Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Valentia Organic Rosehip Oil

Rosehips have been used in beauty products since the time of the Egyptians, Mayans, and Native Americans. They are known for their healing properties, and their oil has been shown to reduce dark spots and moisturize dry, itchy skin. Valentia's Organic Rosehip Oil is pure, 100% rosehip oil with no other ingredients added. Of their claims, the product is said to be light, non-greasy, and quickly absorbed. Unfortunately, this is not what I experienced in the product.

To begin with, the scent of this oil is horrible. It reminds me more of the smell of an olive oil that you'd cook with, rather than an oil that you'd use in a beauty product. Also, the non-greasy claim of the product couldn't be more off. The first time I used the product, I made the mistake of putting it directly onto my face. There was so much greasy residue with only a couple drops, that it was impossible to make it absorb in.

Rather than using it as a facial product, I instead began using it as a cuticle oil. I don't mind the greasiness of it on my nails/fingertips, however I still question how much it truly is moisturizing. Since it is known to reduce scars, I also use it on my stretch marks - since I am willing to try just about anything to reduce the appearance of those!

I honestly am not sure if I will even use the rest of this product or just pass it off onto one of my friends. The smell just lingers for so long, and it's not a scent I enjoy. Valentia sent me this product for free, in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion, and I hate it when my opinion isn't what the company is hoping for. Sadly, this isn't a product that I will be re-ordering.

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