Sukin Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil ★★★★½
Size: 25ml / 50ml
About: 100% Certified Organic Rosehip Oil to soothe, soften and hydrate skin. Comes in a glass bottle with a dropper.
Review: Sukin is different from other rosehip oils - the products are free from nasty chemicals and is made from 100% pure and natural certified organic cold-pressed rosehip oil. Sukin Rosehip Oil contains 80% essential fatty acids, which are to protect cell membranes as well as vitamin E, beta carotene and lycopene claimed to assist in skin renewal and repair. All in all, very impressive, isn’t it! Sukin recommends using 2-3 drops of the Rosehip Oil onto clean damp skin twice daily or when required. However, in spite of moving towards autumn, and my combination skin consequently getting a little drier, I find that the Rosehip Oil is still a little too greasy to during the day as I find that it reduces the wear of my foundation. I have only been using it at night but now that the weather has gotten a little cooler, and my skin is craving more moisture, I have been using it under my usual night cream. And the next morning my skin feels so thoroughly hydrated, it is so soft, and looks healthy. After having used the Sukin Rosehip Oil for over 4 weeks, I feel that my skin is very soft and my skin tone is more even. Having combination skin prone to breakouts, I am always worried when I start using concentrated serums, let alone an oil, that it will make my skin break out. But I have not experienced any increase in the amount of breakouts I’ve had while using the Rosehip Oil, and in fact I believe that it has actually helped normalise the oil production in my skin.
Sukin claims that it can help prevent scars, so I have also been using the rosehip oil on my scars, both some old acne scars and an older surgery scars, however I am yet to notice any improvement, but in saying that, these scars are also quite old. Sukin also claims that the Rosehip Oil can be used for among others as a manicure to keep cuticles soft and nails stronger, as a lip salve for dry lips, for rough dry areas, including preventing dry Eczema and psoriasis skin from flaking, to prevent pregnancy stretch marks and to tame flyaway hairs. I have tried to use the a few drops as a nail treatment before bed time, and really does make a difference to the health of the nails. Used as a lip salve, the tiniest amount did soften my lips, but I found it a little too greasy and not as effective as my normal lip balm. I also tried to use a few drops on my dry elbows, and after just a few days, these were softer than they had ever been.
Being pregnant, I have used the Rosehip Oil on my tummy, and while it has helped with the itchy feeling, and while I am yet to spot any stretch marks, only time will tell how efficient it is for that. Finally, I also tried to use it to tame any flyaway hairs, and I have to say that I was very impressed at how quickly and easily just a few drops smoothed down my hair without making it look greasy. Sukin Rosehip Oil comes in a small glass bottle, which has a handy dropper at the end, making it easy to get just the amount you need, as well as it is very hygienic. The oil has a very natural yet subtle scent, which fades quickly as soon as the oil has absorbed into the skin. Rosehip Oil is very concentrated, and you only need a few drops for the full face, so the large 50ml bottle will last you a long time, even if you also use if for a few other things as well – although of course if you use it as body oil to prevent stretchmarks, it will be used up more quickly. At $32.95 for a 50ml bottle of such a fantastic multi-purpose oil, I find this an absolute bargain product, that should be a staple in all bathroom cabinets. Highly recommended.