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Rosehip Oil: The Anti-Aging Oil You Need to Incorporate Into Your Skincare Routine

While roses look wonderful sitting in a vase by the window or sprinkled on a bed for a special occasion, the benefits of roses go far beyond making women smile. When harvested and properly integrated into beauty products, rosehip oil brightens and moisturizes skin, and treats wrinkles, acne and even eczema for a timeless complexion.

 

What Is Rosehip Oil?

 

Rosehip oil is a pure plant oil that’s packed with rich, necessary antioxidants and nutrients that skin needs to be its most beautiful. Along with protecting against the natural elements of the world we live in, the high amount of linoleic acid can help counteract blemishes and acne.

 

Rosehip oil is made from the seeds of rose hips, which are left behind after a rose flowered and dropped its petals.  The oil is separated from the seeds and hips and then added to products for you to use in your daily routine.

 

Benefits

 

Anti-Aging Properties

 

Frank Sinatra may have sang about the importance of being young at heart, but there are times in life when a look in the mirror can bring us back down to reality. Fortunately, with rosehip oil, skin can feel and appear younger.

 

Packed with anti-inflammatory fatty acids and Vitamins A and C, rosehip oil works its way deep into skin to boost collagen production, which slows as we age. Collagen improves skin’s elasticity and reduces wrinkles, so the more we’re producing collagen, the younger skin looks.

 

Protection from Age Spots

 

Spots are an easy give away for a woman’s age, but years of glorious memories in the sun can make them inevitable. A powerful combination of Vitamin C and E found in rosehip oil fight free radicals that cause sun damage, thereby giving skin a more even complexion.

 

Moisturizing

 

The two main ingredients in many moisturizers are fatty acids and water and rosehip oil is a wonderful alternative because it’s packed with fatty acids. Easily absorbed into skin, fatty acids help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by keeping skin moisturized and plump.

 

Scar Treatment and Eczema

 

Along with making skin look younger, rosehip oil can help improve the appearance of scarring from acne. Thanks to the inclusion of linoleic acid, hyperpigmentation in scars is reduced and vital lipids decrease tissue rigidity and size.

 

While eczema is one of the most common skin conditions, knowing that there are plenty of people dealing with it doesn’t make the suffering any less miserable.  A natural source of retinoic acid and Vitamin A, rosehip oil nourishes skin to help keep it soft and supple, a cornerstone of eczema care.

 

What to Use?

 

ZÉA Facial Wipes

 

One of the easiest ways to incorporate rosehip oil into your daily skin care routine is with ZÉA’s facial wipes.  You have to wash your face anyway, so why not get a little extra boost when you’re checking off an item on your to-do list?

 

A brand that values both health and beauty, ZÉA’s facial wipes work gently to cleanse and refresh skin while moisturizing to create a radiant complexion. Their rosehip-infused towelettes deliver antioxidants and vitamins straight onto skin in the form of a luxurious wipe. Made to both remove makeup and renew skin, just brush the wipe over your face at the end of the day to go to sleep with a peaceful state of mind and a glowing, fresh face.

 

Always easy and convenient to use, the facial wipes are available in packs or on their own so they’re perfect to have around the house or to bring with you to work or on vacation.

 

JJ Young Rosehip Mud Sheet Mask

 

As a last step in pore care, the JJ Young Rosehip Mud Sheet Mask is formulated with natural mud from South Korea and adheres tightly to skin to reinforce firmness. While skin is tightened, the rosehip oil in the mask drives vitamins deep into pores to moisturize and revitalize the beauty that’s inside you waiting to come out. After just 40 minutes, easily peel off the mud mask to reveal lifted, beautiful skin.

 

Dr. Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil

 

Steeped in the belief that oils and plant extracts make a genuine difference in the skin, Dr. Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil is made to protect and rejuvenate skin. Three main ingredients, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Almond Oil, work in conjunction to stimulate collagen production, even skin tone and deeply nourish for brighter, fresher looking skin.

 

Adding rosehip oil to your routine doesn’t have to be a tedious task or something that cramps your schedule, it’s actually something you can easily be incorporated into your routine. Whether you’re using the wipes, taking a few minutes to apply the facial oil or letting a mask harden while enjoying your favorite show on Netflix, giving your skin the nourishment it needs is as easy as switching up the products in your bathroom.

Jenni, a University of Arizona graduate, had her first fiction novel, Sentenced to Life, published in 2015 and is currently working on her second novel. When she’s not writing, you can find her exploring New York City, doing a DIY project in her apartment, or re-watching her favorite rom-com, When Harry Met Sally.



Kathryn Owens

Kathryn Owens

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