Ahh, the time has come – I´ve just finished Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery ConcentrateKiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate and immediately ordered my beloved Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil instead. I’ll write a review on that Kiehl’s facial oil soon, but I can already tell you in advance that Pai’s facial oil is waaaaay better. You’ve heard me rave about the Rosehip BioRegenerate Rapid Radiance mask before and it would only be fair of me to write about the Rosenhip Oil that lead me to that mask. If you haven’t read about the Radiance mask then head over here.
For me, this is the king of facial oils, it sorted out my skin when it was in its worst state and got me back to a normal skin type. But then it ran out and I replaced with the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery concentrate, thinking that this cult product should do wonders. And my skin hasn’t seem the same since. I’ve been using Pai Rosehip oil since 2013, except these last 7 months while using the Kiehl’s concentrate, and I do think it’s one of the best facial oils in the market.
According to Pai Organic Skincare, this is the most concentrated rosehip oil on the market and it is unique because it concentrated “fruit” oil that has twice more regenerative sterols and five times more carotenoids than most rosehip seed oils on the market today. It also contains a high concentration of Pro Vitamin A, omega- 3, 6 and 9 which are crucial to the regenerating of skin cells and repairing of damaged tissues. Its high percentage in Gamma Linolenic Acid works towards the reducing of aging signs, especially the fine lines around eyes and lines around mouth as well as protecting the skin against sun radiation and climate changes. It also includes 100% natural vitamin E deriving from the sunflower which benefits the skin against the aging effects of the UV rays and keeps it in a healthy condition. It has a deep orange colour, sign of carotenoids, whereas pale and thin rosehip oils show lack of these beneficial antioxidants.
It’s known that rosehip oil helps with regenerating skin cells, which makes it a great facial oil for people with acne. This fact was the main thing that drawn me towards it. And it really does work! I remember how amazed I was when I woke up after the first use. I had applied the oil on angry spotty face and woke up with a youthful skin and there were only few spots hanging around. I still get these moments til this day, even tho I have used it for that long. Somehow it manages to calm down the skin and make it regenerate itself overnight. While using Pai Rosenhip oil I understood that fighting acne doesn’t mean dragging out all the moisture from the skin and targeting the spots with tea tree oil and different acids. Irritation and dryness makes acne even worse and painful. Using gentle cleansers and moisturizing your skin well can make much better outcome! If you feel that nothing works and your skin is falling off your face, then apply moisturizer or a hydrating facial oil and leave it there. I don’t know how many times I’ve been horrible to my skin and let it go so angry and painful. But at least now I’m wiser and have all the must have products to calm my face and help it to clear out. Currently trying to keep my skin well nourished, hydrated and clean.
I’d say this oil would work for all skin types – definitely oily skin too. I found that using a facial oil on my skin was the best thing for helping to reduce the excess oil, and after a little while I had more of a normal skin type. As I said, it also works wonders on blemishes (even whiteheads) – though keep in mind that everyone’s skin type is different. It helps to fade the dark spots that blemishes leave behind, and also reduces the redness of current angry blemishes.
I tend to use it alone at night as my treatment and moisturiser in one, or I use it alongside other treatments. It is recommended to use 2-3 drops of it and it will work for the whole face. When my skin was really dry and unhappy, then I basically slathered my face in it, using sometimes 6-9 drops of it. And it did sink in even then! But usually I pipette out a few drops in to the palm of my hand, and then use my fingers to apply small amounts to areas of my face, rub my hands together to disperse and then spend one or two minutes massaging it in. It feels amazing!
It nourishes and hydrates my skin so well that I don’t use any night creams on top of it. So before bed time I remove my makeup, cleanse my skin, use a toner and then massage in the rosehip oil. Or if I use any treatments – like Alpha-H Liquid Gold , then I add the oil after the treatment. I usually find that this is enough. I tend to think of the facial oil seals everything in, so I put most things underneath – even spot treatments usually. By then I kind of feel like my skin is prepped enough without moisturiser.
Have you tried the Pai Rosehip oil or are you thinking about trying it? Share your experiences and thoughts in the comments as I’d love to read them!