As someone with naturally dry skin, I usually prefer the thickness of a cream to quench my parched skin. But facial oils can be just as hydrating and powerful in your beauty regimen, especially if they contain a rose-based ingredient. Yes, roses aren’t just meant to be scattering fancifully on bedspreads (do people really do that?) – they’re also packed with plenty of antioxidants and vitamins that can help boost your overall skin health. . Case in point: the Heritage Store Rose Oil Nourishing Treatment you may have spotted at your local Whole Foods.
I stumbled upon this product after my skin literally glowed from using the Heritage Store Rosewater Facial Mist, and had to add more of the brand’s offerings to my skincare cabinet. the skin. But this one changes things even more. The solution is an elixir of different oils designed to hydrate, brighten and smooth your skin’s texture, even reducing the appearance of fine lines. It does this by using two key ingredients: rosehip oil and squalane.
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For your information, rosehip oil is kind of a versatile ingredient, in that it can target a bunch of skin concerns. “It can do wonderful things for your skin, from firming and tightening skin tone to fading dark spots and scars,” herbalist and holistic wellness expert Olivia Clementine previously told Well + Good. Part of the reason is that it’s packed with vitamin C and vitamin E, two ingredients that help protect against environmental stressors and free radical damage that can age our skin. In fact, a study has shown that the combination of the two vitamins protects the skin from long-term sun damage.
Plus, this solution contains a ton of squalane. It is the derived form of squalene, which is a lipid naturally produced in our body for hydration. Unfortunately, the amount of squalene we produce decreases with age (wump whomp). But squalane is the more stable of the two and has the same hydrating and calming effect.
I’m usually hesitant to introduce a new product into my skincare routine because I don’t want to trigger an acne breakout. In addition, oil and pores sometimes do not play very well. But since my skin loved the rose water spray from Heritage Store, I decided to give this treatment a try. As a moisturizer, it’s pretty close to perfect. I was impressed with how quickly the oil was absorbed into my skin. It’s not that thick, so for those worried about potentially clogged pores, you’re in the clear here, IMO. My dry skin just absorbed it and I have yet to experience any irritation or rashes from using it in the past two months.
Overall, it’s not a greasy formula and it’s super breathable. You can apply it more than once a day and combine it with your other skin care products if needed. Of course, all skin types are different, but from my own experience, I’d say this formula is a safe bet for layering. Not to mention that hydration lasts for hours. For example, while some formulas sink right into the skin and leave it feeling parched minutes later, this one leaves your skin looking super dewy for over 12 hours (at least to me).
The main selling point (and something I didn’t expect) was how smooth and shiny the formula was on my skin. For the past few months, I’ve applied some to my face and neck at night, followed by a coat of Aquaphor. That’s it. Each time, I woke up with a much more balanced complexion. Even some of the slight laugh lines and creases around my eyes have become less noticeable due to the immediate increase in flexibility. Overall, the rose oil treatment softened my skin and kept it well hydrated day and night. It has helped make my skin much healthier and more radiant in general.
But don’t just take my word for it. One reviewer also praised the oil’s skin-smoothing powers. “I love rose oil,” they said. “I’ve been using it twice a day for months and I see a big difference in the softness and smoothness of my face and neck, reduction in deep vertical lines between my eyebrows and wrinkles around my eyes. sweet rose scent is pleasant and uplifting.
Another reviewer echoed a similar sentiment and added that it blends well under moisturizer. “I love this nourishing, yet non-greasy face oil. It sinks into my skin quickly and provides long lasting hydration all day,” they wrote. “It’s so relaxing to massage it into the skin and use it with my facial roller or gua sha facial massager. At night I layer it under my moisturizer but in the morning I sometimes use it on its own. I LOVE the fresh, modern scent of rose.
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