I first wrote about the Renew 100% Organic Rose Hip Oil here – I had only used it for a couple of months then, and it was my first attempts at using facial oils, so I didn’t really know what to think of them. Now, after using this for a few months, I’m back with a full review! In fact, I’ve actually nearly used up the entire bottle – I have only about 1-2 more uses left as I write this!
In terms of packaging, it’s in a nice dark glass bottle with a pipette – I liked the packaging initially, as it’s easy to control how much product is dispensed. However, the rubber at the top of the pipette started to melt in the last couple of months, making it sticky and quite gross.
The oil itself has a rather heavy texture – it is an oil after all, and it feels like one. It’s not very fluid, with a thickness to it, and I have to rub it between my palms so that the heat makes it easier to spread. It takes a few minutes for the oil to fully sink in, quite a lot slower than cream; even after having it on for awhile, there’s still some shine on my face. I don’t use this in the daytime because being in a hot country, this will definitely roll off my face.
I honestly love this oil. Although it’s rather heavy, my very dry skin drinks this up and when I wake up the next morning, my face feels plump and comfortable, even if I had spent the night in an air-conditioned room. I thought it would smell like roses, but it doesnt – it’s quite a strange scent, so if you’re sensitive to scents, I would suggest giving it a whiff first.
I’ve read that it helps with healing scars, but I don’t find it true for me – my old pimple scars took just as long to heal while using this. But I have to say that it really helps relieving the dryness in my skin, making it look a lot more supple and soft, and a lot younger! When I have dry patches, this really worked like a miracle – it’s all gone in just a day or two!
If you suffer from very dry skin and can stand the oiliness and the weird smell, I would say, do give this a go. I found mine for less than S$25 for a full 25ml bottle, which is really great value for what it did for my skin.