Thursday, July 18, 2013

MFO's Verdict On: Kosmea Skin Clinic Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil

The Product: Kosmea’s Skin ClinicTM Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil 

Rose hip oil is the multi-tasking beauty product everyone is talking about. The much- hyped miracle ingredient was first bottled by the innovative, Australian family-owned Kosmea in 1993.

Kosmea sources its rose hip oil from a 100% USDA certified organic wild crop from the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho, South Africa. This process helps provide a sustainable economy for an otherwise poverty stricken community.

Setting itself apart from the pack, Kosmea extracts rose hip oil without heat or solvents, retaining all the anti-ageing vitamins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants to give your skin a healthy glow.

The Promise:

The benefits of Kosmea’s Skin ClinicTM Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil are undeniable – it protects, repairs and adds radiance to your skin like nothing else can.

Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, this easily-absorbed oil is a real treat for the skin. It may:
  • help smooth wrinkles 
  • heals wounds and reduce appearance of scars, from minor burn scars to acne scars
  • moisturise and soothe dry, sensitive and sun-damaged skin
  • helps treat pigmentation, stretchmarks, cradle cap and nappy rash
  • nourish and hydrate ageing skin
  • balance oily skin
  • reduce the appearance of blemishes
  • Great for giving that glow to dull, tired skin!
It is free of harmful chemicals, colorants, fragrances, mineral oils and animal products – it is simply ‘skincare as nature intended.’

Put to the Test:

The instruction reads like this:

Apply 2-3 drops to slightly damp skin morning and night after cleansing and before applying your daily moisturiser. Applying to slightly damp skin will allow for the oil to absorb quicker and deeper into the skin.

This is how one drop of Kosmea's Rose Hip oil looks like:

And it covers a lot of area as it is. I use about 2 drops to massage onto 2 cm. long stretch marks on each butt cheek, which I got while pregnant with Xavi. In two months, the angry, red stretch marks faded well enough for me to expose my butt cheeks if I wanted to. Not that I want to, but just to say, they're practically indiscernible unless scrutinized. Wahaha.

I love that it absorbs easily and does not leave an oily film. While the oil is dark, it does not stain clothes.

Seeing how effective it is, I now use it in lieu of an eye cream. Let's see in a few months how it works for the skin around my eyes. I realize, I can also use it for the kids' minor scratches and booboos because of its healing properties.

Let me point out that this does NOT smell like roses, just because it's called a rose hip oil. It has a plant kind of smell, not entirely pleasant, but not gross in any way. It disappears eventually, so it's not a bother at all.

Passing the Verdict: I would buy again in a heartbeat before I run out. Because it has so many uses, it's useful and just handy to have around the house, doubling as an anti-ageing/beauty serum, moisturizer and first-aid for minor wounds.

Practical Tip: Kosmea suggests mixing the oil with foundation then applying onto our skin for a dewy, glowing complexion. This could be worth a try, and maybe I will do it soon.

While it has moisturuzing properties, it is also recommended that it be used in tandem with a moisturizer and should be applied prior to applying your favorite lotion or cream.

Price: Php600 for a 10 ml bottle, Php1000 for a 20 ml bottle

Point of Sale: In this Philippines, get Kosmea at Elsewhere, there's Amazon and Kosmea.

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