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This is a review of Rio Rosa Mosqueta oil. A friend gave me a 20ml bottle she won as she had no need for it and I had been saying how good I found bio oil. I had never heard of this product which is referred to as a 'beauty oil' before so was really keen to try it. I find oil does a number of good things for me so I have listed the uses below.
The history / where it's from
Rio Rosa Moqueta is a special Rose Hip therapeutic Oil from Chile and is particularly rich in essential fatty acids (EFA), which are necessary for skin regeneration. It encourages cell growth from the inside which rise to the surface creating fresh new hydrated skin which gradually fades scars and blemishes.
This pure, unscented oil from a wild rose of the Andes can be used to maintain freshness and texture in the skin, to attenuate scars and to help prevent the signs of premature ageing. For healing scars expect a benefit after 6 to 8 weeks. I also liked the fact that this product is free from perfume, parabens, paraffin and chemicals, with no additives.
I didn't really notice the roses in this product as it's not really got much fragrance in it. Probably a good thing as I would not use it if it smelt too strongly of roses. The consistency of the oil is good, quite runny but not thin with it.
The oil comes in a box with instructions etc. and the actual bottle is glass with a pump top dispenser. This prevents over use and allows you to use the product in its intended amounts. The bottle lasts a lot longer this way. The leaflet also advises that this product can stain clothing. This is no different from any other oil but it's good to take heed of this.
- I like to put a couple of drops in the bath if I am not washing my hair as it's a lazy way to moisturise your whole body and it doesn't come out too oily this way.
- I massage straight into dry areas for intense moisturising effect.
- I use on my lips if they are really dry and it instantly brings them back to kissable quality!
- A few drops works well as on shaving legs and if my armpits are dry which sometimes happens I will use it on them too (but not too much product).
- I use it to fade stretch marks (since having a baby, they are not too noticeable but still a few there).
- You can also use it to fade scars and signs of ageing on fine lines and crows feet.
- You can use it as a massage oil.
- I also used it on my face when it was really dry as an intensive moisturiser.
The box advises you massage into the chosen area for 2-3 minutes to obtain the best absorption into the deeper layers of skin. Repeat 2-3 times a day. Well I don't have time to massage three times a day but will use it when I get chance!
Price and size
This can be expensive so I'd advise to shop around before buying. 20ml bottle retails on Amazon at £10.70 and 15 ml at £15.27 plus postage. A little bit goes a long way though so 20ml is a good amount to have.
I love this product! It ticks all the boxes for me and provides intense moisturising properties when they are needed. I would take it away on holiday with me (if I was going anywhere lol) as a wonder product as I think it would be fantastic to use on an evening on sun exposed skin and as a nice leg sheen.
I am glad my friend introduced me to this product. Whilst the bottle I have is only 20ml I think it will last quite a while. I am going to try this as a foot treatment to see if it mends dry cracked heels and I am confident it will work in this capacity (if it doesn't I will update this review!). I would say a repurchase is definitely on the cards.