Alternate title: My Favorite Organic Rose Hip Oil (Hint: It's Not Pai)
So, in the cool girl beauty internet circles I somehow manage to run in there is a cult like following for Pai Rosehip Biogenerate Oil . It's sold out on Amazon. It's Violet Grey approved.
People are obsessed with the effects of this oil which result in dewy, plump, and moisturized skin and fewer fine lines and wrinkles. Plus it's natural. We love natural beauty that isn't made from scary petrochemicals with carcinogenic and reproductive impacts.
From Violet Grey:
Rosehip oil is rich in provitamin-A, an essential component of the skin’s repair function. It conditions the skin, boosts firmness and elasticity, and improves the appearance of fine lines, scars, stretch marks, and sun damage without irritation.
It all sounds amazing, right? So what's the catch. A tiny little bottle of this magic serum costs about what I spend on food in two days. And it's not one of those things where all you need is the tiniest little drop and the little bottle lasts forever. You need a fair amount to massage into your skin.
I've tried other "dupes" with really unpleasant results including scary things like questions about if it's spoiled, if it's actually organic, if the oil has been over processed (rendering it ineffective and waste of money) or just having it make me break out in an unpleasant rash (best guess: the addition of some kind of funky preservative.
But when I saw that my beloved Peach & Lily had started stocking their own Organic Rosehip Oil, from trusted and highly regulated organic brand Aromatica, I new I had to try it. I am so glad I did.
Not only does it smell, feel and look incredibly similar - boasting that bright orange color that Pai is known for - but it works just as well, or possibly even better, at almost half the price. I also like the minimalist packaging better (yes, I am that superficial - those swirls and curlicues always remind me of breast cancer websites!) In case you needed another fancy cultish beauty blog to back me up, Byrdie is an advocate of the Aromatica Rose Hip Oil as well.
So if you're looking for an effective, organic alternative to the coveted glow potion that is the Pai rosehip oil, check out the Organic Rosehip Oil from Aromatica. #dewyAF
PS: I also use Aromatica's 97% Organic Damask Rose Soothing Gel everyday for my Nuface treatement. Oh, and if you click my link you'll get $10 off your first purchase from Peach & Lily...