Word has it that the Duchess of Cambridge is wedded to her natural rosehip oil – and she’s in good company. Like Miranda Kerr and Gwyneth Paltrow (those famous faces of similar complexion perfection), Kate Middleton apparently loves the Trilogy Rosehip Oil.
Us Weekly report that “Kate continues to use rosehip oil in her daily skincare regiment,” a source close to the Duchess said. “She loves the effect is has on her skin. [Her mother] Carole [Middleton] is also a fan.”
So, at £19.99 for 20ml, what’s all the fuss about?
First up, it’s a superior moisturiser for the skin (and hair, if you want to make it multipurpose). Containing 80% essential fatty acids (omegas 6 and 9), it instantly quenches dehydrated skin leaving it soft and smooth to touch. The visual effect is restored radiance, granting that Gwyneth-like glow in a flash.
Rosehip seeds are potent antioxidants, which we know keep us young by combating free radical damage (our skin’s worst enemy). Rosehip seed oil is also rich in vitamin A, the number one vit for anti-ageing. Why? It improves the skin’s moisture levels, reduces wrinkles and may help to promote the production of skin-building compounds. Pow.
Pollutants (from car fumes to UV rays – we’re surrounded in them) cause free radicals to become more harmful to our skin. Given that rosehip oil is rich in antioxidants it helps to combat oxidative damage, and can reinforce your skin’s barrier, preventing future damage, too.
Alongside the Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (£19.99), we also love The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil (£9) and the Rio Rosa Mosqueta Antioxidant Facial Oil (£24.99). Apply it to your face at night as the last step in your skincare routine either on top of, or instead of, your moisturiser. Smooth any excess over the back of your hands and on your cuticles.