Rosehip oil, extracted from the rosa canina (or dog rose) plant soared in popularity when Victoria Secret model Miranda Kerr said she swears by it.
Kate Middleton is also reportedly a fan.
Why are celebrities so in love with this oil?
Rosehip oil is not the same as rose oil, which is extracted from rose petals. Rosehip oil is actually pressed from the fruit and seed of the plant. Hundreds of years ago, rosehip oil was used for its beneficial healing effects. It was commonly applied to wounds because it helps skin to regenerate and it reduces scarring, but it was also used to treat stomach weakness and muscle cramps.
Ancient Egyptians, Mayans, and Greeks have used Rosehip oil. In fact, its use is recorded as far back as 2600 BC. More recently, it’s made its way into modern skincare products, including ours!
We like it because Rosehip oil is jam-packed with vitamins, nutrients, and essential fatty acids. Feeding your skin what it needs is the first step to having an amazing complexion. While rosehip oil is chock-full of what your skin needs, first and foremost it’s a super-effective emollient and moisturizer. Emollients help to soothe the skin and provide all-day moisture by locking in any hydration and natural oils. hydrated skin is younger-looking skin!
The omega-6 fatty acids in Rosehip Oil, known as linoleic acid, reduce blemishes and hyperpigmentation (skin discoloration) caused by the sun, aging, pregnancy, acne, and hormones.
Rich in polyphenols (compounds found in plants, including flavonoids and phenolic acid, that benefit the human body and help fight disease), Rosehip oil’s antibacterial, antiviral, and even antifungal properties can work wonders on your skin. This makes Rosehip oil the perfect partner for fighting acne and healing any scars caused by it.
Rosehip oil also contains powerful antioxidants, including vitamin E, an antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory effects. This makes Rosehip oil ideal for combatting the effects of again on your skin. (Bye-bye puffy eyes!)
Just to recap, you’d gain the following benefits by adding Rosehip Oil to your skincare routine:
- Intensely hydrates and moisturizes the skin
- Anti-Inflammatory, so it reduces puffiness
- Reduces wrinkles
- Brightens the skin
- Evens out skin tone
- Firms the skin
- Reduces scarring
- Regenerates and heals skin
- Increases collagen production and skin elasticity
- Fights free radicals that age your skin
- Combats acne and blemishes
We don’t know about you, but all these check all of our boxes when looking for skin care products!