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Because I love experimenting with my skincare, I have a part of my drawer, filled with little bottles of all kinds of oils. When I visited India this summer, I had the most horrible bout of breakouts ever! I knew that eventually, these pesky pimples would disappear, but what I worried about were the scars and marks that they would leave behind. I wanted to take the natural route to take care of them, when I found that a combination of Rosehip and Tamanu oil can mimic the job of using retinoids! I think I found some great stuff here guys!
Sourced from the southern region of Chile, rosehip oil is extracted from the seeds of rose fruits, known as hips, and is valued as a potent skin-rejuvenator. This minimally refined organic seed oil provides the ultimate application for skin care needs. Rosehip can be used as a serum to the face after cleansing, as a general body oil to soften and rejuvenate skin, and to nourish hair. Use alone or combine with our 100% pure essential oils for added therapeutic benefits.
Suggested Uses: Can be used as a serum to face after cleansing, as a general body oil to soften and rejuvenate skin, and to nourish hair.
Enjoy the benefits of Aura Cacia essential oils by adding 1 to 2 drops of essential oil to each pump of rosehip in the palm of your hand.
For best results refrigerate and use within 6 months after opening.
Product Notes: Rosehip oil contains pure retinol (Vitamin A), which is best known for replenishing and restoring mature or sun-damaged skin. It also contains essential fatty acids, including linoleic and linolenic acids, which are known for their skin conditioning properties and for restoring suppleness.
Price and Quantity:$ 13 for 1fl oz
Organic Rosehip (Rosa Canina)Fruit Oil, D-alpha-tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate)
My Experience with Aura Cacia Organic Rosehip Oil:
I massage a single pump of this orange-ish-yellow oil mixed with a single pump of Aura Cacia Tamanu Oil (review coming soon!), at night. It has a faint earthy smell, nothing that is too bothersome. It’s not a greasy oil (its called a dry oil) by itself, but when I use it with the Tamanu Oil, it seems more oily.
I started using it in August, when my acne was active. For that entire month, I noticed how supple my skin became. But I didn’t notice any major difference in the reduction of my acne, scars and pigmentation. Thereafter, when I returned to my city after the vacation, I used it occasionally, since I lost hope that this would work. Despite using it irregularly, my acne completely subsided in the next two months (I don’t think it’s because of this though), but I still had scars and pigmentation left. I started using this concoction regularly when I ran out of my night cream, and was too lazy to buy another one :p. A week or two later was when I discovered that this stuff actually works! My pigmentation completely reduced to just spots here and there, while my pitted scars seemed to decrease in size. Using products that take a long time to work makes it harder to judge if it has worked really well, unless you document it through pictures. I did no such thing, but when I caught up with a friend after so many months, she kept complimenting on how lovely my skin looked and asked which foundation I was wearing (wasn’t wearing one at all!). I’ve used it a couple of times on my hair. I love using it as a hair serum, especially on the ends of my hair. It keeps it from being too dry, without making it oily.
Now here is the deal breaker. It doesn’t suit every skin type. For as many number of people who’ve claimed this as a holy grail, there are equal number of people who’ve testified that this has broken them out. It’s unclear why that may be, but to know if it would suit your skin, you’d have to take ooparwaalekanaam and try it out yourself . Also, from experience, I don’t think this works well if you have active acne. First, try to completely treat acne, before you address the issue of marks and scars.
There are so many benefits of using Rosehip oil, that an entire article would be required to address it. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve rarely bought any favorite product again, but this may be an exception. I may try other brands, but I don’t think I’m going to eliminate rosehip oil from my skin care regime, anytime soon.
Pros ofAura Cacia Organic Rosehip Oil:
All the effective ingredients in a single bottle (Vitamin A, C, essential fatty acids).
Makes skin soft and supple.
Makes the skin look youthful.
Reduces acne marks gradually.
Reduces pitted acne scars gradually.
Can be used as a night serum.
Works well for both oily and dry skin beauties.
Leaves hair feeling moisturized.
Cons of Aura Cacia Organic Rosehip Oil:
Shelf life of 6 months.
Must be refrigerated for longevity (pros, if you aren’t lazy :p).
Doesn’t suit all skin types. Can cause breakouts.
Won’t seem effective if you have very active acne.
IMBB Rating: 5/5
Would I Buy or Recommend Aura Cacia Organic Rosehip Oil?
It could be a hit or a miss for you, so you’d have to try it out if it suits you. As for me, eeehamaarrfaabritecheezhaibitwaa 😀
Let me know if any of you had the chance to try Rosehip oil! Did it resonate my feelings, or was it a dud for you?
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