The past 5 weeks I have been testing out Bio-Oil for my stretch-marks.
When I was asked to review this product, I was slightly sceptical. I used creams all through my first pregnancy but still ended up with lots of deep and wide stretch marks. They were hideous. They’re all over my belly, side, thighs and some even run down to the back of my knees.
It really upset me for several years. Thankfully no new ones appeared during the subsequent pregnancies, but obviously they got red as my belly grew.
I am very conscious about my body. I always have been, but even more so now I’ve had children. I cover up all the time. I hate looking at my belly.
I decides to give the Bio-Oil a try. After all I’m pregnant again and what harm can it do? If it doesn’t do anything, then I’ve lost nothing.
Bio-Oil is Specialist Skincare for Scars, Stretch marks, Uneven Skin Tone, Ageing Skin and Dehydrated Skin. It contains the breakthrough ingredient PureCellin Oil which reduces the thickness of the Bio-Oil and makes it easily absorbed.
Even though this is called “oil” and looks greasy, it’s really not. It rubs nicely into the skin and doesn’t leave you with that horrible greasy feeling on your hands or body. I’ve actually noticed my hands are slightly softer after applying Bio-Oil.
Bio-Oil instructions state that you should massage the oil into the skin twice daily for a minimum of 3 months. If pregnant then start using from the 2nd trimester on stretch mark prone areas.
Now, I’m a mummy and I’m very busy running around after 3 kids and a pup. I am also pregnant and have the elusive “baby brain”….therefore some days I forgot to apply twice a day.
But, as you can tell by the below picture, this stuff does actually work! I can clearly see that it’s reducing the tone and colouring of the stretch marks. They’ll always be there, but I’m hoping if I continue using the oil that gradually they will fade and become less visible.
I’m definitely going to carry on with the Bio-Oil during and after this pregnancy. I’m not expecting miracle cures, but to give me back a bit of body confidence will be great!!
*Disclaimer – I was sent the bottle of Bio-Oil in return for this Review. However, the review is purely from my own experience of the product.