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I’m confused about the vitamin c /antioxidant serums, cause doesn’t rosehip oil have Vit c in it? And antioxidants? I ask because all the vitamin creams or serums I see are chock full of preservatives, fragrance, and irritating essential oils. So was wondering h if you could sub with real oils or homemade creams. Anyways, rose hip is amazing esp with scarring and sun damage. So it gets my vote
Well, they're completely different things- Vit C is a serum, Rosehip is a moisturiser. Vit C serums are also quite volatile and many of them (apparently) don't have enough of the active ingredient to be worthy of the name. Similarly loads of "Vit E" products market themselves as that, as though it's the second coming when virtually every cream has vit E in it because wheatgerm oil is cheap so they put it in everything. Rosehip Oil is OK for fairly youngish skin, does a fair job of moisturising and holding off fine lines, but it's no big hitter in the oils stakes as it's quite a "light" oil. I'm no active ingredient expert (ask on the skincare longrunning thread, they are founts of knowledge) and will explain the ingredient thing bettr than me!