On April 23rd, I posted that I would be partaking in the Bio Oil Challenge. According to the company, by rubbing the oil on your stretch marks for three months, twice a day in circular motion, your stretch marks will fade.
I have to admit, I didn’t rub the oil on my belly twice a day for three months. I was pretty intermittent with it actually. I started off doing the twice a day for the first two weeks and I did notice a difference. But life got in the way and soon it was once a day, then every other day and then once or twice a week when I remembered.
It became a bit of a pain to remember to do it in the morning after the shower and then before I went to bed. I found that I would have to wait a while until the oil sunk in and if I didn’t, my clothes would get the oil on them and a little would seep through the front. I wasn’t a fan of oil marks on the belly of my shirt, looked like I competed in a greasy cheeseburger eating contest. And I didn’t always have the time to wait as being a working mom with a toddler, my schedule doesn’t always allow me the free time to sit, rub oil on myself, much to my Hubby’s chagrin 😉 , and let it dry.
So despite my lackadaisical effort in the Bio Oil Challenge I created myself, I will say that there was some noticeable results. My stretch marks are lighter than they were and I’m sure with continued effort on my part, they will lighten even more. I wasn’t expecting them to go away entirely, but I am impressed with how they faded taking into account my inconsistency. Based on this, I give Bio Oil 3.5 out of 5.