What Is Rosehip Oil?
Everything You Need to Know About This Skincare EssentialUsed for centuries in traditional medicine, rosehip oil has recently taken the beauty industry by storm, becoming increasingly popular as a skincare ingredient. Keep reading to discover what rosehip oil is, explore how it's made, and learn about its skin-loving benefits.
What Is Rosehip Oil?
Rosehip oil is extracted from the seeds of rosehips, which are the fruit that forms after a rose has bloomed and lost its petals. (Fun fact: these fruits are not only edible, they’re delicious. Slightly floral, sweet, with a delightfully tart aftertaste.) These fruits are packed with vitamins and antioxidants, which is why they work so well in skincare formulas.
Rosehip oil itself is pale yellow or orange, and has a recognizably nutty smell. It's rich in essential fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6, and is an excellent source of vitamins A, C & E. These particular nutrients make rosehip oil a powerhouse ingredient for promoting healthy skin.
How Is Rosehip Oil Made?
Rosehip oil is usually cold-pressed; an extraction method that involves crushing the seeds and, well, pressing them. The cold process preserves the oil’s nutrients, preserving its effectiveness for the skin. The oil is then filtered and bottled. Simple as that.
Rosehip Oil for Skin
The top 5 skin benefits of rosehip oil are as follows:
- It’s moisturizing and can help to soothe and hydrate dry, flaky skin.
- It has anti-inflammatory properties and can help to reduce redness & inflammation in the skin. (Hint: acne is inflammation)
- It helps fades scars. This is because rosehip oil is rich in vitamin A, which is known to promote skin cell regeneration.
- It helps boost collagen, thanks to Vitamin C, which can improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
- It protects against sun damage. Because of the high antioxidant content, rosehip oil can help to protect the skin against damage from UV ray).
How To Use Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil is most commonly used as a topical, like a lotion. Oftentimes, Vitamin E is added as a natural preservative (and offers additional skin benefits from its own anti-inflammatory properties). For best results, use your favorite rosehip-containing product twice daily, focusing particularly on dry or scarred areas that you’d like to help heal.
Find rosehip oil in nourishing VAVICA Hand + Body Lotion, a medium-weight formula designed to help replenish thirsty, dehydrated skin. At VAVICA, we believe in leaving things better than we found them—and that’s exactly what our products will do for your skin.
To summarize, rosehip oil is highly beneficial for achieving healthy, radiant skin. Its moisturizing, brightening, and anti-inflammatory properties makes it a well-loved skincare ingredient. By incorporating this naturally-powerful ingredient into your daily routine, you'll be on your way to achieving your brightest glow yet.