Beauty & Skincare

Mt. Retour Organic Rose Hip Face Serum Review

Hi lovelies, I hope you enjoyed reading my previous post about Oil and Water Balance. Today, I am going to share what has been a game changer for my skin. I have incorporated this face serum into my skincare routine since three months ago as it was highly recommended for dry and sensitive skin. It has not just moisturised my skin but helped with my acne too. Rosehip Oil it is, everybody! Read on to know what is so good about this product.

About the Brand
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Mt. Retour is an Australian brand but the story begins in France. The founder, Pisan Chowvalit went to France to study aromatherapy and he discovered the natural healing power of herbs, botanicals and organic essential oils. Armed with this new knowledge, Pisan returned to Australia and bought an organic farm in the pristine Blue mountain. There, he grew his own herbs, botanicals and the seeds of the Mt. Retour brand were sown. Pisan’s aim was simple, to create a range of gentle, certified organic essential oils and and skincare products. The products are accredited by Australian Certified Organic (ACO) and the Organic Food Chain (OFC). All products are truly safe, organic and affordable. They contain no harsh synthetic chemicals including artificial fragrances, sulphates, parabens and petrochemicals.

Checkout their official website here.

About the Product

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Mt. Retour Organic Rose Hip Face Serum, 25ml, RM 84.90

As per description on website:

  • Containing a concentrated formula of certified organic rosehip oil.
  • Promotes healthy cell renewal and repairs skin damage.
  • Penetrates deeply into the skin to restore moisture balance and fade scars, freckles, and pigmentation.
  • Helps to strengthen capillaries resulting in reduced redness of the skin.
  • Absorbs well and leaves the skin toned, smooth and luminous.

Ingredients

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Rosa Canina* (Rose Hip Oil), d-Tocopheryl Acetate (Natural Vitamin E)

*= Certified Organic

What is Rose Hip?

Rose hip is the fruit left behind by certain rose species🌹 after they bloom and fall while rose hip oil is made from the seeds of the fruit. They are known to benefit hyperpigmentation and scars, and also our immune function, due to its high level of Vitamin C, A and E.

Besides, Rosehip oil has anit-inflammatory properties due to its high linoleic acid content, a.k.a omega 6 fatty acid, a building block of oils including sebum which is a naturally occurring oil in our skin. Studies have shown that those who have acne prone skin has low percentage of linoleic acid and high percentage of oleic acid. Users who applied linoleic acid topically have shown reduced in pimple size. Thus, rosehip oil is recommended for oily and acne prone skin.

If you would like to know more about linoleic acid and oleic acid, read this blogpost by Michelle from from LabMuffinScience.😊

Packaging 

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Ambered glass container with a glass dropper.

Texture 

The oil is pretty lightweight and my skin absorbs it well after 1 minute. It does not feel greasy or heavy at all.

Scent

It smells like… a plant based oil.

Direction of Use

Apply on clean face. Use both morning and night for the best results. Suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive skin. Store below 30C.

I would recommend to store facial oils in a cool place and out of direct sunlight to prevent oxidation of the product. 😎

How do I use it?

I do not use it every day and night as my skin likes it better when I use it every other night. Especially on days where I feel my face is producing more oil than usual, I would skip this. However, I can imagine using this more during the winter.

Sometimes, I use it after toner or after cleanser when I don’t use toner. If I am using a water-based serum or essence, I will mix few drops with my moisturiser and apply.

My Overall View

I love this serum! 😍 In the beginning, my skin was having some little breakouts after using it for three nights. I wanted to stop using it but I was suggested to continue using it as my skin might be experiencing from purging*. I did but only use it every other night and there were less breakouts since then. It has definitely improved my skin texture and my skin feels plumper. I could also see some of the old scars, caused by acne extraction, has been lightened.

Would I recommend? Yes, especially if you have dry or acne prone skin. I think this would be suitable for all skin types due to its lightweight texture and excellent absorption. I have a friend likes this serum too even though his skin takes some time to absorb the product.

Would I repurchase? Yes! 💕

Where to buy? At any V Pro Pharmacy outlet in Malaysia or buy it online at Shopee where you can also find other Mt. Retour products.

Hope you find this blogpost helpful. Feel free to comment down below if you have any questions and don’t forget to follow me to get notified on new posts before anyone else via email! 📧

Thank you for reading 🌹

*Purging often happens when your skin is adjusting to a new product, when your skin gets worse before it improves. It is different from an adverse reaction when your skin gets flared up and irritated due to sensitivity or allergic towards a certain ingredient. In this case, the product took some time to balance the sebum production of my skin and thus the few small pimples in the beginning.

Disclaimer: I am not getting paid to write this review. The product mentioned in this blog was purchased by my own money and reviews are based on my honest opinions. None of the links above are affiliated. I hold full copyrights of the contents and images in this blog unless credited otherwise.

 

2 thoughts on “Mt. Retour Organic Rose Hip Face Serum Review

  1. Thanks for your lovely post! Is this rose-hip oil a kind of essential oil? I heard that essential oil has many benefits as well, are you also going to write more about other types of oil?

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  2. Hi Ken, I don’t think I am going to try another type of oil that soon. And, good question! Essential oil is something different. The way to derive it is different. It is more volatile and very concentrated. It is usually used in aromatherapy for relaxing purpose and sometimes benefits the skin too. However, most essential oils are not recommended to be applied on the skin as they have high irritation potential. They are normally diluted in water or oils first. Hope this helps! 🙂

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