Last week I shared my super easy, not so secret skincare routine with you guys which spawned SO many questions and lots of curious cats on what rose hip oil was really about…SO…I decided to do a blog post on it. DUH.
A little background for ya!
“Rosehip oil is harvested from the seeds of rose bushes, and is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that can do wonderful things for your face. It’s a common beauty trick from Chile that has grown in popularity …There is no scientific proof that rosehip seed oil is the best thing for your skin,” says Gary Goldenberg, MD, medical director of Mount Sinai Dermatology Faculty Practice, “but that’s not to say that this seed extract isn’t good for your skin.”
Like most natural beauty treatments out there, it may not work for everyone, but it certainly has some benefits that are real heavy-hitters in the beauty department. Here are the potential skin ailments we recommend trying it out for in order to get big results.”
“Essential fatty acids include omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. They are vital for our general health and the health of our skin — but our bodies are unable to produce them. Essential fatty acids help to regenerate skin cells and to repair damaged skin tissue.
It is the essential fatty acids in rosehip oil that quench dry, sun damaged skin and help to improve the appearance of burns, scars, wrinkles and stretch marks.”
What can rosehip oil do or help with?
Natural source of vitamin A
Rosehip oil is rich in a natural source of vitamin A, known as trans-retinoic acid. Research shows that topical trans-retinoic acid is effective in helping to prevent premature ageing caused by sun exposure.
When skin is exposed to the sun, it can increase levels of enzymes that lead to the breakdown of collagen and elastin. The trans-retinoic acid in rose hip oil reduces the activity of these skin-damaging enzymes, reducing damage caused by the sun.
Natural source of antioxidants
Antioxidants are micronutrients that protect tissues in the body. Rosehip oil is rich in a range of antioxidants, including beta-carotene and lycopene, which help to protect and repair skin from premature ageing caused by modern living.
The astringent properties in rosehip oil help to tighten your pores and brighten your skin, so adding a brand like Art Naturals Rosehip Oil or Rosehip Oil by Kate Blanc to your skin care routine is great if your cheeks need a little brightening up.
“Start with a small quantity in your daily routine: patting a few drops on cleansed skin at bedtime,” says Yadav.
It can help your skin regain elasticity if you’ve noticed some sagging lately. Add a few drops to your face in the morning and again just before bed to help with fresh, younger looking skin without using harsh chemicals.
Ultra Violet Protection & Repair
Another interesting benefit of rose hip oil is that it could combat the damage caused by the sun’s UV rays on the skin. The oil contains antioxidants which fight the free radicals responsible for photo ageing. The essential fatty acids, in combination with Vitamin A help, enhance the skin texture, tone as well as pigmentation. The fact that the oil plays a huge role in moisturizing the skin and mitigating irritation makes it an ideal treatment for facial rosacea.
Natural Healthy & Beautiful Glow
Another benefit that makes rose hip oil popular is the natural glow it gives the user. Not only does this oil help reduce or get rid of wrinkles and fine lines, but it also gives the skin an appealing and a healthy glow. All the ingredients in rose hip oil are natural, and that makes it an ideal healthy treatment for the skin.
Rosehip oil is packed with natural beauty essentials, like anti-inflammatory fatty acids and vitamins A and C.
“These ingredients allow rose hip oil to treat signs of aging and pigmentation, hydrate skin and repair damaged skin and provide a strong protective anti-oxidant boost–all without the oily feel of a traditional liquid oil like olive oil,” says Sonam Yadav, MD, cosmetic dermatologist.
There is so much face and skin goodness with this oil! I have stopped using moisturizer all together and only use rosehip oil.
I have seen the difference for realzzz on the wrinkles and overall tone of my skin; It is brighter and firmer and just plain prettier.
I really don’t think you will be disappointed if you give it ago.
Remember, only use COLD PRESSED oil because it preserves the naturally-occurring vitamins and essential fatty acids it contains.
The smell may put you off a little, but the benefits…YEAH!
There are numerous brands that carry rosehip oil, but my favorite is by Radha Beauty. Not only is it affordable, but super rejuvenating!
Ok, so my challenge for you all this weekend and for the upcoming week is to TRY. IT. OUT.
Slather this oil all over your face, neck, chest….whatever!
Can’t wait to hear how you all like it.