I'm not sure what possessed me to buy a huge 125 ml tub of this cream off Ebay untested, and needless to say, it seemed like a good idea at the time (but don't they always?). I was on a rosehip oil kick a few months ago and got it into my head to streamline my skincare to only include those products containing rosehip. I've always loved the holistic all-natural concept behind Eminence Organics and having had favorable experiences with their masques, thought I simply couldn't go wrong with the Rosehip Whipped Moisturizer. But wrong I was, and how wrong indeed!
Convinced I was making the best purchase of my life, I plonked down a whopping 65 USD on Ebay for this cream. And when it arrived 2 weeks later....oh joy, oh rapture! The cartwheels were shortlived, and I was promptly disabused of the notion that I'd found my newest HG face cream.
All was fine and dandy for a fortnight. I loved the fresh, lemony-rose scent of the cream, delighted in the velvety texture, and marvelled at how soft and dewy my skin looked after application. I was glowing, and on top of the world. And then....the breakouts begin. It wasn't anything serious at first, just a smattering of whiteheads across my forehead and isolated white bumps along my jawline and cheeks. Putting it down to the sudden heatwave Kuala Lumpur was experiencing, I brushed the matter off. Three weeks into use, the breakouts continued, and increased in severity. The bumps began to swell and turn pink, and before long, I was helpless in the throes of an awful acne outbreak.
I would not recommend this for people with sensitive, oily or acne-prone skins despite Eminence's website recommending the Rosehip Whipped Moisturizer for those problems exactly. According to the online information, this cream purports to:
1. Moisturize and soothe irritated skin
2. Improve rosacea and acne skin conditions
3. Normalize sebaceous secretion
4. Augment skin's natural ability to resist environmental dehydration
5. Improve vitality by supplying vitamins and minerals
The active ingredients in this cream include:
1. Rosehip: Ester-C to help reduce inflammation and irritation
2. Lemon juice: to tone and reduce visible signs of ageing
3. Pectin: to enrich, nourish and moisturize the skin
4. Biocomplex: an antioxidant booster of Vitamins A, Ester-C, E, Co-enzyme Q10 and Alpha Lipoic Acid.
Due to the high percentage of natural ingredients and enzymes, this product must be stored in the fridge to prevent it from turning bad. The downside is that I can't possibly swap this cream away now and will have to use it as a body moisturizer instead. Please try before you buy as many sellers on Ebay offer 30 ml samples in jars of 6 for extremely reasonable prices. This is an excellent way to see if a product works for you (30 mls lasts a long time because Eminence products are very highly concentrated, and you only need a very small amount to see its effects).
And lastly, please don't think that natural may be the way to go as many essential oils and extracts can be highly comedogenic, ESPECIALLY if you have sensitive skin.
I've been using Rose Hip Whip for years, I wonder why it never occurred to me to look for it on MUA. I love everything about this -- this was recommended to me by an aesthetician to combat a little rosacea on my cheeks. It's so luxurious. I love the way it smells and feels (velvety, as others have noted). I haven't had any go bad on me yet, thank goodness.
Although I love the smell and how this feels on my skin, I think it caused zits on me. I'm not positive, but it was the only new product I'd used, other than the IFP bha/aha solution in which I had some purging of small bumps, but these came after a day of wearing the rose whipped moisturizer. I currently use the eminence thermal spring whipped which has sulfter. Even though It's not as moisurizing and doesn't smell as well, it keeps my skin sufficiently moist and matte, plus helps with breakouts because of the sulfer. If your skin doesn't breakout with the rosehip whipped (which was my only issue, other than not being as matte as the thermal spring), I'd be inclined to use it more. I gave it a decent review since it is a nice moisturizer if your skin can tolerate whatever ingredient mine didn't.
My favorite moisturizer of all time. I recently had my first Eminence facial and the esthetician reccomended this for me. I love the smell so much, rosey and slightly lemoney and it goes on smoothly and absorbs very quickly leaving the skin feeling very hydrated and comforted but not greasy. I use this am and pm and it works very nicely even when i'm broken out because it evens skin tone and tones down redness, leaving the skin with a healthy matte. Blemishes seem soothed after i put this on under mineral foundation. By the end of the day blemishes have usually improved. It may seem expensive at 54 bucks a pop but i am constantly amazed at how little i need use per application. Smaller than pea sized, i'm serious. And you can dilute with water to spread a small amount out even more. I think one tub will last me at least 4 or 5 months at this rate. Eminence is truly divine and one must experience this brand to fully appreciate how active the products are!
I love the smell of this stuff--kind of like a Starburst. I have oily, sensitive skin, and this is an excellent night cream. Sometimes, if I'm not particularly dehydrated, it can feel like it's sitting on the skin, but I don't always use it on a daily basis. Most times it leaves a nice, semi-matte, velvet finish. At the relatively expensive price point, I wish Eminence would reconsider their packaging...they have such awesome products, but with all the organic content, jars are a breeding ground for bacteria. I was hesitant to like this line (a constant barrage of new products/very involved application), but I recommend people give it a shot.
I have been using this moisturizer for over two weeks now and love it! I have very sensitive, acne-prone skin and this does wonders for me. I use this line's cleanser, eye cream, and masque. Love the line!
This is such a lovely product! i just love it. i don't need to use it every day, just about 2x a week (i do use their 8 greens serum everyday however). But this is such a nice, luxurious moisturizer. lovely scent and it really softens my skin. Great line!
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This does have a nice effect on my skin (rosacea, combo & prone to clogged pores), similar to a vitamin C product - brighter & more even-toned, and fades skin discolorations - it also has a slight clarifying effect (due to some fruit acids I think. However, I found that when I use this consistently it starts to clog my pores and also seems to lose its effectiveness. I started using it occassionally, more or less like a once every few weeks treatment, and this way it doesn't clog my pores and has a more dramatic effect on my skin ('glowy', more even toned, brighter). I've never had it turn bad on me like the other reviewer but the last jar I had I kept in the fridge and lasted for months w/o going bad. As far as the texture goes, it is definitely not matte and I think it would be too much for very oily skins even though it's recommended for acne.
I bought a sample pack that contained small amounts (1/2 oz. jars) of 5 different Eminence products. It was a great sample pack - I had fun trying out the various masques (the Stone Crop is especially wonderful). Enclosure says that the Rosehip Whip Moisturizer is a "light moisturizer for normal/oily/rosacea/sensitive" (contains rosehip, lemon and carrot juices, pectin). It is a lovely light whipped mousse-like product that I liked it a lot when I first tried it. It was absorbed by my skin very quickly, and it wasn't sticky and didn't cause any irritation. However, after only a little while, I noticed separation of the product; i.e., after a couple of weeks, I could see a dark pink liquid collecting in portions of the jar. The amount of liquid increased rather quickly. When I patch-tested it (after the separation was really obvious), it caused a skin reaction, so I'm pretty sure it has gone off. Yes, I sound like an idiot, because that should have been obvious...but I've never seen a product go off so quickly. I'm very hesitant to shell out the bucks for the full-size jar, because if I can't use up the huge sample before it "spoils", then what will I do with a huge tub of this stuff?
I like this for my sensitive, acne-prone skin with rosacea and eczema (that's a real mouthful!). A little goes a long way, and it absorbs quickly, leaving a matte finish. I got mine for $52 at a local spa. UPDATE: I don't reach for this anymore, after reading that wheat germ oil is a 5 on the comedogency scale. Could be contributing to my tiny zits. Downgraded to a 3.