Rosehip Seed Oil, also called Rosehip Oil, has some pretty excellent skin benefits. We use Rosehip Oil in multiple products at OBC including our Enhance Face Oil, Naked Skin Cream, and of course our Moroccan Rose Body Oil. So what is Rosehip Oil and what can it do for your skin?
What is Rosehip Oil?
Rosehip Oil comes from the fruit of the rose bush. The seeds are removed from the rosehips and pressed, resulting in a nutrient-rich oil with a beautiful hue. Rosehip oil is a wonderful, lightweight, and quick-absorbing moisturizer beneficial for all skin types.
What is the difference between Rose Oil and Rosehip Oil?
Rose oil is a fragrant oil distilled from rose petals. Rosehip oil is pressed from the seeds of the fruit of the rose plant. So while they come from the same plant, they are produced in very different ways. All rose bushes have rosehips and in addition to the seeds being used for oil, they are also commonly found in tea.
What are the skin benefits of Rosehip Oil?
Rosehip Oil is lightweight, super moisturizing and absorbs quickly, and is rich in antioxidants which help to protect your skin from environmental stress. It is a great moisturizer for both the face and body. Here are some of the benefits of Rosehip Oil:
As far as natural moisturizers go, Rosehip oil is a fantastic one. Rosehip oil helps to seal in moisture and keep your skin feeling soft and smooth.
High in essential fatty acids, Rosehip oil containslinoleic acid, α-linolenic acid, and oleic acid which help to strengthen and protect your skin’s natural moisture barrier. These acids help to maintain your skin’s hydration levels.
Due to its high levels of antioxidants and essential fatty acids, Rosehip oil helps to protect your skin from environmental stress and calm the effects of UV radiation making it a go-to ingredient for after-sun care.
With high levels of Vitamin C, Rosehip oil can help treat hyperpigmentation and lead to a brighter and more radiant complexion.
Topical use of Rosehip oil has been shown to calm skin inflammation and help with inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.