer's Stretch Mark body lotion instead. I have no problems using Bio-Oil now but it was hell during pregnancy.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  8. I've heard so many good things about Bio-Oil but never tried it. I definitely have to pick it up next time, my skin is so dry!

    xo, Chloe //

  9. I hear a lot of people using body oils but honestly I have so many lotions that I need to get through that I haven't looked at buying any body products like this. It's great that you won and got to try this out though, that's always exciting!

    Sam / My Beauty Cloud