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Anti-Aging Rosehip Oil! It’s a great moisturizer, reduces wrinkles, helps fight pre-mature aging, and can even help fade age spots!
Recently I’ve shared how I discovered rosehip oil and I was even daring enough to post a no-makeup selfie of me to prove just how amazing this oil is.
Coconut oil often gets praised for all of it’s amazing benefits but if you ask me, coconut oil might just have to step aside when it comes to the best skincare oil!
What is Rosehip Oil?
If you are like me then you probably have never heard of rosehips! Apparently roses have hips… well sort of. Rosehips are the fruit of rose bushes.
That’s right, roses have fruit! Who knew?
These grow just below the actual flower part of roses and are harvested after the rose petals have all fallen off. Rosehip oil is oil that is made from rosehips specifically rosehip seeds.
Rosehip oil can be found in many anti-aging products and usually those products come with an expensive price tag! However, rosehip oil is pretty amazing by itself and it’s quite affordable if bought on its own!
Benefits of Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil is a “dry” oil meaning that it absorbs quickly. However, that isn’t necessarily why people love using it in their skincare routine!
Rosehip oil is high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and essential fatty acids and it is these attributes that make rosehip oil so amazing.
Rosehip oil has many benefits but a few of my favorites are:
- Great moisturizer
- Reduce wrinkles
- Fade scars and age spots
- Helps fight pre-mature aging
- Can help treat eczema and psoriasis
- Evens out skin tone
I’m getting older and wrinkles seem to start early in my family. I am no exception.
I’ve been noticing wrinkles appear on my face for the last few years and while I’m all for accepting the age that I am, I also do not see anything wrong with naturally slowing that process down.
I started applying rosehip oil to my face, focusing on my trouble areas. Within just a few days, I noticed a huge difference in the lines around my eyes!
This says a lot as I’m currently pregnant and I already have four kids… it was not from a few great nights of sleep that helped my eyes look better!
Now the skin around your eyes is quite thin and delicate. This means that while it’s prone to aging and damaging easily; it is also quicker to absorb all the benefits of whatever you apply to it!
Therefore it made sense that my eye wrinkles were the first thing to go.
That’s right GO, as in vanish! I have no more lines around my eyes!
Now, my other trouble areas like my forehead have taken a little bit longer as they are deeper lines and thicker skin but even so I’ve noticed an improvement!
How to Use Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil works so well on it’s own that I usually just use it by itself! You do not need to dilute in a carrier oil when using rosehip oil.
Simply apply a few drops straight to your skin. I like to apply it once at night before bed focusing mainly on my trouble areas but applying all over my face as well. For even faster results, you can apply in the morning and at night.
This oil is great for almost every skin type, however it is generally not recommended for those with acne prone skin.
That said, I’ve also heard a few people say that it is great for acne… unfortunately I cannot really tell you which is true so it will be up to you to decide if it’s worth trying on acne prone skin.
Tips for Buying Rosehip Oil
There are many, many brands selling rosehip oil but sadly not all are created equal. I like to buy this brand but if you prefer to go with a different brand here is what you need to look for:
When buying rosehip oil you want cold pressed oil. Cold pressed rosehip oil helps the vitamins and essential fatty acids remain intact.
Buying organic oil is also a good thing so you avoid getting a product with pesticides.
Keep rosehip oil in the refrigerator as it’s a delicate oil and susceptible to oxidation.
I haven't not tried rosehip oil before, but I remember when I was young my mother would use a lotion called "Rose Milk" and she swore by it! This is on my "to try next" list 😉
I have had a small area on my right cheek bone the size of a pencil eraser that was biopsed and came back pre-cancer. The Dr. did a little skin freeze with poor results. I then decided to use some essential oils on it. I would first cleanse my face, then hold a very warm wash cloth over my face to open up the pores. Then I used rosehip seed oil and frakensence oil on my face and neck. I followed up with a very warm wash cloth over my face. I have done it every night for over a month. The spot on my cheek is Gone, along with fine lines and large pores. GONE, GONE, GONE!!!
I thought this was supposed to be diluted. Is it better to use it straight?
I learned something new today. Rose hip oil sounds great. I’ve been make-up free for several months now. I might try this to smooth out my skin tone. Thanks for the great post!
Great information. I already knew Rosehip Oil was good, but you gave me even more reasons to love and to decide I need to get some. Thanks so much for this post!
I love rosehips – it makes a great tea. I’ve been using rosehip oil on my face and have noticed a considerable difference as well. By the way, you’re beautiful in your no-makeup photo, hmmm.. not fair! Anyways, I did read somewhere though that it’s best not to use rosehip oil in the morning when your out in the sun because of possible pigmentation. But I always use it before bed and love it.
Great information! I am pregnant too and only use coconut oil on my face. But definitely will need to give this a try. Now that I’m in my thirties those wrinkles are starting to appear!
Where can I find the rose hip oil in India and how expensive is it .
Unfortunately, I am not familiar with overseas purchases. I buy mine through Amazon and it’s about $9 for a small bottle.
Soutflower sells rosehip oil
I started using organic cold pressed rose hip oil a few weeks ago and love that it is so light weight. My face feels SO soft. Not greasy. I did mix a a touch of borage into it. Haven’t noticed anything in terms of wrinkle reduction but am very happy with it as a moisturizer. Morning and night it’s my go-to after washing my face with a mild bar of homemade soap. LOVE not putting synthetic chemicals and fragrances on my face!
Hi…loved your article…
My daughter has some bumps with hairs turned in on her stomach area,not sure what has caused this.I am thinking of suggesting hosehip oil.
What’s your advise on this?
I would look into remedies for ingrown hair as that’s what it sounds like. Exfoliation is usually a go-to remedy (so a sugar scrub could do double duty of exfoliating and moisturizing- I have recipes on the blog). I don’t think I’d use rosehip oil as I’ve not heard it used for that.