A'kin - Rosehip Oil


30 reviews

83% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$


100% pure rose hip oil

on 10/18/2014 3:14:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Having very oily skin I didnt think this would work for me. I use this night and day now with a matt primer over it then my foundation and I barely get any shine throughout the day.
Having gone from oil and shine by 10am this is a major breakthrough for me and I am sure it has lessened the wrimkles around my eyes. I love this oil and wouldnt be without it now.
I use this at night with a moisturiser on top and love how it improves my once very oily skin.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 7/13/2014 8:11:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

This actually worked really well on my skin and seems to calm and clarify cant really comment on scar reduction as im still getting over a break out from a moisturiser (neal's yard avacado & vitamin e) I really like this oil and will continue to use mixed with my night time moisturiser- this would be too oily for my skin for daytime use- an overall lovely product!

on 4/28/2014 6:24:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Unfortunately it did not do very well for my skin- I broke out with a lot of milia and cysts after a couple of days of using it.

However, it's done absolute WONDERS for my hair and lips. The ends of my hair are incredibly soft and devoid of any past damage and my lips which used to peel a lot are now well hydrated and silky smooth- better than any lip-balm I've ever tried.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I've been using this rosehip oil for a month now.

It's reduced my pimple scars, however it does clog my pores and I've been having a few breakouts, especially around my upper lip area and chin. And it's given me more fine lines under my eyes.

on 8/15/2013 9:11:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Yes, so I finally decided to try a new brand of rosehip oil after being a loyal fan of Trilogy for over 3 bottles !

Texture wise, A'kin version of RHO has a deeper red hue to it, and the scent of sandalwood (it's a woody kinda scent, which does not bother me anyway). It sinks in pretty easily, and does not leave an oily cast on the skin. A very important tip when applying facial oils: Always warm 2-3 drops onto your palm, rub your palms together and gently pat (NOT rub) the oil onto your skin. Your skin should feel comfortable with a little hydration, not oily.

I reckon it's a slightly cheaper version of Trilogy's with comparable benefits. Would be keen to try other products from A'kin

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Black

This is a lovely product that has worked very well on me.
- Does not cause break outs on acne-prone, combination skin (oily T-zone, relatively dry cheeks and occasionally peeling nose)
- Great moisturising properties. I use this as a serum before applying my favourite moisturiser Nivea Soft. The two products together = divine baby soft and spot-free skin!
- Makes my skin glow
- Reduces redness in cheeks
- Acne scars are slowly fading into oblivion!
- Cute little bottle with a dropper for hygiene.
- Lasts a long time. I've been using mine since mid-March this year and I've only used around 35% of it. I predict that I'll finish it in January next year which means it lasts around 10 months with daily use. The $20 you pay for this is very much worth it!
- The Vitamin A in RHO has helped to reduce and regulate the oil my skin produces. Vitamin A and Vitamin E (anti-oxidant) also work well as prevention against anti-ageing as they repair sun damage and collagen. In my case, I'm obviously too young to have wrinkles and fine lines but I do enjoy using this and knowing that I'm doing the best for my skin since prevention is the best cure. I've also found that it's helped to brighten and lighten my skin with consistent use!

- Possibly the smell. I did not like in the beginning, but now I think it's a very nice pleasant, natural musky smell.
- Doesn't prevent break outs (hormonal, food etc) but is effective in healing acne scars

- I use the dropper to place 2 drops on both my cheeks, 1 drop on my forehead and 1 drop on my neck.

Repurchase? Yes.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I apply this product twice a day, 2 drops in the morning, before applying moisturiser and then makeup, and 4 drops in the evening after my shower.

I have found that his product has improved the texture and overall appearance of my skin. My skin tone appears more even and my pores look smaller. I have also found that this product has helped treat some minor skin irritations on my face, near my cupids bow and above my eyebrow.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 11/15/2012 8:54:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

Update: honestly never noticed much difference in my skin by using this over time. Have switched to more effective oils.


So far, this has been a nicely moisturising treatment. Helps my skin to remain dewy, really solves the problems of looking dull and flat and tired.

Bought the smaller version (23ml) on sale (for $15) in order to trial it, and really glad I did. I was wary about buying into the hype around rosehip oil, but I sampled the Kosmea one, and that made me want to buy some.

I do think even oily skins could use these, as long as you were maintaining a good skin regime for your type. Whilst I have dry skin, the benefits in rosehip oil shouldn't just be limited to one skin type, so I think more people should try to understand their skin better in order to use oil treatments. This really will help you.

PLEASE NOTE: I would be wary of other (negative) reviews stating that a particular brand of rosehip oil is better/worked better than another. This is unlikely true, given that the primary ingredient of rosehip oil....must be rosehip oil! Changing the brand is quite unlikely to make a difference to the treatment you are getting.

Update 4/13: Changed this to 5 (from 4), it is really good for moisturising. I don't think it removes wrinkles, but if you put it on at night, you wake up and your face is so well moisturised any fine lines are harder to notice. Will definately have to get another bottle when this runs out.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have combination skin which tends to be oily and sensitive so I tried to stay away product contents oil as fas as I could.

My friend recommended A'kin Rose & Geranium Pure Creamy Cleanser & Toner in One to me when my face had several red/dry spots from Kiehl's brigtening cleanser and this Rosehip Oil came together as a freebie.

First, I wasn't so sure about putting this oil on my problem skin but I'm happy that I did. I use one drop and put it on my red/dry sports around my cheek at night before I go to bed and after couple days my red/dry spots have disappeared and skin around my cheek is back to normal, well-hydrated and not as sensitive as before.

on 5/20/2012 7:58:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This stuff is amazing. I have oily skin with large pores, but this has really become an essential part of my nighttime ritual.

Since I've started using it, my skin has definitely improved -- my complexion is brighter, my old scars have faded, and I have less zits. And when I get lazy and don't apply it even once, my skin immediately looks poorer the morning after.

The smell is very earthy, but I like it because it doesn't smell fake.

The oil might be a little bit hard to apply, so what I like to do is spray Witch Hazel + Rose Water on my face and palms and then apply the oil when my skin is still damp. 4 drops is enough to cover my entire face, neck and upper chest area.

5 points for packaging because the dropper is very useful.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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