So I bought this at the last 20X the points event at SDM.
And have yet to do a proper review on it. Sad. Esh. In my defense, I’ve been busy…Very Very busy…*shifty eyes…*
Ok So first up is Bio-Oil
Alright, so I can’t lie. Like I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I have wanted this item since I saw some people reviewing it on soompi.com. Unfortunately for me, it was not available in North America. So I patiently waited. And waited. Stalked the website to see when it would come over to us.
Then the news finally broke late December 2007. It was here.
So every time I went out to a Shoppers, I made sure to check to see if there was one in stock.
Long story short, I got my hands on one. Sucks I bought it at 13.99, cause a week after it was 9.99. On sale. Though seeing as I got the last one when I first bought it, I wouldn’t have been guaranteed that it would still have been there a week later.
Let’s recap my face.
- slow cell turn over, meaning my pores get clogged VERY easily
- my t-zone is the oiliest on my face
- I majorly break out with stress, but that isn’t to say that I don’t break out in general
- I scar pretty easily in general
- I have red areas on my face (typically around my nose)
- my skin is highly sensitive…booooo
- visible pores…another booooo….
- and finally, I’ve got slightly uneven skin tone
I know lots have claimed that this helped reduce their acne, and cleared their skin…blah blah blah.
In truth the reason why I went for this is for the moisturizing effect, and because of my easily scarring skin. So based on that, I felt that it does help out a lot. Yes it is an oil, but because of the whole “dry oil” thing, it isn’t so slick that I look like I dipped my face in oil. Luckily for me, it doesn’t make me break out more, but that is because I am massaging it into my face, unlike some others, that I believe rub it into their skin, aggravate their skin, and end up clogging their pores with all that annoyance.
When I used it reguarly, I did find that it helped to minimize the redness around my nose. Something I’ve had for a good…8 years of my life, and it helped to minimize it. I found that it also helped to smooth out my skin on my upper cheeks.
What did I like about it the most?
Well a few days ago, I had this semi-allergic reaction to something, and broke out in this WEIRD way. I haven’t broken out like that since I was in highschool… So I was completely floored. Also it itched SO much that I had to pop allergy meds for a day. In any case, the oil, despite the fact that it’s not supposed to, helped to ease my itch, and pain. I put a dab on, and just lightly patted it on. It seemed to react to it well, seing as it started coming down after two days. Which, if I compare it to highschool years (oh those dreaded years,) would take several more days to completely heal. These things were my biggest annoyance in HS. I would dread my monthly because of it.
Anyway, when used in the proper moderation that is suggested in the booklet, and instructions were followed, I felt that it was a good face massage to end a day. Personally it didn’t make me break out, though others have for one reason or another, but I got lucky. Or so I believe :P
At SDM, I was with my friend, and as we passed by the aisle, she started raving about it when she saw it. And seeing as I was going to buy a new bottle of Clinique’s Dramatically Different Gel, I figured I would try this out first.
The reason why she loved it was because it was very light, and still moisturized her face. She loved the dewy effect it gave her skin, and also seemed to minimize her oily skin.
So, I shelled out the 18.99 for this thing, and the next morning I tried it out. (Since then, I have used it pretty much every day.)
What do I have to say?
So I have weird skin, therefore sometimes this isn’t enough to moisturize my skin the whole day. I mix a bit of Jamieson E cream into it, and then put it on. I do agree that it is very light. A few weeks ago, when it was ridiculously warm out, I put it on, under my foundation, and DANG it looked great. I didn’t feel like I was sweating it off, and well it smoothed out my skin.
Makeupalley.com has varying results, so basically I can only assume this is a huge hit-or-miss. I find that this is great for a summer/warmer weather moisturizer. It contains SPF 15, and helps to manage my skin during the days. I would say that it is somewhat comparable to Clinique, and for the price, well…I really like it^^