The Benefits of Rosehip Oil for Your Face and Skin
Your search for an antioxidant-based skin care oil that can help minimize the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and other visible signs of aging while also boosting hydration is over. Discover why we’re crushing on rosehip oil for face and skin, ahead.
While it may be some time until some of our favorite florals start to bloom, it’s never a bad time to embrace their year-long spoils. Case in point: Rosehip oil. “Also known as rosehip seed oil, the ingredient [can] help minimize the appearance of wrinkles and improve the skin’s moisture levels,” says board-certified dermatologist, and Skincare.com consultant, Dr. Dendy Engelman. But that’s not all this beloved oil can do. Stop and smell the roses—err rosehip oil—with us and discover the benefits of rosehip oil for your face and skin, below.
IT’S RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
If you want to take your antioxidant game to the next level, consider incorporating rosehip oil into your daily regimen. Rosehips contain a high level of vitamin C, an antioxidant— which, as we know, can help skin to neutralize the negative effects of free radicals. As a recap, free radicals are unstable molecules triggered by environmental aggressors, like UV rays, pollution or smoke. When exposed to the skin, free radicals can break down collagen, the component responsible for your skin’s youthful bounce. In addition to helping protect the skin’s surface against environmental aggressors, antioxidants can also help to ward off some of the premature visible signs of skin aging—think: fine lines, wrinkles, dull skin, and more. Our favorite way to use antioxidant-rich rosehip oil is by layering it under our broad-spectrum sunscreen every morning.
But vitamin C isn’t the only antioxidant found in rosehip oil. According to Dr. Arash Akhavan, Founder of Dermatology and Laser Group, rosehip oil contains both vitamins C and A. “This duo of vitamins helps reduce the appearance of sun damage, such as sun spots, as well as helps build collagen to restore a more youthful-looking appearance to skin.”
Rosehip oil can help minimize the appearance of wrinkles and improve the skin’s moisture levels.
IT HAS ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES
In addition to being rich in vitamins C and A, rosehip oil is known to have a high level of essential fatty acids. Products formulated with fatty acids are great to add to your skin care routine since they can help provide the skin with the hydration it needs to reduce the look of premature signs of skin aging. Youthful-looking skin is hydrated skin, so anything that can help to moisturize your complexion is must-have.
IT CAN OFFER LIGHTWEIGHT HYDRATION
Speaking of hydration, that’s another reason to love rosehip oil for your skin. Its lightweight texture can hydrate the skin without weighing the skin down, or leaving behind a greasy film or residue.
Editor’s Tip: When using rosehip oil on your skin, extend the love below your jaw as well. Add a few drops of rosehip oil to your favorite body lotion and massage it onto your skin post-bath or shower. The extra hydration will leave dry skin feeling ultra soft, soothed, and nourished.
IT HAS A GORGEOUS COLOR
For those of you who appreciate visual aesthetic, you’ll love rosehip oil for its gorgeous reddish-orange pigment. Store the skin care oil in a beautiful clear jar or container and show it off front and center on your vanity.
IT SMELLS AMAZING
If all of the above isn’t enough to convince you of why we are crushing hard on rosehip oil, perhaps its incredible scent will. While some rosehip oils may have a stronger scent than others, many offer a subtle aroma with a unique earthy tone.