If you haven’t yet tried this incredible nourishing oil, here’s all you need to know about organic Rosehip Oil…
Are you looking for an organic skincare oil to diminish dry skin, or to balance blemish prone skin? Then organic Rosehip Oil might be for you.
Thanks to its amazing skincare benefits, it is now a key ingredient in lots of routines and products, from serums and oils to face scrubs and masks, to help fight signs of ageing and keep the skin nourished and hydrated.
This blog will answer the question of "what is Rosehip Oil?" amongst many others, and discuss its properties and benefits for the skin. Feel free to skip through to the specific topics below:
What is Rosehip Oil?
Rosehip Seed Oil comes from the rosa canina rose bush, native to Chile. Unlike the essential oil Rose Oil, which is extracted directly from rose petals, Rosehip Oil is a cold pressed oil from the seeds and fruit of the plant.
The Rosa Canina plant is native to Chile.
Rosehip Oil is a common skincare ingredient that contains high levels of essential fatty acids like linoleic acid.
It has a whole host of skincare benefits suitable to help all skin types, from dry to oily and mature skin. In fact it is probably more familiar than you think, especially if you have ever used or heard of retinol before.
Rosehip Oil can be known as a bio-retinol as it contains biologically active tretinoin (all-trans-retinoic acid). This is a naturally occurring derivative of vitamin A that binds to various retinoic acid receptors, meaning that Rosehip Oil and retinol hold all the same benefits, such as increased collagen production and cellular regeneration for smoother, brighter skin!
What does Rosehip Oil do?
A great ingredient for many skincare products, Rosehip Oil is full of skin benefits. Due to its high fatty acid content, Rosehip Oil helps to strengthen and reinforce the skin barrier, which helps to lock in moisture. These fatty acids also help to boost cell regeneration, which not only helps to reveal healthy, glowing skin, but means that organic Rosehip Oil can help scars and features in products like facial oils as it can help to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation over time as skin regenerates.
Organic Rosehip Oil contains fatty acids which promote healthy, glowing skin.
Additionally, it works to keep out external pollutants, keeping damage away from the deeper layers of your skin. These pollutants include things like UV rays and airborne particles like smoke. Both of which provoke free radicals into attacking your skin, which causes wrinkles and other skin damage.
But it doesn’t end there. Rosehip Oil is also beneficial for acne as it helps to rebalance sebum production, leading to calmer skin and fewer breakouts.
How to use Rosehip Oil
Despite being an oil, Rosehip is known as a ‘non-greasy’ oil - so it will sink into your skin easily and not just rest on top. This means that it is great to use Rosehip Oil for your face or Rosehip Oil on your hair to help lock in moisture, repair damage and ease inflammation.
If you want to try using Rosehip Oil for your face, it might be a good idea to try using products that incorporate it into their formulas - such as our Rosehip Miracle Oil or Bio-Retinol + C Booster. This is a great way to introduce your skin to the nourishing oil so you can begin to see its benefits.
Whereas you might already be familiar with this magic ingredient for your skin, you can also use Rosehip Oil on hair. Applying the oil as a scalp treatment can help to hydrate dryness and also help to calm some inflammatory scalp conditions.
Which skin type is Rosehip Oil suitable for?
Whilst it is predominantly known to help dry skin by strengthening the skin barrier and locking in moisture, the linoleic acid content is great for battling breakouts so Rosehip Oil is also great for oily and blemish prone skin.
Whilst it is commonly known for helping dry skin, Organic Rosehip Oil also has great benefits for oily and blemish prone skin.
Rosehip oil is non-comedogenic, and one of the principal causes of acne is underproduction of linoleic acid in sebum. Often, this results in an excess of sebum as the skin tries to overcompensate, leading to both oily skin and breakouts. Adding an ingredient like rosehip oil into your routine therefore helps to rebalance sebum production, and should lead to calmer skin. On top of the linoleic acid content, rosehip oil is packed with Vitamin E, polyphenols, and anthocyanin, all of which can help to reduce inflammation. This makes it a great remedy when you have an active breakout, as you’ll find blemishes become less red and inflamed. Tackling both current and future breakouts? That’s a win in our book!
These fatty acids and antioxidants can be useful in other ways too, especially for those with mature skin or even dry skin due to the menopause. They help to boost cell regeneration, which means that you’ll have newer, glowier and plumper skin cells on the surface - hooray! Combined with the Vitamin A (aka. retinol) and Vitamin C found in Rosehip oil, both of which are natural exfoliants, your skin will be glowing in no time. Both vitamins are also used in the production of collagen, an abundance of which leaves your skin bouncy and firm. Rosehip oil has also been shown to combat an enzyme which breaks down existing collagen. Hello plump skin! All of these features mean that Rosehip oil could also help to reduce the appearance of scars and fine lines over time as skin regenerates.
When to use Rosehip Oil in your skincare routine
So, when should you use Rosehip Oil in your skincare routine? We love using our Bio-Retinol + C Booster in our morning skincare routine to boost our skin radiance and brighten our complexion! The cocktail of skin loving vitamins (A, C, F and E) is blended into a base of Rosehip Oil to give your skin everything it needs, just add a few drops in your favourite moisturiser and you’re ready to go - our go-to for a super speedy morning skincare routine.
If you’re looking for a skincare routine set that features organic Rosehip Oil, take a look at our Love Your Skin bundle. Not only does it save you 21%, it also features our Rose Quartz Facial Polish and Rosehip Miracle Oil alongside our Rose Quartz Gua Sha for a simple, daily routine that promotes lymphatic drainage and cares for your skin to give you a gorgeously glowing complexion.
For the ultimate rejuvenating evening skincare routine, we’d recommend smoothing on a few drops of our Rosehip Miracle Oil after cleansing in the evenings. The bio-retinol from the vitamin A will get to work on your skin during the night, and you’ll wake up with smoother, calmer skin. You can use the oil during the day, too, but don’t expect your skin to look completely matte. In fact, you can use this to your benefit: mix a drop in with your foundation and dot along your cheekbones for a lit-from-within glow!
Don’t banish the benefits to just your face, though: our Super Berry Body Duo combines organic Rosehip Oil with upcycled Raspberry oil and Pomegranate Seed Oil which nourish, improve skin’s elasticity, and boosts skin’s regeneration.
So, what does Rosehip Oil do? Aside from being a superhero skin barrier strengthener, Rosehip Oil also helps to revive skin, battle blemishes and fight fine lines as well as calm inflammation and brighten your skin!
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