Thursday, May 07, 2015

A Note on Rosehip Oil

Rosehip Oil Skin Benefits Acne Uses

In the last few years my view on skin oils has completely changed, once upon a time not so long I avoided anything oil based - be it for my face or body, I simply could not abide the texture. Fast forward and now oils are my go to source of hydration and repair for the skin. If you get on board with one oil let it be Rosehip, trust me you shan't regret it and if you need further persuasion to read on Miranda Kerr has cited it as her skin care saviour!

A Rosehip is the fruit of a rose plant and looks more like a berry than a beautiful blooming rose. Rosehips are high in vitamin A, C and E, rich in fatty acids such as omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, not to mention lycopene (an antioxidant) - you may know this can protect the skin from premature ageing. A wonder skin product if ever there was one - it is one of the few products that penetrates on a cellular level, meaning with continued use you can repair and restore the skin as well as protecting. The natural concentrate of vitamin A may aid the repair of scars as well as improving the skins texture and tone. Rosehip is said to be particularly effective against sun and environmental damage due to restorative vitamin C and lycopene, and can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles thanks to the natural levels of vitamin A and C boosting collagen turnover - promoting plumper skin.

As promising as that may be that is not why I apply Rosehip oil daily, rather I have found the natural anti-inflammatory (Omega's) and healing qualities (vit c) ideal for my often blemish prone skin. Not only does Rosehip Oil soothe, calm (it can reduce redness), deeply moisturise and nourish it also encourage the skin to self repair. Those pesky red marks (or any unwanted hyper-pigmentation) left behind from blemishes can be reduced with continuous use, not to mention it eradicates any tight or itchiness that scarring can cause. In the same vain it is great for sunburn, itchy scalps and stretch marks . Unlike other skin oils it is light, non-greasy and quick to absorb into the skin, and it does leave the skin glowing for hours after application.

I'm as far removed from a skin or skin care expert but I do think Rosehip Oil is too good to skip. I accredit Rosehip oil from allowing my once acne prone skin to survive a fairly large and prolonged period of cystic blemishes, pretty much unscathed in terms of scarring. It also prevented my skin from completely drying out to medication without further irritating my skin. Essentially if you want a natural, anti-ageing, restorative and protective skin care addition Rosehip Oil should be top of your list. I will never be without a bottle again!

I personally use Trilogy Rosehip (£16.50) as it is 100% natural and organic but there are plenty of Rosehip options out there.
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  1. Applying rosehip oil nightly has been an absolute savior for my skin. I used to have tons of uneven redness across my face and dark marks all over my chin from acne and I've seen such an improvement after about 6 months of use. It's definitely something that'll be in my routine for a long, long time!

    Kelsey | Beauty by Kelsey

  2. I totally agree, the Trilogy Rosehip Oil is truly fantastic! I think you mean Miranda Kerr, not Hart though ;) xx

    1. Hahahahahaha! It's been one of those days!

  3. I am a recent skin oil convert but haven't yet strayed outside of Argan Oils. This post just totally convinced me to give Rosehip oil a go, great information! XO -Kim

  4. Pai Cosmetics Rose Hip Oil is amazing as well. XO

  5. This sounds fab! I've only just started embracing oils in my routine and I love them, wish I had started using them ages ago! x

  6. I've never heard of Rosehip oil but I'm definitely going to try it out now! :)

    xx, Mel

  7. We were always scared about using oils on our already oily skin but we have to say we love it! Great review and i think we will be investing in some more facial oils!

  8. I've always loved using aromatherapy oils, especially on my face. But only at night as a rule!

    ♥ Carly's Beauty World - A UK Hair, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog ♥

  9. Great post! if you all interested, I wrote a while ago a detail post about Rosehip oil:

    Same as Carly, I only use oils at night. x

  10. I see so many people raving about Rosehip Oil and I'd love to try it but I'm always concerned about oils clogging my skin.

    Jenny | That Northern Gal

  11. I've heard loads about Rosehip but never looked into it much, but this was so helpful! Now, another oil to add to my collection...

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  12. Rose hip oil is lovely! Great post! I need to pick up some more especially for over summer as my skin gets so dry! Great post x

  13. I agree, the benefits of this product are truly invaluable.

  14. I need to try this now! I have an few red splotches that I dislike so definitely want to give it a try and see if it can help reduce them :)

  15. I picked up Rosehip oil and Tamanu oil just a few weeks ago and started first with the Tamanu oil with has similar properties to Rosehip. I can't wait to start using the Rosehip though, I've heard it's so great for acne scars!
    Ivory Avenue

  16. I have used rose hip oil on and off for years, I love it! x
    Beauty Wanderer

  17. I've actually got this in my stash. Will probably pass over to the boyfriend for his blemish prone skin!

    Lorna | xx

  18. I LOVE rosehip oil and have been using it for about 3 years now. I swear by the stuff too. I love Trilogy's one also!

  19. I love Rosehip Oil! The Pai Bio-Regenerate Oil is fab xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  20. I've actually just noticed a lot more redness to my skin and I do have a bottle of this that I must start using. Thanks for the reminder!


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