As far as we’re concerned it’s each to their own on the anti-ageing front, but on a personal note, when 30 arrived it did occur that I might want to vary my skincare routine beyond my habitual soap, water and Nivea (cue shrieks of horror from skincare experts.)
As tends to be the case, you put a question out to the universe and it answers with an abundance of suggestions and information, and our current favourite is rosehip oil, particularly of the organic variety from either Pai or [A’kin].
The suggestion actually came from a man, which shouldn’t really be of any surprise whatsoever, but there it is in case it’s of relevance. What we love about this product is that it’s simple, natural, and seems to give us a natural, slightly tanned glow first thing in the morning and last thing at night (largely because it’s almost fluorescent orange).
Suited to all skin types, rosehip oil has a reputation for restoring moisture and reducing the signs of ageing to give you that generally healthy dewy look that we all love so much. As we’re all generally on a quest for happy, healthy and natural products these days, there’s a pleasantly earthy smell to this particular oil as well. it’s not overpowering or heavily perfumed, it’s just as it comes and that’s the impression that you get when you apply it as well – all very fresh and wholesome.
The other thing we love is how easy it is to use. Not one for making massive changes all in one go to our skincare routines, all you have to do is apply it after washing your face and then pop your normal moisturiser on top. Also as none of us really have a lot of time to spend tending to our skin first thing in the morning when we’re half blind with fatigue (we really hope you’re not, but on balance it seems to happen in the working week) two of the criteria we look for in a good product aside from whether it works, is how easy and enjoyable it is to use. Fortunately, rosehip oil passes both tests with flying colours.
Within a week there was a noticeable change in the tone of skin and how it felt as well – smoother, a nicer texture, more refined pores and generally happier with life.
Pai’s variation costs £22 for 30ml and [A’kin]’s Pure Radiance Rosehip Oil – Certified Organic comes in at £18 for 23 ml. You only use a few drops at a time so it really is going to last quite a while which makes it very good value. Oh and if you needed any more convincing about it, the product that’s suitable for both men and women has been heralded by David Gandy… so there’s a selling point for you.
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