I haven't written a proper review in a while, but this inspired me to write one.
My first experience with rose hip oil was half a bottle that my mum gave me. I wasn't impressed at first - funny smelling orange oil in an old crusty bottle. But my skin was crappy from years of daily heavy foundation, and it was getting worse and worse. So I rubbed some on my face every night, not expecting much.
Then after a week - Oh. My. Gosh.
Super smooth cheeks.
Tiny nose pores.
Not a blackhead in sight.
Granted, that week I'd been too busy to poke at my skin like I usually do, but I can't remember the last time my skin had been that smooth. I have annoying combination skin - oily T-zone, dry cheeks - I've always had to have two moisturisers. But for whatever reason, rosehip oil just improved everything.
Three months later, I ran out. With my new, dewy clear skin, I was confident - my skin was good enough to last without that $30 per 23 mL stuff! I went back to using my old moisturisers. My skin started off ok, but then the clogged pores came back. Oil cleansing wasn't cutting it, and I couldn't walk past a mirror without extracting a ripe blackhead. It was getting to crisis point.
Then, three weeks ago, I walked past Priceline, which just happened to have A'kin Rosehip Oil on sale. And I'm in love again!
What makes rosehip oil such a good product?
Vitamin A - anti-acne, anti-hyperpigmentation, collagen-boosting, anti-clogging goodness - see here for more
Vitamin E - antioxidant - can help reduce wrinkles, roughness and sun damage
Oleic - reduces inflammation
Linoleic - anti-acne
Linolenic - reduces hyperpigmentation
I've only really tried A'kin Rosehip Oil - I'm sure other people have had success with other brands, but frankly I'm too scared to change for now. I have two bottles of NOW Food Rose Hip Oil, which is produced via a different method and is colourless, and I've been trying it intermittently but it doesn't seem to work as well for me, although for girls with very sensitive skin, it may be better tolerated.
Do you have an SOS beauty product that's never failed?