The best night cream ever (and it won't cost you the earth)


If you are like most people, you are extremely susceptible to advertising. I don’t rule myself out of this class. People are naturally attracted to beautiful things. We seem to also believe that the more expensive a certain thing is, the better it must be. Skin care products are no exception to this marketing ploy. Many moisturisers can cost you a small fortune, with some priced in the multiple hundreds of dollars. The usual claims accompany the price tag – it will allegedly make you look younger and stop wrinkles in their tracks etc. etc. 

As you would know, I am loath to put anything on my skin that is chemically based or not organic. My somewhat recent discovery therefore of organic rosehip oil as a facial moisturiser, fit the bill perfectly (and this was before I even knew that Miranda Kerr also boasts about this amazing product!)

Rosehip seed oil originates from the seeds of rose bushes. The oil itself is rich with vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are known to correct dark spots, hydrate dry, itchy skin and reduce fine lines. The benefits of this oil don’t stop there though. The properties of rosehip oil means it is light and easily absorbed by the skin. Unlike some other oils (like coconut oil, which is also a miracle on the skin), it won’t leave a greasy residue on your pillow at night. It is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties, which help to soothe the skin.

It is thought that the oil, with properties like Vitamin C and lycopene, helps protect the skin against pollution that can lead to the development of wrinkles.

When shopping for rosehip oil, ensure that you go for the organic kind. You may actually be hard pressed to find a version out there that isn’t organic but just be mindful. A more expensive variety is cold pressed rosehip oil. Despite the added cost, the benefit of this product is that it hasn’t been heated by heat and therefore retains more nutrients.

This product will last you forever – you only need a small drop to achieve moisture all over the face. The skin stays hydrated all night and will feel amazing in the morning, giving you a dewy and glossy appearance upon waking with no greasy side effects. What more could one want in a product?!