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

September 11, 2017 (Last Updated: December 2, 2018)
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Rosehip oil for face is truly a 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)


10 Benefits Of Rosehip Oil For Face

1. Rosehip Oil 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.

Read: Top 10 Anti-aging Essential Oil Recipes You Must Try

How to use:

Ingredients

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.


2. Rosehip Oil Moisturize, Brightens & 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 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:

Ingredients

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.

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3. Rosehip Oil 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)

Read: 2 Ingredients Face Mask To Remove Scars

How to use:

Ingredients

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. Rosehip Oil 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.

Read: Coffee and Frankincense Oil Under Eye Cream For Puffiness and Wrinkles

How to use:

Ingredients

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. Rosehip Oil Exfoliates 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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Read: Tea Tree Oil and Rosehip Seed Oil Face Massage Gel For Acne And Scar

Read: Baking Soda and Clay Facial Scrub For Deep Clean Pores

How to use:

Ingredients

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. Rosehip Oil 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:

Ingredients

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.


7. Rosehip Oil Treats Oily Skin

Undernourished skin tends to secrete excess oil, which can lead to acne. Rosehip oil prevents this. It helps unclog pores (rosehip oil is non-comedogenic) and prevent pimples. Oily skin is usually lacking in linoleic acid, and since rosehip oil is rich in this fatty acid, it can take care of the issue.

How to use:

Ingredients

Using a funnel, pour rosehip oil and carefully add lemon oil into the bottle. Shake well and apply it on the cleansed face in the evening. Do not apply this serum before going out in the sun and always apply sunscreen on the face. Store it in a dark colored glass dropper bottle and away from direct light.


8. Rosehip Oil Removes Dark Circle & Puffy Eyes

Rosehip oil is rich in Vitamin A, C, and E Which in particular can help to delay the effects of aging and assist in cell regeneration. Vitamin E intensely moisturizes and even more importantly helps with tissue repair. It may also prevent the formation of wrinkles by blocking free radical damage and boosting collagen production and also helps in lightening the dark circles. Vitamin C is also well-known for its antioxidant benefits for the skin and its collagen boosting properties and also has anti-inflammation property for the skin inflammation.

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How to use:

Ingredients

Mix all the ingredients and store it in a glass container. Apply it on cleansed face and make sure your eyes are closed. Let the mixture be absorbed by the skin completely. Repeat it twice a day.


9. Rosehip Oil Soothes Sensitive Skin

Rosehip oil is known to reduce skin redness & inflammation. It’s one of the most effective carrier oils for sensitive skin. It calms and soothes the red skin because of the high content of antioxidants and vitamins. For itchy and sensitive skin, chamomile essential oil is the best. If your skin is prone to dryness or inflammation, try incorporating chamomile essential oil in your skin care routine for soothing relief.

How to use:

Ingredients

Using a funnel, pour rosehip oil and carefully add chamomile oil into the bottle. Shake well and apply it on the cleansed face twice a day. Store it in a dark colored glass dropper bottle and away from direct light.


10. Rosehip Oil Treats Blemished Skin

Rosehip oil benefits for face and seen largely on mature skin and aging skin types. This oil is also particularly great for marks and scars on the skin due to its regenerating properties. It helps to prevent pimples, zits, and inflammation. It clears skin, red marks and scars.

How to use:

Ingredients

Using a funnel, pour rosehip and carrot seed oil and carefully add tea tree oil into the bottle. Shake well and apply it on the cleansed face twice a day. Store it in a dark colored glass dropper bottle and away from direct light.


 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 Comments

  • Reply
    Sonya Bansal
    October 19, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Hi Mamta,

    These ideas are great! Combining rosehip oil to other ingredients results to a better-looking skin. Have you tried it with others asides from the ones you mentioned?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      October 26, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      Hi Sonya,
      I haven’t tried it with other ingredients although I always try to.

      Thanks
      Mamta

  • Reply
    Kei
    December 4, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    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. ❤

    • Reply
      Mamta
      December 5, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      Hi Kei,
      Thanks for bringing this out. It was a typo mistake on my end. I have corrected this in the post. Thanks again.

  • Reply
    Peggy Marshall
    December 6, 2017 at 5:43 am

    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?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      December 6, 2017 at 10:24 am

      Hi Peggy, Rosehip oil is a carrier oil. Just mix rosehip and tea tree oil and apply it to your affected area.

      • Reply
        Mollize
        January 4, 2018 at 10:59 am

        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.

  • Reply
    Laura
    January 26, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    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!

    • Reply
      Mamta
      March 4, 2018 at 5:56 am

      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.

  • Reply
    Nana Esi
    February 17, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Can i use the roseship oil and rose essential oil for my daily moisturiver? .
    Tanks.

    • Reply
      Mamta
      February 19, 2018 at 4:35 am

      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.

      Thanks
      Mamta

  • Reply
    Stacy
    March 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    What about using the Rosehip Seed Oil alone?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      May 11, 2018 at 6:24 am

      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.

  • Reply
    Heather
    May 13, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    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

    • Reply
      Mamta
      May 22, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      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.

  • Reply
    Cathy
    May 13, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    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?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      May 14, 2018 at 5:08 am

      Hi Cathy, Yes you can use it.

  • Reply
    Joona
    May 14, 2018 at 1:28 am

    Me i use rose hips with 1 capsul of myra e a drops of coconut oil nd castor oil..

    • Reply
      Mamta
      May 14, 2018 at 5:29 am

      Hi joona, you are using a great recipe. Keep it up and share your experience to us 🙂

  • Reply
    Salma
    May 18, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    Hi, can I use rosehip oil after using my moisturizer?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      May 21, 2018 at 8:05 am

      Hi Salma, You should use rosehip oil before applying any moisturizer.

  • Reply
    Miracle Palmer
    June 3, 2018 at 3:33 am

    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?

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    Ronky69
    June 3, 2018 at 11:21 am

    I am using rosehip oil with tea tree oil to treat aching

  • Reply
    Wubit
    June 11, 2018 at 11:36 am

    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

    • Reply
      Mamta
      July 4, 2018 at 11:19 am

      Hi Wubit,
      Petroleum jelly is not good for skin. Instead, you can use rose water, witch hazel or yogurt.

  • Reply
    Pratiti
    June 18, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Hi, I want to use orange essential oil with Rose hip oil, can it be feasible ?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      July 4, 2018 at 11:03 am

      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.

  • Reply
    Mamsy
    June 21, 2018 at 3:43 am

    Hi memta ,find the Information só helpful
    Thanks alot.

  • Reply
    Jen
    July 24, 2018 at 5:14 am

    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?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      July 24, 2018 at 10:18 am

      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.

  • Reply
    Jo
    August 20, 2018 at 8:09 am

    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?

  • Reply
    Niharika agarwal
    September 18, 2018 at 3:37 am

    Hey can i use rosehip oil with my vitamin C serum?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      October 5, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      Hi Niharika,
      Yes, you can.

  • Reply
    Geraldine
    September 29, 2018 at 9:16 am

    To brighten up skin… Is there any alternative essential oil to rose essential oil?, Thanks!

    • Reply
      Mamta
      October 4, 2018 at 5:28 am

      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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