**This post is sponsored by Rio Rosa Mosqueta**
Rosehip oil is one of my favourite plant oils for use on my skin. Packed with omega fatty acids and antioxidants, it helps repair, protect and replenish the skin. It’s an ingredient that has been used centuries across different civilisations, including by the Egyptians.
Rosehip is also a brilliant choice for sensitive and redness prone skin, unlike essential oils which are the fragrant oils derived from plants, rosehip oil is extracted from the seeds of wild rose bushes and is gentle and nourishing.
Rosehip oil is one of the go to natural ingredients for fading marks and scars, with several clinical studies showing its effectiveness. It is a fantastic ingredient to include in your routine long term and a great alternative to harsher treatments that will inevitably have unwanted side effects.
When you are shopping for rosehip oil you should look for brands that use cold pressed oils rather than methods using heat, as that can degrade the nutrients in the oil making it less effective.
If you are new to rosehip oil or you are looking to try a new brand, Rio Rosa Mosqueta offers a lovely discovery set, featuring three of their bestsellers in handy travel sizes. They use rosehips from wild rose bushes that grow high in the Chilean Andes and the oil is of course cold pressed.
Products included in the set:
Cream cleanser – I am a huge fan of creamy cleansers for a gentle but thorough option for the skin. The Rio Rosa Mosqueta creamy cleanser is one I have spoken about before and offers brilliant value for money. It is a perfect choice for easily irritated skin as it has no added essential oils. As well as rosehip, this cleanser is loaded with other beneficial plant oils and butters, such as shea butter, babassu oil and avocado oil. It’s very easy to use, simply massage on the dry skin and rinse, or use with a warm cloth. This cleanser will remove make up and leave skin feeling fresh and nourished.
Rosehip oil – Containing just 100% rosehip, this very cute little bottle is a really versatile product. It has a golden colour and sinks quickly in to the skin. I like to use this one of two ways, massage in to slightly damp skin and follow with your usual day or night cream, or add a few drops to your moisturiser to make it more nourishing and add extra benefits.
Anti-ageing Day and Night cream – With glycerine to hydrate, as well as white tea and shea butter this moisturiser is a lovely choice to soften and protect the skin. It keeps my skin hydrated all day under make up and is fantastic for soothing dry patches of skin. When using this at night I simply add more product to the skin, to really replenish it after a long day.
All the products in this kit are suitable for vegans and are 100% natural. Rio Rosa Mosqueta products all work together to create a gentle but effective routine and this is a gorgeous set to gift to someone who loves skincare. Do you use rosehip oil in your routine?