Recently I was sent a sample of Rio Rosa Mosqueta oil to try. I was very intrigued to try this oil as it is meant to fade scars and reduce signs of ageing naturally which sounds almost too good to be true.
Rio Rosa Mosqueta oil is made from the rose hips of a wild rose that grows high in the Chilean mountains. The rose is called Rosa Affines Rubiginosa or more commonly Rosa Mosqueta. When the rosehips are made into the oil they are high in Essential Fatty Acids, mainly Omega 3 and 6 which is used by the body to heal scar tissue. It also contains Trans-Retinoic Acid which is a natural form of vitamin A which the body uses to reduce signs of ageing.
Apparently it works because the body uses the high levels of Essential Fatty Acids contained in the oil to encourage cell growth. The new cells rise to the surface of the skin and eventually fade scars and blemishes. It also meant to be really good for dry skin.
It is available as 500mg capsules (90 capsules RRP £20.49) , a 20ml bottle (RRP £9.99) or a 50ml bottle (RRP £19.99) . You can find your local stockist here.
I was sent the 20ml bottle to try. I have to say it is a nice size and has a really good pump top so that you only get a small amount of the oil leaving the bottle at any one time. This is good as you only need to massage in
The oil is a nice consistency and absorbs really well into the skin, it does not leave a sticky residue. Interesting enough there is no smell, I expected it to smell of roses but it doesn’t. A few drops go a really long way, you do not need much to moisturise a reasonable area of skin.
I have been testing this now for about two weeks. I have a large scar on my arm where I fell on a broken glass bottle many years ago which is rather unsightly. I decided to try it out on this and see if it lived up to the claims that were made about it. I have to say I am very impressed. After two weeks I can see a difference and the scar does look reduced in size and a lot less noticeable. I am very pleasantly surprised and can say the product definitely does what it says. Its a lovely light oil as well and would make a very nice moisturiser for dry skin.