Now I may be a little premature in my review since I have only been using this product a week, but I have noticed a decrease in my clogged pores. I've been using everything
to try to get rid of them: salicylic acid 2% and 5%, mandelic acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid, manual exfoliation, apple cider vinegar, benzoyl peroxide, and extraction. I even stopped using everything to see if I was making it worse by doing all the exfoliation, but no difference.
I bought some Rosehip seed oil 7 days ago at Whole Foods. Now, I hear that if you are acne prone it may aggravate it, but after seeing mostly positive reviews on Makeupalley on the Trilogy Rosehip Oil
, I wanted to try it. Like I said it's only been a week, but I do notice a decrease in the clogged pores which seem to cluster around my chin and cheeks. Even the active acne I had has gotten better and less inflamed. I had four or five very red, cystic break-outs along my chin and since using this the redness is almost gone and the bumps are smoothing out. I've broken out before from retin-A and Avene Elugae, so far this form of retinol is not aggravating my skin. I've been just using this at night, as it is too heavy to use during the day, plus I am being cautious in case of break-outs.
Also the skin around my eyes looks more moisturized, I had been using just Jojoba oil but it wasn't enough, and I don't use products with a lot of additives, parabens and other gunk. I try to keep to as natural as possible.
I am using Aubrey Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Oil Rosa rubiginosa
. The most popular version, and the most reviewed on MUA, is the Trilogy Rosehip rosa canina
. I am not sure if there is a difference between the two species in regards to the oil that they produce. The Trilogy is less expensive at $22 for 1 oz. I paid $13 for .36 oz. for the Aubrey's version.
I will update later...keeping my fingers crossed
Taken from this website: Mountain Rose Herbs: Organic Rosehip Seed Oil Profile
This version cost the least at $9.50 for 4oz, and they even have a Facebook page. Benefits
Rosehip seed oil contains Vitamin A, which helps to delay the effects of skin aging, assists with cell regeneration, and promotes collagen and elastin levels to increase. This results in firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater elasticity. Rosehip seed oil also contains a high amount of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which further promotes healthy skin. In particular, it is rich in linoleic and linolenic acids, which are important skin nutrients. Rosehip seed oil has been used successfully to treat the following skin problems:
UV damage from overexposure to the sun
Scars from surgery, burns, and acne
Wrinkles and premature skin aging
Burns, including those from radiation and sunburns
Dry and damaged hair