At the suggestion of a friend and after reading a blog post by Julie Fagan I decided to try Rosehip oil. I’m always looking for natural products to swap out other beauty products and this seemed like it was worth trying.
First of all, Rosehip oil is extracted from the hip of the rose. The hip is the fruit left once the rose has bloomed and lost its petals.
I did a little research on the oil and found that it is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids and can be used for:
- Scars and Burns
- Stretch Marks
- Dry and Sensitive Skin
- Sun Damage
- Acne and Acne Scarring
I have now been using Rosehip oil for about 6 weeks and I love it! I put it on in the morning before my make up (about 5-6 drops applied with clean fingertips). It absorbs quickly and makes my face feel fresh, moisturized, and smooth after applying. It’s super light and non-greasy which makes it perfect to apply in the morning before going anywhere.
I also apply it in the evening but have it mixed with coconut oil, vitamin E, and some essential oils for a combination that I call my “nightime lotion.” This lotion is a little greasier because of the coconut oil which is why I apply it at night.
Overall what I have noticed so far is that my skin feels great and looks great! I didn’t have terrible skin before using this but I do feel like it is helping my skin and I will continue to use this product as my regular moisturizer.
I have also been applying it to a scar on my back. I haven’t noticed much change there but I have had this scar for many years and I’m hoping that with regular application of this oil it may reduce it’s appearance. I will keep you posted if there is vast improvement.