|Life-Flo Organic Cold Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil for Skin|
I started using face oils few years back and since then I am always trying something new. I do not think I repurchase most of them because there was always something new to try. But, I never looked at any single oil as a face oil. All the ones I have used were blends of oils and herbs or potent ingredients. But, back in mid-February, a packet arrived at my home with goodies all the way from New Zealand. In that, I discovered Life-Flo Rosehip Seed Oil. I will forever be indebted to Nishu of Lipsnberries for introducing this to me.
Truth be told, I was not very open to starting using an oil - a single oil to replace my facial oils with complicated formula? Will it work?
I started using it in March. After a day or two, I saw no visible results. But, I didn't stop using it. In fact, I took it with me for my Ahmedabad and Delhi trip. In a week, I started to feel the difference. My skin got brighter, clearer, firmer, and supple. I could not stop touching my skin. It does not irritate, nor it caused any breakouts. My skin felt light and breathable. I saw this result while I was not doing anything else for my skin. I mean, I was hardly even getting five hours of sleep! The skin God does exists!!
I was hooked on this oil, and I even started using it in the day. I could never use the complex ones at day time, but this was doing its magic. It made my skin look awake. Now, here is a 'but' clause. The oil is heavy. Not castor oil heavy or sesame oil heavy but, heavy. Also, I want to mention here that I was using it in places where the weather is dry and not humid. So, it might not be a magical thing to use during the day in humid weather.
I used three drops on the moist skin (after spritzing rose water) and dab it on my skin. I do not massage it. During the day, I stick to 2 drops. My skin sinks it in, and you can hardly spot it there. There is zero greasy residue. You can only feel the moisture that the oil retains in your skin, giving you a soft, supple texture.
If you have very oily skin, then you can even mix it with your regular moisturizer or aloe vera gel.
More about Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil naturally contains provitamin A (beta-carotene). It also contains tretinoin (all-trans retinoic acid). ^^ Rosehip oil is known to cause a delay in skin aging, help in cell rejuvenation and it also promotes collagen and elastin production. The fatty acids further contribute to achieving better skin. Whereas most oils need to be diluted, the case is not the same for rosehip oil. Even on sensitive skin, it can be used straight out of the bottle. Because of its anti-aging and cell regeneration, it is suggested to mature skin. But, it is never too early to prevent aging especially when you are on the wrong side of 25 :P
I was using Life-Flo Rosehip Seed Oil. It is 99% organic, cold pressed rosehip seed oil. The rest 1% is Vitamin E to keep the formula fresh. The oil comes in a glass bottle with an easy to regulate dropper. The bottle is tinted to preserve the potency of the oil.
Note: Under any circumstances, keep your oils in a dark and cool place to keep them fresh.
Life-Flo retails in the USA and is shipped worldwide by iherb.com. It is not expensive. It retails for Rs 400 for 30ml. It is the cheapest face oil and yet works better than the expensive ones. Are you listening, FE Soundarya? Unfortunately, iherbs parcels attract massive custom charges in India. So, sourcing it is tough. I even saw them on Amazon, but I do not trust the sellers.
In fact, reality struck me after a month of using it. I realized that purchasing a good rosehip oil is going to be a concern in India. I tried to find an alternative in India, but nothing seemed quite like the quality of Life Flo. I had purchased Rosehip oil long back from Soulflower but it was not from a good batch so, I could not use it.
Love it and highly recommend it. Till date, I suggested Kumkumadi oil to everyone but not anymore. There is a new hero in town. The effects brought by Rosehip seed oil is marvelous. You have to use it to believe it.
Who said you have to pay big bucks for good skincare? For just around Rs 400 for 30ml, it is the best thing that money can buy. Even if there is 100% customs charge (which is ridiculous), you will still be a winner. Play your chances and order from iherbs.com else ship it to someone outside India who can bring it to you.
Warm cuddles and a tight hug to Nishu for introducing Rosehip Oil in my life.
Any other oil that I should try? Which one do you love? Pour in your suggestions.
EDIT: Several people mentioned about Moksha Lifestyle. I was convinced that I would purchase it from them when this one get over. But, then I got an email from Harvinder Kaur. She mentioned that she purchased Rosehip Oil from Moksha Lifestyle. It does as I referred to in this post - sinks in and do good to skin but, it stains skin. She cannot possibly use it during the day like I can do with Life-Flo. Also, compared to Life-Flo, the rosehip oil from Moksha Lifestyle is redder and not amber color like Life-Flo. It all made me wonder. Later, I got an updated from Ray Sarkar that Moksha retails two types of products - non-certified, and USDA certified organic. The Rosehip oil sold by them is not organic. I am not a person who is very picky when it comes to organic or not. But, when the price difference is not there, and usability is reduced (cannot be used during the day), I would pick the organic variant any day.
Thanks to Harvinder Kaur and Ray Sarkar for sharing the information with us.