If you’re looking for the latest all-natural and high-powered skin care product, look no further than the addition of light and refreshing rosehip oil to your beauty routine. Rose-hip seed oil comes from the seeds of a rose plant found in the Andes. Rose-hip oil is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids which may correct dark spots and hydrate dry skin. It may also be helpful for reducing scars and fine lines. It has skin rejuvenating properties like vitamin C and lycopene and is also good for sensitive skin types because it’s non-greasy and light on the skin. It is full of beauty-boosting vitamin A, vitamin C and the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6.
Like many natural oils, rosehip oil boasts a range of beauty benefits for the skin, hair and nails. But rosehip oil, unlike natural shea oil or cocoa butter, tends to absorb quickly and cleanly for a mess-free finish. Rosehip oil’s vitamin A is known to promote healthy skin cell rejuvenation, which causes skin to glow and appear fresh and supple. The rejuvenation works on normal skin and also skin damaged by scarring or the sun. The vitamin C in rosehip oil reduces the appearance of dark spots, aging spots and hyper-pigmentation. Apply the oil to the affected area to see a reduction in unsightly dark spots over time. If you suffer from dryness or eczema, nourishing rosehip oil will calm and moisturize your skin with regular application. Just do an “allergy test” on a hidden area of your body before applying to irritated patches of skin to make sure you don’t have a reaction to the oil. Rosehip oil packs a powerful punch of moisture for dry or mature skin, which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. And unlike other oils, the smooth and light texture of rosehip oil is unlikely to clog your pores.
Price & Availability: $14.99, amazon.com
Dr Song Rosehip Oil has become my personal favorite because I love the smell; the consistency works well with my skin type; and it’s particularly amazing for repairing sun damage and discoloration. It’s also great for damaged hair and brittle nails. Regularly dabbing a bit of rosehip oil on your nails and cuticles will prevent hangnails and nail breakage.
As an all natural lightweight moisturizer, rosehip oil quickly absorbs and deeply penetrates to heal, nourish and hydrate. It can also be used topically for wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, rashes, burns, acne scars, dry skin, dermatitis, age spots, brittle nails, psoriasis, eczema, hyper-pigmentation, radiation and sun damage, dry & damaged hair, anti-inflammatory
I used to really struggle with my oily skin—I had shine marks in all pictures taken with a flash, I’d have to dab my face multiple times a day, and I always seemed to have breakouts. It seems counterintuitive that putting oils on my face would help reduce my natural overproduction of oil, but it has balanced things out.
You can purchase pure rosehip oil, like Dr Song Rosehip Oil (amazon.com, $14.99) and apply directly to the skin, nails and hair.