Review: The Rosehip Specialists Rosehip Oil

Okay, so you want the full product name?
The Rosehip Specialists
Rosehip Plus Pure & Natural Rosehip Oil
Australian Certified, Organic, Cold Pressed.
For a long time, I have kept my distance from oil-based products in my skincare. Despite hearing about the benefits it might have for even oily skin, it just didn’t appeal to me. Why would I add more oil to my oily face? That said, there’s no doubt that the recent uprising of oils really interested me, no matter how I resisted.
Originally, I was going to purchase rosehip oil from The Ordinary, who sell 30ml bottles for £9, but I spotted this in TK Maxx, the last box at the back of the shelf, for £6.99 (also 30ml) and grabbed it immediately. This particular oil has added vitamin E in the form of Tocopherol. It has a yellow, slightly orange colour to it.
From the packaging, Rosehip Oil contains:
Antioxidants Lycopene and Beta-carotene
Vitamins A,C and E
80% Essential Fatty Acids Omega 3, 6 and 9
Rosehip Oil is touted for a whole lot of benefits but the one that caught my eye was that it was also compatible for oily skin because the oils that are in it are at different levels to the ones that naturally occur in oily skin types, therefore it should help to balance the oils somewhat. That said, I can’t quite remember where I read this… (I know, I’m a bad academic). It’s also not occlusive, so I could layer it under masks and other stuff this winter!
Here are some of the product’s other claims as taken from its packaging:
Reduces the appearance of stretch marks and scars
Maintains skin hydration and softness
Improves appearance of dry and sensitive skin
Minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Promotes skin elasticity and texture
My first use of it was to add it to my Etude House Collagen Emulsion, just before my occlusive layer. I have also tried to mix it with Superdrug Simply Pure Hydrating Serum. On the first impression, it seemed to break up the product but as I kept mixing the two blended together fine. I really like it for adding some richness to my otherwise very light and layered routine.
Thankfully, it hasn’t broken me out, which was what I was most worried about. It has also helped to restore my skin’s odd dry winter patches, too, although it hasn’t done anything, of course, to help my skin’s oiliness level. Over more long-term use I found it helped reduce the prominence of some of my old acne scars.
Overall, I’m pretty pleased with my first foray into skincare oils and now squalane is on my list to try, too!
How do you use oils in your skincare routine?

Until next time,


27 thoughts on “Review: The Rosehip Specialists Rosehip Oil

  1. weeritablog February 12, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    Have you tried putting a small amount of it in a travel spray bottle and add toner so you can spray small amounts onto your face?

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    • Swanna February 12, 2018 / 10:21 pm

      That’s a good idea, although I don’t really use sprays very often so it would get even less use! X


  2. prettypollybeauty February 13, 2018 / 11:09 am

    This sounds like a lovey oil. I was never a fan of putting oil on my face either but have totally been converted. And TK Maxx is lethal for beauty products, I’m like a kid at Christmas in there! x

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    • Swanna February 13, 2018 / 11:19 am

      Oh definitely, I find that gems are few and far between but it’s totally worth the few that I do find! X

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    • Swanna February 13, 2018 / 1:03 pm

      Yes, I felt the same way! It was the extra winter dryness along with my oiliness that spurred me to use them though and this really helped. X

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  3. Jenni February 13, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    This could be something for me since I have oily skin that still needs moisture. I got curious and interested about this product :).

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  4. Life With Fernie February 13, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    This is right up my street! I have a load of acne scars and I am starting to really get interested in what I can use to help fade them! Going to try this one first I think! 💗

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    • Swanna February 13, 2018 / 4:19 pm

      Awesome! I’m glad you found this helpful. Products with Niacinamide as well as very gentle exfoliants could also help. But remember to take it slow and not overdo it! X

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  5. CherishingFLo February 13, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    I have oily skin, but I also don’t really have a skin care routine at all! I should really do something about it smh. Looks like a pretty good oil tho!

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  6. Yeah Lifestyle February 14, 2018 / 10:08 am

    I have heard so much about Rose Hip Oil and benefits of it…and your post is so comprehensive. I don’t use any oils so far but will do now after reading your post.

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    • Swanna February 14, 2018 / 10:09 pm

      Yeah, there’s lots of oils to try depending on the skin requirements, so it’s an interesting skincare category. X


  7. evelyne February 14, 2018 / 11:28 am

    I love facial oils, and rosehip is one of my favorites for summer since it’s so light. Also, it’s perfect for under the eyes because it won’t make my makeup smudge afterward… 🙂
    Like you, I count on multiple light layers, and oils are the perfect extra injection of moisture in winter!

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    • Swanna February 14, 2018 / 10:08 pm

      Yes, definitely! Adding it to my layers pretty much removes the need for any heavier moisturisers. X


  8. livelovetravelx February 14, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    Oooh I want to try this!
    I don’t use oils, and I’m a bit scared to do so. I break out a lot, And it’s super greasy to start with.


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    • Swanna February 14, 2018 / 10:07 pm

      Yeah, I totally felt the same. It’s good to take caution and perhaps patch test if you’re worried about breaking out. X


  9. Sincerely, Alice February 14, 2018 / 1:46 pm

    I’ve heard rosehip oil is a life changer, this is a great review. brb searching amazon for this

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    • Swanna February 14, 2018 / 10:05 pm

      Yeah, I heard so much about it before finally deciding to try it! I’m glad I did. X


  10. Juhita Gupta February 16, 2018 / 11:53 am

    I have been hearing a lot about Rosehip oil. It is still super expensive but I am thinking of giving it a try.

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    • Swanna February 17, 2018 / 11:22 pm

      Yeah, it depends on where you buy it but there are certainly a variety of cheap and pricier options. X


  11. Stephanie February 17, 2018 / 3:55 am

    I’ve heard great things about rosehip oil but I am quite scared to test it out since I break out very easily if I use the wrong product. I remember using chia seed oil and it broke me out… I was scarred from oils ever since haha.


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    • Swanna February 17, 2018 / 11:21 pm

      Aw that’s a shame. I do want to try chia seed oil at some point. I’ve also had bad experiences with some oils which is why I’m cautious. X


  12. kirakiratsu February 17, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    I’m super scared that face oils will break me out or clog my pores but I would love to try this oil!

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    • Swanna February 17, 2018 / 11:19 pm

      It’s true, facial oils are so intimidating but with the benefits they might be worth a shot. X


  13. amadl March 4, 2018 / 12:40 am

    I used to use Clarins Lotus Treatment Oil and it was lovely for my combo skin.. but the price was Not 😅
    I’ve been curious about rosehip oil for some time, but I heard it shouldn’t be used on ‘fresh’ acne?

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    • Swanna March 4, 2018 / 9:13 am

      To be honest almost all products shouldn’t be used on fragile whiteheads or broken skin. As long as the skin itself isn’t broken I would hope it to be okay. I would research the issue just in case though!


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