Tuesday, June 3, 2014

༺ Review: Rose Hip Oil ༻

I have found one skin care product I can't live without ~ Rose Hip Oil. This may sound like a drastic statement, but it’s true. I have struggled with skin problems over the last five years, and my skin was the worst it has ever been {even as a teenager} after Isabelle, my second child, was born.

I had blotchy, uneven skin tone, weird red patches, flaky skin, oily skin and loads and loads of spots all over my face that would take forever to heal. It was depressing, to say the least. I thought I’d left the acne behind, but now I had adult acne to deal with.

But my little sister went on a health kick {organic natural EVERYTHING} and told me to try Rose Hip Oil and Sukin Organics skin care products. I loved the cleanser, the toner and the hand cream, but I was astounded by the results of the Rose Hip Oil! It made me an essential oils convert for life.

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Product Details: 

I bought my oil from a local discount chemist supplier, but you can purchase Rose Hip Oil online, or just about any where ~ it must be pure however, or it is not going to be as good for your skin. Trilogy skin care products have developed a reputation for the purest rose hip oils available and the best for skin nourishment.

More details about the Trilogy Rose Hip Oil product:

  • An efficacious reparative oil for face & body
  • Contains pure natural rosehip oil, rich in essential fatty acid (omega 3 & 6)
  • Provides all-over hydration, strengthening & healing action
  • Remarkably corrects the appearance of scars, stretch marks, fine lines & wrinkles
  • Effectively treats dehydrated & aging skin
  • Unveils a softer, smoother, more refined & healthier looking complexion
  • To use: Gently massage a small amount into face or body day & night. Use alone or together with your regular moisturizing products




My skin cleared up in a week to two weeks of using 3-4 drops of Rose Hip Oil every evening after cleaning my face with Sukin Face Cleanser. My skin tone evened out, the blotchy-ness and redness faded away, and while I still have to deal with errant spots breaking out on my chin, the rest of the acne has pretty much disappeared. Even better, the spots that I do get every once a month or so {you know the ones…}, aren’t as angry and don’t take half as long to heal.

I did fiddle around combining Rose Hip Oil with other traditional moisturizers for a few months, but now I use Rose Hip Oil mixed with a 50/50 base oil of Sweet Almond Oil as my only facial moisturizer. I have plans to add a few other essential oils to the mix:

  • Argan Oil for greater moisturizing properties
  • Ylang-ylang Oil for balancing properties – good for combination skin {this oil is very expensive though!}
  • Neroli {orange blossom} Oil for healing scarring
  • Chamomile Oil for healing damage skin and fighting acne

I will play around with the mixes, trying to get them in the right balance for my skin. That is the great thing about essential oils, you can create your own personalized skin care product with a little bit of research. Alternatively, there are a lot of skin oils available from cosmetic companies if you are looking for something simpler.

In saying that, if there is only one oil that you want to try, I would start with the Rose Hip Oil. It seems to be the most ‘all-purpose’ oil for skin care, acting like a multivitamin for your skin: rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that are essential for skin health.

My Top Tip:  It is recommended to use some sort of carrier {base, or ‘real’ oil} to mix with your essential oil. I found that the Rose Hip Oil by itself did make my skin feel a bit too dry after a few weeks of use, I would recommend mixing it.


I will use Rose Hip Oil for my skin for the rest of my life. Other products may come and go, but not this one!

Rating:   10/10 ~ for perfect skin care. 



Discloser |  I am not affiliated with Trilogy, Sukin Organics or any other product mentioned in any way; I bought this product myself and chose to review it because I like it. (✿◠‿◠)

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  1. Wow, that's wonderful, honey. I'm really happy to know that rose hip oil has proven so beneficial for you. I have very dry, sensitive skin myself (which is usually at its worst in the fall and winter), especially on my face, and will be picking up a bottle to try myself, too. Fingers crossed! :)

    ♥ Jessica

    1. I will be interested to hear if it helps, and I hope it does. :) ♡

  2. Huh, I'll have to try this! I have major skin issues as well (sensitive, some acne, a bit of psoriasis), but this all-natural route sounds like it could be a great solution! I may have to concoct my own mixture to try!


    1. Oh, that would be great if you tried it out Emileigh. I have found that essential oils have really cleared up my skin like nothing else I've tried ~ even expensive Dermatologist developed products have not had the same results as essential oils.

      With a little bit of research, you should be able to suss out which oils will be most helpful for your skin. If you are interested my own recipe I currently use a daily application of:

      - 5 drops of a 50/50 mix of Sweet Almond Oil & Argan Oil (moisturizing + base oil to carry the essential oils)
      - 4 drops of Rose Hip Oil
      - 2 drops of Ylang-Ylang (balances my combination skin)
      - 2 drops of Chamomile (heals sores/spots/scarring)
      - 1 drop of Rosemary (clarifies and shrinks pores)

      I simply drop the correct dosages into the palm of my hand, rub my hands together to mix well and apply to my face. It doesn't take as long as you might think!

      I also cleanse using Sweet Almond Oil and this works a treat for removing make up - even water proof mascara, and well as it being gentle to my skin.

      I still would like to add some Neroli Orange Blossom Oil for greater healing power, but have yet to find it. Anyway, I hope this is helpful for you, and I do hope you find the right oils to help your skin. It really is wonderful when it starts to clear up. ♡



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