Hello my beauties
Wishing you a very Happy Easter my beauties. Today I am reviewing one of the recent launches of Minimalist. It is the Rosehip oil. I love facial oils. Did I like the minimalist rosehip oil? Was it worth the hype and price? Let’s find out.
Minimalist Rosehip Oil Claims:
The claim I referred to their website. “It is pure cold pressed Rosehip oil has a high content of essential fatty and unsaturated acids with antioxidant properties“. Coupled with 3% VC-IP (Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate) which is an oil-soluble vitamin C derivative. The combination brightens, repairs skin, fades scars and also reduces signs of photo ageing”. The Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate helps in reduction in hyperpigmentation, prevents skin oxidation, and prevents cell/DNA damage caused by UV radiation.
Of course Minimalist is fragrance-free, silicone-free, paraben-free, no essential oils no dyes and No sulfates. It evens tone boosts collagen and Brightens Skin.
Minimalist brand sent me this oil. The opinions are my own and based on my experience with the product. It is not a sponsored or paid post.
Price of Minimalist Rosehip Oil + VC-IP 3%:
Rs. 649/- for 30 ml of facial oil. Mostly it is never on discount on their official website. The oil needs to be used within 6 months after opening. You can get a 15% discount if you purchase from THIS LINK
Minimalist Rosehip Oil packaging:
It comes in a secured packaging. Apart from the outer box, it has got one more box inside. And finally, after opening the second box you get the oil. The oil comes in an amber coloured bottle. It has got a dropper. This dropper I liked more. Because you just need to squeeze the dropper tip while filling the dropper and then it automatically is released without pressing the dropper head.
Minimalist Rosehip Oil + VC-IP 3% Oil ingredients:
Firstly, I was shocked to see the ingredient list. It has only 2 ingredients Rosa Canina (Cold Pressed Rosehip) Seed Oil and Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate. I doubled checked to see if it was mentioned as “key” ingredients. But no. It is pure oil with 2 ingredients. And as the brand says “transparent skincare” I assume it is transparent stating the ingredients.
Rosa Canina (Cold Pressed Rosehip) Seed Oil has numerous benefits for the skin. It has healing properties hence it was used by ancestors. Rosehip oil has essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which are integral for tissue and cell regeneration in the skin. Cell regeneration helps in eliminating wrinkles and fine lines. It also helps to reduce hyperpigmentation. Rosehip oil when exposed to sun spoils hence it is stored in a dark coloured bottle. It is also recommended to use this oil only at night. It also helps in collagen formation that is essential for skin elasticity and firmness. Rosehip oil hydrates and moisturises.
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is an oil-soluble derivative of Vitamin C that can be used in higher concentrations without drawbacks. It helps in fighting skin damage which is caused due t o exposure to the sun.
Directions for use:
The minimalist rosehip oil can only be used at night. The oil application should be the last step of your skincare routine. After cleansing, toning serums that you might be using and moisturizing you can use this oil. 2-3 drops are needed to cover your entire face. A patch test is recommended.
What is my opinion about Rosehip Oil + VC-IP 3% Oil?
When I first used the oil, I had breakouts. 4 to 5 pimples on my face. The first day I was not sure if it was because of the oil or not. The second day I applied the oil again. Unfortunately, I got more pimples. I thought of giving up on the oil. But then thought this might be the way the oil is supposed to work. I applied on the 3rd day and I got few pimples here and there. I continued to use the oil. And after the 5th day, the pimples started reducing and vanished in few days.
Now my skin looks healthy and glowing. It does not feel dry at all. I just tried skipping the moisturizer the next morning just to see if my skin dries out. Fortunately, it did not dry. I tried the same for the next couple of days. I did not apply any moisturizer the following day. My skin did not dry out. It was soft and supple.
The only thing is you have to apply this oil only at night. Exposure to the direct sun might make certain ingredients react or go bad. Instead of doing good, it might damage your skin if applied during the day. Secondly, I was scared when I had breakouts. I thought of giving up on the oil. But thank God I continued. This oil should be used as the last step of the routine. But I try out products standalone to check their effectiveness or results.
Fragrance and Consistency of Minimalist Rosehip oil:
I feel I can get the smell of pickle masala for this rosehip oil. Some of you may not like it. But I am fine using the same. Since it is fragrance-free, I guess the natural fragrance is the “pickle masala” fragrance.
Also, I really cannot comment on the wound healing/ scars treatment part. I do not have scars on my face. However, I have on my leg. I’ll just try applying a drop and see if the scar appearance is reduced over time. I will update about the same.
- Rosehip oil: pure cold-pressed oil. No heat is used during extraction/manufacturing. This also means the nourishment value of the oil has not deteriorated.
- Made my skin soft and supple.
- One of the main ingredient i.e. VC-IP: developed by Nikkol, Japan.
- Suitable for all skin types.
- It is non-comedogenic which means it does not clog pores.
- Rosehip oil is free from chemicals, parabens, sulfates etc.
- It has antioxidant compounds that ideally makes the skin appear bright and radiant.
- Initially, it will break out the skin.
- Some may not like its fragrance.
- Price could be an issue for a few.
Minimum 5 days are needed to get accustomed to this oil. Or may this is the way the oil works. First breakouts and then works well. I would recommend trying this oil because the after results were pretty good. You need to do a patch test before using it.
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