Rosehip oil is also known as rosehip seed oil has amazing benefits both for the body and skin… let’s talk about them.

It originates from the rose bush called Roseanna, which is grown in Chile.

In fact… Rosehip oil was used by ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans because of its healing properties and beneficial effects. It was also made into syrup and rationed during wartime to ensure children’s resistance to infection.

Rose Oil vs Rosehip Seed Oil

Just to clarify, this piece is talking all about the amazing benefits of Rosehip Seed Oil

Rose oil refers to distilled oil from the petal of the botanical Rosa damascena (this is also called rose essential oil). Rosehip oil, on the other hand, refers to oil extracted from the fruit of the wild botanical Rosa canina, Rosa moschata, or Rosa rubiginosa.

Not only are these two oils extracted from different plants, but also from different parts of each plant.

Let’s talk about how amazing it is!

Benefits of Rosehip Oil for Outer Beauty

Hydrates: Rosehip oil contains a wealth of essential fatty acids, an excellent option for hydrating and moisturizing the skin.

Easily absorbed: The skin also easily absorbs the oil, allowing its antioxidants to travel deep into the skin’s layers continuously to reveal smooth skin and reduced fine lines.

Moisturises: Rosehip oil is quite a dry oil, so doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy or oily. This makes it a great natural moisturizer for all skin types, particularly oily skin types who may be scared of trying a facial oil.

Brightens the skin: The astringent properties in rosehip oil help tighten your pores and brighten your skin.

Helps exfoliate and brighten skin: Natural exfoliation with rosehip oil can help reduce dullness and leave you with glowing, vibrant skin. That’s because rosehip oil is high in vitamins A and C. Vitamin A, or retinol, encourages skin cell turnover. Vitamin C also aids in cell regeneration, boosting overall radiance. You can also use Rosehip seeds for exfoliation.

Helps boost collagen: Rosehip oil is rich in vitamins A and C, which are both necessary for the production of collagen.

Reduces inflammation: It also contains vitamin E, an antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory effects. Rosehip oil may help calm irritation resulting from; Resaca, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis conditions.

Protects against sun damage: Rosehip oil contains antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E. These vitamins have been shown to synergistically combat visible sun damage.

Regulates sebum production: due to the vitamin A and linoleic acid content, this oil is excellent at caring for acne prone skin.

Reduces skin pigmentation: Retinoids in rosehip oil, such as trans retinoic acid, help to lighten pigment

Antibacterial: The phenols in the rosehip oil have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties… fabulous!

Wound healing: It’s also been used as a remedy for wound healing, as well as the reduction of scars and fine lines. In a study 2015, participants with post-surgical scars treated their incision site twice per day with topical rosehip oil. After 12 weeks of use, the group using rosehip oil experienced significant improvements in scar color and inflammation when compared to the group who received no topical treatment… fabulous!

Defrizzing:  it’s also a great oil to use on dry hair to keep it moisturized and shiny.

Outer Beauty Benefits of Rosehip Seed Oil


Kiss the Moon Love After Dark Facial Oil

Repair and regenerate your skin overnight with this night oil from Kiss the Moon.

This beautiful oil is all about Rose and Rosehip Seed Oil to rejuvenate the skin whilst it’s renewing overnight – with a beautiful scent to also calm your mint and put you in the mood to sleep.  As Rosehip Seed Oil is loaded in vitamin A, it also makes sense to use this as a night oil as it’ll help stimulate circulation and encourage cell regeneration… a beautiful oil.

 Buy the After Dark facial oil for £48 from The Wow Beauty Shop

Casa Mencarelli Bellissima Balm

This lush balm contains Rose hip oil which is powerful antioxidant to help regenerate the skin. It also contains Sea Bucktorn Oil, Shea butter, vitamin E and sweet almond oil round off the ingredients list.

It has an uplifting orange colour and the overriding fragrance is that of Sea Buckthorn fruit oil. The texture is soft and easy to spread and this initially seemingly oily balm is very easily absorbed, leaving the skin with a satin finish.

Buy the balm for £45 from The Wow Beauty Shop

Sofia Latif Oil

This face oil is a lovely recent discovery and I can’t believe that I didn’t come across Sofia Latif before.
This vegan face oil is an effective blend of antioxidant, anti inflammatory and vitamin rich oils that sink easily into the skin leaving it feeling supple, fed and with a healthy glow!

Buy the Sofia Latif Oil for £45 from Sofia Latif

Trilogy Organic Rosehip Oil

Rosehip is the hero and only ingredient in this facial oil and it is something that Trilogy specialise in and celebrate. Their rosehip expertise ensures the finest quality oil with minimum 80% essential fatty acid (omega 3 and 6) and fatty acid (omega 9) content to provide you with a  brilliant quality facial oil that will work to repair the skin and give you a gorgeous glow.

It can also be used on stretch marks and more.

They have a whole range of products using rosehip if you’re interested in finding out more.

Buy the Rosehip Oil for £19.50 from Look Fantastic

Codex Beauty Facial Oil

As a big fan of facial oils, I couldn’t wait to get started with this one and I wasn’t disappointed. This oil has a lovely light texture and it sinks into your skin beautifully without leaving any surface shine just a subtle glow and the added bonus is that it smells simply gorgeous.

This facial oil has an impressive ingredients list that includes rosehip seed oil, baobab seed oil, prickly pear seed oil and see buckthorn all of which are blended together to offer superior hydration for the skin improved moisture retention and improved smoothness.

Buy the Codex Beauty oil for £86 from John Lewis

Inner Senses Glow Oil

A superfood of a facial oil! This oil can be used both day and night to give the skin a dewy appearance and the perfect canvas for makeup. It has an uplifting scent with a host of star ingredients including starflower oil, hemp seed oil and more to nourish the skin. The Rosehip Oil in this product helps to rejuvenate the skin.

Buy the Glow facial oil for £23 from The Wow Beauty Shop

Pai Cleansing Oil

If you’re a cleansing oil fan – you’ll love this! Rosehip Seed Oil works in this cleanser to hydrate the skin so that it isn’t left stripped after being cleansed. It could be particularly suited for people with dry or allergy prone skin as it’ll be gentle and nourishing, whilst also being very effective at even removing waterproof makeup.

They also have a facial oil and cream in their range if you want to check out more things from them.

Buy the Pai Cleansing Oil for £36 from Pai Skincare

Briogeo Farewell Frizz

As a haircare addict myself, this oil is something that looks like it would be amazing for the hair! Oils are a great addition to dryer hair types, particularly curly hair types. Rosehip Seed Oil is good at helping to reduce frizz and all the oils together work to protect, strengthen and nourish the hair.

If you have thinner hair, this might be too heavy.

Buy the Oil for £24 from Cult Beauty

Inner Beauty Benefits of Rosehip Seed Oil


Benefits of Rosehip Oil for Inner Beauty

  • Heart health: Due to high levels of antioxidants, it may benefit heart health. The antioxidant flavonoid has been shown to reduce blood pressure in people with elevated levels and improve blood flow to the heart.
  • In fact… it contains more vitamin C than an orange or lemon! Vitamin C helps brighten the complexion and boost your immune system.
  • Immunity Boosting: Rosehip oil is rich in antioxidants and polyunsaturated fatty acids, like linoleic acid, which are imperative for preventing the breakdown of cell membranes in the skin. Strong, healthy cells act as a barrier to prevent bacteria from invading the skin, which can lead to outbreaks and infections.
  • Inflammation relief: The Arthritis Foundation recommends the use of rosehip powder internally because aside from its rich vitamin C content, it also helps in the reduction of arthritis-associated inflammation as it controls the production of inflammatory enzymes and proteins. Rosehip oil is also known to contain high levels of linoleic acid which combats inflammation.

Herbal teas are a great way to regularly include Rosehip in their diet – but due to the fact you need high amounts (5000mg to 10,000mg per day) to really see the benefits, many people prefer to use supplements.

(include a tea and a supplement here)

Heath and Heather Rosehip Tea

If you enjoy the taste of rosehip tea (of course, you can always add a sweetener such as honey) this is a nice one to try.

Buy the Health and Heather Rosehip tea for £2.49 from Bodykind

Viridian Rosehip Extract

If you’re looking to supplement Rosehip for the benefits, this is a good one to try as it’s affordable and good quality.

Buy the extract for £7.85 from Bodykind

Beauties, do you love Rosehip Seed Oil?

Post written in collaboration between Assistant Jessica Reid and intern Aminata Sidibe