I’m not fussy when it comes to Rosehip oil. Any brand will do.
Or did. Until now. Cos the unthinkable has happened. I’ve found a bottle of Rosehip oil I’m not too fond of.
I’m talking about Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil. I know a lot of you love it – and it IS a good oil. It just has a little flaw that doesn’t agree with my skin. Here’s what I mean:
What’s In Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil?
ROSEHIP OIL TO MOISTURISE SKIN AND PREVENT PREMATURE AGING
Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil uses both the fruits and seeds of the rosehip (the radish-like ball roses leave behind after they blossom) for a double dose of goodies. Here’s what they do:
- Moisturising: Rosehips are loaded with fatty acids (like Linoleic, palmitic and oleic) that strengthen your skin’s barrier and help water stay in the skin.
- Anti-acne: Acne sufferers have less linoleic acid in their sebum than people without acne. Adding it back in helps reduce the size of mini-comedones (mini pimples).
- Antiaging: Rosehip is a natural source of vitamin A, an antioxidant that destroys free radicals, boosts collagen and speeds up cellular turnover (i.e., the skin’s natural exfoliating process). That’s 3 ways to keep wrinkles at bay!
- Brightening: Vitamin A and linoleic acid help fade away sun spots and discolourations.
If you’re looking for an anti-aging oil that goes the extra mile, rosehip oil IS it.
Related: Why Rosehip Oil Is My Go-To For Any Skincare Woe
VITAMIN E AND ROSEMARY EXTRACT TO PRESERVE THE OIL
I’m sure you know that vitamin E and rosemary are powerful antioxidants that help you prevent premature wrinkles.
But I doubt that’s why they’re in Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil. There are only a few drops of them here so don’t expect them to do too much for wrinkles.
But that doesn’t make them useless. Here, they act as preservatives: they make the rosehip oil last longer than it would on its own.
Related: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Natural Preservatives In Skincare
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Thick and oily, it takes a while to absorb.
Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil has a deep, earthy scent that’s a bit of an acquired taste. If you’re into your light florals, you probably won’t dig this. The plus side? The earthy scent’s a sign the oil is high quality.
How To Use It
It’s the last step of your skincare routine at night.
Performance & Personal Opinion
Earthy scent aide, you know what else signals this oil is the real deal? The deep orangey colour. As a rule, the deeper the hue, the more antioxidants and goodies the oil contains.
You’d think this’d be great news for my skin… but the deep orange hue is why Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil and I don’t get along: it stains my skin yellow when I apply it. Ugh.
Maybe I could have put up with that but… the thick texture takes a while to absorb. You guessed it, if I go to bed before it has fully sunk in, it stains my pillow too.
I may be a skincare junkie… but I’m a lazy one at that. I don’t want to deal with stains, laundry and long absorption times. Sorry, Pai!
If you don’t mind about these little drawbacks, the oil works wonders. I put it on before I go to sleep at night. When I wake up in the morning, my face looks plumper, feels smoother to the touch and is a little brighter.
I can’t vouch for how well it treats acne or dark spots because I don’t have any (lucky, I know). Just be aware that Rosehip oil isn’t the miraculous treatment brands make it out to be.
I’ve heard it said it can treat stretch marks, scars and who knows what else. There’s just no proof for that. What it does is moisturise skin, help reduce acne and – in the long run – keep wrinkles at bay. And that’s a lot, if you ask me.
Related: How To Use Rosehip Oil: All Your Questions, Answered
Who Is This For?
All skin types can use it, but it’s most suitable for dry and sensitive skin.
Who Is This NOT For?
Oily skin may find it too thick.
A simple bottle with a dropper applicator for ease of use.
Does Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil Live Up To Its Claims?
|Suitable for all skin types, this highly regenerative multi-tasking face oil tackles blemishes, dryness, dullness, pigmentation, redness and fine-lines.||It won’t help with pigmentation, but everything else is true.|
|Take persistent blemishes that just won’t budge. It’s going to expedite that healing and help shift them.||It helps treat mini pimples, but it won’t single-handedly treat persistent blemishes.|
|Or if you have dry, lacklustre skin that needs a boost – it’s going to deliver that conditioning and radiance.||It moisturises skin and, when skin has all the moisture it needs, it looks radiant.|
Price & Availability
£15.00-£35.00 at Content, Cult Beauty and Free People
Do You Need It?
I’m all for having a bottle of rosehip oil in your skincare stash, but there are better options out there.
Dupes & Alternatives
- The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil (£9.00)
- Trilogy 100% Natural Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (£17.55)
Rosa Canina Seed Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract