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Bio-Oil®: Review



Bio-Oil® Overview:

Bio-Oil® is a formula made for multiple skin concerns like stretch marks, scars, aging, and uneven skin tone. Since this formula is made to address multiple skin concerns in one formula, it may not be comprised of key ingredients for only stretch marks. You may want to elect a cream or oil that is solely made for the use of stretch marks so it is formulated with the most effective ingredient to improve stretch marks only. Also, this product does not claim it’s clinically tested to diminish the look of stretch marks. It is important to elect a product that has been shown to offer results. To see some of these options, look at the grid below.

When electing a stretch mark option you should consider finding products that have been formulated within the United States so that you can verify that this product has been made accordingly with the FDA Guidelines and if any issues may occur, you can easily get in touch with the manufacture. Unfortunately, we are unsure if Bio-Oil® is made in the USA. But, it is sold worldwide.

Bio-Oil® claims that it improves the appearance of stretch marks, but did you know that stretch marks change in color as they age. If stretch marks are red or purple in color, they are often new and silver-white marks are often older than six months. Unfortunately we did not find information suggesting that Bio-Oil® reduces the appearance of discolored stretch marks. However, this product is promoted for use during pregnancy, which is a benefit.

Product Characteristics:


  • 1476408445_tick_mark_dark  Affordably priced
  • 1476408445_tick_mark_dark Promoted to improve the appearance of stretch marks
  • 1476408445_tick_mark_dark Can be used during pregnancy


  • 1476408453_close_icon_dark Does not claim its clinically tested
  • 1476408453_close_icon_dark Does not suggest when results may be seen
  • 1476408453_close_icon_dark Does not state it improves discolored stretch marks



Sizes Available:

2 oz, 4.2 oz, or 6.7 oz

Directions For 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.

Ingredients List:

Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (Calendula Oil)
Lavandula Angustifolia Oil (Lavender Oil)
Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil (Rosemary Oil)
Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil (Chamomile Oil)
Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A)
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
Oil base
Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum)
Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate
Isopropyl Myristate
Glycine Soja Oil
Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil
Fragrance (Rose)
Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone
Amyl Cinnamal
Benzyl Salicylate
Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde
Orange: CI 26100 (Red 17)

Where is Product Manufactured:


Final Thoughts on Bio-Oil®:

Bio-Oil® is available in three sizes and may reduce the look of stretch marks. We could not find information stating it is a clinically tested product or that it helps with discolored looking stretch marks. Be sure to use this product as directed to achieve best results, if any may occur.


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