Review: The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil

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I love skincare. And unfortunately, winter is still here and my skin is still dry. I’ve tried it all, so when I heard rave reviews about the Ordinary I had to try out some of their oils!

This formulation uses 100% pure Rosehip Seed Oil that is both cold-pressed and organic. Rosehip Seed Oil is rich in linoleic acid, linolenic acid and pro-vitamin A, all of which degrade when the oil extraction process involves heat. While cold-pressed extraction is complex, it preserves all of the quality of this important oil which has been shown to reduce signs of photo-ageing and many other skin conditions. – the Ordinary website

Rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, rosehip oil is renowned for its anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties. This silky oil helps to calm redness, hydrate dry skin, treat scars and burns, brighten skin, and regenerate damaged tissue.- Beauty Bay

As you can tell by the disgusting lid, I have been using this a lot. I was really excited about it, because it isn’t expensive at all, and it promised quite a lot. I like this oil for it’s hydrating properties, but all the other things it promises… My redness hasn’t really reduced, my scars aren’t less, my skin isn’t any brighter and it hasn’t improved any of my issues apart from hydrating. Now, I’m not too angry about that, as this is only a 12 euro oil, but I don’t like it when products promise things and they don’t do it. Again, I do like it’s hydrating properties, but it hasn’t replaced my moisturizer and I still need to use that every night in combination with this Rosehip Seed Oil. I can’t really talk about the anti-aging properties, as I don’t really have any apart from fine lines under my eyes due to dry skin. I do want to note that I review oils and the like after a certain amount of time, I have to use it for at least a month before I review because you can’t expect a life changing skincare experience after a day.

However, I do like this one way better than the Antipodes Divine Oil, which also uses rosehip seed oil, so if you needed to get a rosehip seed oil and were wondering if you should get this one instead of the Divine Oil, I’d say yes. Just don’t be surprised if your skin doesn’t radically change! Will I buy this again? Probably! Just not right now after I finish it as I have a lot more stuff I want to try, but I might come back to this oil!

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