Bio-oil 60ml £6 or 3 for £12 (usually £8.99 each) @ Boots
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Bio-oil 60ml £6 or 3 for £12 (usually £8.99 each) @ Boots

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Found 20th Jan 2016
All three sizes of bio oil has a saving of £2.99 but they are also on a 3 for 2 across Skincare at boots.
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Otherwise known as complete BS with no scientific backing, but plenty of unscientific anecdotal evidence, also known as placebo.

http://blog.healthy.co.nz/why-i-dont-stock-bio-oil/

http://www.yummymummyclub.ca/blogs/dan-thompson-beauty-busted/20120831/bio-oil-busted

If you can find proof that this works other than placebo please post it here.

Topical treatment of stretch marks.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9723049

"However, little efficacy has been shown for treatment of striae alba topically".

If you want to try a topical treatment of stretch marks (stria alba) then you could do worse than try the treatment in that study. That is the only known topical treatment (20% glycolic acid and 10% L-ascorbic acid with zinc sulfate and tyrosine) to have any significant bearing on stretch mark appearance.

Bio Oil is a mineral based oil containing botanical extracts and scents which have no scientific studies regarding efficacy of treating stretch marks.

bio-oil.com/en/…nts


Edited by: "fishmaster" 20th Jan 2016
Saved me the trouble of posting that it's all ****.
Please do not waste your money on this product. The first comment is absolutely spot on.

One of the the main ingredients is actually derived from duck fat and has no evidence to back up the scar or stretch mark reduction claims. The oil is also extremely fragrant, so it will do more harm than good for your skin.
fishmaster

Otherwise known as complete BS with no scientific backing, but plenty of … Otherwise known as complete BS with no scientific backing, but plenty of unscientific anecdotal evidence, also known as placebo.http://blog.healthy.co.nz/why-i-dont-stock-bio-oil/http://www.yummymummyclub.ca/blogs/dan-thompson-beauty-busted/20120831/bio-oil-bustedIf you can find proof that this works other than placebo please post it here.Topical treatment of stretch marks.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9723049"However, little efficacy has been shown for treatment of striae alba topically". If you want to try a topical treatment of stretch marks (stria alba) then you could do worse than try the treatment in that study. That is the only known topical treatment (20% glycolic acid and 10% L-ascorbic acid with zinc sulfate and tyrosine) to have any significant bearing on stretch mark appearance. Bio Oil is a mineral based oil containing botanical extracts and scents which have no scientific studies regarding efficacy of treating stretch marks. https://www.bio-oil.com/en/product/ingredients



Smells nice though
Is there anything on this planet which works
Ok my stretch marks are still there,but one thing I can vouch for is its fab on scarring!
I had a small op on my stomach which I had visible stitches for and I can honestly say that reduced the colour and appearance by 75%. Every ones skin is different so it's worth a try.
High strength pure vitamin e oil is excellent for scars.
fishmaster

Otherwise known as complete BS with no scientific backing, but plenty of … Otherwise known as complete BS with no scientific backing, but plenty of unscientific anecdotal evidence, also known as placebo.http://blog.healthy.co.nz/why-i-dont-stock-bio-oil/http://www.yummymummyclub.ca/blogs/dan-thompson-beauty-busted/20120831/bio-oil-bustedIf you can find proof that this works other than placebo please post it here.Topical treatment of stretch marks.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9723049"However, little efficacy has been shown for treatment of striae alba topically". If you want to try a topical treatment of stretch marks (stria alba) then you could do worse than try the treatment in that study. That is the only known topical treatment (20% glycolic acid and 10% L-ascorbic acid with zinc sulfate and tyrosine) to have any significant bearing on stretch mark appearance. Bio Oil is a mineral based oil containing botanical extracts and scents which have no scientific studies regarding efficacy of treating stretch marks. https://www.bio-oil.com/en/product/ingredients



​Wonder why Dr's are allowed to prescribe it then?
Massaging scars helps to reduce their visibility, any oil which acts as lubrication for that massaging will have the same effect. Doesn't matter if it £1 a litre vegetable oil or £100 a litre snake, I mean bio oil.

Dry skin will also be made oily by any oil. If you have dry skin, maybe lay off the sodium laureth sulfate.
rajsingh516

Ok my stretch marks are still there,but one thing I can vouch for is its … Ok my stretch marks are still there,but one thing I can vouch for is its fab on scarring!I had a small op on my stomach which I had visible stitches for and I can honestly say that reduced the colour and appearance by 75%. Every ones skin is different so it's worth a try.



Sorry but that doesn't mean the bio-oil helped. Perhaps your skin healed on it's own and the surgeon did a good job on the stitch. Without testing against a regular moisturiser or no moisturiser, we can't for say for certain if and how the bio-oil helped. The fact that bio-oil claims to be very effective against both scars and stretch marks yet you only perceived a benefit from the scar suggests the bio-oil didn't make much difference.

It's sort of saying you got better from an illness because you took a pill when in fact the pill could have contained nothing i.e. a placebo and your immune system overcame the illness itself.

Just use any basic moisturiser and massage the area to promote circulation and prevent dry skin. Much cheaper.


Edited by: "yrreb88" 21st Jan 2016
brohood

​Wonder why Dr's are allowed to prescribe it then?



A doctor can pretty much prescribe what they want but as Bio oil is not medically licensed for any conditions and not part of the national formulary, prescribing it is discouraged. I suspect the vast majority of doctors would never prescribe bio oil and even if one did, it's certainly not proof of it's effectiveness.

If they had to prescribe something would choose the cheapest so probably a big bottle of E45 or suggest to the patient to simply go buy some themselves.
£4.99 from bodycare
£12.20 from Amazon for 200ml or £10 from 'other sellers'.
SecondSon1

Please do not waste your money on this product. The first comment is … Please do not waste your money on this product. The first comment is absolutely spot on.One of the the main ingredients is actually derived from duck fat and has no evidence to back up the scar or stretch mark reduction claims. The oil is also extremely fragrant, so it will do more harm than good for your skin.



Have you ever seen a duck with stretch marks?
Hands down.. Who van say this product actually worked for then?
If you're going to get stretch marks you'll get them, I tends to be hereditary. I used palmers cocoa butter religiously for my first pregnancy and got none. I've barely used any this pregnancy and so far still have none. Even though I started out at 7 stone, have gained 2 and a half stone and am measuring 40 weeks and I've still got 1 month to go! Moisturising generally can help with the itching no you get from stretching but any will do!
Thanks...love this website!! Just bought 3 bottles of 200ml bio for £34! 3 for 2 offer applies to 60ml, 120ml and 200ml bottles in Boots!! Thanks op great find!!
yrreb88

Sorry but that doesn't mean the bio-oil helped. Perhaps your skin healed … Sorry but that doesn't mean the bio-oil helped. Perhaps your skin healed on it's own and the surgeon did a good job on the stitch. Without testing against a regular moisturiser or no moisturiser, we can't for say for certain if and how the bio-oil helped. The fact that bio-oil claims to be very effective against both scars and stretch marks yet you only perceived a benefit from the scar suggests the bio-oil didn't make much difference.It's sort of saying you got better from an illness because you took a pill when in fact the pill could have contained nothing i.e. a placebo and your immune system overcame the illness itself. Just use any basic moisturiser and massage the area to promote circulation and prevent dry skin. Much cheaper.



No it was nothing to do with the surgeon or the op! And no I'm skin didn't heal natural as with any scar it will always leaving a mark behind but from my experience bio-oil left my once very dark visible scars practically invisible!
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