Retail: Avg. $10
Oily skin is a curse and somewhat a blessing (that is when you're much older and wrinkles won't be much of a problem for you) but I'd say it's mostly a curse. You start off the day all fresh faced ready to take on the day with a load of confidence until 3 hours later when you look into the mirror to see that vibrant face now looks like you got beaten in the face with greasy bacon.
I love fatty breakfast meats just as much as the next person, but the oil that accumulates on your skin several hours after slapping on an obscene amount of matte makeup products can be incredibly frustrating. I think I've sampled every product and solution under the sun that claims that it can keep my face completely dry all day. Nothing seemed like it was working until one day I stumbled upon information provided by the beauty of internet skin experts that led me to an easy, one-step solution to my greasy face issues. Rosehip seed oil.
What? Why would I add more oil to my already oily face? I realize that sounds counter-intuitive, but I discovered that oily skin has overactive glands that actually over produce oil to compensate for the natural oil it "believes" has been stripped from our skin when it really hasn't. So that's why it's important to moisturize-with the appropriate moisturizer that is.
The beauty of Rosehip seed oil is that it's a dry oil so your pores will actually absorb it very well leading to skin with a healthy glow. This oil is actually extracted from the hips of rose bushes and it is loaded with plenty of vitamins and fatty acids that your skin requires but may be deprived of.
So, with nothing else to lose, I took it upon myself to buy this miracle in an amber bottle (you can purchase this at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, a drugstore etc. usually selling for $10 retail) and see if it was worth the hype. In short, it was. I've been using it for a few days and already notice a difference in my skin. I use it for nighttime application before bed. I just pump two small drops in my hand as a little goes a long way. I massage it gently into my face and allow it set into my pores. The day after I used it for the first night I had it, my skin was soft, supple and moisturized--nowhere near the oily mess it usually is.
The second time I applied it, I decided to apply foundation with a primer a few minutes after, and it went on smoothly with no breakout shine. I am ecstatic. I couldn't believe my prayers have been finally answered and with a solution so ridiculously easy, it almost seems too good to be true.
I also discovered Rosehip seed oil has other uses as it can be beneficial for dull/dry hair and for nails, as well as other skin conditions like hyper-pigmentation, acne, eczema, rosacea, dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks and scars.
I recommend picking up a bottle of this organic magic for the beautiful skin,hair and nails you've always wanted!