Rosehip Oil Benefits & Routine Guide
Posted on July 18 2019
What is Rosehip oil?
Rosehip oil is a natural oil extracted from the seeds of the rosehip plant. This is not to be confused with rose essential oil, which is derived from rose petals. Rosehip oil is most commonly sourced from Chile, where a cold-press extraction process is used to separate the seeds from the actual rosehips
Rosehip Oil Benefits
Forget expensive Botox and filler treatments… rosehip oil packs some major anti-aging superpowers. What makes rosehip oil effective as a skincare weapon is the fact that its molecules are small enough to be absorbed by the skin’s deepest layers. Rich in vitamins A and C, the oil stimulates collagen production, which increases skin elasticity. Clinical research has proven that the facial application of vitamin C can be an effective skin rejuvenation therapy. The oil’s antioxidants (like tocopherols and carotenoid) play a vital role in protecting the face from free radical sun damage and other pollutants. Rosehip oil is a natural eraser, known for its miraculous ability to remove skin imperfections like acne scars, rosacea, stretch marks, and age spots. As a natural emollient, rosehip oil can even reduce the appearance of eczema. Rosehip’s fatty acids even skin tone and can aid in treating acne.
If there already weren’t enough benefits to convince you to give rosehip a try, its’ lipid-rich ingredients naturally lock in skin’s moisture to keep your face hydrated + glowing fresh.
How to Use Rosehip Oil
Applying rosehip oil is pretty straightforward, but there’s a few helpful hacks that will maximize the efficacy of the oil:
- The polyunsaturated fatty acids in rosehip oil can cause a notoriously short shelf life. An easy way to avoid this is buying rosehip products that are infused with vitamin E to increase longevity, like Azure’s Rose Gold Luxury Sparkling Oil Serum.
- Be aware that while rosehip oil can significantly improve acne scars, it’s recommended to test first before using on existing acne, as some skin types may be prone to inflammation from the oil.
- Rather than using pure rosehip oil, try a product that infuses it with several other ingredients. Combining rosehip oil with other ingredients can increase potency. For example, Azure uses vitamin B5 and B3 with their rosehip oil under-eye pads to enhance antioxidant content. Additionally, too much oil can sometimes overwhelm skin, thus mixing it can balance water and oil ratios for optimal skin health.
Rose Gold Cleansing Wipes
For minimalists who don’t want to add another product their routine, try Azure’s Rose Gold Luxury Cleansing Facial Wipes so you can remove your makeup and take advantage of rosehip’s benefits all in one simple swipe.
Rose & Retinol Day Cream
If anti-aging is your main skincare goal, your best bet is to stock up on Azure Rose and Retinol Ultra Hydrating Day Cream, which combines rosehip oil and retinol, a skin-preserving power ingredient.
Rose Gold Face Masks
If you pick at your skin, or had a zit burst, get a restorative treatment in the form of Rose Gold Face Masks. Lay mask flat over the face and relax for 20 min, massaging in leftover essence when the time is up.
For a variety of other product options that will help you incorporate rosehip oil into your daily skincare regimen, check out Azure’s Rose Gold Collection, which features rosehip oil face masks and serums.