Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Review: A'kin Rosehip Oil



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?

25 comments:

  1. Is this pure rosehip oil. We don't have a'kin in the philippines. :(

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    1. Yes - there are a lot of brand apart from A'kin who sell rose hip oil :)

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  2. Hey, can I make the spider veins of my face worse by using this product? Because of the vitamin A......
    Thanks a lot,
    Patricia

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    1. Hmm, I'm not entirely sure on this, but some people seem to find that rosehip oil reduces the appearance of their spider veins :)

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  3. Hey Michelle I use Rose Hip oil EVERYDAY! It has completely replaced my moisturiser and I began using it almost 2 years ago. It has literally saved my skin! I was just like you, when I never used to use it, I would always find things to pick on my face and it would leave nasty pigmentations from the scars and since using Rosehip oil it has done wonders. I have used A'kin before but I personally like the brand Sukin more. They have a great rosehip oil, and they also have an AMAZING facial moisturiser that absorbs so quickly, which I sometimes use after rosehip oil. Yay i'm glad you like it. I can't live without my rosehip, i take it with me everywhere!

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    1. Yay! Rosehip oil FTW :) I haven't tried many brands yet, I've just started trying out a bottle of Kosmea, I'll add Sukin to my list :)

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  4. You've got me sold! I'm off to find me some! x

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  5. agreed - def. going to look for this next time im in earth fare - thanks!!

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    1. Hope it works for you as well as it does for me :)

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  6. I have the same skin as you...NEED TO TRY THIS!! No blackheads? Wow, Im so on this!

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    1. It's amazing! I've honestly never been more amazed by a beauty product before. Hope it works for you too!

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  7. I just started using rosehip oil and am already seeing results, very little but it's there. I am excited to see what a few months of using it will bring!

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    1. I hope it works out well for you - I think my skin was so badly taken care of at that point that the improvement was massive!

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  8. Sounds like a super oil! This website sells refined rose hipoil for $35 for 500ml! I think I might have to make an order! :)

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    1. Well that's embarrassing, I forgot the link: https://www.escentialsofaustralia.com/php/product_listing.php?gid=75

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    2. That sounds really good! I've never tried that store before, is the shipping reasonable? Make sure you keep it in a dark place ;)

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    3. Are you kidding me! I just bought a bottle of Kosmea certified organic rose hip oil as I had read on Oprah.com that it was the best thing for nourishing skin and getting rid of pigmentation. Well, let's see...I will let you know in a month's time,cos it said if there is no lightening of the pigmentation after a month then it probably isn't working anyway. Hope springs eternal!
      I have,however, rubbed just one drop onto the back of my hand that looks like a prune...and OMG, the skin feels as smooth as...INSTANTLY! Not so sure about the smell though...a bit like wet bark chips.

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  9. I haven't purchased from that store either but I've just placed an order. It says delivery cost is $0.00, still waiting for them to send me payment details...

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  10. i bought mine a while bak and now the opening of the bottle is crusty on the edges. does anyone know why that is?

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    1. My old bottle got crusty too - it's probably just the oil oxidising from exposure to air and light. Essentially the crust is a combination of it going bad and the more volatile liquidy bits evaporating, leaving the solid stuff that used to be dissolved in it behind. Just wipe the edges, and the rose hip oil inside should still be good to use as long as it doesn't start smelling really bad!

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  11. I love my rosehip oil!

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  12. Finally I have bought this oil. And - Oh Sweet Lord - I see difference after 3 days!
    Thank you, LabMuffin.

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