Rosehip oil, derived from the seeds of the rosa canina rose bush, has been pretty much taking over our lives over the last decade. Seriously, it’s that trendy. Cold pressed from the seeds of the fruit, this magic oil is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids that work together to improve many skin conditions.
What are the five benefits of rosehip oil for your skin, and how can you incorporate it into your skincare routine and improve your overall complexion?
- Anti-inflammatory properties:
One of the main benefits of rosehip oil is its anti-inflammatory properties. It is known to soothe and calm irritated skin, reducing redness and inflammation caused by conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Research shows that rosehip oil is effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improving the overall texture and tone of the skin.
- Reduces the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation:
Let’s face it, we all face dark spots and aging, and it’s an issue especially Latinas have to deal with. Rosehip oil is known to be effective in lightening dark spots and hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage, acne, or other skin conditions. This is because it contains high levels of antioxidants, which work to neutralize the free radicals that cause the skin to darken.
- Increases skin cell turnover:
Another benefit of rosehip oil is that it helps to increase skin cell turnover, which results in a brighter, more youthful complexion. This is largely thanks to the presence of linoleic acid, which helps to promote cell regeneration and repair.
- Helps regulate oil production:
Weird, right? Who would have thought that an oil helps with…oil! Rosehip oil is also known to help regulate oil production in the skin, making it a great option for those with oily or acne-prone skin. It helps to balance the skin's natural oils, reducing the appearance of blemishes and preventing new breakouts from forming.
- Rich in vitamins and antioxidants:
Rosehip oil is the start of the show because it’s super rich in vitamins and antioxidants that work together to nourish and protect the skin. These nutrients, including vitamins A, C, and E, work to combat the signs of aging, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
However, there’s always a caveat. To get the most out of rosehip oil, it's important to apply it correctly. Although it’s actually great for sensitive skin (especially our Chilean rosehip, which is pure and with only one ingredient), it’s always a good idea to do a patch test to see if you have any adverse reactions. When using rosehip oil, you should always apply it to clean, dry skin, and to use a small amount at first, gradually increasing as your skin becomes more accustomed to it.
Rosehip oil is soooo versatile too: it can be used alone or added to your existing skincare routine. It can be applied directly to the skin as a moisturizer, or added to your favorite lotion or cream. It can also be used as a carrier oil for essential oils, providing an added boost of nutrients to your skincare routine. Seriously, it just works in so many different ways and purposes. It’s why our abuelitas loved this stuff!
Rosehip oil is a great addition to any skincare routine. It's known to have anti-inflammatory properties, reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation, increase skin cell turnover, regulate oil production, and provide the skin with vitamins and antioxidants. The international journal of molecular sciences has even researched and found that rosehip seed oil has the ability to improve skin elasticity, hydration and overall skin appearance.