Rosehip oil – My verdict on the latest beauty secret

rosehip oil review

Face oils are having their moment in the spotlight.

What would have once seemed a risky move (add oil to my already greasy / spotty skin? No thanks!) is now being hailed as the number one way to achieve a flawless, glowing complexion – whatever your skin type.

And one of the most popular face oils of the moment is Rosehip Oil.

Rosehip oil is harvested from the seeds of rose bushes, and is full of vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids that supposedly transform dull, dry and even acne prone skin.

It is said to even out skin tone and improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and fine lines and wrinkles.

How has the use of Rosehip Oil appeared in our beauty regimes?

The use of Rosehip oil as a beauty trick first appeared on the UK beauty radar when Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr announced that she uses it every night before bed.

Another supposed fan of the wonder oil is Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, who is rumoured to use Trilogy Rosehip Oil in her daily skincare routine.

Trilogy Rosehip Oil Review

Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil 20ml

Trilogy Rosehip Oil

Cost: £19.50

This Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is made from the finest quality Rosehip Seed Oil and contains a minimum of 80% essential fatty acid (omega 3 and 6) and fatty acid (omega 9) content.

According to Trilogy, independent clinical studies show that their Rosehip oil helps improve the visible appearance of:

  • scars by 41%
  • stretch marks by 43%
  • fine lines and wrinkles by 23%

These results were based on twice daily use over 12 weeks.

Using Trilogy Rosehip oil

I applied more than the recommended 2-3 drops to my face each night – probably more like 3-5 – tying my hair back from my face to avoid getting greasy hair.

Apply by patting the oil onto your face rather than rubbing on (as you might with a moisturiser).

The oil is pretty much odourless and does feel incredibly silky. It absorbs well over a period of around one hour. I didn’t feel as though I had to worry about leaving oil on my pillow or keeping my hair off of my face all night, as long as I allowed that one hour soak-in period.

I woke up with non-greasy skin each morning that felt soft, healthy and definitely more naturally radiant.

The verdict

The oil definitely improved my skin tone after around four to five days.

I had started to get dry patches around my nose, chin and forehead due to the colder weather and the Trilogy Rosehip Oil definitely injected some much needed moisture into those areas.

One month later and I’m yet to see any miraculous reduction in fine lines but the improvement in the softness and moisture levels of my skin fills me with confidence that it’s doing great things.

I’m still a dedicated believer in Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair – which is incredible by the way – but will now alternate between this product and the cheaper, entirely natural Trilogy Rosehip Oil.

I plan to try the Rosehip oil on any scars or stretch marks that may appear throughout my pregnancy so will report back with findings.

In summary, good quality Rosehip oil really works as a natural moisturiser; brightening and tightening your face, ensuring your skin has a more youthful glow without the greasy effect that some other face oils produce.

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