Okay. Rosehip oil benefits for skin. There is a lot!!
I’ve spent so so SO much time researching whether or not using rosehip oil (as an active ingredient) in skincare is really worth the investment and effort. Spoiler: it is.
Myself, I’ve been using it for years. My Grandma used it and she had the most beautiful skin up until 85! My friends who have tried it absolutely love it so of course, of COURSE I want to share it with you!
By the way there is not ONE sponsored product in this post. I think it is such an important oil to learn about and has the potential to really help a lot of people!
SO. Let’s get science-y about rosehip oil first.
What does the RESEARCH say?
Research, credibility, testimonials, word of mouth… that’s what I like to look at before I try a product.
Then there are ingredients, how it’s made, how it’s packaged… this all matters too!
The ROSEHIP OIL RESEARCH:
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.
How to use rosehip oil for your skin:
Just put it on at night! The consistency is thick. To me, a little too thick for daytime.
SOMETIMES before a big event I will slather some on 2-4 hours before I start needing to get ready- that way my face is EXTRA dewy and ready for makeup!
Cold-pressed and organic oil is the BEST! Seriously though- this oil is only $15 and it freaking rocks. I swear to G it gives your skin an ACTUAL GLOW. I have been loyal to this brand for rosehip and apricot oil for a long time now! I really think they do everything right in their creation process- and I love that the company is ran by really smart women!
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. 😉