Why you need Rosehip Oil in your Skincare routine

For years now, people have been singing their praises for this miracle oil. But what makes rosehip oil so great? And why should it be a staple in your skincare routine?

Australian Organic Rosehip Oil Om She RosehipPlus and Akin

What is Rosehip Oil?

Rosehip oil is extracted from the fruit of the Rose bush – of which there are many species, including rosa canina, rosa eglanteria and rosa moschata. It grows wild in the South American hills, predominantly in Chile, and was used by the ancient Mayans and Native Americans for its healing properties.

Classified as a dry oil, rosehip is super light, non-greasy, and easily absorbed by the skin. It’s also super affordable, especially when compared with the big brand serums and oils.

While rosehip oil is naturally nutty and warm, each brand seems to have a slightly different take on the scent. Of the three varieties I have on my shelves, the Om SHE Aromatherapy* is woody, the A’kin* is sweet, and the RosehipPLUS* is smoky.

What are the benefits of Rosehip Oil?

This all-in-one super oil has so many benefits, I’m not sure how I’ll fit them all into one article! Go and make yourself a cuppa first. Go on, I’ll wait. *hums along to Taylor Swift*  Ok, lets dive in!

  • It’s a natural source of essential fatty acids omega 3, 6 and 9. Say it after me: hydration, hydration, hydration! These help improve skin tone, texture, skin cell regeneration and repair, making it a worthy comrade in the battle against ageing.
  • Speaking of anti-ageing, rosehip oil is full of Vitamins A and C, which stimulate collagen production! This brightens the skin, improving the appearance of pigmentation and encouraging plumper, younger looking skin.
    • Plus, we all know Vitamin C boosts the immune system, treating infections, reducing inflammation and improving skin’s natural healing response.
    • Oh and did I mention that the antioxidants in Vitamin A give it the ability to penetrate deeper into the skin’s layers, improving moisture levels from where it’s needed? Yeah. That’s pretty damn handy!
  • It’s also a natural source of Vitamin E, an anti-inflammatory anti-oxidant that calms and hydrates sensitive skin, protecting you from sun damage and eliminating dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.
  • It acts as a natural treatment for scars. The combination of essential fatty acids and Vitamin A increase skin flexibility and permeability, aiding in skin repair for stretch marks, age spots, hyper-pigmentation, burns and scars.
  • It’s also wonderful as a hair treatment, adding bounce and shine, plus it’s been known to assist with dandruff and other scalp conditions.
  • It also cooks dinner, washes the dishes and gives you a massage before bed. (I wish!)

Australian Organic Rosehip Oil swatches

How should you use Rosehip Oil?

First of all, you need to find one that works for you. Luckily there are plenty of options out there! As you can see with the A’kin and RosehipPLUS, rosehip oil in in its pure form is a deep yellow, and is quite thick. However, you can also get it in a blend, like the Om SHE Aromatherapy (which contains grapeseed oil, gotu kola plus additional Vitamin E), if you find the purest form clogs your pores.

Being an oil, it’s best applied to skin still damp from cleansing. It can be applied morning and evening, depending on your preferences. I like to use a pure rosehip oil at night, and a blend in the morning. Then make sure to follow up with a moisturiser on top. It’s best to keep it simple, giving the oil a chance to work without any distractions.

And if you struggle with dry hands or brittle nails, don’t wash your hands after use! Continue to massage it into the affected areas, and make the most of this miracle oil.

 


Are you convinced? Or are you already a fan?


 

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  • I haven’t tried rose hip oil. At the moment I’m using an Argan Oil blend. My skin gets SO dry in the winter. I’ve been using it for nearly a week though and my skin is still dry but much better! I might have to try rose hip oil next!

    • They’re both dry oils, meaning they are non-greasy, and have similar hydration & anti-ageing properties. I think it’s personal preference really – I like to use argan for my hair, and rosehip for my face – but both are great oils! I wish I’d cottoned onto oils for oily skin sooner 🙂

      • same, I tried coconut oil and just completely wrote off oils altogether because it made my skin so greasy! I had no idea that dry oils was even a thing. But the argan oil I can apply in the morning and put my makeup over the top without looking oily at all! I am guessing rose hip is the same.

    • They’re both dry oils, meaning they are non-greasy, and have similar hydration & anti-ageing properties. I think it’s personal preference really – I like to use argan for my hair, and rosehip for my face – but both are great oils! I wish I’d cottoned onto oils for oily skin sooner 🙂

  • I haven’t tried rose hip oil. At the moment I’m using an Argan Oil blend. My skin gets SO dry in the winter. I’ve been using it for nearly a week though and my skin is still dry but much better! I might have to try rose hip oil next!

  • Chantalle

    Love Rosehip Oil! As someone with oily skin I used to shy away from any facial oils and serums but now I cannot live without them! x

    Chantalle | http://www.ceceandgrace.blogspot.com.au

    • I really wish someone had told me as a teen – I wasted my formative years on foaming cleansers, trying to remove all traces of oil! So glad we’ve learned our lesson now!

  • Beth Shankle Anderson

    I love this post because I never knew all the benefits of Rosehip Oil. I use a Witch Hazel toner which has Rosehip in it and I LOVE how it smells! I’m certain that I would love the pure extract too! Thanks for all the great information!

    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

    • Thanks hun – I knew my skin loved it, but once I did the research I became completely obsessed! So many amazing benefits.

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