I’ve long been a big fan of rosehip oil. I discovered it 14 years ago when I searched for something to soothe and heal the scar after the birth of my son by Caesarian section. Rosehip oil has long been revered for its regenerative effects on scar tissue, stretch marks and skin damaged by acne and is unique in being the only oil to contain natural retinoic acid, which helps the skin’s natural repair function.
Most rosehip oils now originate from roses which grow wild in the Andes in Chile and there are a number of brands selling cold pressed rosehip seed oil. The big difference with Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate™ is that it contains concentrated fruit hip oil, with double the regenerative sterols and five times the carotenoids of seed oil. This makes it far more powerful than simple cold pressed Rosehip seed oils and with regular use, it conditions the skin, improving skin firmness and elasticity.
I can honestly say this is the best rosehip oil I’ve ever used – soothing, effective, softening, quickly absorbed with no greasy after feel and – importantly for me, pleasant smelling. (Many rosehip oils have quite a strong smell which can, at times, verge on the unpleasant). It’s just lovely to massage on to face before bed – or use a tiny amount as a serum under moisturiser. Pai describe this as ‘the ultimate skin multi-tasker’. I couldn’t agree more.