16 April, 2015

Essano Rosehip Treat Your Skin Pack (Priceline Beauty Click favourites)

While I've used rosehip oil products for my body until now I hadn't used any on my face.  Being a normal/oily combo skin type I'll admit to an uninformed fear of exacerbating any oiliness in my T-zone so I hadn't really gone there.  Of course being presented with the Rosehip Treat Your Skin Pack for review meant I had to go there and - yes, you know what's coming because the word 'favourites' is in the title - I'm so pleased I did!

Before I get into my rave review I'll list the benefits of rosehip oil as sourced from Rosehip Oil Benefits.com:

"− great natural skin care moisturiser
− research has indicated that it may have benefits for reducing some scars
− aids in reducing redness associated with facial rosacea
− improves appearance of psoriasis scars
− many acne sufferers find that it can be improve the quality of their skin
− reduces the appearance of premature aging skin as it can reduce wrinkles, crow's feet and fine lines
− great treatment for dry skin
− good for your after sun skin care regime."

The site also very kindly pointed out that rosehip oil is "...readily absorbed by the skin and doesn't leave the oily residue that many beauty and skin care products do." 
Now let's get onto the Rosehip Treat Your Skin Pack: 
This travel-friendly pack from New Zealand based brand essano comprises 20ml tubes of facial cleanser, facial moisturiser, and body lotion, plus a 10g tub of night cream and a 3ml dropper bottle of certified organic rosehip oil itself so it's a great way to try a range of rosehip oil products before making the commitment to full size products.   These are all nicely presented in an unbleached drawstring pouch which came in handy for throwing into my toiletries bag for my recent beach trip.
After trying all of the products I have a few specific favourites which I will be purchasing in full size - and in one case I already have!
I've done mini reviews on each of the products and full ingredients listings are provided at the end of the post for those who are interested.
  • Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser - Containing rosehip oil and aloe vera for hydration, this is a very emollient feeling gel cleanser and a little bit does a great job of cleansing my face while keeping my skin feeling soft.  It almost feels like an oil at first but it foams up gently and rinses away easily without any residual slippery or greasy feeling - I really like how this cleanser leaves my skin clean yet not screaming out for a drink of moisturiser afterwards.
  • Regenerating Facial Moisturiser - This naturally and delicately scented day (or night for that matter) facial moisturiser contains jojoba oil and shea butter and sits somewhere between a cream and a lotion so it feels light in texture and again I find that a little bit goes a long way. It absorbs pretty much instantly leaving soft, non-greasy skin.  
  • Intensive Hydrating Body Lotion - Okay, this is the product I absolutely fell madly in love with and have purchased already! Yes it does a great job of moisturising my body (due to the rosehip oil, aloe vera and jojoba oil no doubt) but it is the SCENT that I'm head over heels with! You know when you find yourself sniffing your arms all day just to get a whiff of your body lotion?  Maybe?? Well that's what - embarrassingly - happens whenever I wear this.  It smells like an intoxicating, yet still soft, combination of rose and patchouli(?).  I can't pin it down exactly because I am an untrained nose when it comes to these things but I've actually told essano - and am telling them again if they're reading this post - if they were to release this as a fragrance I would buy it.  There's nothing but 100% love from me when it comes to this product!
  • Certified Organic Rosehip Oil - This was the product I was initially sceptical of and is now one of my favourites of the lot.  Using a 3ml sample bottle wasn't enough to do miracles but it was enough to whet my appetite to buy a full size bottle and see.  This oil easily takes the place of a serum in terms of how silky it makes my skin feel and how surprisingly well it absorbs - I honestly didn't believe an oil would agree with me but there you go! It works particularly well under the night cream which is my other top pick...
  • Moisture Restorative Night Creme - This cream has almost a whipped texture, feels indulgent yet not too heavy on my skin and it has that lovely subtle, natural scent.  My skin feels plumped up afterwards and I wake up with softer skin the next morning. As with the facial moisturiser the key ingredients are certified organic rosehip oil, organic jojoba oil and shea butter.
These products are not tested on animals and are free from the following ingredients:  parabens, sulphates, silicones, phthalates, ethoxylates, PEGs, PPGs, mineral oils, and artificial colours.
Ingredients listings:

  • Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser - Water (Aqua), Caprylyl Glucoside, Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Coco-glucoside (and) Glyceril Oleate, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phormium Tenax (Harakeke) Extract, Cyathea Medullaris (Mamaku) Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil.
  • Regenerating Facial Moisturiser - Water (Aqua), Caprylyl Glucoside, Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Coco-caprylate, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Cetearyl Glucoside, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Bentonite, Glyceryl Stearate, Cera Alba, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Benzyl Alcohol (and) Dehydroacetic Acid, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Cyathea Medullaris (Mamaku) Extract, Phormium Tenax (Harakeke) Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Lactic Acid.
  • Intensive Hydrating Body Lotion - Water (Aqua), Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Coco-caprylate, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Cetearyl Glucoside, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Bentonite, Cera Alba, Lanolin Cera, Betaine, Benzyl Alcohol (and) Dehydroacetic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Fragrance, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Lactic Acid.
  • Certified Organic Rosehip Oil - Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Pulp Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E).
  • Moisture Restorative Night Crème - Water (Aqua), Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Cetearyl Glucoside, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetyl Alcohol, Coco-caprylate, Glyceryl Stearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Bentonite, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Benzyl Alcohol (and) Dehydroacetic Acid, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Cyathea Medullaris (Mamaku) Extract, Phormium Tenax (Harakeke) Extract, Lactic Acid, Potassium Sorbate.

    So there you have it - I'm a new convert to Rosehip Oil products thanks to this pack and highly recommend it for anyone else who would like to try the range or for travel!
 (This product was provided for my consideration.  All comments and opinions are my own.)


  1. Sounds lovely! Nice to have variety in the types of products that are offered - sometimes straight oils can be heavy. That Sukin one you sent me was really nice and the first time I had tried rosehip. I quite liked it (and finished it!) but now I'm on a blackcurrant oil which is also good. I don't think my skin is *too* picky about these, haha.

    1. I've always been nervous about facial oils but now I have a few myself that I enjoy! I've already finished this one and will repurchase after I finish another oil I recently received :)

  2. The body lotion sounds amazing, I'll have to give it a go when I run out of my current ones! :)

    1. A few other Twitter friends have already gone out and bought bottles as a result of this post and are loving the scent - I'm glad to be spreading the word on it!

  3. I've always wanted to try rosehip oil on the face but have been warned they might be too heavy for my skin type. Maybe next winter if I don't get distracted again...! These look and sound lovely. So glad they worked out for you!

    1. Me too! Honestly I'd still be in the dark about this if I hadn't received these products - Rosehip oil would be perfect as an alternative to, or even worn under, serums in winter :)


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