Step back, extra virgin coconut oil and argan oil; rosehip seed oil is the future. Aficionados like Gwyneth Paltrow, Rose Byrnw, Miranda Kerr and Kate Middleton swear it helps with anti-ageing, turns dry, ashen skin dewy and helps with a host of skincare problems.
Rosehip seed oil is extracted from the seeds of wild rose bushes grown in Chile. In years past before it became commercially popular in skincare and cosmetic you may have spotted it sold as “Rosa Mosqueta” oil or as “rose hips oil.”
It’s high in omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids, contains vitamin A and is used primarily in skincare products to treat inflammatory issues such as acne, dermatitis, eczema and scarring. It is also found in products marketed for mature and sunburned skin. It’s beloved for its perceived abilities to correct dark spots while hydrating super dry, itchy skin. And some people swear it’s great for treating the scalp, too.
You have many options for using rosehip seed oil. Here are a few popular uses:
As a serum after cleansing:Â Add a drop or 2 to skin after cleansing and just before moisturizing. It’s best to apply to still damp skin.
In your everyday moisturizer:Â For those of you not sure about using the oil straight on skin, try mixing a few drops into your moisturizer.
For scarring: According to totalbeauty.com, Mally Steves Chakola, the founder of M. Steves Skincare, applied rosehip seed oil to her 18-year-old scar for two weeks and noticed it faded significantly. She was so thrilled with the results, she developed her brand around the ingredient.
Over makeup for a dewy look: Rosehip seed oil soaks in brilliantly without leaving an oily feel to your skin like coconut oil and other oils, so it’s great to dot onto cheeks and forehead over makeup to perk up skin after a day in the office, says aromatherapist Denise Leicester, founder of organic skincare brand Ila in the UK’s Daily Mail.
At night: Model Miranda Kerr swears by rosehip oil and uses it at night before bedtime.
During your shower: Rub it onto your scalp to help fix scalp issues.
In your bath: Add a few drops to your bath to soften skin.MYNEWSHUB