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6 Benefits Of Rosehip Oil For Face And How To Use It

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I never thought I would suggest something over coconut oil for face, but rosehip oil is truly remarkable natural ingredient with effective skin-nourishing benefits. Rosehip oil offers several benefits when applied externally to face due to its primary constituents like essential fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin C and B-carotene, a form of vitamin A. If you are fed up with unnatural cosmetic, you should give a try to rosehip oil for face which has face rejuvenating benefits and solves almost every skin problem.

Rosehip oil is widely recognized for the effects of the natural topical trans-retinoic acid (vitamin A) it contains. The unique properties of rosehip oil were first discovered in 1983 by a team of researchers from the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacology at the University of Concepcion (Chile). Drs. Pareja and Kehl, In December 1988, two researchers published a paper titled Contributions to Identification and Application of Active Components Contained in Rosa Aff. Rubiginosa (Rosehip Oil). In a two-year study, rosehip oil was applied to 180 patients with surgical, traumatic and burn scars, as well as to a group suffering from premature aging of the skin. The results were remarkable. Continuous application of rosehip oil effectively attenuated scars and wrinkles, halted advancement of premature aging, and restored lost skin natural color and tone. The action of rosehip oil in helping to regenerate damaged skin tissues was originally attributed to its high content of unsaturated essential fatty acids. These acids are important for healthy skin, for they are components of cell membranes. (Source)

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6 Benefits Of Rosehip Oil For Face

1. Treats Wrinkles And Firms Skin

The rosehip oil has anti-aging benefits due to its antioxidant property. It is high in vitamin A and Vitamin C which are the perfect nutrients needed to remove fine lines and wrinkles. They encourage healthy skin cell production. Retinoic acid(Vitamin A) and Vitamin C are important to cell production and growth. They also stimulate fibroblasts, the cells responsible for developing tissue that keeps skin firm and healthy, in the deep layers of your skin.

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How to use:


Mix both oils and apply to skin twice a day. You can apply anywhere on the skin like loose skin of stomach, saggy skin and face. The amount of oil can be moderated accordingly. You can store the mixture in a dark colored glass bottle for further use.

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2. Moisturize, Brightens and Hydrates Skin

Rosehip oil has a high content of essential fatty acids and is a perfect skin hydration tool. The oil can penetrate due to the vitamin A, which has small enough molecules to go deeper into the skin and improves the skin’s moisture levels. It is a natural source of vitamin E, an anti-inflammatory antioxidant that calms and hydrates dry and sensitive skin.

Read: Top 20 Face Oils For Naturally Clear, Glowing and Hydrated Skin

How to use:


Because rosehip oil classifies as a dry oil, it absorbs quickly into the skin. You can apply the required amount of oil directly to the face using gentle, massaging motions or use it in numerous skin care recipes. Or you can mix 1-2 drops of rose essential oil and rosehip oil together and apply it your cleansed face.


3. Fades Scars

The essential fatty acids in rosehip oil help improve the appearance of scars and marks on the skin. They may also be able to promote skin regeneration, which can help new skin growth. Rosehip oil is a natural source of omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids, which help repair and regenerate damaged skin while reducing the appearance of scars.

A research study was being done to determine the effect of rosehip oil on the improvement of post-surgical skin scars. The trial was carried out in 108 patients undergoing cutaneous surgery procedures in the Dermatology Service of University Hospital of Gran Canaria Dr. Negrín (Spain). The patients were evaluated (in terms of erythema, atrophy, discoloration, tissue build up, scars) at 6 and 12 weeks, 76 patients who got treated scars with pure Rosehip Oil twice a day and 32 patients with no treatment. A lesser degree of erythema was observed at 6 and 12 weeks in treated-patients compared with the non-treated group and decreased discoloration and atrophy at 12 weeks. This study demonstrates that the Rosehip Oil is useful for cosmetic improvement. (Source)

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How to use:

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Mix both oils and apply to the face twice a day. You can apply anywhere on the skin. The amount of carrier and essential oil can be moderated accordingly. Store the mixture in a dark colored glass bottle.


4. Removes Age Spots and Dark Spots

It is a natural source of the powerful antioxidants lycopene, which helps improve skin texture and offer protection against premature aging, and beta-carotene, which helps prevent free-radical damage responsible for skin aging and the pigmentations like age spots or dark spots. The high levels of Trans-Retinoic Acid are delivered directly to the epidermis of the skin, which converts to Vitamin A to boost the skin’s natural healing process. The vitamin A, combined with the oil’s essential fatty acids, can help improve skin tone, texture, and pigmentation. While too much sun exposure can decrease collagen, vitamin C can help counteract this damage. The oil is deeply moisturizing and aids in removing redness and irritation.

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How to use:


Mix both oils and apply to face twice a day. Lavender essential oil moisturizes the skin deeply and soothes the skin. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which help you to get rid of acne, boils, and rashes and removes the age spots or dark spots. It also helps you to get rid of dark circles and eye bags. Store the mixture in a dark colored glass bottle.


5. Exfoliate Skin And Treats Acne

if you suffer from acne and acne scar, rosehip oil can be your superstar for your skin. It helps to get deeply penetrate into the skin and unclogs the pores. It is high in vitamin C and A which exfoliate the dead cells and deep cleanse the skin pores. If you are getting lots of acne, it means your skin is deeply dehydrated and it needs moisture. Rosehip oil has the ability to deeply hydrate the skin and make them soft and glowing.

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How to use:


Mix both oils and apply to the face twice a day. The amount of carrier and essential oil can be moderated accordingly. Tea tree oil has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antimicrobial properties which kill the microbes causing acne and pimples. Some study has shown that it is as powerful as 5% Benzoyl Peroxide(a prescribed cream for acne). It removes the dirt from the skin pores and calms the painful acne. It exfoliates the skin and unclogs the blocked skin pores. Store the mixture in a dark colored glass bottle.


6. Helps with Eczema and Facial Rosacea

Eczema and rosacea are mainly characterized by redness, irritation and dry skin. Rosehip oil is deeply moisturizing to soothe the appearance of redness and irritation. The antioxidant content may also help combat facial flushing, persistent redness, bumps and pimples, and visible blood vessels. The essential fatty acids in rosehip oil are emollients, which improve the skin’s flexibility and permeability and help the skin repair itself due to skin regenerative property.

How to use:


Mix all oils and apply it to face twice a day. It will moisturize the skin deeply and soothes the skin. It will help to exfoliate dead cells and to repair damaged tissue.


Some Caution

  • Rosehip oil is delicate and can easily go rancid, so it’s important to take great care of it. Keeping it in a cool, dark location can help prevent rancidity.
  • Though it’s more expensive, cold-pressed rosehip is best because it hasn’t been altered by heat and, therefore, retains more nutrients.
  • Applying the oil twice a day can have great benefits, but it is important to note that rosehip oil does not protect against sunburn.
  • Be sure to do a patch test to make sure your skin does not have an adverse reaction to the oils. The inner forearm is a great place to do a test since the skin is delicate, similar to facial skin.
  • Additionally, pregnant women, infants, and young children should avoid certain essential oils. so be sure to do your homework beforehand.
  • Keep the face oil bottle away from light.

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37 thoughts on “6 Benefits Of Rosehip Oil For Face And How To Use It

  1. Cool study! Although readers, whatever you do, don’t ever put 5 drops of lavender essential oil on your skin. It’s natural yes, but very strong and will be abrasive on your skin and way overpowering in that quantity. Try just one drop. ❤

  2. for the acne treatment of rosehip oil & travel tree oil do you mix these 2 oils with a carrier oil too, or just the rosehip & tea tree?

      1. Hi Mamta,
        Thank you for pointing out that Rosehip is a carrier oil. I did not know that. I mixed my Rosehip with a carrier oil.

  3. Hi! I am just beginning to replace my beauty products with essential oils. If you have several of theses skin conditions could you combine a few recipes into one so that you didn’t have 4 different bottles of 4 different mixtures? For example, I would like to address sagging, aging skin, acne, acne scars, wrinkles,and dark spots. Is it possible to cover all those with one bottle of oils?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Laura,
      Yes, this is possible. In fact, I am going to write a post about combining different oils into one product which will solve different skin problems. Do subscribe to my email list to get all updates.

    1. Hi Nana, Yes you can use this as a moisturizer. It will be a great face moisturizer for wrinkles, dark spots, and uneven skin tone.


    1. Hi Stacy, Yes you can use it alone as a daily face serum or moisturizer but adding essential oils will enhance its benefits and will provide a faster result.

  4. I just want to make sure I am reading this correctly because I have a friend with rosacea who has asked me…. you can mix the three oils together (rosehip, lavender, tea tree) and place directly on the skin with no other carrier oil like grapeseed or coconut? But if you wanted to you could mix it in with grapseed oil? And can you use these three oils around the eye area like you would normally place your regular moisurizer?

    Thank you so much, glad I came across your post and will be reading more

    1. Hi Heather,
      Rosehip oil is itself a carrier oil. You don’t need to add any other carrier oil. If you want to add grapeseed oil, then you can do it.
      This serum you can apply to your eye area without tea tree oil.

  5. Hi I’m allergic to most of the essential oils listed above but I’m not allergic to the rosehip oil. Could I use the rosehip oil by itself?

  6. Hi Mamta, I have eczema on then palms and finger tips of my hands. The skin is cracked and split. Also very dry. How can I use rose hip oil with an essential oils. Like which essential oil can i mix it with and will it help cure it?

  7. That is my frist time i gonna use rosehip oil w/ sandalwood powder and petrolimjely if it is halping me my dark spot on two said of my face

    1. Hi Pratiti,
      Yes, you can mix them together and apply. Always apply sunscreen before going out in sun due to the photosensitivity nature of essential oils.

  8. For the eczema remedy, do you have an alternate oil for tea tree as I have dogs and that oil is toxic to them. Will it work just as well without the tea tree?

    1. Hi Jen, These essential oils are great for healing eczema. You can use any essential oils from this list – Thyme, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Rose, Chamomile, Fennel, and Lavender.

  9. Dear Mamta,
    i have severe hyperpigmentation on both sides of my cheeks due to chemical + sun damage. skin ia also dry on the surface. how can i treat w rosehip oil?

    1. Hi Geraldine, yes there are many essential oils other than rose. You can choose lavender, geranium, sandalwood, frankincense or carrot seed essential oil. These are great for skin brightening.

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