Between argan, coconut, jojoba, and marula, oils are taking over the beauty space—and for good reason. Oils are crazy versatile, have a ton of different benefits for the skin, hair, and nails, and come in just about every form and product. But right now we’re talking about a relative unsung hero: rosehip oil. Thanks to its high concentration of nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids, the number of rosehip oil benefits is seemingly unlimited. It’s great at nourishing hair and is kryptonite for dry cuticles, but it’s perhaps most useful for your complexion.
Before you get nervous at the thought of putting oil all over your face (we’re looking at you, friends with oily and acne-prone skin!), rosehip oil is what’s known as a dry oil. This means it doesn’t feel greasy and sinks into your skin quickly without leaving any residue, making it great for all skin types and the oil averse. Interested in incorporating it into your skincare routine? Keep reading to learn all the rosehip oil benefits that could change your skin for the better.
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Not to be confused with rose oil, which comes from rose petals, rosehip oil (a.k.a. rosehip seed oil) is extracted from rosa canina seeds. “Rosehip oil is a pressed seed oil extracted from the seeds of a wild rose bush,” explains celebrity esthetician Sarah Akram. It’s low on the comedogenic scale—meaning it’s unlikely to clog pores—and packed with nutrients. “Rosehip oil is full of vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids which makes it a great ally in the anti-aging battle,” explains Akram.
A few drops of this moisturizing blend of rosehip, olive, and jojoba oil is all you need for a fresh, even-toned glow. “This absorbs well and never left me feeling greasy,” said one Ipster. Plus, it’s multi-tasking: “It was also great on my hands and nails,” they wrote.
This lightweight, non-greasy face oil works for every skin type, including sensitive. “This has done amazing things for my sensitive skin, without irritating it,” said one reviewer, who added it’s “now a must-have part of my routine.”
In addition to rosehip, this nourishing night cream features moisturizing squalane and soothing chamomile, so you wake up with more hydrated, glowing skin. “Love this night cream!” raved one Ipster. “After using it for 1 week, [I] noticed smoother/glowing skin in the morning and after 2 weeks, fine lines smoothing out.”
Above all else, don’t miss the clean, gentle formula loaded with vitamins A, E, and K, and antioxidants. But it’s worth noting that it’s the subtle scent that has Ipsters obsessed—reviews range from “smells so yummy!” to “very refreshing.”
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