I have made two great discoveries on the field of face moisturisers: rosehip seed oil and a coconut oil & aloe vera under eye cream! Rosehip seed oil has gained reputation as an amazing moisturiser and is said to be ‘the next coconut oil’. It is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are known to correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin. Rosehip seed oil is also believed to reduce fine lines and scars.
I ordered mine – a bottle of pure cold pressed rosehip seed oil (Flow, ruusunmarjaöljy) – from a health store online, and am very happy with it! It feels slightly lighter on the skin than coconut oil and my skin appears more calm and glowing, and less oily! Pure rosehip seed oil is slightly reddish in colour and has no additional scent. A few drops is enough for the whole face. Just remember, if you are applying it before bed, make sure it is absorbed properly. (Same thing with all night creams. If your face still feels oily when you are going to sleep, wipe the excess oil away with clean hands from your nose towards your ears, in the direction of the lymphatic cycle.)
Keep in mind that rosehip seed oil is a sensitive oil that should be stored in cool and shady place, (cupboard is enough) and that you should not sunbathe right after applying it on.
Aloe vera is loved by many, and is said to have been used as a source of beauty even by Kleopatra and Nefernefer in the ancient Egypt. It contains vitamins, minerals and natural salicylic acid, and has healing properties for skin rashes, cuts and wounds. I am trying out this miracle as an under eye cream, mixing a few drops of it with a bit of coconut oil. For this you can use Aloe vera gel or fresh juice from an actual Aloe vera plant (make a cut on a leaf and harness the juice.) I am planning to grow my own Aloe vera from seed as you never know what is sprayed on them in the garden shops. I’ll keep you guys posted on the progress!
What do you use to keep the skin of your face glowing?
Edit: I will have to add something, as a dear friend of mine just told me that Rosehip Seed Oil makes her skin dry out. This was surprising news to me as it works great for my face. However, we are all unique and different products work for different people. Finding the best product for you is the key!