06 Dec What is Rosehip Oil? & How Can it Benefit Your Skin?
Facial oils are a great (if not, essential) addition to your skincare routine and can transform your skin’s appearance and texture.
Delving into the world of facial oils can seem confusing, especially since there are so many on the market right now. Rosehip oil is the must-have oil to start using for all skin types as it has so many benefits for your face and body! With heaps of essential fatty acids, which can boost your skin’s elasticity, and antioxidants, to heal and rejuvenate your skin.
What is rosehip oil?
Rosehip oil is extracted from the seeds in rosehips, which are dried and pressed, releasing the beneficial oil. These rosehip bushes grow all over the world, but the best quality rosehip oil comes from the regions of Chile, South America and Lesotho, South Africa, as their climate creates the best conditions for the bushes to grow and ripen.
What are the properties in Rosehip Oil?
The reason rosehip oil is so beneficial is because of all of its natural properties that heal and protect the skin.
It’s full of vitamin A, a powerful anti-aging property that targets fine lines and wrinkles by plumping and brightening the skin.
It also contains vitamin C, which targets hyperpigmentation and brightens your skin while evening out your texture.
Lastly, it also has some essential fatty acids such as, Oleic, Linoleic and Linolenic which encourage the healing and rejuvenation of damaged skin.
How does Rosehip Oil benefit your skin & hair?
Rosehip oil has so many natural benefits to your skin you wouldn’t believe. An extremely versatile product that targets a number of skin issues, which you can use all over your face and body daily if you wish. It works for oily skin just as well as it does for dry skin as it’s a lightweight oil, meaning it dries quickly so it doesn’t clog your pores.
Although this oil has such a thin texture (also known as a ‘dry oil’ because it dries quickly into the skin), it’s deeply nourishing and can even be used alone as a moisturizer if desired. The fatty acids, specifically omega 3 and 6, deeply hydrate and soften the skin while creating a protective skin barrier to lock in moisture and prevent dry skin.
Heals and fade scars
Remember your teenage hormonal breakout that left that permanent scar on your forehead? Say bye-bye! Because of its richness in vitamin A, B1, B2 and B3, rosehip oil is renowned for its ability in fading scars and healing your skin from damage. Its restorative powers are even used in hospitals to treat patients in improving the appearance of burns, and scars in general. Its powerful regenerative properties can also be used in reducing inflammation caused by psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis. It will take continuous use to reduce the appearance of scars, and will depend on the age and size of the scar, however many swear by rosehip oil.
Due to vitamin C and fatty acid properties, rosehip oil can make improvements to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as it plumps your skin, filling in those stubborn lines and repairing damage to your skin. Also thanks to its inclusion of Vitamin A and C, rosehip oil improves the elasticity in your skin as it increases your collagen production and promotes firmness. A natural anti-aging product.
Brightening and fights hyper pigmentation
Because of its richness in vitamin C, rosehip oil brightens the skin while protecting it from sun damage and hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C fights dullness in your skin and promotes a glowing appearance by aiding cell regeneration. With the combination of vitamin A and E, it also combats visible sun damage, preventing premature aging. This should not be used in replacement of sunscreen, but rather used to repair your skin after sun exposure. It also aids in reducing hyperpigmentation, as vitamin A and C helps in lightening and brightening dark spots, evening out your skin tone.
Helps to combat Acne
Rosehip oil has anti-inflammatory properties and a high concentration of linoleic acid (also known as omega-6), which acne prone skin tends to lack. Rosehip Oil fights acne prone skin by reducing the size of blemishes and may prevent pimples from forming. Although it may assist in the reduction of acne inflammation, where rosehip prevails is improving acne scarring so be sure to continue using it after the blackhead or whitehead has popped, as it will help to rid the hyperpigmentation left behind.
How do I start using it in my skincare routine?
So, we know that rosehip oil is good as a facial oil, but did you know you can use it in your hair and on your body? Rosehip oil has such amazing rejuntative properties that you can use it to repair and strengthen damaged hair, dry areas of your body and so much more. To see a change in the appearance of your skin, use it constantly 1-2 times a day. Strap in and get ready for a whole new way to use rosehip oil.
Rosehip Oil For Skin
The best way to include rosehip oil as part of your skincare routine is before moisturizers, after you’ve cleansed and toned your skin.
This will provide a nice smooth base for the oil to soak into and, as it’s a dry oil, other oils or moisturizers that you plan to use will glide nicely on top without feeling heavy or sticky.
For the best results, apply 2-3 drops at night and massage it into your skin, or if you’re in a hurry in the morning, you can apply a drop or two into your moisturizer.
The Sukin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is perfect for those with more mature skin, dry and dehydrated skin and those with scarring. This product will reduce the appearance of damaged skin, leaving you with a radiant and hydrated complexion.
Enriched with Omega Fatty Acids and Pro-Vitamin A, The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed RosehHip Seed Oil moisturises and hydrates your skin while repairing any damage caused by environmental irritants and can be used to to fight against aging.
Rosehip Oil For Hair
Because of the hydrating properties in rosehip oil, you can use it as a scalp treatment to moisturize the skin and prevent your scalp from becoming dry and flaky.
To do this, massage the oil into your scalp and leave in for about 30 minutes before shampooing it out. This promotes fast growth from the root as well as stronger hair.
Use it on the ends of your hair to get rid of split ends and de-frizz, eliminating the look of brittle hair. The fatty acids help to protect your hair from environmental damage, while Vitamin C strengthens it.
You can use any rosehip oil that you would normally use on your face, but give these a go if you’re looking for extra hair care.
The Briogeo Strengthening Treatment Hair Oil helps to repair your hair from top to bottom. This product enriches your hair of vitamins to keep it healthy and nourished while strengthening and protecting it.
The Alterna Hair Replenishing Moisture Priming Leave-In Conditioner is specific for finer hair and helps to maintain hydration and softness. It protects hair against heat damage and humidity while also priming hair for styling without weighing hair down.
Rosehip Oil For Body
Rosehip oil is also great to use on your body to target any problem areas. You can use it on dry patches, like your elbows or knees, or over stretch marks or scarring to fade and firm those areas.
Linoleic (Omega 6) and linolenic (Omega 3) essential fatty acids support the growth of new skin cells, so with continuous use it will stimulate new cell production. It can reduce sun spots and any hyperpigmentation, even for mature skin and also works for dry hands.
Just apply 1-2 drops in the palm of your hand and massage into the area you want to correct.
The A’KIN Weightless Rosehip Oil for Face and Body helps to retain moisture in your skin and help minimise the appearance of any imperfections and cellulite. The non-greasy texture is fast absorbing while leaving skin hydrated and nourished.
The Kai Rose Body Wash is infused with a number of vitamins and rosehip extracts, which is gentle on the skin and provides long lasting hydration. This product nourishes your skin whole cleansing and will leave behind a floral scent.