Bio-Oil Liquid Purcellin Oil

Best Budget Scar Removal Oil

Why people love it
  • Good for stretch marks
  • Smells fantastic
  • Definitely lightens scars

This vegan scar removal oil is cost-effective, smells delicious, and has won 224 skincare awards. It’s particularly good for stretch marks and reduces their appearance dramatically.

Besides the varying levels of efficacy, there really aren’t any, except this product is sold in China which means it is tested on animals.


Not everyone loves an oil formula when it comes to scar removal, but it is highly effective, providing the skin with a load of benefits. You do, however, have to spend some time working it in to avoid grease stains on your clothing. That said, your skin will love it and almost everyone finds its scent intoxicatingly good.

We do love that it’s vegan, but we take some issue with the fact that it’s sold in China (meaning Bio-Oil is tested on animals). If you can get over that, this is the sort of product that you want to have on hand for emergencies – and during and after pregnancy as it is surprisingly effective on stretch marks as well. It doesn’t hurt that it’s one of the most cost-effective scar removal products on the market… and that it’s wonderfully effective.

Consistency: Translucent oil

Scent: It’s unscented, but it has a sort of earthy aroma that users love.

Notable ingredients: Inside, you’ll find a pile of vitamins and essential oils including vitamin A to promote collagen development and elasticity.

Parabens: No

Cruelty-free: This is a bit of a tricky one. You see, Bio-Oil complies with the Beauty without Cruelty law in the UK which states that any product manufactured in England must not be tested on animals. But, it is sold in China, which means that the final product must be tested on animals before it can be sold in that market. What a shame.

Application: It’s meant to be rubbed into the affected area in a circular motion. The manufacturers suggest using it twice a day every day for at least 3 months to see results.

Package options: There are a couple of different product sizes available, including a 2-ounce (great for travel), a 4.2-ounce bottle, and a 6-ounce bottle. The larger sizes are available for Prime shipping and all 3 qualify for the Subscribe and Save program.

Cost: The 4.2-ounce bottle costs somewhere between $12-13, meaning that you’ll spend roughly $3 per ounce – a little more if it pushes up towards $13 and a little less if you put it on your Subscribe and Save list.

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