Everything’s coming up roses in celeb beauty routines these days with the rise in popularity of rose skincare products, and rosehip seed oil in particular. Miranda Kerr wears it to bed for a rise-and-shine glow, and Rose Byrne swears it’s the best treatment for sensitive skin. Even Kate Middleton turned to rosehip’s rejuvenating benefits during her pregnancy!
If you’re ready to road test rosehip for yourself (like this Radha Beauty 100% Radha Rosehip Oil [$14]), we’ve got the ultimate primer for everything you need to know about making this oil a must-have.
1. It’s loaded with TONS of vitamins. Rosehip seed oil comes from the seeds of Rosa moschata and is pressed from the fruit left behind once the rose has dropped its petals. Rosehip is rich with all-natural goodness, including antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E and fatty acids that hydrate dry skin and lycopene to help restore skin’s elasticity.
2. It’s perfect for all skin types. Oils like jojoba, argan, chia and rosehip have been recommended for every skin type, with rosehip noted for being incredibly lightweight and non-greasy. As a dry oil, rosehip also absorbs quickly into skin, which is key during these dog days of summer. When applying the oil to your face, we recommend gently massaging it on and applying twice a day to reap its full benefits.
3. It helps prevent stretch marks. We’re running to the nearest health food store based on this tip alone. New moms and mamas to be, listen up! During times of rapid skin stretching (such as during pregnancy), rosehip’s fatty acids help skin to resist damage, reducing inflammation along the way. Is this a miracle oil or what?
4. It’s the best remedy for sun damage. Rosehip’s antioxidants work to combat any free radicals that can cause sun damage, resulting in skin that has significantly improved tone and texture. It even helps remove facial irritation and redness, making rosehip seed oil the real skincare MVP year-round for all your facial needs.
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