The Best Rosehip Oil For Dry, Dull Skin

by Gio

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It’s no secret I love rosehip oil – I’ve been raving about it for months now. But, I’ve never told you which one I use, right?

*hangs head in shame*

Well, it’s time to reveal the mystery…


A’Kin Rosehip Oil With Vitamin C. Cos why settle for rosehip oil alone when you can throw vitamin C in the mix too?

Key Ingredients In A’Kin Rosehip Oil With Vitamin C

Rosehip Seed Extract

Don’t confuse rosehips with roses! Rosehip comes from the hips of roses, i.e. from the radish-like ball roses leave behind after they blossom.

Rosehip oil has several skincare superpowers:

If you’re into natural skincare, it doesn’t get any better than this.

Related: Why Rosehip Oil Is My Go-To For Any Skincare Woe

Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate

Rosehip oil does contain vitamin C – but only a little. That’s why I’m thrilled A’Kin Rosehip Oil With Vitamin C added an extra dose to the mix.

Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, to be precise. A mix of vitamin C with Isopalmitic Acid, this derivatives is oil-soluble, so it penetrate skin faster than any other form of vitamin C out there.

Once inside, it works like all other forms of vitamin C:

Basically, it does what other forms of Vitamin C do. But, because it penetrates skin faster and more easily, it works better. ?

The catch? Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is third (out of 4 ingredients) on the label. This means there could be anywhere from 30% (super effective) to 1% (better than nothing). My guess is it’s somewhere in between.

Related: Is Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate The Best Form Of Vitamin C?

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Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil

Macadamia nut oil is an underrated skincare hero. It’s very similar to human sebum so it sinks in quickly without leaving a greasy residue behind.

The oil is loaded with fatty acids, including linoleic (an old friend), palmitoleic and oleic. These fatty acids are super moisturizing: they create a barrier on the skin that traps moisture in, keeping it soft and hydrated for hours.

The high amount of oleic acid also makes it more suitable for dry skin. Oily skin fares better with oils high in linoelic acid, instead.

Related: Oily Skin? Why You Should Stick To Oils Rich In Linoleic Acid

Let’s Put It To The Test: Personal Use & Opinion

A’Kin Rosehip Oil With Vitamin C is a deep golden hue with a rich texture that sinks quickly into the skin, making it glow on the spot.

I use it at night and, when I wake up in the morning, my skin looks a little brighter. It’s softer and more hydrated, too. My skin is on the dry side now (thanks, crappy London weather!) and this helps me keep it in good condition.

Plus, with all the antioxidants in here, I can rest assured a good share of free radicals are killed while I’m sleeping. Fewer free radicals = fewer wrinkles.

On the downside, A’Kin Rosehip Oil With Vitamin C isn’t as good at fighting mini-pimples as pure rosehip oil. Just goes to show that no one size fits all.

If you’ve got dry skin like yours truly and want something to restore suppleness and glow, this’ll be one of your best skincare buys ever. If you’re on the oily side and prefer something that can help you fight breakouts too, stick to pure rosehip oil.

Available at: £24.00 at Feel Unique and Look Fantastic

Have you ever tried A’Kin Rosehip Oil With Vitamin C? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Ingredients: Rosa canina (Rosehip) Seed Extract, Macadamia ternifolia Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract.

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MIRABEL INYANG January 3, 2019 - 11:52 am

Do you think this is any good for combination skin? Seeing as combination skin is a mix between both?

Gio January 12, 2019 - 9:08 am

Mirabel, I guess it depends on how oily your oily areas are. It’ll work better for dry areas but if your t-zone doesn’t pump out too much excess oil, you can apply it all over.


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