Left: Roll-on, 15mL; Right: Dropper bottle, 50mL
If you're wondering what rosehip oil is, it's a pressed seed oil extracted from the seeds of the rose bush, Rosa Canina and it is naturally packed with nutrients, hence its beneficial use. These nutrients are able to provide moisture, protection and strength for the skin. Rosehip oil is rich in naturally occurring vitamins, antioxidants (helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by reducing free radical damage) and essential fatty acids including Omega 3, 6 and 9.
Will using Rosehip Oil benefit you? Let's find out and see:
Although the actual product is exactly the same, for this review I'd like to focus mainly on the roll-on version. The exciting thing about it is that it's a 'world first in beauty' - the Rosehip PLUS Skin Boost Roll-On is the first Australian Certified Organic Cold Pressed Rosehip Oil Roll-On that delivers precise application of the purest Rosehip Oil to fine lines and wrinkles, even while you are on the run!
RRP $14.95 AUD
Firstly let's talk about the packaging. The 15mL tube is perfect for the handbag and for travel. The massage rollerball applicator allows you to target specific areas to apply rosehip oil such as the delicate eye area and lip area, on small dry patches and even on scars, without a messy application.
When I first tried using the rollerball, it appeared to be stuck. This was due to the accumulation of the oil at the top which had dried up over time and as a result, made the rollerball unmovable. If this happens to your tube, all you need to do is roll it against a hard surface to get the ball moving. It also helps to try and squeeze out some of the oil which would hopefully seep out from the sides of the ball. This will help give the ball some lubrication for it to start rolling again. Easy fix :)
Directions for use:
- Hold the applicator between your fingers, carefully placing the rollerball on the area of concern
- Gently move the applicator so that the rollerball leaves a fune later of Rosehip Oil on the skin
- If applying to a scar, make sure that the wound is healed. Never apply to broken skin
The Rosehip PLUS Rosehip Oil is rich in colour and it goes on with an orange-reddish hue. But not to worry as it rubs in clear and the oil is fully absorbed into the skin!
Also, the rollerball gives such a nice cooling, soothing sensation. It makes application that much more enjoyable haha!
What the Rosehip PLUS Rosehip Oil claims to help with:
✓ Maintain skin hydration and softness
✓ Improve the appearance of dry and sensitive skin
✓ Minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
✓ Promote skin elasticity and texture
✓ Repair sun damaged skin
✓ Reduce the appearance of skin pigmentation
✓ Repair skin tissue as a result of burns
If any of the above are a concern for you, you can benefit from this product. Rosehip oil is suitable for all skin types and not to worry if you have sensitive skin like me because Rosehip oil has been commonly used in skincare products for a variety of skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, sun damage and dry skin, as well as brittle nails.
The scent and texture
I like the scent! It's not perfume-y or artificial and that's something that I take into account when I use/purchase skincare products as I have a strong preference for fragrance-free or light fragrance. I can't describe the scent of Rosehip Oil but it reminds me of a very weak coffee bean scent mixed with nuts and a bit of caramel. I don't know about you but that kind of makes me go 'mmm!'. To me it's pleasant and I have no problems with it at all. The scent's powerfulness is nothing compared to Bio-Oil and to be honest I'm not a big fan of that scent.
Of course, it feels like oil... just not the same thickness or slippery-ness as something like... cooking oil, thank goodness! It's the perfect oily texture for me. I can imaging people who have combination/oily skin being a bit put off using an oil-based product on their skin/face, and fair enough if that's the case. I have such dry skin that I sometimes cringe at the thought of putting powder on my face (hello to enhancing my dry, flaky skin!) - I definitely prefer the dewy look over the matte finish. Anyway as I was saying, my skin loves the oily texture and it absorbs it so well.
Ooh I've never seen a Facebook logo on a product before. I am intrigued :}
How the Rosehip PLUS Rosehip Oil has benefited me:
Instead of writing a slab of words to describe my experience with this Rosehip oil, I'll break it down into short dot points:
- Driest area on my face = T-zone. Rolled a bit of the Rosehip oil on that area
- Before = flakiness was seen. After = flakiness was gone. A MIRACLE
- Also applied it onto my cheeks and they stayed moisturised without looking oily
- I felt as though I had 'normal' skin. No dryness or irritations from using the product
- Skin felt smooth and supple after use
- Moisturised my skin better than cream moisturisers and it didn't break me out
It says that the effects are seen within 3-4 weeks however the effects that it had on my dryness were seen within several minutes. The 3-4 weeks would be for scarring and wrinkle/fine line appearance reduction as I can imagine those taking a fair bit of time to become minimised.
Everything's positive about this review of the Rosehip oil. I love it and I'm glad that I had the chance to try it out. I haven't tested it on any scars or sun damaged skin so I can't say how it works for those skin conditions. But if they claim to help in those ways and have many additional benefits, this product is definitely worth a try and worth the $14.95 AUD which in my opinion is a very decent price.
The oil is not a once-off use where all the effects are seen immediately and once they are seen you won't need to apply any more. Nope, it's not like that at all - it is suggested that the oil is used daily to maintain the benefits and to be helpful in the long run.
If 15mL isn't enough or if you don't want to run out too quickly, how about purchasing the 30 or 50mL dropper bottle?
Same thing, just without the rollerball tube
You get more out of one drop than a swipe of the rollerball
Left: One drop from the dropper bottle; Right: One swipe from the rollerball
You get more value if you choose the dropper bottle version (30mL its RRP is $19.95 AUD and for 50mL its RRP is $29.95 AUD) though I reckon having both versions is even better. The tube one is good to take around with you and the dropper bottle is more hygienic (can share with family members or even friends if you wish!).
Would I recommend/repurchase?
Yes, definitely. Need I say more? I'd say that it would benefit you no matter what you skin concern is. Even if your skin is normal and flawless, use it anyway because it could probably help you maintain your flawless skin! I'm only kidding about that last part ('maintaining flawless skin' isn't listed as a benefit) but yes, it will certainly be a favourite of mine for a longggg time due to the benefits. The only negative aspect to point out is the oil being orange as colourless would be better but hey, if it rubs in and dries clear then that's all good for me!
I hope this review was informative and if you haven't heard of or tried Rosehip oil before, I hope you found it interesting. The product is available in leading Pharmacies and Health Food stores and also on their website Rosehip PLUS.
The title of this post could be my questjen for this week but I've already answered it for all of you :P I am sure that it will benefit you in some way at least, even if you dislike the scent or texture because that's beside the point hehe.
Questjen of the week (which hardly gets answered these days *sad*):
Are you intrigued about using Rosehip oil?
You know I am, but are you?
Again if kindly requested, I can send a little sample to you if you'd like to try before you buy.