The packaging is a dark brown frosted glass bottle with red and silver labels. It also features a dropper as part of the lid to pick up and distribute the oil. I absolutely love it, because it’s hygienic and so easy to keep control of the amount of oil you need. No unnecessary waste. The dark glass bottle isn’t just for aesthetics either, the product MUST be kept out of any sunlight and be kept tightly closed. The oil is a strong yellow colour when you first use it and over time this colour will start to fade to a very watered down yellow. Once the oil changes to a pale yellow, it needs to be thrown away. It’s also handy to remember that the oil has a very strict, use by 6 months date. Even if you keep it out of sunlight, it stops doing what it’s supposed to do and there’s really no point in using a product that doesn’t work at all. This really helped me to make the most of the product and use it every day so as not to waste any of it.
I do have to admit that the oil is pretty pricey at £31.50 for 30ml but you honestly get what you pay for – serious quality product. If you’re unsure that you’ll be able to use the product up in 6 months, you are also able to purchase smaller bottles.
Rosehip Oil is moderately thick, but it is really easy to blend and absorbs into the skin straight away. It’s not greasy not does it leave a bad residue like some oils I’ve previously used have done. It does have a strong smell to it and unfortunately it smells nothing like roses.
My morning ritual is to cleanse and then immediately use two to three drops over my entire face and massage it in while my skin is still a little damp, this helps the oil absorb into my face much quicker and creates less friction on my face when I massage the oil in. once that dries up, I’m ready to moisturise and get my makeup on.