What is Rosehip Oil? You may have heard of this natural skin care ingredient, but not what makes it so good for our skin. To answer this question, I've put together this guide to the benefits of Rosehip Oil.
Rosehip Oil is a fantastic ingredient for natural skin care. Having made an appearance in so many of my favourite cosmetic goodies, have you ever wondered what makes it so unique? Far from being just another natural face oil, Rosehip Oil is rich in so many excellent nutrients, making it suitable for treating acne and stretch marks for all skin types.
What is Rosehip Oil?
Rosehip Oil is a nourishing plant oil extracted from either the Rosehip fruit or seeds from particular rose bushes. Rosehips are usually red or orange in colour, reminiscent of berries, Crab Apples or Pomegranates. They appear after the Rose flower or blossom has fallen away, and some types are even edible.1
Rosehip Oil properties
Essential fatty acids
Rosehip Oil contains a high concentration of essential fatty acids, or Omegas, including Oleic, Linoleic and Linolenic. These fatty acids support the skin's natural regeneration process, encouraging healthy skin cell turnover for an improved skin texture plump, smooth and taut. Our skin cells love Omega 6 for targeting scar tissue, making Rosehip Oil ideal for delivering a burst of protection to damaged skin.2
Rosehip is also naturally rich in Vitamin C - actually, Rosehip was used during World War II to help combat illness (in place of fruits such as Oranges which were unavailable at the time). Rosehip is actually known for having almost 60 times the levels of Vitamin C than other citrus fruit! Vitamin C is can target free radical damage and premature ageing as well as pigmentation, and promoting healthy skin cell turnover for bright and even skin tone.2
Vitamin A, also known as Retinol, is known for its ability to help fight those signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A is a powerful anti-ageing ingredient, helping to form and maintain healthy skin cells. In fact, it may be too potent an ingredient in natural skincare for hypersensitive skin types. Rosehip Oil is actually naturally rich in Vitamin A in the form of Beta-Carotene, which is ideal for sensitive skin types as it is easily absorbed and works as a gentle antioxidant to help brighten skin tone and help protect skin from environmental damage.2
Lycopene is a Carotenoid compound that is naturally found in red fruits and vegetables like Tomatoes, Beetroot, Pomegranate and Rosehip. It's actually an antioxidant packed with powerful benefits, working to protect the skin from environmental damage and help repair skin. It's also what gives Rosehip Oil its vibrant orange colour!2
Rosehip Oil uses
One of my favourite Rosehip Oil benefits is that it can actually be used all over the body for so many different purposes. Being a natural anti-inflammatory, Rosehip Oil could be perfect for all skin types. Ideal for hydrating, smoothing, firming and plumping up the skin, Rosehip Oil can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, sagging and sunspots. It's also known for its ability to target hyperpigmentation and scarring.
How to use Rosehip Oil
To use Rosehip Oil, mix a few drops in the palm of your hand and massage onto your face and body as desired. Rosehip Oil can also be used as nourishing hair oil and on cuticles to promote strong nails. You can use Rosehip Oil at any time of the day, though we recommend using it both morning and night for best results.
Best natural Rosehip Oil
Pai Skincare BioRegenerate Rosehip Oil
A Nourished Life bestseller, the Pai Skincare BioRegenerate™ Rosehip Oil is made with pure Rosehip Oil extracted with volcanically sourced CO2 and is a Nourished Life bestseller. Using volcanic CO2 preserves the active properties of the Rosehip. It also ensures the Rosehip Oil is as rich, pure and concentrated as possible, which is why Pai Skincare Rosehip Oil has a natural smell and colour. This Certified Organic formula is also enriched with a boost of Vitamin E to help further support dry skin. Use morning and night!
Life Basics Rosehip Oil
Life Basics Rosehip Oil is Vegan and Cruelty Free. Cold-pressed and 100% pure, the oil is pressed from Rosehip Seeds and is ideal for all skin types. Lightweight and non-greasy, this fast absorbing oil can be used to rehydrate dry skin, plump up mature complexions and balance oily skin.
Biologi Br Rosehip Oil
Biologi Br Organic Rosehip Oil is the pure, unrefined oil from Rosa canina seeds that have been cold-pressed to protect the integrity of their high-levels of phytonutrients. Naturally hydrating, Rosehip Oil is recognised for its botanical activity that closely resembles the internal function of the skin, making it the ideal, anti-ageing treatment oil for all skin types.
KORA Organics Noni Glow
Miranda Kerr always raves about the benefits of using rosehip oil, so it's no wonder she created her own! KORA Organics Noni Glow Face Oil is a luxurious treatment oil that combines pure rosehip oil with Noni Extract, Sea Buckthorn, Jojoba and other beautiful oils, which work together as a potent treatment for helping anti-ageing, sunspots and pigmentation. This is also an excellent choice for using on the back of hands as well as the face.
Source: 1 Rose-Hip Vital, 2 Pai Skincare.