If you’d told me a few years ago that I would willingly put oil on my oily face, I would’ve laughed at you. But over the years, I have come to understand that balance is key, and that aggressively combating oiliness by using overly mattifying products is really not the way to go, but that is a story for another day. Today I am reviewing The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil.
Here’s what it claims to do
This formulation uses 100% pure Rosehip Seed Oil that is both cold-pressed and organic. Rosehip Seed Oil is rich in linoleic acid, linolenic acid and pro-vitamin A, all of which degrade when the oil extraction process involves heat. While cold-pressed extraction is complex, it preserves all of the quality of this important oil which has been shown to reduce signs of photo-ageing and many other skin conditions.
The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil Review
The Ordinary doesn’t give a lot of information about this product, they simply say it is a “daily support formula for all skin types that supports healthy skin” that sounded really vague to me, so I decided to do a little research and find out what exactly this oil claims to do.
From a quick Google search, I found out that Rose Hip Seed oil is rich in fatty acids. Fatty acids are good for your skin because they help protect the skin’s natural barrier which basically keeps your skin hydrated and younger looking. It is rich in antioxidants and vitamins (vitamins C and A precisely). It contains linoleic and linolenic acids. People with acne-prone skin tend to have lower levels of linoleic acid in their sebum, and it is suspected that this shortage of linoleic acid is a possible cause of acne, and studies have shown that the increased presence of linoleic acid could reduce/prevent acne.
So basically Rose Hip Seed oil targets acne, sun damage, dryness, fine lines, and hyper pigmentation.
I’ve even read some articles that claim it helps with eczema, psoriasis, stretch marks, scars, sun burn, age spot, and the list goes on.
The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil Review – My Experience
I actually really like this oil. First of all, it sinks into the skin really well. It doesn’t feel heavy on the face. I have noticed a reduction in the amount and frequency of new pimples showing up on my face.
When I feel a new zit starting up, I apply it on that spot and the zit actually shrinks. For me, this has worked better as a spot treatment than the Salicylic Acid 2%.
I apply it as an all over face oil too, to sort of seal in all the serums and water based products that make up my night time routine.
I bought this Rose Hip Seed Oil because I wanted to pair it with the Advanced Retinoid and the AHA 30% BHA 2% Peeling Solution. That’s what was suggested on The Ordinary website, and I feel like it works well with those products.
Both products can be a bit harsh, and I feel like the Rose Hip Seed Oil soothes my skin after I apply those.
I definitely feel like it has improved the overall appearance of my skin.
You can buy it here from the brand website.
PS: You can read my review of The Ordinary Coverage Foundation here.
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