I had initially planned to buy the rosehip essential oil and mix it with my facial oil blend but when I got to NN’s stall, I had a change of heart and decided to buy this one.
Meanwhile, did you know that the Sizzelle store stocks the cheapest essential oils on the block? You should get on it!
What’s the difference then?
Yes, I know that you might be wondering.
According to Natural Nigerian,
“Rosehip oil is one of nature’s best oils and has been used for thousands of years. It has amazing hair conditioning and skin nourishing properties. It also acts as an astringent and is packed with essential fatty acids, Vitamins A and C, Vitamin B complex, Omega 6 or Linoleic Acid, Omega 9 or Oleic Acid, Lycopene (a highly effective antioxidant) and Beta-Carotene which is a good source of pro-Vitamin A, another form of antioxidant. It also contains moderate amounts of magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur and silicon.
Amongst its multi-purpose uses are:
• Cure for dry breaking hair and dandruff. Simply use on hair for 30 minutes before shampooing as one of your regular hair oil.
• Good and nourishing for dry skin or dry parts of the skin like elbow, knee or feet. It is a fantastic skin hydration tool so you can spray some mixed with water on your skin during harmattan or hot weather, to lock in moisture. This also makes it a good moisturiser.
• Top remedy on stretch marks, age spots, hyper-pigmentation, burns and scars due to its astringent and skin nourishing properties. Thus, it speeds up the healing process.
• It can help strengthen brittle nails if massaged into the nails at night every day before bed time.
• It helps to slow down premature aging and gives your skin a healthy glow. Simply put some drops of the oil on a cotton wool and dab on affected areas as many times as possible every day.
Refrigerate rose hip oils to maintain potency and prevent breakdown.”
After researching, I discovered that rose hip is a cold pressed seed oil and not an essential oil.
What did I think?
Rosehip is a fantastic oil. It is an excellent facial oil. Light amber in colour and considered a ‘dry oil‘. This means that after application, it doesn’t leave a greasy residue as it penetrates dry skin immediately. When I got this, I retired my facial oil blends because I wanted to use it religiously. So, I use it every night after cleansing and during the day sometimes, especially when I don’t need to wear makeup. My skin is not exactly where I want it to be but it has greatly improved. The rose hip oil has helped with hyperpigmentation as some of my acne scars are gently fading off.
All in all, I don’t think I will be using any other thing on my face besides this rosehip oil until further notice. I’ll continue using it to reap the full benefits and of course, I will repurchase.
Where to buy? Natural Nigerian Ahia
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