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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 had a wonderful collaboration with the shop owner months ago, and tried a variety of their oils. Fàileag Scottish Rosehip Oils are made from wild Scottish rosehips, and different product varieties have small amounts of essential oils added to the base oils. Recently I received one of the new varieties, the Rosehip Oil – Highland Pine & Peppermint Hint for testing, and I have to admit I did a little happy dance when I received the box. I love rosehip oil and it has always worked great for my skin, and the pine and peppermint is just perfect for fall and winter seasons.
Ingredients: Rosehips, Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Highland Pine Essential Oil, Peppermint 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 rosehip oil with highland pine and peppermint comes in a dark green, tinted glass bottle 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. The oil is dark yellow in color, and the scent is a mixture of the earthy scent of the rosehip base oil and the essential oils that lightly come through. I like that I can smell the essential oils, but they are not too strong, since this is a facial oil.
Rosehip oil is know for being high in antioxidants, and it helps protect and regenerate skin. Pine oil has antimicrobial, antiseptic, antifungal, anti-neuralgic, and anti-rheumatic properties. It relaxes the muscles, and because it’s rich in antioxidants, it neutralizes free radicals. Peppermint oil had antimicrobial properties, relieves headaches and improves mental focus.
Since this isn’t a dry oil blend, I’ve been using it sparingly on my face, 1-2 drops mixed with a moisturizer in the morning, on the days when I needed more hydration. I decided to use this as my morning oil because of the scent that helps me wake up. Used after all the other skincare products, the oil does take a while to sink in, not unlike any other oils. I didn’t use this oil on it’s own, except once to see how it absorbs into skin, and like all the other oil from the Fàileag range, it sinks right in, leaving my skin with a slight sheen, more dewy looking than greasy.
I love to have a variety of facial oils, to tailor my facial routine to my skins needs, which change all the time. I also sometimes mix my dry face masks with oils for an extra boost of hydration and nutrition. Fàileag 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 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. They also have a number of gift packages with various oil combinations.
Do you use facial oils? Which one is your favorite? Do you prefer unscented or scented facial products?