Trilogy: Rosehip oil

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.

I only need 2-3 drops

I only need 2-3 drops

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.

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4 thoughts on “Trilogy: Rosehip oil

  1. Kosmea’s one is the darkest and absorbest the best, so im guessing by its colour it probably has the highest amount of beta-carotene and lycopene. When I have oily skin I like to use Kosmea’s rosehip oil the most because it absorbs well and seems to heal my breakouts faster. However when my skin is dry I prefer to use lighter and more “slippery” rosehip oil like Moogoo. I also like that Moogoo’s rosehip oil is affordable and has good packaging that doesn’t expose the oil to light and air. Moogoo is probably my favorite, then Kosmea and Rosehip Vital.

    In general though I find that darker coloured rosehip oils with a stronger earthy smell (Kosmea and Akin) are better for healing my skin, while lighter coloured rosehip oils like Trilogy are more moisturising. Sukin, Moogoo and Rosehip Vital are somewhere in between. That’s just my experience though. There are a few others I haven’t tried like Pai Organics.

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