Tag: rosehip oil


Coming soon: the best face oil you’ve never tried.

Occasionally I have to stop nibbling caviar and patting my pet leopard Darren to make a new Go-To skin care product.

Yes, a range of five fabulous products is a tight, practical, meaningful edit, but there are other skin care items a lady might like to use, or as I like to say, should definitely use, in order to keep her skin authentically happy, healthy and very alluring.

It will come as exactly zero surprise to anyone who’s read any of my beauty writing in the last 10 years that my new product, on sale next month, contains rosehip oil.

I have been annoying innocent folk about its many marvellous attributes for a very long time, and my mother has been going on about it longer still. It’s deeply hydrating, it’s full of essential fatty acids, anti-oxidants and vitamins, it’s restorative, helps with scarring and irritation, sinks in quickly, and makes skin happy.

HOWEVER, as I wrote here, some rosehip oils for sale are off (rancid, oxidising rapidly when exposed to sunlight or air) by the time they reach the consumer, making them about as useful as a doona in Dubai. Rosehip oil needs to be complemented by anti-oxidants to stay useful, and retain its many benefits.

So I thought, why not make a rosehip oil… but then turbocharge it with nine other beautiful pure plant and nut oils to make it a super powerful, definitely not rancid, all-encompassing…. MEGA FACE OIL!!!!!!

And I did. It’s the brand new Go-To product, Face Hero.


It’s gonna be your best skin friend. Truly, it is. Boy are you gonna love it.

The star of Face Hero is the astonishing Buriti (say it with me, bur-ee-chee) oil, a vibrant orange elixir that gives Face Hero its lovely rich colour. Buriti oil is packed with essential fatty acids to rebuild and rehydrate and restore skin cells, anti-oxidants to scavenge free radicals, it replenishes skin damaged from UV or inflammation, PLUS it heals and calms irritated or upset skin. It’s phenomenal stuff.

Other oils invited to this exclusive party are Brazil nut oil and arnica oil and calendula oil and almond oil and Jojoba oil and macadamia oil and evening primrose oil and kiwi fruit seed oil and of course, rosehip oil, as well as vitamin E and other bonus anti-oxidants… all of which means Face Hero hydrates the god damn heck out of your skin, brightens it, thoroughly protects it from the signs of ageing and inflammation, and biffs away all the other nasty shit that visibly ages us.

It’s completely pure, deliciously lightweight, sinks in like a dream, smells of orange blossoms and magic, and keeps your skin in TOP form. I have been using it for six months and aside of being intensely proud of it, and wildly obsessive about it, I think my skin is in terrific shape, despite overseas trips, snow, wind, planes, sun etc etc thanks to Face Hero kicking so much arse.

Use it on clean skin, underneath your sunscreen or face cream, day and night. (It’s not a serum, it’s a face oil (different), so be sure to use it on top of any serums you’re using.)

It’s on sale FEBRUARY 26 exclusively from gotoskincare.com. There is a special pre-sale for Goconuts, so stay alert but not alarmed for a newsletter announcing those details soon.

Til then…..



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Australian Beauty Best-sellers: Natio

Fruity has had a re-design! I think we can all agree it was about time, although I will obviously be hurt if you do agree.

Clearly the look and feel is now very lovely, but my favourite part is definitely the walloping great ‘Search’ box perched up there at the top of the page. Now you can simply type in ‘dry shampoo’ and wizzle all related posts (from back as far as 2006 when I was the gloriously Supre-adorned beauty director of Cosmopolitan) instantly. What fun!

Me back then. I KNOW. I know. Shoosh.

Zoe Cosmo 2006

Anyway, have a play, why don’t you! Comment like a loon, read like a crazed fool, and try not to notice if some images don’t quite show up cause that’s my fault, not my fantastic and endlessly patient designer/developers at Fly Digital. Oh and of course, if you haven’t already, subscribe via that link under the words Fruity In Your Inbox to the right.

Re-design aside, it’s back to best-sellers, because I am a perve, and like to know what you guy like to spend all that cash you earn at the ice cream parlour on.

This week it’s Natio, that lovely, reliable, well-priced range we’ve all been buying at the chemist since high school, and which continues to evolve and delight Australian and New Zealand women (not sure about the babes in Old Zealand) year upon year.

And their best seller across all categories?

The humble Natio Moisturising Lip Balm SPF 30+ which will set you back a teeny tiny, nothingy $4.95. I wrote on my current lip saviours last week, and you rascals are very vocal about those you like and don’t like, which I appreciate, because frankly, a dame who cares not about lip balm is not welcome here. I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I take that back, you’re ALL welcome, even you with the red onion breath, please, please come in, pull up a crate, help yourself to the Fanta.


Natio lip balm SPF 30

Anyway. I’ve definitely bought a few of these tubes over the years, and judging by its stats, you probably have too.

Me? I’m personally more of a fan of their rosehip oil, which as well as costing less than a Salt n Pepa CD (we are in 1993, yeah?), has Vitamin C in it, which as an antioxidant, is crucial for keeping the rosehip oil from going rancid, and thus actually doing its job properly on your skin. (Big, nay, main reason why I like the Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant + rosehip oil.)

Have a fun weekend!

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