My New Favorite Addition to my Skincare Routine — AND It’s Only $12!

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skincare acure review – rose hip oil

Hi there! I’m Emily, one of Collin’s sidekicks!

I LOVE buzzy skincare. The minute I hear of a new hot product, I simply have to buy it (if it’s within my budget of course). My most recent infatuation is rosehip oil. After doing a quite a bit of research and price comparisons, I ended up purchasing Acure The Essentials Rosehip Oil.

Best. Decision. EVER.

For real, this light-weight oil is worth its weight in gold for its ability to tone, hydrate, and give skin a gorgeous glow. It’s also phthalate-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, vegan, dye-free, non-GMO, and cruelty-free — a.k.a. it’s everything you want in a product and nothing you don’t.

skincare acure review – rose hip oil — use in nightly skincare routine

I’ve adapted to a nighttime skincare routine because I choose to wake up at the very last possible minute in the morning, so after cleansing, I mist my face with toner, dab on undereye cream, and massage in the rosehip oil all over. Let me tell you, my first look in the mirror in the morning at my dewy, moisturized skin really sets a great tone for the day. 😊

You’re probably thinking, “facial oil at night? Um, how greasy is your pillowcase?” but let me tell you that this oil really soaks in! I leave about 30 minutes between application and laying my head down to avoid any initial transfer. I also change out my pillowcases weekly — I have a friend who does it every two days, but I just don’t have the willpower to do that.

skincare acure review – rose hip oil — rub remaining oil onto cuticles and hands

I usually have some oil left lingering in my fingertips afterward, so I rub the remaining into my cuticles, knuckles, and tops of my hands to give all that delicate skin some TLC.

Aside from the amazing skincare benefits, this oil has also made its way into my makeup routine. I like to add a drop to my full coverage foundation to thin out its consistency, which makes it a dream to apply and blend. It also plays nice with my loose setting powder when I’m going for more of a matte look.

skincare acure review – rose hip oil bottle closeup

With all that this rosehip oil does (and for only $12), I’m totally hooked! It also goes along with my passion for rosewater mist, rose scented lotion, and really rose gold anything. BRB — I need to buy out the whole stock before someone plans an intervention. 😍

P.S. Acure did not sponsor this post, but I’m sure hoping they see it as I’d love for them to send some free products my way. 😁

Written by Emily for Hip2Save. Emily lives in Buffalo, NY where she spends her time drinking lots of coffee, scouring the internet for deals, and tackling DIY projects. She’s a big believer in self-care and living the fullest life possible, all while saving money of course.

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Comments 52

  1. Christina

    How does it compare to Argan oil or Tarte’s Maracuja oil? Lighter? Greasier?

    • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hi Christina, in comparisons to Argan oils I’ve used in the past, I would definitely say this is lighter — and there’s also not a sticky feel to it. I can’t comment on the Maracuja oil though since I haven’t tried that product. Hope this helps!

  2. Lilmama1299

    After debating the tarte and Josie Maran oils. I chose the jojoba oil from target by difeel. So far so good! Not greasy at all! And you can’t beat 5.99

  3. Vee

    do u find this oil to be better than moisturizer?

    • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That’s a really good question, Vee! I wouldn’t say it’s better or worse, since I use the oil both with AND without moisturizer, almost like a serum. My usage of it depends on the day — if it’s hot out, I’ll skip my moisturizer and stick with just the oil along with my foundation (I use It Cosmetics CC Cream). But if I don’t think I’ll have too much facial sweat that day, I use the oil, plus a moisturizer, and a lighter weight foundation, like Naked by Urban Decay. It took a little playing around with but these are the combos work best for me 😁

  4. Linsey

    I love your recommendations! Last time you posted about The Ordinary I was so intrigued I placed an order. I’m still waiting for it to come, but I’m excited to try it!

  5. GotItTogetherish

    Looks like people love the Marula oil in this brand as well. Does anyone have any experience with that?

    • nickyB

      I have been using The Ordinary’s Rose hip oil and like it a lot. I recently decided to try their Marula oil and like it even better. Mainly because their rose hip oil is a bit fishy smelling and the Marula oil has no scent at all. Can’t beat the prices too. It’s now my go to skin care company thanks to hip2save. I love their foundation and primer too.

  6. 50ShadesofLipstick

    Anyone that is thinking of adding this to their skincare routine- be sure to do a patch test first. Oils especially can have comedogenic effects on some people and make them break out. Otherwise, I’d recommend The Ordinary’s 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil…their products are formulated to be effective and are unbelievably affordable. It’s under $10!

  7. Sarab

    I’ve been hearing amazing things about rosehip oil lately. Is there a strong odor with this? My family and I are sensitive to fragrances and I’m hesitant to try it.

    • Lilmama1299

      I have used rosehip for awhile in a different brand. It is very good and is not supposed to have a strong smell

    • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      There’s not a strong odor in my opinion. I think it smells pretty similar to castor oil – there’s really not a rosey smell, it’s a bit more earthy but I wouldn’t consider it a very strong fragrance.

  8. ATM

    I saw a news report not to long ago abut this brand and child labor, you could probably google it.

    • Mandysfestival

      I’ve been using this brand for several months and love it. Just looked up the article and am appalled. Seems like there is evil in every company lately! Thanks for letting us know about it

    • Jessica

      wow! I foolishly assumed the child labor allegations were overseas not here in the US. Acure has cut ties with that supplier apparently. Thanks for posting this as I use one of their oils and am interested in checking out more.

  9. Michele

    What’s your favorite under eye cream?

    • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I sometimes use the Undereye Cream by Arbonne (I used to get it at a discount as a consultant) but I also really like RoC Retinol eye cream as well! I think the RoC brand has just as much potency but it’s a little more wallet-friendly compared to the Arbonne cream.

  10. Christina

    Thank you, Emily

    • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Christina! Glad you enjoyed my review 😁!

  11. M

    I love rosehip oil, just be careful using it if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant.

    • Ninuzza

      What kind of statement is this? Do you have anything to add? Rosehip oil applied to the face, which is what this post is about, has no negative effects if you are pregnant.

      • JD

        Actually essential oils applied to the skin have the potential to be absorbed into the blood stream and make their way through the placenta to the fetus. I have no idea what the research shows on this product but it works because of the natural Vitamin A content. High doses of vitamin A are well documented causes of birth defects. Bottom line ask your doctor before using any essential oil on your skin anywhere on your body.

  12. sara bonert

    You had posted about The Ordinary before and I hear people rave about their Rose Hip Oil (I haven’t tried it). Thier product is cheaper than Acure by a few dollars. Just wondering if you had tried TO and liked Acure better?

    • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hi Sara! Cass was actually the one who wrote an awesome review about The Ordinary on the site before. I asked her opinion and she absolutely loves the Rosehip Oil from the Ordinary, for very similar reasons why I love the one by Acure. I think it’s a matter of brand preference since they both seem to be very clean products, and you’re correct with The Ordinary having it for a couple bucks less. I was honestly considering buying from the one from The Ordinary myself but it was out of stock during the time I was seeking out the rosehip oil — luckily, it appears to be in stock now if you’re looking to give that brand a shot!

  13. Krishna

    I’ve tried the glycolic acid toner from the ordinary but didn’t like the sticky feeling it left behind. Love acure products but haven’t found a toner. Any recommendations?

    • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hi Krishna! I actually use the glycolic acid toner from The Ordinary too but I’ve also use Pixi Glow Tonic — I prefer the Pixi brand though I still have a TON of The Ordinary toner so I want to use it before I switch back.
      As far as a regular toner, I really like using a simple witch hazel, like one from the Thayer’s brand. I also like the Rosewater mist by Mario Badescu that I briefly mentioned in the post as well!

      • Maggie

        I LOVE the Pixi Glow Tonic. I buy it at Target when they have $5 off $20 beauty category promos.

    • AZ

      I use Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner and it’s really good! It has niacinamide which makes skin brighter and more even in tone. I’ve used Pixi Glow Tonic too, but 5% glycolic acid is really too small an amount to give you noticeable results. Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant is a glycolic acid-based product that is an essential part of my skincare routine also…check that out if you need a good chemical exfoliant. It’s super gentle and effective.

  14. kimhavelka

    I have been using Argan oil on my face and hair for 2 yrs since a friend recommended it. So hydrating. I put it on at night after hydrolaunic acid and in the am prior to my sunscreen/moisturizer. I get dressed and brush teeth in between to give it a couple of minutes to set in.

  15. Emilytwinmom

    Wow. I wash my face with neutrogena foaming face wash, while in the shower, and if i notice a breakout area i put differin on it. That is my face routine. I am so pink/white makeup just never looks right, even when applied by professionals! I dont even know what some of the products mentioned are, or what they do! I just wanted to weigh in as a sensitive skinned mama – using oils makes me break out like a teen. What does using acids and witch hazel do for your skin???

    • 50ShadesofLipstick

      You can go to Sephora to get color matched for your foundation…they carry plenty of shades for fair skin, so don’t worry. As for oils…they work for some people’s skin while others do get breakouts. Try a patch test first and then proceed. People use alpha and beta hydroxy acids to exfoliate…it removes the buildup of dead skin which makes your face look dull and dry, giving you brighter and more even-toned skin. Witch hazel usually contains alcohol although Thayer’s has one that doesn’t…I guess some use it as a toner but “toning” isn’t really a need for most people.

      • Mag

        From one ultra-fair lady to another, there’s a few things you can do in addition to the Sephora suggestion above:

        1. If you are determined to use drug store (cheap) foundation, at least pick up a bottle of the whitening drops from The Body Shop that allow you lighten ANY foundation — a bottle lasts a long, long time. You put a little foundation in the palm of your hand, and add the whitener a drop at a time until it’s your custom shade. (The Body Shop also has darkening drops for ladies who need to go the other direction to customize a shade.)
        2. Laura Gellar’s Balance N’Brighten powder foundation in PORCELAIN is ultra-fair. It looks best over a primer. It’s also very natural looking–not heavy coverage. It’s a good one for people who hate the feel of liquid foundation and those in humid climates. This color looks chalky on anyone but those with ultra-fair skin — but it’s definitely pale enough for those of us who can’t even wear “fair” colored foundation (Fair in this LG line makes me look like I have a significant tan–way too dark).
        3. Embrace mineral sunscreen–products that leave an annoying white sheen on others disappear on us! Cotz sunscreen has a barely tinted one that almost looks like a sheer BB cream on me. It’s for extremely sensitive skin — if other sunscreen makes you break out, this one likely will not. Ulta and both sell it. Ulta gave me a sample of it last time I was there. If you’re still young with such fair skin, please realize that you are in the HIGHEST risk group for skin cancer, and every bit of sun will someday show up as damage in the form of dark spots that have to be removed by derm. Sun damage from your teens and twenties shows up with a vengeance in your forties — so don’t go out the door without SPF 30 (at least) on your face, hands, and arms. Make it an essential part of your morning routine!

        Acids are specific. Everyone should use products with Hyaluronic Acid as they age — it’s a hydrator and the moisture plumps fine lines. It’s a great ingredient in serum, esp. after any exfoliating. Glycolic Acid is a chemical exfoliator. Salicylic acid is a peeler/drier for pimples.

        • AZ

          Glycolic Acid is an AHA, while Salicylic Acid is a BHA…but they are both chemical exfoliants. You actually don’t need to have acne to use Salicylic acid, it’s perfectly fine for all skin types since all it does is exfoliate.

  16. Marie

    What full coverage foundation do you use this with. I’m in need of a full coverage foundation just have found one to work with my skin

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  18. Crystal

    think this would go under or over the moisturizer= very dry skin here!

    • Katherine

      A little info about the “Acure” products. It came about when a chemist wanted to create products for her mother suffering from cancer. “Acure” brand was created. Thus “ a cure “ for her mom was created. I’ve been using Acure products ever since. Great nothing harmful.

      • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        What a sweet backstory! Thank you for sharing that, Katherine ☺️

  19. Adrianne

    On a side note, what color of polish is on your nails? It is beautiful!

    • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thank you Adrianne! I really love it too! I’m really not sure the name of the polish since I had them done at the salon but it was one of the OPI Gel colors 💅

  20. Valerie

    I LOVE this brand for facial products!!! I had to literally Hunt down their brightening facial scrub that I found in Target and I swear by it!! try it out this line is amazing and worth every penny !!!

    • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      So funny you say that because another writer at Hip2Save just recommended the Brightening Facial Scrub to me too! It’s in my cart right now 😆Glad to here it’s a fan favorite!

  21. Kathy

    Please no witch hazel. Even if someone has used it and just walks past I get nauseous. Nastiest scent around aside from spearmint.

  22. Jennifer Hagan

    Try Bio Oil! I Started to use it after my pregnancy and then read some where that you can you it on your face. I love to use it in the winter time. It really hydrates my dry winter skin.

  23. Jessica

    It’s $7.55 on amazon!

  24. Judy Trac

    It’s oil based right?

  25. Linda

    Might want to google “Acure child labor”. 😢

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