Like other essential oils, rosehip oil contains numerous benefits when it’s used in skincare products like our Ultra Rose Treat Enzyme moisturizer. Here, we’ll break down its uses and benefits, as well as how to incorporate its products into your skincare routine.
What is Rosehip Oil?
Rosehip oil, sometimes called rosehip seed oil, is an essential oil derived from the fruit and seeds of the rosa canina bush. This makes it distinct from rose otto oil, which is extracted from the petals of the Damascus rose. It’s a gentle oil packed with vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids that provide a myriad of benefits to the skin and body. As a “dry” oil, it can be directly applied to skin for people who are not allergic to it, or mixed into skincare products—either way, its benefits are consistent.
7 Benefits of Rosehip Oil
Although it can be used as a “carrier” oil for other essential oils that may be too potent to apply directly to skin, rosehip oil has its own raft of benefits, including these most relevant 7.
First and foremost, rosehip oil is an excellent moisturizer. It easily absorbs into the skin and has a wealth of fatty acids that nourish and revitalize dehydrated cells, helping keep skin cell walls strong deep into the skin. This moisturization not only improves the appearance and feeling of itchy, dry skin, but also strengthens the skin barrier and prevents moisture loss in the long term.
2. Even Skin Tone
With high concentrations of compounds like Vitamin C, rosehip oil stimulates cell turnover, enhancing the appearance of skin and helping keep the whole application area the same tone.
3. Anti-Aging Benefits
Packed with antioxidants, rosehip oil protects and rejuvenates the skin, helping not only to reverse some signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles, but also in preventing environmental damage that could worsen them. Antioxidants destroy free radicals, unstable molecules that bind to skin cells and cause mutations that can affect the appearance of skin.
4. Reduce the Appearance of Pigmentation
Rosehip oil encourages cell regeneration, which, for people with pigmented areas of skin due to sun damage, can help restore an even color with regular use.
5. Give Skin a Healthy Glow
If you’re looking to boost your skin’s natural glow, rosehip oil can help. With tons of Vitamin C and Vitamin A (retinol), rosehip oil can help reduce dullness over time, brightening skin and giving it youthful radiance.
6. Minimize Redness
Again, along with evening pigmentation, rosehip oil is also great at minimizing redness from rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema. It has anti-inflammatory agents like Vitamin E that can soothe irritation and reduce the appearance of redness.
7. Reduce Scars and Fine Lines
With its anti-aging benefits, rosehip oil can also help reduce the appearance of scars over time, giving the skin nutrients it needs to grow healthy skin and break down scar tissue and fine lines.
How to Use Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil is safe to use directly on the skin, and it is also used in our skincare products to provide all the benefits you see here along with the benefits of other natural ingredients. It can even be used as a makeup remover! Depending on the rosehip oil skincare product you have, it can be used at the end of your skincare routine as moisturizer, or as a luxurious Hydrating Mineral Mask to get skin soft and supple wherever you use it.
Rosehip Oil in Professional Skincare Products
Rosehip oil, like many essential oils, makes the difference between a so-so product and one that’s backed by research and decades worth of experience in pharmaceutical skincare. At Epicuren Discovery, our products are thoroughly researched and have proven benefits that go beyond what you’d find in the beauty aisle. Level up your skincare routine with our rosehip oil products and many other options for top-of-the-line components of your daily skincare routine. Find out which products are perfect for your unique skin type by taking our Skin Quiz today!