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Rosehip Oil for Acne Skin

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Aria Starr Rosehip Oil
Aria Starr Rosehip Oil

I have a new facial oil! I’ve gone through argan oil, jojoba oil, and Acure Brightening Glowing Serum.

Argan oil: I have mix feelings about this oil, but I decided to keep using it. I haven’t broken out from it (yet, lol). It absorbs into my skin well and leaves my skin feeling moisturized. I haven’t noticed anything miraculous about it. Maybe I’ll see a huge change in my skin if I continue to use it until the end of the year. That’s if it doesn’t break me out.

Jojoba oil: Jojoba oil is a very popular oil for acne-prone skin. It’s touted as the best of the best for acne-prone skin. Supposedly it doesn’t clog pores. It mimics the skin’s natural oils. Even though it’s called an ‘oil’, it’s actually a wax ester. I think that is the sole reason why I cannot use jojoba oil without ending up with clogged pores. My skin doesn’t like the waxy texture. It sits on top of my skin and doesn’t absorb into my skin at all. My face ends up feeling greasy. When that happens, acne galore!

Acure Brightening Glowing Serum: I’ve used this serum before, and it did cause some breakouts. I thought I would try it again, but I changed my mind. haha. It is what it is. It’s a mix of oils including safflower seed oil, sesame seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, borage seed oil, argan oil, etc. Go here for more information.

On to rosehip oil…

So I wanted an oil that is more suitable for oily, acne-prone skin. I stumbled upon rosehip oil. I’ve used this oil in other skin care products. I’ve never used it alone. There’s a ton of positive reviews on rosehip oil for acne-prone skin. It’s supposed to help with acne and acne scarring. Knowing that, that sounds like it’ll be a perfect fit for me. I really do hope so. The rosehip oil I purchased is called Aria Starr Rosehip Seed Oil. I didn’t seek out this brand. I just wanted a good pure, premium oil that’s of good quality. I’ve never used this brand before or even ever heard of it. I just chose it, and that was it! More about the oil…

It is vegan. The only ingredient is 100% Pure Cold-Pressed Rosehip Oil. 🙂 It comes in a 4 fl oz glass bottle. It came with a dropper to dispense the oil. The instructions says to use 2-3 drops on fingertips and massage into desired area until fully absorbed. Do not rinse. I used about 4-5 drops on my face, neck, and chest. I pat it into my skin. No tugging of any kind. This oil absorbed pretty well. It didn’t leave my skin feeling greasy or anything like that. I really liked that. So far, I’ve used it 4 times. I will be using it at night when I take a break from my acne treatment(s) and every morning. It hasn’t made my skin greasy-looking in the morning whatsoever. No breakouts as of yet. I hope it stays that way. It made my skin feel supple and hydrated. Keep in mind that I am using another facial oil too. That could be the oil that’s making my face feel all nice and soft rather than the rosehip oil. It could be a combination of both! All I know is that my skin looks and feels really good!! I’ll go into more detail about this other oil tomorrow. 🙂

I really hope it works due to the benefits it’s supposed to have on acnegenic skin — balances oil production and fades acne scars but also helps with wrinkles and aging skin! Hmmm. Let’s see how this goes! I’ll make an update when I notice changes in my skin. If it breaks me out not either! Stay tuned! 😊😊😊

Updated Review: Acure Brightening Day Cream

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Acure Brightening Day Cream
Acure Brightening Day Cream

Here’s an updated review on the Acure Brightening Day Cream. I’ve used this for nearly a week. I don’t think it’s too early to give my thoughts on it. Alright! Let’s get started! 🙂

I really wanted this face cream to work. It has nourishing skin care ingredients. I needed a more hydrating moisturizer too considering that my skin is dry from acne treatments. But, it didn’t work out for me. This face cream is too heavy for my oily, acne-prone skin. It’s thicker than I expected.

Here’s the ingredient list:

Water (Aqua), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Cetyl-Stearyl Acohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Glyceryl Laurate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Sodium Levulinate, D-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Evening Primrose Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract*, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract*, Centella Asiatica Meristem (Cica) Culture, Echinacea Angustifolia Meristem (Echinacea) Cell Culture, Marrubium Vulgare Meristem Cell Culture, Chlorella Pyrenoidosa Extract, Argania Spinsosa (Argan) Oil*, Xanthan Gum.

The two ingredients that stand out to me that could be potential pore cloggers are coconut oil and cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is very thick. It’s known to be comedogenic. It’s not suitable for acne-prone skin. Coconut oil is a hit or miss for people (so I have noticed). It’s also known to be comedogenic. For me, it depends on the formulation. I usually do not use coconut oil-based skin care products unless the formula is lightweight. The Acure Brightening Day Cream falls under ‘too thick’. If you have acne-prone skin, do a patch test with this cream first before applying it to your whole face. It just didn’t feel good on my acne-prone skin as the days went on. I tried rubbing the cream on other parts of my body (including face without other skin care products) to see how well it blends in, it takes a lot of effort to blend it in. =/

I hope this review was helpful! I couldn’t find any other reviews if it’s OK to use on acne-prone skin or not. So, here you go! 🙂

Update 091220: This makes a good hand cream. 🙂

Acure Brightening Day Cream + Review

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