[REVIEW] The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

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I think I already declared my love to facial oils multiple times in this blog, to the point where maybe you guys getting bored. 😆 But seriously guys, facial oil is just that good, and such a game changer in my skin care routine. It locked every skin care that I put on my skin beforehand while making sure that my skin is well balanced and help to reduce blemishes on my skin.

And now, meet my new found love: The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

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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.

Notes: Supplied in UV-protective packaging.

Our Rose Hip Seed Oil is completely unrefined and imparts a natural scent partly due to its high omega fatty acid content. This scent is not an indication of rancidity. Rose Hip Seed Oil that does not have a scent is refined and offers reduced benefits.

Directions
Apply once a day to the face, ideally at bedtime after application of water-based treatments.

Ingredients
Rosa Canina Seed Oil.

Our formulations are updated from time to time as part of our commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.

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There are a lot of fuss around this particular oil, especially when the one and only Gothamista mentioned that this oil is very similar with my holy grail Trilogy Rosehip Oil. But I don’t want to get my hope too high because I have this love hate relationship with The Ordinary. Well… maybe not love hate relationship, it’s just, sometimes I am still confused wether The Ordinary products are that effective or not.

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This oil has pretty runny consistency, and more or less very similar with Trilogy Rosehip Oil in terms of consistency, smell, and colour. It has this pretty yellow colour, and has that distinct fishy Rosehip Oil scent. However, as I’ve never have any problems with any natural oils scent to begin with, I don’t find the fishy smell disturbing as I am more disturbed by strong fragranced scent.

If I’m going to compare it with Trilogy Rosehip Oil, I think this oil didn’t sink as fast as Trilogy into the skin, so expect a light oil film for a few minutes, especially during day time. You would want to wait maybe ten minutes before makeup application to avoid your makeup sliding everywhere. But I can’t conclude that this The Ordinary Rosehip Oil to be heavier than the Trilogy one, because I still find the need to apply layers of hydrating serum and Hyaluronic Acids before the oil, even for day time.

So… maybe for normal to oily skin, this is a perfect oil if they are way too lazy to layer their skin care, but for dry skin, you would need to layer hydrating toners and serum beforehand. 

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But, overall, I really like this oil, maybe not as much as I’m liking the Trilogy one, but I definitely prefer this The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil to Goodness Chia Seed Oil. Moreover, when this The Ordinary one has much more affordable price tag when we compare it to Trilogy and Goodness one. Needless to say, this is my go-to oil nowadays.

Will I repurchase it? Of course! This oil works pretty much similar with Trilogy on my skin, didn’t make me broke out, way more cost effective, and makes me want to try another The Ordinary oil products! If you want to try Trilogy for a while but still think that one is just way too pricey to you, give this The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil a try. Or, if you already love Rosehip Oil to begin with, I think you would love this one also!

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