August 29, 2011

Review: Bio Oil and Giveaway [CLOSED]

Stretch marks are the bane of almost every woman's life at some point of another. From personal experience, they have the ability to drastically lower your self-esteem and make you feel, to put in bluntly, like crap. However, hope is not lost as, using a unique combination of ingredients, Bio-Oil can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scarring (among other things) and, as a longtime user, I can assure you of this! Read on to see how Bio-Oil actually works, my experiences with it and also how to be in with the chance to win your own bottle.

Bio-Oil provides care for for scars, stretchmarks, uneven skin tone, aging skin and dehydrated skin through the use of some important skincare ingredients including vitamins A and E with Calendula, Lavender, Rosemary and Chamomile oils as well as PurCellin Oil. PurCellin oil is an ingredient that is unique to Bio-Oil which lowers the stickiness and density of the oil to create an almost "dry oil" formula which is non-greasy on the skin. The combination of all of these ingredients ensures that they are absorbed into the second layer of the skin to provide targeted treatment at the root of your problem, whether that be scarring, stretch marks or otherwise.

Now, with the scientific spiel out of the way, does it actually work? Well, I can attest that it does. I have used Bio-Oil for many years, long before the company ever came to us with the product. I had awful stretchmarks across my sides and hips and I was really mortified by them. Despite the fact that it is not the cheapest product in the world, I persevered with it for months and, slowly but surely, my stretch marks faded to faint silvery lines which, I think you'll agree is much more preferable to bright purple! 

I have also found other uses for Bio-Oil over the years which aren't exactly endorsed by the brand but, do no harm either. I have used it to treat dryness and scarring caused by eczema which you can read about here and, I have also used it as a serum-esque product when going to bed. I wouldn't recommend this if you have oily skin but, for normal and dry skin folks, your skin will feel plump and super soft come morning! 

Now, here comes the fun part, we have a 60ml bottle of Bio-Oil to give away to one of our readers. If you are having trouble with scarring or stretch marks, now is the perfect time to start treating them so that they'll be seriously reduced before next summer! All you have to do is follow us on Google Friend Connect using your Twitter or Google accounts and leave a comment on this post so we know you're interested. This giveaway will close at midday on 5th September 2011.

Bio-Oil is preservative-free and is not tested on animals. Available from Dunnes Stores, Superquinn, Supervalu and pharmacies nationwide including Unicare, McCabes and Hickeys. 

60ml rsp €9.99, 125ml rsp €17.99, 200ml rsp €22.99




  1. Ooo, enter me please! Bio Oil has been a staple for me since becoming pregnant, and now my baby is a year old I'm STILL trying to rid (or at least reduce!) the dreaded stretch marks! Email is xxx

  2. Oh enter me please! I have awful scars from various things that always make me feel self concious, so I'd love to get rid of them!
    GFC - hannah.
    Email -


  3. Can't believe you're giving this away girls!
    I bought another brand for stretch marks and it just doesn't seem to be working, I'm so embarrassed about the ones on my thighs. They're horrible and deep!
    So enter me please:)
    GFC: Ruthie
    Email: Ruthie_b2 @
    Following you two on everything else as well:)

  4. Thank you for this giveaway!

    I already follow you on Google Friend Connect as Kris Beauty

    I would love to have a chance to win this!

    Email :

  5. Hello! I would totally love to win this :-D

    GFC- ZatZ

    Thanks alot

  6. Enter me please!
    GFC: Olga


  7. Enter me please :)
    GFC: Comme3pommes


  8. I'd love to be entered please :)
    Not sure of my GFC name but my e-mail is

  9. I follow you on GFC as Emma Bourke. Would love to be entered please :)

  10. Enter me, please! Thank you! :)

    Name/GFC: Rachel Villanueva
    Email: racheltvillanueva at yahoo dot com

  11. please enter me id love to win! :)
    twitter- @SarahWhelehan

    thank you!

  12. Please enter me!

  13. hi guys would love to enter!! i follow your page through my twitter @pinkredsq and email is! Thanks xxx :)

  14. Would love to be entered into this competition please, following you on google

  15. Hey, just to let anyone who lives near Stillorgan Dublin that the chemist beside Gotham South have a half price deal on bio oil at the moment!

  16. Please enter me, have been a fan of this for a LONG time :) GFC: MissGreenEyes, e-mail shannairl1983[at]hotmail[dot]com

    Thanks girls xxx

  17. Ohh would love to win this, GFC emma phelan, Email is

  18. I'm using it to treat my ever annoying and stubborn stretch marks at the moment so count me in.


  19. Well this is perfect timing! Just ran out of my bottle, I get feckin horrible stretch marks on my thighs!

    GFC: Leanne Woodfull
    Twitter: @leannewoodfull

    Fab giveaway!

  20. The one product I can not live without, having gained and lost weight, I can not tell you how much I love this stuff. I have no visable streachmarks thanks to bio oil.
    I cant always afford it, but it is worth every cent.

  21. oh my god this might be the perfect giveaway! I have terrible scars on both of my legs which means they are always tucked away under a pair of tights on a night out.

  22. I just ran out of mine n'all! The hack of my hips at the minute, eurgh! X

  23. I would definitely like to try this!

    GFC: Ruth

    Thanks! xx

  24. I love the sound of that!! I follow from tinker_bell1990 and my twitter is @Charli008 x

  25. Would love to try this! Following on GFC as Fiona L and twitter as @filo1111

  26. I think GFC is cliodhna marie and twitter is cliodhnamariie.

  27. Would love to try! I've been wanting to buy it for ages but it's quite expensive and I want to make sure it's worth the money.
    Following on GFC via my twitter profile (valantev)
    & on twitter: @valantev

  28. Oh i would love to win this. Bio Oil is amazing!!! Ive got serious stretch marks and scars to heal!! :) lovin the blog girlies! :) x

  29. Ooh would love to win this, thanks for another great giveaway! Following on gfc via twitter: Margaret Gibbons, email: x

  30. enter me:)
    GFC Zofiana

  31. I had surgery a few months ago and have kept meaning to buy this as i have some super ugly scars across my tummy now which really stand out against the milk bottle pale irish skin! But I'm always too poor!

    I'm following with blogger and my twitter name is EdelMHennessy

    Thanks Ladies!

  32. I am definitely interested!!! Following via GFC, tweeting @d_daydreams and sharing on Facebook Dolly Daydreamer Fairley!

  33. Pick me! My bottle of Bio oil is nearly finished.

  34. Following via GFC
    Following on Twitter @becky0020
    Liked on Facebook (Becky John)

  35. me please

  36. Am following your blog, twitter name is @picklepie35 :D

  37. I used this after surgery a few years back and it was great for the scarring, the bottle got passed to sis for her pregnancy stretch marks, both time we were delighted with the results.
    I'd love a new bottle!

  38. following you blod and twitter @rkhipkin great prize :) x

  39. enter me following on fb @aussiegecko on twitter

  40. oooh enter me please, would love to try this on my sons excema, i don't mind the stretchmarks, my email is


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