Back when I first heard about and started using Shaklee, I began with their amazing non-toxic cleaners. I slowly dappled in the supplements and skincare as well. Realizing the same exact thing that I did with the cleaners.....these are awesome amazing products for such an inexpensive price. The skincare line is like the cleaners in that, they will last you a very, very long time.
I quickly ditched or used up everything else I had, except one item. This one product I could not live without no matter how good Enfuselle is.
That skincare superstar is............drum-roll...is.....Rosehip Seed Oil.
I'll run down all the benefits and uses, but one of the best things about this oil, is that it is wonderful for all skin types. Dry, normal and oily. Yes! It will balance out your oily skin. Again, like Enfuselle, this product will last awhile. For my face and neck, I use only 3 drops.
- Comes from the seeds of the rosehip fruit, a wild plant that grows in Chile.
- Extremely high in essential fatty acids (over 70% of the rosehip seed is fatty acid)
- Rich in vitamins and antioxidants (vitamin C, Vitamin A and linoleic and linolenic acids), all rock stars for the skin and hair.
Rosehip oil claims to (I say claims to because I cannot personally verify some of them):
- Hydrate dry skin
- Repair damaged skin
- Reduce appearance and texture of scars
- Reduce dark spots or age spots
- Reduce fine lines
- Fights premature aging
- Fights acne and problem skin
- Promotes healing of skin problems such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis
- Works wonders for dry scalp and itchiness due to chemicals in shampoo
- Moisturizes dry and damaged hair
- Even skin tone and correct UV damage from the sun
- It's anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, which helps to decrease environmental damage and soothe skin
It is incredibly gentle and can be applied to the skin undiluted. I use it mostly on my face, every morning and evening. I have used it periodically on my hands, feet and hair. All with fantastic results. It's different than jojoba oil, coconut oil and others in that it's a 'dry oil'. Which means that it doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy, but soaks into the skin immediately and leaves it feeling soft and supple. Unless you put way too much on that is.
- Overall excellent skin moisturizer
- Leaves the surface of the skin looking smoother and softer
- Goes deeper than the surface to encourage healthy cell production
- Quick absorption
- Non greasy feel
- Packed with natural vitamins and essential fatty acids
- Brightens skin and adds clarity and elasticity
- Great for dry skin, oily skin, and also sensitive skin types
I have heard many people have used this on sun burnt skin. I rarely get a sun burn, but will be trying it if I do and will report back.
This is the one I have right now. I don't favor a certain brand, I just look for unrefined and cold pressed. I encourage you to give one a try, it's the best thing I've ever put on my face and skin.
Rosehip oil must be the HIPpest oil around ! AHH-Haaa!! Nevermind.
Here's a link to a page of more Rosehip Seed Oil choices, varying in size and price. Again, I always get unrefined and cold pressed, but it's completely your choice. It's a personal preference only, if the quality matters to you and the price point at which you're comfortable spending.
Note: Cold Pressed is a method of mechanical extraction where heat is reduced and minimized throughout the batching of the raw material. This helps the oil maintain its original state. Though it's more expensive, cold-pressed is best as it hasn't been altered by heat and retains more nutrients.
What amazing superstar product do you know about? I'd love for you to share.
Are you already a fan of Rosehip Seed Oil?