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Old 06-07-2015, 08:57
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I have been using Bio-Oil for years now (I use it only on my face before i go to bed). But I am not sure if it actually DOES anything. People say it reduces scarring etc. However I dont think it does, scars generally fade overtime anyway and I do not put it down to the fact that it is because I am using Bio-Oil. (I am referring mainly to scars you get after you have had a spot). I also dont think it does anything for dark circles under your eyes or eye wrinkles.

What does everyone else think of Bio-Oil? What do you use it for? Is it overhyped?

I guess the reason I have been using it for so long is because its fairly cheap for something that lasts me a whole year. And I generally do not like to put on a lotion before i go to sleep.......and I havent really found anything else in shops that isnt stupidly priced.
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Old 06-07-2015, 18:22
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Bio Oil is rubbish in my opinion. I prefer a natural oil like rosehip, which reportedly does have some success in both fading scars and smoothing wrinkles, but like anything, is not a miracle worker! Much cheaper than Bio Oil, too.

I also really like a lot of Clarins and Caudalie's face oils, but no idea how they'd fare on scars.
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Old 06-07-2015, 19:20
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I began using it about 3 months ago after I burned my face on a curling wand. I have been using it all over and find it leaves my skin quite soft. I use it on my face twice a day and I do think the scarring has gone down but I'm not sure how much of that is my skin naturally healing or the bio-oil.
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Old 09-07-2015, 15:17
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Bio Oil is rubbish in my opinion. I prefer a natural oil like rosehip, which reportedly does have some success in both fading scars and smoothing wrinkles, but like anything, is not a miracle worker! Much cheaper than Bio Oil, too.

I also really like a lot of Clarins and Caudalie's face oils, but no idea how they'd fare on scars.
Don't know about Bio Oil but agree with you about rosehip but would like to add jojoba oil as well.
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Old 09-07-2015, 20:55
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I have been using Bio-Oil for years now (I use it only on my face before i go to bed). But I am not sure if it actually DOES anything. People say it reduces scarring etc. However I dont think it does, scars generally fade overtime anyway and I do not put it down to the fact that it is because I am using Bio-Oil. (I am referring mainly to scars you get after you have had a spot). I also dont think it does anything for dark circles under your eyes or eye wrinkles.

What does everyone else think of Bio-Oil? What do you use it for? Is it overhyped?

I guess the reason I have been using it for so long is because its fairly cheap for something that lasts me a whole year. And I generally do not like to put on a lotion before i go to sleep.......and I havent really found anything else in shops that isnt stupidly priced.
How about checking out this range of low cost creams?

Aldi launches brand new anti-ageing creams costing just 3.99 each
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:51
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Bio Oil is rubbish in my opinion. I prefer a natural oil like rosehip, which reportedly does have some success in both fading scars and smoothing wrinkles, but like anything, is not a miracle worker! Much cheaper than Bio Oil, too.

I also really like a lot of Clarins and Caudalie's face oils, but no idea how they'd fare on scars.
I agree with this. Rosehip oil is also more of a 'dry' oil and it doesn't really have a smell. Bio oil smells horrible, imo: like cheap, nasty soap. I do think rosehip oil worked on some 'new' scars I had, and helped to heal some scrapes and cuts quicker.

I also use coconut oil, and do think it has some healing and scar reducing properties. I know the smell is an acquired taste though, and it is a bit greasy.
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Old 10-07-2015, 16:17
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I really love ALDI face creams and serums. They do work as I did not bother taking it on holiday for a week and could notice the difference when I got home. Coconut oil is good too. Have been trying it out instead of deodorant and it is working well. Alcoa Vera is another of my favourites and witch hazel to stop bruises.
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Old 11-07-2015, 08:12
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Vitamin E oil is good, meant to be scar diminishing too. You can get a really cheap bottle of facial oil in Superdrug, in their Vit E range. It is a blend with something else, and super cheap. I buy it if I am on an economy drive. I think the Body Shop do one too. Or pierce a Vit E capsule and rub into skin.
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Old 09-08-2015, 11:48
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Vitamin E oil is good, meant to be scar diminishing too. You can get a really cheap bottle of facial oil in Superdrug, in their Vit E range. It is a blend with something else, and super cheap. I buy it if I am on an economy drive. I think the Body Shop do one too. Or pierce a Vit E capsule and rub into skin.
Thanks for sharing Poppy99 - will pop into Superdrug next week for this.
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Old 24-08-2015, 14:37
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Vitamin E oil is good, meant to be scar diminishing too. You can get a really cheap bottle of facial oil in Superdrug, in their Vit E range. It is a blend with something else, and super cheap. I buy it if I am on an economy drive. I think the Body Shop do one too. Or pierce a Vit E capsule and rub into skin.
I agree with this- vitamin E oil is better than Bio Oil. I've used the latter before and I don't think it does much apart from smell nice and have a funky colour.
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