I have recently started working with Lucy Rose, a natural and organic beauty website that was actually one of the first natural/organic sites that I bought from when I started my green transition! I will be reviewing products from the Lucy Rose website every month from now on. As always, I will be 100% honest about my reviews and give my own opinion on the products.
Lucy Rose is run by the lovely Sarah, who is a beauty therapist & aromatherapist of 15 years. Lucy Rose offer a wide range of natural and organic products and what I love the most about their site is that they offer loyalty points on every order which you collect & can use for money off your next order. They also give away 3 or more samples with every order and UK delivery is free when you spend over £15.00. They have a newsletter where they let you know about their latest offers which is normally a free gift with purchase or discounts on some of my favourite brands! If you’ve been in the green beauty community for a while you will most likely have heard of Lucy Rose but if you’re new I would highly recommend you check out the website!
Lucy Rose has also just been awarded Bronze in the Green Parent Magazine Beauty Awards for Best Retail website so they’re giving away a free hand cream when you spend £25 at the minute!
I thought I would just do that little disclaimer before I started but anyway, onto the review…
The first product I’ve been sent is the Tisserand Rosehip Beauty Oil* which is not actually an oil I have tried on its own yet so I was intrigued to see how it would work for me. I haven’t tried anything from the brand Tisserand either so I was looking forward to trying out a new brand! I am an avid user of oils in my beauty routine, for face, body & hair so I was excited to try a new oil!
Rosehip Beauty Oil is a highly nourishing oil, cold-pressed from the seeds of the Chilean wild rose, also known as Rosa Mosqueta. It is super rich in essential fatty acids and anxioxidant Vitamin E which claims to help smooth and improve the texture of dry, damaged or mature skin. It is a 100% natural oil, fragrance free, cruelty free and suitable for vegans. You use it like a regular oil, apply 2-4 drops to fingertips and massage gently onto face & neck. You can also use Rosehip Oil on your hair as a nourishing treatment and on brittle, dry nails so it’s a great multi-tasker.
On the bottle it says its for mature skin and I actually have combination skin that is prone to spots & blackheads however I do get quite a lot of redness on my cheeks, nose & chin and I know that having used rose infused products like toners and serums in the past, it has helped to calm this down so I was looking forward to seeing how this would help with my rosy cheeks! I’ve just been made aware on Twitter that rosehip oil comes from a different plant to the rose…wasn’t aware of this! The rosehip oil comes from the seeds from rosehip flowers whereas rose oil comes from the petals from a rose. You learn something new everyday!
It doesn’t smell as “rosy” as I expected it to which I actually like as I’m not that keen on rose scented products as I find them to be quite over-powering and fragrant as it stays on your skin for ages so I’m happy it doesn’t smell that much. I only need to use two pumps of the oil to cover my whole face and neck, and I’ve been using it mainly in the mornings as I use my beloved Bodhi & Birch oil at night. However, I’ve literally just ran out of the B&B one so I’ve been using this at night too sometimes since I ran out. I often use it at night if I have an angry red spot and it helps to reduce the redness by the next morning but not quite as much as my Bodhi & Birch which contains a range of other oils too. I do love using this in the mornings as it sinks in quickly and after I got back from Amsterdam I had caught the sun a bit on my nose & forehead and after using this it helped me to look normal again after just a couple of days.
I like to read all about oils and the different benefits that they have and read on the internet that rosehip oil works well on dry heels. After walking around London for the Field Trip Tour, and wearing flip flops all summer my skin was in need. I usually do a treatment on my feet like the MU London cream or something similar but I thought I’d give this a go and see how it helped. Result? My feet were a little bit smoother and less dry after just one night using this. However, it isn’t that cheap so I’ll probably just stick to using this on my face!
Overall the redness on my cheeks & chin has reduced slightly after using this for just two weeks so I’m impressed and there is still loads left in the bottle so it will last me at least 6 months.
Tisserand Rosehip Beauty Oil costs £18.00 for 50ml from Lucy Rose here.
Here is a link to the Tisserand section of the Lucy Rose website – they sell a variety of products such as different beauty oils, bath soaks, body lotions, deodorants and essential oils.
Have you tried anything from Tisserand or Rosehip Oil? What do you use it for?
Ingredients: Rosa Rubiginiosa [Rosa Mosqueta] oil, Tocopherol [Vitamin E].