Rosehip Oil | Anti Aging Face Oil?
Hi everyone! Welcome back to my channel. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a huge fan of natural skincare because I have dry sensitive skin. I’ve always been extra wary of the type of products I use, especially on my face.
Over the past few months I’ve been using rosehip seed oil. I heard about rosehip oil through a friend of mine who says she swears by and that I have to try it. I’ve been using tamanu oil and almond oil for ages, so using natural oils for skin care is not foreign to me.
I did some research on the oil and what really piqued my interest is that Kate Middleton, Gwyneth Paltrow, Miranda Kerr all use it as part of their daily skincare routine. I stumbled upon several brands of rose hip oil.
I decided to go with a brand called the ordinary, as it had very good ratings and was quite a bit cheaper than the rest. A 30ml bottle from the ordinary cost me about $10 from Well.ca. While Trilogys rose hip oil for example, cost $30 for 20 ml.
Before I get to my experience so far with rose hip oil, let me save you all some time and summarize what I found during my research. Rose hip seed oil is the result of extracting the oils from a small bright red berry like seed pod of two types of wild roses predominantly grown in Chile.
Rose hip oil is classified as a dry oil, meaning it absorbs quickly into the skin and won’t clog your pores. It contains vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that makes it one of the top anti-aging oils for the skin.
Rose hip oil can also be used on all skin types. Its main benefits include promoting the regeneration of skin cells to combat signs of aging, brightening and firming the skin, preventing and helping with eczema and acne scarring, treating wrinkles and more! The ordinary rose hip oil came in clean minimal white packaging, the oil is kept in a glass jar with an eyedropper and contains 30ml.
Once opened, the oil expires in 12 months. The oil is orange yellow in color and has a very subtle earthy scent. Don’t worry it’s not noticeable at all once applied. Since I have dry and sensitive skin, I typically like to perform a patch test whenever trying a new product especially what’s going on my face.
This will ensure that I’m not allergic to the oil. Trust me, do the patch test, it saved me on a couple of occasions. To do this, I apply a couple of drops onto my wrist. Then I cover the area with a band-aid.
After 24 hours, I check the area for signs of irritation, if my skin gets itchy or inflamed I won’t bother with the oil. If my skin doesn’t show any sense of irritation, it’s probably okay to try on my face.
I’ve applied rosehip oil every single night for the past couple of months in place of almond oil as part of my daily skincare routine. I did another video on my routine in case you’re interested. I’ll insert a card above.
I put two to three drops onto the palm of my hand and rub my hands together to warm the oil up. I then gently press it onto my face covering as much skin as possible. I also apply it around my dark circles in a circular motion.
The oil is absorbed almost immediately so it doesn’t leave your skin looking greasy. My experience on Rosa hip for the past couple months has been fairly positive. The biggest difference for me is that my skin feels extra soft and supple.
My husband likes to pinch my cheeks and he even commented that it’s felt extra soft lately. I did experience a few breakouts initially but I think that had a lot to do with my diet than rosehip oil but after a week, my skin has been clear since.
The thing I’m most happy about is that after using rosehip oil I noticed that it did a fantastic job in brightening my overall complexion and evening it out as well. As a moisturizer, I found that almond oil works better on the areas where my face is normally dry.
After applying the rosehip oil, I felt like it didn’t do much in hydrating my skin. I haven’t seen that noticeable difference in my dark circles, I feel that almond oil works better for that. Moving forward I think I’ll go back to using almond oil for my dark circles and continue to use rosehip oil on other areas of my face and see if there’s a noticeable change to my skin.
Almond oil is much more cost-effective. I bought this bottle 118 ml for seven dollars, so if the changes aren’t drastic with the rosehip oil, I’ll go back to using almond oil as my primary face oil. I’ll do a follow-up video to let you guys know what I decide to do.
In conclusion, the quality is good and with a shelf life of 12 months you should finish this long before it expires. It’s been great for revitalizing the skin on my face and hasn’t caused any acne breakouts.
The oil applies extremely well and gets absorbed almost immediately. If you’re interested in trying the ordinary 100% organic cold-pressed rosehip oil, I say go right ahead. It’s extremely budget-friendly when compared to other brands and at ten dollars a pop, it’s not a huge commitment in case is not for you.
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