Aura Cacia Restoring Rosehip Oil Review – I am in a transition of giving up my regular moisturizer and resorting to the use of oils to do the job. Ever since I became aware of the chemicals that go into our beauty products and the harmful effects they might have, I am careful in the products I pick. I had never imagined that I would use any type of oil on my face since my face is an oil rig, but the concept of using dry oils caught my attention. So basically, dry oils are those types of oils which get absorbed super quick and leave no greasy layer behind.
In the spotlight today is Rosehip oil from the brand Aura Cacia. Did you guys know that Victoria’s Secret supermodel Miranda Kerr uses rosehip oil has her beauty oil?? Oh how I wish I was like her.. We can dream, can’t we?
What is Rosehip oil?
Rose hip oil is a pressed oil, extracted from the seeds/fruits of a wild rose bush (Rosa moschata or Rosa rubiginosa) in Chile. Rosehip seed oil can also be extracted from Rosa canina, which grows in many regions of the world including South Africa and Europe.
The rosehip seed is made up of 77% fatty acids. High in linoleic and linolenic acids, provitamin A & vitamin C. It regenerates tissues, eliminates wrinkles, fine lines, scars, sun damage and stretch marks. The essential fatty acids it contains when absorbed through the skin, convert to prostaglandins which assist in tissue regeneration.
Packaging: Aura Cacia Restoring Rosehip Oil comes in a dark colored glass bottle with a pump. This brand gets full marks for packaging. The pump makes it so very easily to use the oil. Just pump out the required quantity and you are done. No leakage whatsoever. But this bottle isn’t travel friendly. I have been careful enough not to drop it but you never know what might just happen when you take it with you in your bags.
How I use it: I mostly use this as a night face serum. I wash my face clean, pat it dry and use two-three pumps of rosehip oil, dot it all over the face and neck and massage slowly into the skin. I even apply this under my eyes and on brows. Since this is super light (read dry oil), it gets absorbed into the skin instantly. I find that it does make the skin slightly yellow. But this goes off pretty quickly. It has never caused any reaction or break outs.
Storing and handling:
1. Always keep this oil away from the sunlight.
2. To prolong its shelf life, it is advisable to store this oil in fridge.
3. Make sure your oil doesn’t smell fishy. If it does then it means that the oil has got spoilt.
4. Make sure that you use rosehip oil from a good organic source which uses cold pressed method as the method of extraction of oil.
What I like about Aura Cacia Restoring Rosehip Oil:
- Gets easily absorbed into the skin
- Doesn’t make the skin greasy
- Doubles up as a regular moisturizer as well as a night serum
What I don’t like about Aura Cacia Restoring Rosehip Oil:
- Goes rancid quickly
Price: $12.99 for 30ml.
Availability: Wholefoods and Walmart or sites like amazon & iherb on discount. Use code JMM442 for additional discount on your iherb order.