Okay. Rose Oil benefits for skin.

I’m a skin care fanatic. Always always have been. Makeup I’m kinda “eh” with, but skin care… that’s my jam. I’m as obsessed with it as I am about Myers-Briggs! And people, ask any of my friends, that’s saying a lot…

Lately, I’ve become really interested in researching whether or not using ROSE OIL (as an active ingredient) in our skincare is really worth investing or not. Because my Grandma used it and she had the most beautiful skin up until 85! I’ve used it for a few years and always thought it made my skin look glow-y but I wanted to know for SURE…

What does science say about Rose oil?

I wanted to know. Because there’s true value in being an educated consumer. Specific ingredients and products can be as inexpensive or pricey as we choose to spend but we still aught to be picking the right ones for ourselves. Why spend a hundred dollars on an ingredient that doesn’t really work for you? Or flip side- how awesome would it be to find a cheap ass ingredient that works SO WELL?!

I researched like crazy and before I tell you what I found, I just want to say there is not ONE sponsored product in this post. We’d never promote a shit product anyway and I think y’all know that but just wanted to reiterate.

Here’s my experience with rose products first. (Then the research!)

Things I’ve used with rose: my toner has rose in it (and I looove my toner) AND I finished a rose moisturizer earlier this year that I’d recommend to anyone-so good

Thayers Witch Hazel Rose Water Toner || Kiehl’s Rosa Artica Moisturizer (Would 100% buy both again ^^Notice the empty jar!.)

Rose Oil Benefits for Skin
The VERY BEST rose oil product I have ever used is by far this ACTUAL rosehip OIL that I’ve boughten a few times off Amazon. Omg it’s soooo good. So good.

Rose Oil Benefits for Skin

Cold-pressed and organic oil is the BEST! Seriously though- this oil is only $15 and it freaking rocks. I keep it in my fridge. Ugh can’t say enough good things about it. I swear to G it gives your skin an ACTUAL GLOW.

Another “rose” thing to note: Fiona Styles (big time makeup artist) had said in an interview with W Magazine that her Holly Beth Organics Rose Geranium Moisturizer was a legit “cure-all” for skin and recommended it to all her clients. It had a high rating on Amazon too.

SO! The important stuff. The RESEARCH! Here’s the studies/claims found in science and peer reviewed journals that I found convincing:

1. Not all “rose” ingredients are equal. Supposedly one of the best? Rosa roxburghii extract aka “Chestnut Rose.” Big promoter of [skin] health. Main reason: studies say this ish provides major anti-oxidants. Obviously bomb.com for your skin.

2. All about rose-hip oil. Which also appears under many different names. Common ones:Rosa rubiginosa, Rosa moschata and Rosa canina. (My oil above is listed as Rosa Canina!) In Science world, there’s an optimism around rose hip’s  ability to provide antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. This study was done on patients with post surgery scarring (testing a Rose-hip product) and concluded it was also effective for diminishing scarring and skin discoloration.

3. Apparently you can take ROSE orally. This study was super fascinating.  Studying patients with significant crow’s feet, when taken orally (rose hip powder– again with that rosehip y’all!), results showed that those who took took it had significant improvement with their facial wrinkles than those who took the placebo. HUH. Who woulda thought!?

4. Rose Petals for prevention. In a nutshell, this study basically showed significant promise for rose petals (white rose petals– to be exact) to be great for prevention in aging as it supposedly helps block age-causing enzyme activity. Also helps with absorbing vitamin C which is great for anti-aging.

One “Rose” line I enjoyed testing out last year (but still love my Rosehip oil best) was the Korres line. I wanted to talk about this line because I know it’s really popular so wanted to give my own two cents on it.

Korres Wild Rose Product Review-6

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The brightening “night-time” facial was definitely my favorite of the three. Semi-thick and creamy but absorbs super well and felt sooo nice on my skin.

Korres Wild Rose Product Review-2
You’d want to wear the Rose oil at night. Because this is heaaaaavy. My old business partner Cynthia had tried it for a few weeks and she’d always say “this just feels healthy AF on my skin.” That’s because it’s LOADED with vitamin C which nourishes your skin greatly.

Korres Wild Rose Product Review-1
Just a simple, reliable day time moisturizer that absorbs quickly and is great for under makeup. High rating on Sephora too!

So I really liked the line (and finished it) yet still… I had gone right back to the Better Shea Butter Rosehip oil I’ve used for a long time because to me it just gives me the best results and feels the most luxurious… I seriously need to contact that company and give them my thank you!

So that’s that! What’s your take on rose oil? Pretty stoked to learn that Rosehip oil was all it was cracked up to be in my mind beforehand. 😉 

Katey Yurko
Katey || INFP || Founder/Director of Violet Fog ||

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Katey || INFP || Founder/Director of Violet Fog ||

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    • Violet Fog
      Violet Fog

      Thank you for that tip Pauline! Going to try that! Might end up in a future VF article and we’ll have you to thank for pointing it out 🙂


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