Rosehip oil is like liquid gold. It’s an “in” product that everyone seems to be talking about. I mean, rosehip oil is pretty hip after all. Sorry – dad joke! Seriously, what’s not to love? It’s inexpensive, a 45ml bottle will last you forever (about 6-12 months), it’s super moisturising and reduces visible signs of ageing.
Brand/Product: Trilogy’s Rosehip Oil.
Price: $21.95 for 20ml or $35.95 for 45ml from Priceline, Chemist Warehouse and selected pharmacies. Or shop online.
Why we love it: It’s certified organic and fairly traded. Trilogy is also a certified carbon neutral skincare company.
Verdict (Yay or Nay): Recently Kate spoke about Sukin’s Rosehip oil. I’ve been using Trilogy’s for nearly 18 months now after discovering it in Amazing Face by beauty guru Zoe Foster. I use it once a day, in the evenings, either on its own or under a face cream.
A little goes a long way and you only need a few drops. Don’t expect it to smell like roses either. When I first wore it my husband asked me why I smelt like flour. Yes, you read that right. Flour! Not sweet-smelling flowers.
I have sensitive skin and this product doesn’t irritate me. In fact rosehip oil suits ALL skintypes. I definitely do feel refreshed but I’m wary of claims by users that it makes sunspots vanish. I’ve been using this product for a while now and the only thing that has made my sunspot fade is uber-thick concealer. Having said that, I do think this product is the bees knees. It helped enhance the “pregnancy” glow I felt pressured to have while knocked up and gives me a glow now I’m not. YAY!
Contrast and compare: Rosehip oil is everywhere! Consumers are going to have no problem at all finding a rosehip oil accredited with Choose Cruelty Free. Besides Sukin and Trilogy, there’s A’Kin, Kosmea, Moogoo and Perfect Potion – just to name a few. So Kate and I are going to have to start a product smackdown to really contrast and compare which product is the best.
Your thoughts: What is important to you, dear reader, when it comes to rosehip oil? Price? That it’s certified organic? Or fairly-traded? Perhaps award-winning impresses you? Or maybe what really makes a difference is whether rosehip is spelt in one word a la Trilogy or Sukin’s two-worded approach of rose hip? Let us know what brand you use in the comments below.