Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cheap and Natural: Rosehip Oil

When I bought this stuff about a month ago, I actually forgot why. I mean, it was on my Amazon wishlist, so I knew I wanted it, but I couldn't remember what it was supposed to do. I just knew that I had read something once on some blog that convinced me I should try it.

Now, I don't give a shit about things being natural (or organic). Really, I'm not convinced that the things my skin really needs are likely to drop right off of trees. But rosehip oil has been clinically/scientifically tested, and it's a great emollient, antioxidant oil. It's supposed to boost moisture and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

I'm not sure about lines. I didn't have that many to begin with. Maybe they are a little better? And my skin wasn't really dry. But I have been putting this on my face 4-5 nights a week for almost a month now, and my skin is just better. I just put about 3 drops in the palm of my hand and rub it over my face, after washing. Then I go to bed. One thing I have definitely noticed is that my skin cleared up significantly. I'm the kind of person who always has 1-3 zits, minimum, somewhere on my face on a daily basis. But for a couple of weeks I have had none. I can't remember the last time I had none! I still have blackheads on my nose, but whatever. My skin tone seems more even in general, with a better appearance and texture. Fewer red patches and spots. And it's nice and soft and smooth, without being greasy at all. That's rare for me when I try to use moisturizer. I really like this stuff.*

Why is it clearing up? Maybe it's the oil - maybe it's just because I'm more careful about washing my face every night before I put this on. Not sure. But I like it.

The downside? It's unscented, which actually means that it smells like week-old cooking oil from the deep fryer. Yuck. But I am pretty sensitive to smells, and this is fairly subtle. Within 5 minutes of putting it on, I don't smell it anymore. It's not that bad.

It'll cost less than $10 for a bottle of it, and you only use a few drops of it each day, so it will last a long time. Worth a shot.

*I know, I sound like one of those commercials for those magnetic bracelets. "I feel BETTER. It has improved my VITALITY." So vague. But I swear, my skin is BETTER.

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