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Fàileag Scottish Rosehip Oil is a small indie shop, located in rural Scotland, that sells a range of products based on rosehip oil, with the addition of essential oils. They make the rosehip oil themselves, using wild Scottish rosehips. I like to support small businesses, and these little bottles with the dreamy name and natural, handmade oil were calling my name.
I’ve been using rosehip oil on and off for years, and it’s always been one of those safe products that works for my skin well. The rosehip oil in these products is made by hand from wild Scottish rosehips, and different product varieties have small amounts of essential oils added to the base oils. I’ve been sent a range of rosehip oils with various essential oil additions, and today I decided to introduce you to the Rosehip Oil – Rosemary Hint, and the Rosehip Oil – Lavender Hint.
Ingredients (Lavender variety): Rosehips, Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Lavender Essential Oil
Ingredients (Rosemary variety): Rosehips, Sweet Almond Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil
Although these ingredients are very simple, essential oils can be very potent. If you have sensitive skin, I recommend a patch test on your arm, and then your neck or less visible place on your face before you start fully using these products. I have to note that I had no irritation or problems using them, since the essential oils concentration is very small, and my skin isn’t that sensitive.
The lavender oil variety is light yellow in color, and has a beautiful, natural lavender scent. The scent has medium strength, and it scents skin lightly, but the earthy scent of the rosehip base oil definitely comes through.
Rosehip oil is know for being high in antioxidants, and it helps protect and regenerate skin. Lavender essential oil has a relaxing scent, which makes this product perfect for use at night, before sleep, or for headache/migraine days. Lavender oil can be used for eczema and dermatitis, nausea, dry skin or lips, cold sores, and many other problems.
I’ve been using this oil on my face 1-2 times a week, before sleep, especially on nights I had trouble falling asleep, as the last step in my evening routine. I would apply 2-4 drops on my fingers, and massage the oil gently all over my skin. Used after all the other skincare products, the oil does take a while to sink in, not unlike other oils.
It is also great for my migraines, because when I apply the oil onto my face I can lightly smell it, but it’s not too strong. On it’s own, applied on simply cleansed skin, it sinks right in, and leaves my skin with a slight sheen, more dewy looking than greasy.
The rosemary oil variety has the same light yellow color, and smells lightly like freshly picked sprigs of rosemary. Just like the lavender variety, it scents skin lightly, but the earthy scent of the rosehip base oil comes through.
Rosemary essential oil has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. It’s not known as well as lavender oil, but it’s a good choice for eczema and dermatitis, as well as acne. Inhaling it is relaxing, so it’s good for anxiety, stress and to improve memory. It’s great for dandruff and cellulite, and it alleviates headache pain.
I didn’t know much about this oil, and I’ve been surprised to discover all these great benefits. In addition to using it as a facial oil, I tried it for my cellulite, and definitely planning to try rubbing it on my temples next time I get a migraine.
As the last step in my evening routine. I would apply 2-4 drops on my fingers, and massage the oil gently all over my skin. Since this oil has the same base as the original and lavender varieties, it does take a while to sink in, not unlike other oils, but applied on it’s own it sinks right in, and leaves my skin with a slight sheen, more dewy looking than greasy. As the days are getting warmer though, I’ve been using only 2 drops of the oil at night. I do wake up a bit shiny, but that doesn’t bother me.
I didn’t see any effects of this oil on my cellulite, but as you all know that is a hard nut to crack, and I’m sure I’d need to use the oil regularly for months before hoping to see any results.
Both of these oil varieties come in purple, tinted glass bottles with a dropper. The cute label gives all the basic information about the oil, and features the stylized name of the shop, Fàileag (pronounced Fa-lag), meaning rosehip in Gaelic. The dropper is comfortable to use, and it’s easy to control the amount of oil dispensed.
I love to have a variety of facial oils, to tailor my facial routine to my skins needs, which change all the time. These oils definitely fit my needs, and they are really affordable, especially considering that they’re hand made from wild rosehips.
You can order Fàileag rosehip oils from Inselly or Etsy, or by directly contacting them on Instagram or Twitter. They ship worldwide, and send the ordered products very fast, usually within a day. The sizes available are 20-50 ml, with prices varying from 7.95 – 9.50 GBP, depending on the size and variety of the essential oils added.
Do you use facial oils? Which one is your favorite? Do you prefer unscented or scented facial products?