Ok, this is for my friend The Pretty Kitty!
I first read about Bio-Oil in the People magazine Style Watch a couple of years ago. Now, you should know that I love experimenting with tried and true products when I can. I read that it was a huge seller in Australia and New Zealand. AND it's multi-use...for scars, stretch marks, aging and any uneven skin. Because it wasn't available in the US yet, I ordered it. Now, however, it is readily available in drug stores...and even on sale sometimes (like now at drugstore.com for $8.99.)
I don't think that I can vouch for every single one of its claims' effectiveness. However, for scars...I love it!! I use it on my legs for any blotchiness or scars, and can definitely see a difference. I don't recommend it for use on the face because it has mineral oil in it and I know, for me at least, it clogs pores.
I also use it on my stomach and around my hips, where my skin can get kind of dry. I'm sure lotion would work just as well, but I love the feel of this. It is a great hydrater. I wouldn't say that it fades scars like a glycolic product, but smooths and hydrates...and over time that speeds up healing. Same thing with stretch marks. I have read quite a bit about stretch mark creams, as some pregnant friends have sent me on searches, and the consensus seems to be that no cream/oil/serum actually erases them. The best tactic is to keep those areas of skin very well hydrated and supple.
If you have any ingrown hair scars, or dry/uneven skin...this is your product!