Aww. Bummer about the Bio Oil for you, Courtney
I tried Retin-A for acne a few years ago, and I had to lessen the blow of it with a lotion mix to make it a lot less harsh - and even still, my skin peeled until it bled, so for me everything went from being a little unsightly, to incredibly painful. The commercial advertisement says that burning and peeling may occur, but I didn't expect or prepare for sections of skin chemically burnt off in patches. Blegh.
Hopefully some other chicks have tried it and can give you a much better review, and you can find something that will work for you instead of against you.
"..I think you need to stop following misery's lead.
Shine away. Shine away. Shine away.
Isn't it time you got over how fragile you are?
We're all waiting on your supernova, 'cause that's who you are.
And you've only begun to shine.."