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The 5 best rosehip oils that Kate Middleton would approve of
June 30th 2017 / 2 comments
The Duchess of Cambridge is a fan of Trilogy's famous rosehip oil. Here are 5 of our favourite face oils containing the wonder ingredient
Rumour has it that the Duchess of Cambridge is a fan of rosehip facial oil; a source close to Kate told US Weekly that she uses it daily, and that her mother’s an advocate too. I'm not surprised - known for its impressive skincare benefits, from reducing redness to calming acne breakouts and comforting sensitive skin, rosehip oil is one of those miracle ingredients which everyone should have in their skincare kit. And I mean everyone.
As an oil fan myself - I like to think Kate and I have plenty in common - I will always reach for it during a drought, AKA major dry skin situations, which for me are a daily occurrence. Rich in both vitamin C and anti-ageing vitamin A, it works to reduce the appearance of fine lines by hydrating and brightening the skin's surface. And don't think it's just for us dry skin sufferers - those with a more oily complexion can benefit too, as applying a facial oil can help to balance out how much oil your skin produces (see? miracle oil).
Whether you’re using it as a hydrating facial oil, targeting fine lines and scarring or even soothing a spot of sunburn (trust us, it helps) rosehip oil is guaranteed to soothe, calm and nourish. Here's a round up of the best rosehip oils we’ve tried…
1. Trilogy Rosehip Oil, £19.50
If it's good enough for the Duchess, then it's going to be number one on our list too. Kate Middleton is said to love this one by Trilogy, and it’s widely known as one of the best on the market. Containing a power trio of omega 3, 6 and 9, this all natural multitasker is a potent blend that combats fine lines and wrinkles while doubling up as a treatment for stretch marks. A perfect all rounder for a little skin plumping and hydrating, it's a small but mighty essential for any situation.
2. Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil, £22
Pai never get a formulation wrong in our book (our Digital Editor, Judy swears by them) and their rosehip oil is no exception. Suitable for all skin types including those with more sensitive skin, this organic and vegan oil will target all matter of hang ups from fine lines to dry patches and sore, itchy skin. It's rich in omegas, which is designed to rejuvenate skin without irritation, instead deeply conditioning skin and promoting a much clearer and even complexion.
3. Pixi Rose Oil blend, £26
A delicate, silky serum, this oil blend from Pixi is perfect for smoothing, softening and plumping the skin. Unlike Trilogy and Pai this is a combination of plant oils including rosehip, almond, jojoba and rose geranium - a great mix for dull and dehydrated skin that needs a little radiance. Try mixing a couple of drops in with your daily moisturiser for a dewy and brighter complexion.
4. Votary Intense Night Oil, £135
I wasn't going to give a round up of the best rosehip oils without including Votary. Another magical blend of powerful natural plant oils with retinoid, this night oil contains rosehip, avocado oil, tomato seed oil and sandalwood extract among others to smooth out both texture and skin tone for a firmer, healthier glow come morning. Expensive, but truly irresistible, the rose scent alone is enough to calm you - a potent product that’s a treat for your mind as well as your skin.
5. The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil, £9
Proving you don’t always have to pay more to get more, industry-changing brand The Ordinary of course have a bottle of rosehip oil to rival some of those more expensive options with a £9 price tag. Pure rosehip, it’s cold pressed to ensure none of the goodness in the oil degrades during production. We think the Duchess would approve.
See more of Kate Middleton's favourite beauty products here