Bio-Oil

This new topical oil is supposedly very good for red marks/huperpigmentation left after acne. It doesn’t do much for pitted scars, however. I’ve listed some resource links for you guys:

http://www.bio-oil.info/
http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?showtopic=97977

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8 thoughts on “Bio-Oil

  1. Looks intriguing. I don’t see where it’s available in the United States though.

  2. I tried it for a few months. Did absolutely nothing for my indentations, or for my spots. It also gave me really really greasy skin.

  3. I have heard that it is really greasy and aggravates most peoples skin. I think it is designed mainly for body skins (stretch marks).

  4. I am on Roaacutane at the moment so my skin is mega dry, my spots are all gone now but have all the red marks still, I’v been usin the bio oil for about a month to get rid of the red marks- its not clogging my pores now cause of me dry skin. I dont see much difference but me mum reckons there is.
    I dont know! Has anyone tried that collegen gel?

  5. the only reason bio-oil is not suited to most people on here, is because you still have spots. yes its greasy and will be hell for you if you have spots. its only good if you’ve got over your spots and are left with scarring

  6. At their website, they have a page indicating that the Bio Oil was tested for being acnegenic (causing acne to worsen) and that it tested as being okay:

    http://www.bio-oil.info/en/clinical-trials/acnegenic-skin-testing

    These are the ingredients:

    Paraffinum Liquidum
    Triisononanoin
    Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate
    Isopropyl Myristate
    Retinyl Palmitate
    Tocopheryl Acetate
    Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil
    Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
    Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil
    Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract
    Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
    Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
    BHT
    Bisabolol
    Parfum
    Amyl Cinnamal
    Benzyl Salicylate
    Citronellol
    Coumarin
    Eugenol
    Geraniol
    Hydroxycitronellal
    Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde
    Limonene
    Linalool
    Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone
    CI 26100

    Isopropyl myristate is a big no-no on the zerozits.com list ( http://www.zerozits.com/Articles/acnedetect.htm ) for being comedogenic, though, so I don’t know.

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