Herbivore's Phoenix Rosehip Anti-Aging Face Oil

This 'Miracle Worker' Face Oil Erases Wrinkles and Discoloration In Days

“I started to see results pretty much from the first application. Most of my lines are literally gone.”
By InStyle
July 16, 2021
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This story originally appeared on InStyle.com by Rachel Nussbaum.

Looks aren't everything when it comes to beauty products, but they are something. Nothing against the Aquaphors and CeraVes of the world, but there is something to be said for a medicine cabinet that makes you happy to look at — especially when that visual spice comes with anti-aging benefits that warrant the name "orange gold in a jar." 

Said orange gold is Herbivore's Phoenix Rosehip Anti-Aging Face Oil (Buy It, $88, sephora.com), a vibrant blend of plant oils and antioxidants that shoppers say revamps their skin before their eyes. "My forehead has completely transformed," one person says of the intense results they saw from two drops. "The deep lines between my brows were almost completely gone after one use, [and] the horizontal lines on my forehead are gone! I honestly can't believe it." 

Significant words from a former face oil "non-believer," but as the reviewer wrote, the oil changed them forever. Another 46-year-old shopper agrees that the skin-care formula is "magical," writing: "I have wrinkles, skin discoloration, and let's not forget menopause-induced acne. A few drops clears this up in days! DAYS! It is a miracle worker and well worth the price." 

Herbivore's Phoenix Rosehip Anti-Aging Face Oil
Credit: Sephora

Those results stem from the oil's combination of potent plant oils and extracts, including jojoba oil, rosehip oil, meadowfoam seed oil, chia seed oil, orange flower oil, rose flower extract, vitamin E, sea buckthorn oil, and ubiquinone. Within that nine-ingredient list, there are a few notable call-outs: Dermatologists love jojoba oil's anti-inflammatory and healing properties, ubiquinone is a powerful antioxidant that our cells use for growth and maintenance, and sea buckthorn oil stimulates skin regeneration and better elasticity.  

Combine that with rosehip oil, the straight form of which disciples dub a "facelift in a bottle," and the Phoenix oil's staggering effects start to make sense. "I started to see results pretty much from the first application. Most of my lines are literally gone, and the classic forehead deep wrinkles are barely noticeable after only six days," writes another fan. And while a bottle is pricey, one more says their investment's lasted for five months of daily use — and they're only halfway through. (Related: 'Gossip Girl' Star Whitney Peak Turns to This Face Oil for Clear Skin)

Befitting for the oil's name, shoppers describe seeing their skin texture and elasticity reborn from the "fountain of youth," as one person puts it, and their under-eye lines fade so much, concealer no longer has anywhere to go. "This stuff is my new holy grail. Within 48 hours, I noticed immediate improvement in fine lines, texture and discoloration of my skin," writes a last reviewer. "Combine Phoenix and Prism, and there is nothing this combo cannot accomplish."