Salutations! Back again with another post. Things have been hectic, but you gotta make time for things you like doing, aye? Also, I’ve got a test tomorrow, so I’m quickly typing this post up for some new content!
Rosehip has become popular as of late. I’ve been hearing a lot of hype around it, especially when it comes to using it on the skin. It’s meant to help reduce scars and has anti-ageing properties. I sought it out because I wanted a way to hydrate my skin “naturally” without worrying about added preservatives, fragrances and alcohol in regular moisturiser. My skin is very sensitive, and I suffer from eczema so I thought it would be the perfect solution.
I’ve been trialling three different rosehip oils that I found at the drugstore/chemist/pharmacist (whatever you call it, wherever you’re from), and here are my thoughts!
The first one I tried was the Swisse Rose Hip oil –
I think it was the worst one, out of the three. Although this was the most affordable at, $24.99 per 50ml, it was the most drying. It felt like it sat on the surface of my skin and didn’t absorb at all. I applied it on at night and woke up with red dry patches on my skin around my eye area. This oil smells the strongest.
I tried to use it for my hair, trying not to waste it, but it was too thick and sticky to apply.
Sukin Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil –
This was probably the second affordable option ($44.98 per 50ml) and one I’m using right now. Hydration was great (although slightly drying) and I’ve been using it with conjunction with the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream. What a combo! I’ll post my skincare routine soon.
I think this one is a good middle ground between the two other oils I’ve tried and would pick this over the Swisse oil any day. This oil had the mildest scent, it was the most pleasant as well, in my opinion.
Last but not least, the Essano Rosehip Certified Organic Rosehip oil –
This was the most expensive pick ($74.98 per 50ml)! I think it was well worth the money, and really helped my skin the most. It was easily absorbed and very hydrating. I would purchase it again if I wanted to really treat myself.
Bonus round! – Rosehip vitamins, Nature’s Way ($22.45 for 60 tablets)
I’ve also been taking Rosehip capsules/vitamins/tablets (whatever you call it, wherever you’re from). The taking Rosehip orally also helps with boosting collagen formation, reduce inflammation (for joints, useful for runners like me) and sun damage. What I’ve mostly noticed is that my hair has gotten a little thicker and my eczema has calmed down a little more. But I will definitely report back when I’ve used it for at least a year.
Thanks for reading my post, I hope I’ve passed on some useful information! Tar tar for now!