Bio-Oil Review


 A skin care therapist recommended I apply Bio-Oil on a fresh scar that she gave me during a routine IPL session.

I was skeptical, but decided to use it for a month to see if it worked. I religiously applied it twice a day on my scar.  I even applied it all over my face to see if it would improve my skin tone.

Well, after a month of using Bio-Oil, the only benefit I saw was that my skin was never dry – just greasy looking. I also broke out horribly — blackheads, pimples, whiteheads — you name it, I got it.  I can’t be too surprised though.

Its main ingredient is mineral oil. However, you won’t read “mineral oil” on the packaging since they list it by its scientific name: Paraffinum Liquidum. 

Mineral oil is a cheap cosmetics filler and is acne’s best friend. It’ll just clog your pores and piss off your skin. You might as well rub butter on your face.

You’re better off using oils that work like:

  • Rosehip oil
  • Helichrysum essential oil
  • Neroli essential oil
  • Sage essential oil

Bottom line – Save your money and your skin. I’m sure there are some who love Bio-Oil, but after trying it firsthand, I rather use an oil that will treat my scars without giving me breakouts.

6 comments on “Bio-Oil Review

  1. Allison Higgins says:

    I have a lot of acne scars because of popping pimples and blackheads. I know you’re not supposed to do that, but I didn’t care. I didn’t want to walk around with white pus staring back at others. Well, now I’m paying the price because of my stubbornness. I’ve tried everything to erase those scars and spent so much money on beauty treatments. Microdermabrasion didn’t help like I thought it would.

    I tried Bio Oil after reading their ad in a magazine and fell for their claims. I used it every day and I didn’t notice a chance and like you, I also got attacked by zits.
    I looked for rose oil because of your article and it’s pricey, but I rather spend more money on something that works than on stupid bio oil.

  2. dapperdolly says:

    Wow and I’ve heard such good advertising, the main point there being advertising, for bio-oil. I had no idea that fake ‘mineral oil’ was the main ingredient! I’ll definitely stay away from it, thank you!

  3. Sick of Acne says:

    I hate Bio-Oil!

  4. Ellen says:

    i don’t know how bio oil is still in business. it also made my skin breakout. i will never use it again.

  5. Mary says:

    I used bio oil on my body scars and it worked okay. Not sure if it did anything to be honest. I also broke out a lot when I put it on my face. I will check out sage oil.

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