This is the HG of skin oils for me. Prior to trying to conceive, birth control had my mid-20, combo skin under some version of control with at least one breakout at any given time and 2-3 during my period. After I stopped the pill and got pregnant, all hell broke loose...it was like pubescent warfare had been declared on my poor face. I wasn't about to resort to my traditional, harsher methods of treatment (retinoid, salicylic acid, etc.) and regular facials just were not in the budget. So, I turned to this face oil with low expectations (my experience with jojoba and tea tree were sub-par). It was amazing! I went from a multiple step routine (clarisonic, witch hazel toner, eye cream, face cream) to washing off my makeup and applying this oil. The smell wasn't luxurious, but it wears off and feels soo good on the skin. My biggest concerns were pimples, dryness and hyper pigmentation and I saw results immediately! Blackheads shrank, pimples were few and far in between (if the rare one did pop up, it would be tiny and be such a tight whitehead that washing it would pop it), open scratches healed in record time and my old scars faded in one week. I couldn't believe that this simple oil was working better than all the variety of creams and products I had tried! It went head to head with pregnancy hormones and saved my face! I read about how you could mix with an emulsifying oil and how to layer it with moisturizer to seal it in, but the tamanu oil I tried didn't give me better results, so I didn't mess with it. Seriously, I went from "I should wear foundation to cover these scars" to "I only need SPF and I am ready!" Do yourself a favor and switch to this, it is amazing!!
Rose hip oil is one of my oldest beauty tricks to keep my skin hydrated and glowing. I mix a small drop into my moisturizer and it blends evenly and smoothly into my skin. I even use a small amount around my eye area around bed time (but i am very careful to not get it into my eyes) and when i wake up my eyes are hydrated and fresh. Such a great beauty find.
Don't always believe the hype! My oily skin has benefited very well from applying an oil as a moisturizer for my face.
I purchased rose hip seed oil by the brand Now and love how well it works on my face. I use this in combination with organic aloe vera gel. I really believe this has helped check my oily acne skin and has drastically changed how often my skin becomes congested with white heads.
I paid about $6 for a 1 oz bottle and have been using it since Dec. 2012 and still have 3/4 of the bottle left. It basically pays for itself.
A little bit goes a long way. Just make sure the oil is applied to damp skin. That is the only way it will absorb and moisturize the skin. Otherwise, it will just sit on top.
Jojoba, almond, argan, apricot and multiple other oils never helped balance the oil production on my face and this one truly works.
I'm so in love with rose hip seed oil.
i purchase mine from the health food store. after washing my face i tone w/a mixture of green tea, apple cider vinegar & aspirin, then i massage 4 drops of the rose hip seed oil while my face is still damp & after it has soaked in i put a small amount of moisturizer on top unless i'm wearing my bb cream. i use this morning & evening & my skin is super hydrated & very soft. it also diminished dark spots & has evened out most of my skin tone. continued >>
I heard about this product and read reviews about it before trying it. I have oil, acne prone skin with a lot of acne scars. I also have a stubborn discolouration on both sides of my mouth (near my laugh line area, one side is more darker than the other side). I use this two times a day (in the morning and before going to bed) on damp skin. I warm the product in my hand and press it and massage it into my face and neck. I use about 3 drops in the morning and about 5 drops at night. I always wear a sunscreen on top of this oil. The oil quickly absorbs into my skin and does not leave a greasy feel or look. I used this about 2 weeks and I recently went to get a facial done and the esthetician was removing my makeup and commented that the dark area had faded and she thought I still had makeup on. Rosehip seed oil has reduced my acne and has controlled the oil production on my skin. I love this oil and highly recommend it. I also use the OCM (castol oil with coconut oil) to remove my makeup. My skin feel supper soft and silky. I will update in a month time to let you know how much progress has been made.
I used rosehip seed oil for my eye wrinkles for more than a month, but it didn't help reduce them.
My first HG facial product ever! I have dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin that stops me from trying new products. Although I just turned 27, I've been distraught to find that fine lines have shown up around my eyes (especially when I smile...I never looked in the mirror until recently); however, the most upsetting thing was my skin tone. I thought I would forever be one of those women who could never go without makeup. But that all has changed! Turns out I was using the wrong products my entire life-- I was red and irritated because different soaps dried me out.
Honestly, I think I'm struggling with thyroid issues and other hormonal imbalances as well and this oil has been AMAZING to moisturize and even my skin tone without causing acne. Even my boyfriend comments on how beautiful I look without makeup. Trust me, I NEVER thought that could be possible!
I bought mine at The Vitamin Shoppe. It's organic, cold-pressed, and in a white/pink box that, I believe, is the Life-Flo brand. Good luck! Hope it helps you like it's helped me! (Not related but if you have skin like mine, switching to the lotion-like Cetaphil face wash and Chagrin Valley Soap products have also helped.)
After having children my skin changed dramatically. I was breaking out, my skintone was so uneven and I was beginning to notice dark spots. Needless to say that at the young age of 26 wasn't ready so welcome signs of aging. Before having my two little girls my skin was amazing and so I knew exactly what I was missing. After researching tons of products from $300 dollar regimens to drugstore treatments I thought why in the world am I putting chemicals on my face? I then discovered rosehip oil and it met all my requirements. It was natural, safe, and effective. The last week I've been using it I've noticed vast improvements in my skintone. I also used it on a dark burn scar on my arm and in just that week the dark brown has significantly lightened to a light tan color. I've started using it on my three year old, she had a small scar on her face from where my one year old scratched her and its almost gone now. Rosehip oil is safe and extremely effective. I'm thrilled!
I recently purchased RHO after hearing a friend rave about it for "hangover skin". I use grape seed oil as an evening moisturizer and occasionally to cleanse. I love the balancing and brightening properties of grape seed oil, but it doesn't absorb fully into my skin. RHO has a very light, silky texture and it sinks in to my skin completely leaving no sheen or slip behind. The texture of RHO is similar to a few of the high end serums I have tried. The ritual of drawing the amber liquid into the dropper and squeezing a few droplets onto my fingertips before smoothing them over my face feels very luxurious as well. I put it on at night, and I find that the fine lines around my mouth as well as my nasolabial folds are less obvious. No word yet on whether RHO improves tone or coloration, but I will update if moved to. Generally, I think oils are superior to night creams in terms of plumping and imparting glow to the face, and RHO is indeed the queeen of them all.
I've only been using this oil for four days, so I'm hesitant to make any big claims, but so far I'm seeing some nice results. My skin is somewhat damaged with redness and slight scarring from old acne breakouts, but it is also very sensitive to topicals, so harsh treatments tend to make it more red and irritated looking. About a month ago I attempted a 30% glycolic acid home peel that absolutely ravaged my skin, leaving it very sensitive, red, and somewhat bumpy in texture. The cold and wind of the past few weeks has only made my skin worse, leaving it with enlarged pores and a very dry, rough texture. I went to Whole Foods and picked up a bottle of Aura Cacia Rosehip Seed Oil with Vitamin E and started using it on Saturday. Since then, I've noticed a nice reduction in irritation and pore size. My skin finally looks like it's calming down. There's still a good bit of redness, which I don't expect to go away any time too soon, due to the damage I've inflicted on it over the past 6 weeks. However, the damaged skin does look a smoother and some old scarring is looking (fingers crossed) more shallow. I've also recently started back on a regimen of multivitamins, fish oil, and vitamins B and D supplementation. Hopefully, if I keep away from any harsh treatments and continue to protect my skin from the elements, the damage will heal without much trouble. I'll keep you posted!