Facial oils are all the rage. They have so many benefits but can also be either too pricey (concentrated ingredients/purer ingredients,) or just not effective. I recently got this Rose Oil Blend from Pixi by Petra at Generation Beauty and felt the need to review it for you all to see if this was the unicorn of face oils I've been searching for. If you want to see my thoughts and Get Schooled on this you should keep reading. If you want to purchase this product you can do so HERE.
This botanical blend infused with powerful complex of youth preserving oils help to improve skins elasticity and glow. Claims to nourish your complexion and help you achieve smoother skin.
Add 2-3 drops to cleansed, toned skin for extra hydration and glow in the morning and evening. You can also add 1-2 drops to your moisturizer before applying to add an extra surge of moisture.
sweet almond oil
rose hip oil
pomegranate seed oil
rose geranium oil
This oil is much thicker in consistency than you'd expect which was quite shocking. The dropper is actually sturdy and works nicely which some packaging doesn't. The smell of this is absolutely divine. I typically associate most rose scents with that grandma perfume scent but this didn't smell like that at all. PLUS the scent wasn't too strong. I did notice that it absorbed very quickly into my skin and did not leave me feeling oily.
The price of this product is only $24. For a facial oil (which are all the rage right now,) I would say this is low to mid range pricing for a product that out performs many prestige brands.
The packaging on this is just so cute and adorable and true to the brands green and pink theme. It has gold accents and a good dropper that is not super fragile. I would rate the packaging 8/10. It is super cute but not quite where other luxury brands stand.
Rose hip seed oil is made up of 77% fatty acids. It has been found to regenerate tissue and reduce the appearance of fine lines, hyper-pigmentation, and even stretch marks. Rose hip oil is the second ingredient in this product though, not the first; just thought that was interesting.
*Another ingredient I found interesting (when every other ingredient was an oil,) was Tocopherol. So what is tocopheral? Is it bad? Good? It is an organic chemical compound which has a high Vitamin E activity that helps maintain healthy cells. I have found products with vitamin E to help with healing wounds and to help prevent scarring.
Basically if you use this product it can actually help clear some blemishes and reduce redness in the skin. I'm thinking the helping of clearing acne is more just helping the healing process based off ingredients though. The redness may be caused by irritation from being dry and it's reduced from now being moisturized and hydrated.
Although they are quite similar, I don't think they are similar enough to be considered a dupe. The products ingredients are only somewhat the same and the uses are also different.