Roses look wonderful sitting in a vase by the window or sprinkled on a bed for a special occasion. However, the benefits of roses go far beyond making women smile. When harvested and properly integrated into beauty products, rosehip oil brightens and moisturizes skin, treats wrinkles, acne and even eczema for a timeless complexion.
What Is Rosehip Oil?
Rosehip oil isn’t just another pure plant oil. It’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, you guessed it, made from the seeds of rose hips! These pieces are usually left behind after a rose blooms and dropped its petals. The oil strained from these plants is your ultimate skincare secret weapon!
Even the silky texture of roses fade. But luckily, your skin’s texture doesn’t need to as season’s change. With Rosehip oil, skin can feel and appear younger.
Packed with anti-inflammatory fatty acids and Vitamins A and C, rosehip oil boosts collagen production. Collagen improves skin’s elasticity and reduces wrinkles, so the more we’re producing collagen, the younger our skin looks.
Protection from Age Spots
Spots are an easy give away for a woman’s age. However, years of glorious memories in the sun can make them inevitable. By combining Vitamin C and E, rosehip oil fights the free radicals that cause sun damage. The result gradually gives skin a more even complexion.
The two main ingredients in most moisturizers are fatty acids and water. 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 acne scars. Thanks to the inclusion of linoleic acid, hyperpigmentation in scars is reduced and vital lipids decrease tissue rigidity and size.
Ezcema is another skin problem that rosehip can solve. 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 ways to incorporate rosehip oil into your daily skin care routine is with ZÉA’s facial wipes. Give yourself a little extra boost while you cleanse your skin!
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, swiping the wipe over your face will give you a fresh glow, day or night.
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 crucial step in pore care, the JJ Young Rosehip Mud Sheet Mask is another must. Formulated with natural mud from South Korea, this mask adheres tightly to skin to reinforce firmness. While doing so, the rosehip oil in the mask seeps vitamins deep into pores to moisturize condition the skin. You can place the mask on your skin for 20 minutes, but JJ Young suggests a full 40 minutes to let the mask have it’s full effect.
Dr. Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil
With 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 together 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 cramp you routine. 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 the mask harden while enjoying your favorite show on Netflix, giving your skin the nourishment it needs is as easy as finding a new show to binge.
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.