Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Pai Rosehip Bioregenerate Fruit and Seed Oil Blend
I've learned from my Dad: upgrade, upgrade, upgrade. When possible, lift your vitality with an upgrade of more expensive behavior than attempt to do the same with small tchotchkes.
Well, my dad and I are very different, but I figured I'd take one of his words of wisdom (I was selective, too, might I add) and, verbatim, 'upgrade.'
Though, luckily, I didn't have to pay for my upgrade; it appeared under the sapin de noël--miraculously (although I did throw in a few hints). It was the Pai Rosehip Bioregenerate Fruit and Seed Oil Blend--a mouthful, but also a dreamy blend.
I'd like to propose an idea to the makers of Merriam-Webster: replace the photo for 'upgrade' with this guy.
I've been a fan of rosehip seed oil for quite some time now; remember my musings of the Aura Cacia blend? Well, this takes those standards to a whole new level.
On the outside, they look pretty similar, both orangey red liquids, oily (quelle surprise) in texture.
But, it's what's inside that counts.
High levels of vitamin E and vitamin C pack a punch to ease scarring and general complexion damage.
Yet, this Pai offering decks yet a larger blow. Although other options may be cold pressed, this upgrade is extracted with carbon dioxide to deliver untainted nutrition.
As someone who is not a sucker for staggering marketing claims, I couldn't help but doubt such a individualizing factor.
But, let me tell you, this is no hoax.
The high levels of Trans-Retinoic Acid--in the same family as retinoids--scoff like a chemical exfoliant. So much so that the exfoliating toner step in my evening routine is now null and void--and my skin isn't a happy camper if I add it back in.
So, it's safe to say that this oil is different; expensive, but noticeable. When was the last time your oil was exfoliating?
But with its scrubbing properties aside, it's also effective for the main reason I bought it: ridding of scars. The morning after I used this, I actually noticed a difference in my skin--more calmed and scars less visible. I only use this in the evenings--always following with a moisturizer.
Consider yourself warned: this stuff smells a little funky. But, as with most things, you get used to it--and the effects are worth the stunk.
I'm rather smitten with the likes of this exfoliating oil. Maybe I should listen to my dad's advice more often....