Some women suffer from stretchmarks during and after pregnancy. I was one of them. I never expected my tummy will look like I can’t explain how. I wasn’t really much paying attention to my body during my pregnancy. I was quite stressed during the times my body is undergoing changes. I’m new to it, it was my first time.
When the body expands faster than the covering skin, the skin tears, forming a scar as it heals. These scars are visible on the surface of the skin as stretch marks.
The likelihood of developing stretch marks varies according to skin type, race, age, diet and hydration of the skin. Those most prone to stretch marks include pregnant women, body builders, adolescents undergoing sudden growth spurts and individuals who experience rapid weight gain.
I had been researching for products I can use to eliminate my stretchmarks. At first, I was just using a regular body lotion and a whitening body butter I bought from Sophie Martin. It somehow helps moisturize my tummy. But not to the extent that I can see major changes. So one day, I checked Bio Oil’s Facebook Page to look for information. I also search for reviews and pages for other people’s comments about this product. Almost all says positive about this product. I was actually confused at first on what to buy if it will be Bio-Oil or Glyderm. But since Bio-oil has more use and benefits I decided to buy it.
Bio‑Oil is a specialist moisturizing oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, aging and dehydrated skin. Bio‑Oil has won 183 skincare awards and has become the No.1 selling scar and stretch mark product in 17 countries since its global launch in 2002.
The Bio‑Oil formulation is a combination of plant extracts and vitamins suspended in an oil base. It contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil™, which changes the formulation’s overall consistency, making it light and non-greasy. This ensures that the goodness contained in the vitamins and plant extracts is easily absorbed.
Bio‑Oil has undergone safety assessments in accordance with the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Cosmetic Products. The toxicological profile, chemical structure, level of inclusion and total level of daily exposure of each ingredient used has been assessed and deemed safe for use (including for use by pregnant women).
Bio‑Oil is a member of Beauty Without Cruelty.
How to Use:
Bio‑Oil should be massaged in a circular motion into the stretch marks, twice daily, for a minimum of 3 months. During pregnancy, it should be applied from the start of the second trimester to areas that are prone to stretch marks such as the abdomen, breasts, lower back, hips, buttocks and thighs.
Results will vary from individual to individual.
- It did lighten my stretchmarks. I can see the significant difference before and after.
- Although it is an oil, it is non-greasy and it really is absorbed by the skin easily.
- I also use this for my pimple marks BEFORE discovering Tretinoin cream and it did lightened significantly.
- Other than lightening, you can use this as a moisturizer too.
- I love the smell of this oil, it is mild and therapeutic.
- It goes a long way. One bottle might lasts you for 3-4 months if used religiously or as directed which is twice a day. I’m on my 2nd bottle already which is about to ran out.
- Cruelty-free. Not tested on animals. 🙂
- It is quite expensive for 495 Php. I tried to search for other affordable stretchmarks products but all of them seems to range from 400 plus and up.
- It only has one size. Hopefully they have smaller sizes.
This product would only aid in lightening stretchmarks. It doesn’t guarantee to remove your stretchmarks totally. I’ve read someone said, there is no product yet that would really remove stretchmarks totally. Even going through a dermatologist.
Don’t fall for any miracle product that promises it’ll remove your stretch marks. Without plastic surgery or other invasive procedures, those lines are there to say. That disclaimer aside, know this: your stretch marks will fade over time. The angry reddish/purple color will fade into a silvery white and they’ll become less indented in the skin.