Your Skin’s New BFF: Rosehip Oil Sep 26, 2016 by Sarah (Day Styles)
Rosehip oil moisturizer isn’t a new trend, as it first became popular back in 2013 due to YouTube makeup tutorials. We believe that rosehip oil is going to be the new coconut oil, the next skincare miracle product! But what is it about this oil specifically that makes it so great that we should be making it a part of our skin care routine immediately? Let’s dive in and find out.
Vitamins and Antioxidants
Rosehip oil has smaller molecules of beta-carotene (which is also known as Vitamin A) and specific essential fatty acids that allow the rosehip oil to permeate deep into the skin. Rosehip oil also contains a good amount of Vitamins E and C, which are important antioxidants that help reduce inflammation (acne), sun damage (brown spots), and also helps scar tissue regenerate more smoothly, so your skin doesn’t look so bumpy!
Not only does it reduce acne and make any scars on your face look smaller, but it can also help with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Vitamin C found in rosehip oil actually help your skin to stimulate collagen production, while the Vitamin A increases your natural moisture. Even if you have oily skin, rosehip oil can help control and regulate your natural sebum production!
Famous YouTube makeup vlogger, Michelle Phan, recommends mixing rosehip oil in with your foundation so that it can help your makeup cover your face flawlessly and gives your skin the extra nutrients that it needs. Remember that rosehip oil has not been tested by the FDA so current indications haven’t been confirmed in laboratories. Basically, the benefits might vary from person to person.
Keep It Pure
For the best results make sure you find pure rosehip oil. It doesn’t last a long time on the shelf, so a lot of companies add Vitamin E oil into it to make it last longer, but the real benefits for your skin come from the pure, real rosehip oil. Also, because of its short shelf life, it needs to be stored in a cool, dry area (or the fridge) to keep it from going rancid.