Rosehip seed oil seems to be everywhere these days—probably thanks to Miranda Kerr. It didn’t take long for the beauty world to hop on board after the Victoria’s Secret supermodel sung its radiance-restoring praises. (Have you seen her near-perfect skin?) Chock full of vitamins, antioxidants and glow-producing fatty acids, it’s basically a complexion cure-all. Here’s what we mean.
So, what is rosehip seed oil?
First off, rosehip seed oil doesn't actually come from a mature rose—it comes from the small, berry-like seedpods of two different types of wild roses. It’s full of vitamins A and C, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that help to hydrate dry, sensitive skin and restore a natural, radiant glow to dull complexions (thanks to its notorious bright orange color) without causing breakouts.
What are the benefits of using rosehip seed oil?
It’s one of the best oils for minimizing scarring while also delivering a shot of hydration that won’t clog pores. So if you suffer from acne-prone skin and struggle with scar tissue, it’s a great addition to your skin-care routine. But even if you don’t have a chronic condition, it can still protect against environmental stressors and premature aging because it’s packed with GLA, a fatty acid that promotes healthy skin.
How do you use it?
To diminish scarring: You can use it as a spot treatment by applying it to trouble areas with a Q-tip, or all over your face to even out your skin tone. Rosehip seed oil is great at calming, hydrating and reducing hyperpigmentation thanks to its anti-inflammatory fatty acids.
To fight frizz: Apply a small amount to the ends of frizzy hair to restore shine and hydrate strands instantly. It is a dry oil, meaning it absorbs quickly and won’t leave a greasy residue behind.
As a pollution barrier: Apply it in the morning to protect skin for the day ahead. We all know how important it is to protect our skin from UV rays, but we also need to protect it from pollution. Rosehip seed oil has a high concentration of omega-6 fatty acids and antioxidants, which help to fight environmental stressors (like pollution and UV rays) while restoring skin’s elasticity for fewer wrinkles. Buy It ($19)
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