If you’re a beauty junkie and constantly on the search for the next best thing, then there’s no doubt you’ve heard wonders about the smoothing and anti-aging effects of rosehip oil. But does it really live up to the hype?
Apparently the Duchess of Cambridge is a fan, as is Miranda Kerr and Victoria Beckham. They all swear by rosehip oil to keep their skin looking smooth, glowing and feeling soft.
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Extracted from the berry-like fruit of wild roses, this antioxidant-rich oil is packed with beta carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin A—all of which have anti-inflammatory properties.
The UV rays of the sun can damage the skin, resulting in age spots and discolouration on the face. The antioxidants found in rosehip oil combat free radicals that cause sun damage. The vitamin A, combined with the oil’s essential fatty acids, can help improve skin tone, texture and pigmentation
Like most natural beauty treatments out there, it may not work for everyone, but it certainly has some benefits that are real heavy-hitters in the beauty department.
Early signs of wrinkles and thanks to a lifetime of sun-worshipping, sun spots are a real thing for me. So, I decided to replace my daily moisturiser for rosehip oil just over 6 months ago. Even though it can appear oily when applying, my skin rarely breaks out now and feels constantly hydrated, which is most definitely needed as winter creeps closer.
What can it do for your skin?
The astringent properties in rosehip oil help to tighten your pores and brighten your skin.
Evening Out Skin Tone
If you’ve been struggling to even out your skin tone thanks to sun spots or have red blotches you’ve been desperate to fade, this vitamin-packed cocktail is much easier on sensitive skin, so gently rub onto clean, damp skin both mornings and evenings.
It can help your skin regain elasticity if you’ve noticed some sagging lately. Add a few drops to your face morning and again just before bed to help with fresh, younger looking skin without using harsh chemicals.
The ultimate beauty ingredient trio—anti-inflammatory, fatty acids and vitamins A and C—make this oil the ideal solution for fading any facial scars or weird marks.
“Together these help undo and prevent oxidative damage and help the skin re-build collagen. It can help fade skin hyperpigmentation and potentially minimise the appearance of fine lines and even stretch marks,” says Tsippora Shainhouse, MD, FAAD, clinical instructor at the University of Southern California.