Rosehip Oil is a universal skin saviour – but what exactly is it good for? Packed with an incredibly high concentration of Omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9, which fuel skin repair and regeneration, it can help with anything from reducing blemish scars to brightening a dull skin tone. In fact, there are no disadvantages - Rosehip Oil benefits all skin types, including the most sensitive.
So what can a Rosehip face oil do for you? Here are all the benefits this wonder product boasts to help transform your skin and hair.
Calms blemishes and acne
Using Rosehip Oil for skin that’s acne-prone may seem counterintuitive if it’s oily - but that’s exactly why it works.
Treating blemishes with products which strip away your natural oils will send your skin into a panic and cause it to produce even more sebum, making the problem worse. The more oil you remove, the more your skin produces - and that’s a recipe for breakouts.
Adding a little Rosehip Oil to your routine will tell your skin that it has enough oil and it can slow down on its own sebum production - while those nourishing omegas restore a clear, healthy glow.
Reduces acne scarring
Rich in omegas and carotenoids, Rosehip Oil not only helps to reduce future breakouts, but improve the appearance of acne scars too.
Omegas fuel skin regeneration, replacing damaged cells with healthy new ones and helping to heal scar tissue.
Meanwhile, carotenoids are powerful antioxidants that are proven to help repair skin damage - and due to the special way it’s extracted, our Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil is packed with five times more carotenoids than your average cold-pressed rosehip seed oil.
Ingredients aside, regular use can loosen the physical tension of the skin, helping to flatten bulkier scars (known as hypertrophia), and avoid the formation of keloid or lump scars.
Helps fade pigmentation
Pigmentation (or hyperpigmentation) is when dark patches - sometimes known as age or sun spots - appear on the skin. Caused by an increase in melanin, the natural pigment that gives skin its colour, it can be triggered by anything from sun exposure to hormone changes and skin inflammation.
SPF and a healthy skincare routine are essential for prevention, but if you’re looking to create a more even complexion and fade dark spots, Rosehip Oil can help.
Its combination of anti-inflammatory fatty acids (including oleic, palmitic, linoleic, and linolenic) and antioxidants can help improve both skin texture and pigmentation, creating a smoother, more even skin tone.
Hydrates and soothes dry skin
If dryness or dehydration are your main skin concerns, Rosehip Oil could be just what the skin doctor ordered.
While creams and serums can provide plenty of hydration, Rosehip Oil goes one step further by not only adding moisture, but sealing it in too. Essential fatty acids such as linoleic and linolenic acid help your skin to retain water for longer, keeping it soft and supple. With a nourishing, non-greasy texture, it helps to boost elasticity and condition the skin from within.
Brightens skin for a radiant glow
Healthy skin glows with radiance, so if your complexion is looking a little dull and lacklustre, it’s time to reap the rosehip benefits.
A powerful natural ingredient, Rosehip Oil tackles multiple skin concerns which could be dimming your glow. From reducing acne scars to nourishing dry patches, it works at a deeper level to improve the outer appearance of your skin.
Best of all, Rosehip Oil is highly regenerative - making it an ideal addition to your nighttime skincare routine. Just a few drops will help your skin to restore and repair as you sleep, for a brighter complexion come morning.
Smooths fine lines
Contrary to popular belief, our Rosehip Oil doesn’t contain Vitamin A, also known as Retinol. Beta-carotene is an inactive form - which means it would have to be ingested to be converted to the well-known wrinkle-reducer (a process which occurs in the gut).
However, applied topically, these hardworking antioxidants still tick off another job on their skincare to-do list, by smoothing the appearance of fine lines and sagging skin. The beta-carotene helps to reduce the effects of ageing and damage from external aggressors - and the nourishing oil helps keep skin looking and feeling supple, too.
Protects against sun damage
Preventing sun damage is a must for healthy skin; not only will it protect against skin cancer, but as an added bonus it’ll ward off the signs of premature ageing such as dark spots and fine lines too.
Wearing SPF every day (yes, even when it’s cloudy) is essential - but you can also boost your defences and skin repair by incorporating powerful antioxidants into your skincare routine.
Our Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil contains high levels of vitamin E (known as Tocopherol) and carotenoids - both antioxidants which help to provide protection against free radicals, as well as working hard to repair sun damage that’s caused by UV exposure.
Nourishes damaged hair
Yes, Rosehip Oil for hair is definitely a thing. If yours is particularly damaged or dry from regular colouring or heat treatments, massage a few drops of Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil into the ends of the hair as a hair mask.
It can also be used to soothe a sensitive scalp and help prevent ingrown hairs or rashes when massaged into damp skin after shaving.
Powers your at-home mani pedi
Our founder Sarah recommends using our multitasking marvel on dry, brittle nails and damaged cuticles too, to keep them soft, supple and healthy.
Highlights and accentuates
Because the pigment in our Rosehip Bioregenerate packs such a punch, it can also be used over make-up to create highlight when applied on to cheekbones or anywhere else you’d like to add a subtle shine. Add a few drops to your beauty blender and get glowy! (If radiance is your thing, you’ll also love our organic glow drops, too.)
Protects in extreme environments
Skiing or flying? Our wonder oil can help protect skin and reinforce its defensive barrier. Lock in moisture by applying 2-3 drops of oil over the top of your favourite moisturiser.
Makes a massage
You’ve learned the techniques, you’ve got your beauty tools, Gua Sha or healing hands at the ready. Now all you need is a skin-loving product to reduce friction and give your facial massage extra slip. Warm a few extra drops of Rosehip Bioregenerate between your palms and massage into the skin.
Rosehip Oil is a multitasker that protects, nourishes and repairs. Shop our cult organic Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil today