I’ve been using this for 6 months and have already repurchased. I love this oil. One bottle has lasted 6 months with daily twice a day use. There’s still some left in the bottle, but I went ahead and repurchased since it [original bottle] has been exposed to air for half a year and doesn’t seem as effective as the fresh bottle. I order directly from Pai because I know I’m getting fresh product.
This rosehip seed/fruit oil blend is supposed to be high in trans-retinoic acid. Some say the amount is not enough to make a difference, but I politely disagree. In fact, I can’t use this under my eyes because it makes the skin there crepey. No amount of moisture or hydration layered over it helped until I stopped using it under my eyes. Perhaps it’s too strong for my under eye skin. It has evened out my skin tone by helping fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation faster than if I weren’t using it.
It heals acne marks faster. By this, I mean spots that are already on their way out, not active spots. It’s a dry oil, so it absorbs quickly and doesn’t feel oily once it’s absorbed. I have dehydrated skin, so it does not provide any moisture or hydration. Depending on how my skin is feeling, I sometimes have to layer a moisturizer over it. Is this a replacement for a retinoid? No, not at all IMO, but it’s nice to have if your skin can’t tolerate retinoids. It works well for me, so I’ll continue to repurchase.