4 January 2015


Today I’d like put focus on a brand that was launched earlier this year, Rosehip by essano*.

The brand is New Zealand owned and made, and the products are certified organic. The foundation of all the products in the range is rosehip oil, which is said to be clinically proven to help minimise the appearance of fine lines, scars, stretch marks and sun damage.

And what is so great about the Rosehip by essano products is that they are made using only “the essence of nature” and hence the products do not contain parabens, sulphates, silicones, phthalates, PEGs, PPGs, petrochemicals, mineral oils or artificial colours. And of course, they are not tested on animals. Of course not!

Rosehip by essano Rosehip Oil

This rosehip oil is no ordinary rosehip oil – it has been enriched with acai berry antioxidant oil to give the skin more nourishment and better skin renewal. The rosehip oil comes in a huge 45ml bottle and can be used anywhere on the body where you’d like to minimise the appearance of fine lines, scars, stretch marks and sun damage. I have been mainly using it on my face and décolleté before my moisturiser. You can use it twice a day, but with combination skin prone to breakouts, I do find it a little too rich to use during the day, especially now that the weather is heating up and my skin tends to become even greasier.

The rosehip oil comes with an easy to use dropper that makes it easy to dispense the two to three drops you need. It feels a little greasy on the skin for a second, but it is quickly absorbed, without leaving behind any greasiness or stickiness. And when you wake in the morning, your skin is so soft, and with a healthy glow. I have tried a few different types of rosehip oils by now, but I do like how the rosehip by essano feels so light, and that it has such a lovely gentle scent. RRP: $34.99 (45ml)

Rosehip by essano Pure Defence SPF15 Moisturiser

Often moisturisers containing SPF are thick and not great on combination skin prone to breakouts, but not this SPF15 moisturiser from essano, which has given me no trouble what so ever. It is incredibly light and again absorbs instantly into the skin making it feel very soft and smooth thanks to the rosehip oil and vitamin E, so it is also perfect to use under makeup. I would have liked it to contain a higher SPF for a better protection on my skin, or on the other hand no SPF at all so I could us it at night as well (and instead use a separate SPF on top during the day!) The cute pump bottle is easy and convenient to use and the moisturiser has the most beautiful fresh floral scent that you can only love. RRP: $19.99 (75ml)

Rosehip by essano Gentle Facial Exfoliator

This facial exfoliator is as the name suggests very gentle, so gentle that you can in fact use it every single day. It contains super fine granules from rosehip that helps refine the skin , removing dead skin cells and impurities to reveal a soft and more glowing skin. On one hand I would have liked it to be a little grittier but on the other hand I do really like that it is so gentle that I also know that it won’t damage my skin. Like the other essano products it contains rosehip oil, but also aloe vera to keep the skin moisturised. RRP: $14.99 (100ml)

Rosehip by essano Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser

With a combination skin prone to breakouts I rely on a good cleanser, and over the years I have learnt that a gentle cleaner, despite what you may think, is so much better at keeping your skin blemish. This cleaner is soap free, and along with organic rosehip oil and aloe vera, it helps gently clean the skin without drying it out. It also works perfectly to remove makeup (although I do use a specific eye makeup remover for my eyes!). And as a second cleanse, I love using it with my Clairsonic for a gentle, yet deep clean of all my pores! RRP: $14.99 (140ml)

Rosehip by essano Gentle Intensive Hydration Body Lotion

Often intensive body lotions leave the skin feeling greasy or tacky for hours, but not so with this Body Lotion from essano. It absorbs incredibly fast, leaving the skin feeling velvety soft, and deeply moisturised throughout day, with no need to reapply, even on those dry areas such as your legs after shaving, thanks to a mix of organic rosehip oil, jojoba seed oil, aloe vera and essential vitamins. It comes in a huge 400ml pump bottle that is not only extremely easy to use. RRP: $16.99 (400ml)

Rosehip by essano Nourishing Hand Creme

While many of the ingredients in the all the essano products are the same, the hand cream for some reason seems to smell a little different, more floral with a stronger scent of roses. It is really lovely, and I like how it continues to linger on the skin for quite some time. The hand cream is a little runny, but yet it is very hydrating, so I don’t feel I have to continue reapplying during the day. It comes in a huge tube, which in my opinion is a little too large to pop into the handbag, but it is perfect on my bedside table for using every night before going to bed. Even my husband has taken a liking to it, and the fact that it is free of all the chemical nasties, so it seems I will have to purchase another tube sooner rather than later! RRP: $14.99 (120ml)

General for the full Rosehip by essano product range is that the products are New Zealand owned and made, and they all come in apothecary style pump bottles and bottles, and with the dusty rose labels they look good in the bathroom too! The products are very well priced, considering their large sizes and especially seeing the products are made from certified organic ingredients. There is also, among others a body oil available in the range, which I am pretty keen on putting to the test as well!

The products are readily available from Priceline, Coles and Woolworths.

*Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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