Monday, December 3, 2012

Bio-Oil: Scar Tissue That I Wish You Saw.

Metric Jenn

I was just introduced to this product by a lovely lady who lives all the way down in San Diego, otherwise known as "The Whale's Vagina". I was on vacation, and thoroughly enjoying the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, sunshine, and basically being not at work. One day I was complaining vociferously about having crocodile skin on my elbows resulting in strange clusters of freckles. It's ridiculous, and a source of wonder to all those who notice, while being perplexing to myself.

Well, in waltzes Mademoiselle Parissa with her well-moisturized, glowing skin, and I got so damn jealous. I started shrieking about my elbows at her, like they were somehow her fault.

Parissa didn't shrink away from my banshee-ness, and gladly shared her secret: Bio-Oil. Bought at Costco. For like...19$. Nineteen dollars. She allowed me to use some of hers before I bought my own. Now, before I reveal what I thought of this product, let me give you a bit of background on what it's to be used for.

Basically, Bio-Oil is used to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It is also effective for aging and dehydrated skin. In short, I should just use this stuff all over my body. I may as well just fill a bathtub with it. 

I have scars from surgery, stretch marks from just being a person (I mean who DOESN'T have stretch marks?? Maybe Ryan Gosling. MAYBE.), and my horrid croc-elbows from hell. I borrowed Parissa's Bio-Oil specifically for my elbows, and it was a goddamn miracle. It does have a slight medicinal smell (to me, though to others it may smell of cinnamon (weirdos)). After 2 uses, there was a noticeable difference in texture on my elbows. Unfortunately, my freckles stayed.

So? Yeah...verdict? I love this stuff. Love it. And for the price of 19$? That is cheap as borscht. The only place I've seen it, though? Costco. Which of course is for a limited audience...the ONE drawback.

Rating: 7/8 Tentacles


  1. I've seen it in some Duane Reade or CVS, can't remember. But i've definitely seen it. Now i'll buy it too.

  2. I've seen Bio Oil at both Wal-Greens and CVS. Nice to know it works, off to buy some!

  3. I am thrilled to report that I can finally get one of your top reviewed products in Germany! Bio Oil is available at both DM drogeriemarkt & Rossmann for around €11! Squeeee!

    1. Hurrah! I can't believe we have lovely German readers - and I'm glad you get to try this stuff out!

  4. I they used to sell it in Target a couple of years ago (it's a been a while since I've been in the US) - perhaps it's still there?
    It really is marvelous - it nudges Aveno out for my top skin stuff!

  5. I'm so glad you all are getting it and are liking it!
    Seriously, I can't believe it's taken me this long to find such an amazing product!