May 23, 2018

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil Review & Swatches

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The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil ($9.80) is a simple, straight to the point, no bells or whistles rose seed hip facial oil. No fillers, no fragrance, nothing but simple cold-pressed rosa canina seed oil aka rose hip oil.

That’s the beauty and possibly the genius behind the Ordinary. What you see is what you get which makes for good, clean benefits for your skin. There are a lot of items I’m not particularly a fan of from the Ordinary but this 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil isn’t one. This is a rave.

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil is presented in a dark glass bottle with dropper which is 1 oz in size. I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate the fact this is a mere 1 oz. I wish everyone would stop launching 3 oz or larger sizes of facial oil because I CAN’T GET THROUGH THEM! It’s just too much! A 1 oz bottle is a perfectly adequate size for a facial oil since a little goes a long way.

The Ordinary’s is $9.80 which is about three or so dollars more than rose hip oil you can get at vitamin or natural stores which tend to charge about $6 and some change for the same size but it’s questionable whether their formula is cold-pressed or not so do yourself a favorite, indulge in the Ordinary’s version for a few more bucks and get a cold-pressed formula. Why, what’s the difference you might ask? Cold-pressed oil is a good thing. Cold-pressing involves crushing the seeds or nuts and forcing the oil out which in tern allows it to keep a great quantity of its antioxidants. And that translates as good things things for our skin!

This is a thicker oil with an earthy slightly nutty fragrance which is completely natural. It absorbs easily but I reserve it for nightly use because it is very rich and super hydrating which makes it difficult to use in the day under makeup. Rose seed oil is rich in all sorts of antioxidants and vitamins as well as fatty acids which are will brighten and hydrate skin. I typically use this as the last step in my nightly routine as a sealant and love the way it keeps my skin very smooth, soft, and flake-free. I truly believe given time it’ll contribute to more youthful looking skin in the future and highly recommend adding it to your own routine if you have drier skin or you’re looking to preserve your skin and keep it looking youth and healthy.

All in all, The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil is an inexpensive, no bells or whistles facial oil with excellent skincare benefits and absolutely no fillers.

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil is available at and Muse Approve.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • Chewie

    This company and its owner Brandon are DEEPLY problematic. Reddit has a great thread with dupes, better-made dupes, even. Not worth supporting this man. Please be responsible with your $$ in a capitalist system, if you care about others.

  • kimkats

    I love rose hip oil, but it has a short shelf life, so smaller bottles are absolutely the way to go!! I wish this stuff was more readily available. I’ve been getting an organic kind from vitacost, but if I can ever find this stuff, I’ll try it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Glad it’s Muse approved, and I hope you’re having an awesome time on vacay!!

    • Isabella Muse

      It was awesome lol but I’m SOOOO late replying sorry ;-D

  • Dee

    Can’t tell you how many good products I have purchased based on your reviews! I have wondered about The Ordinary and will definitely give this one a go as I am always looking for hydration.

  • Jess

    Can you tell me what items from The Ordinary that you arent a fan of? I havent tried anything from them yet but I’m very curious and will probably make my first order soon. Thanks.

  • kjh

    I only use occlusives at night, over Differin. This would be a good one. I do like the Ordinary, as it is the same low ingredient list/WYSIWYG approach as Cosrx. Plus, they have water base for almost everything. There’s always something in the big list products that aggros my reactive skin. With the Ordinary, the sizes are manageable, and if it sucks for you, you know it pretty quickly. I tend to use the Ordinary much in the way I use sheet masks, on days I have more time for stuff beyond the routine AM/PM, and do them midday a few times a week. This will be on my next Ordinary order. Thanks.

  • genevieve

    Fantastic product and I am pleased that you reviewed this one. There are so many of their products out that I have trouble choosing which one is right for me. I am a great fan of facial oils now, thanks to your blog and this one is on my wishlist.