One Reddit user by the name of broccoliandbeans knows the struggle all too well and recently took to the Makeup Addiction subreddit to reveal the only product that has actually worked to fade his acne scarring.
He wrote, “I know a lot of people already know this, BUT for those who don’t, ROSEHIP SEED OIL IS AMAZEBALLS for fading PIE.”
If you’re not up to scratch with your skin care lingo, PIE refers to Post Inflammatory Erythema, which can cause textural changes to the skin post-acne. You know those red or purplish marks left behind from acne? Yep, that’s PIE.
Broccoliandbeans revealed that after regularly using an at-home lactic peel and noticing minimal results, he starting looking for other options to fade his acne scarring. “A little over a month ago I introduced rose hip seed oil to my routine and DANG,” he wrote.
“Today I was looking in the mirror and I’m like “dat me?” Lol. I still have quite a few PIE marks but they HAVE faded and I HAVE seen progress. It’s so frustrating to use a product for a few months and feel like it’s not doing anything! Please give it a shot if you haven’t!”
A number of Redditors were quick to support the effectiveness of rosehip oil, with one user writing “Agree 100%. I use Cosrx Whitehead Power Liquid AHA, wait for 30 minutes and apply rose hip oil before bed. My skin is starting to look like rich people skin.”
Rich-people skin: sums up our skin goals perfectly!
Another user added, “Rosehip oil is the best! I’ve been using it every day for almost 10 years and I feel like it’s made a significant difference in reducing and preventing pigmentation and giving me an overall brighter and more even tone.”
“Usually these days I mix it into my nighttime moisturizer, but it’s also nice to apply a thin layer under sheet masks or a thicker layer underneath moisturizer if your skin’s feeling irritated. If anyone wants an affordable [option], try Aura Cacia’s Rosehip Oil.”
While there were mixed responses about where rosehip oil slots into the skin care routine, as a general rule of thumb we recommend applying it after a serum and before your moisturiser – you can read up on the right order to apply your skin care here.
One Redditor also suggested mixing rosehip oil with your moisturiser at the end of your routine, writing “IME rosehip is thinner and absorbs more effectively than most oils, so it can be used as a serum earlier in your routine or mixed into an occlusive/moisturizer at the end - I think it's just dependent on your goals!”
“Using it later in my routine to seal in my toner or serum makes it less heavy/oily feeling without mitigating the other benefits too much. I can see how someone with dry skin would really love it as an early step though, as it's super nourishing when used that way!”
If you’re looking for more tips on how to tackle acne scarring, check out these five solutions to help nix hyperpigmentation and pitting.
Have you tried rosehip oil? Do you suffer from acne scarring?
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Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.