Rosehip Seed Oil. Doesn’t it just sound luxe and gorgeous and important somehow? Well, you can absolutely judge a book by its cover on this one, because Rosehip Seed Oil is all that and then some. We’ll walk you through why you need it for your face and hair (like yesterday), but first -- do you know what it even is? Rosehip Seed Oil is derived from a rose bush called rosa canina, and is mostly grown in Chile. Here’s how you should absolutely be using Rosehip Seed Oil in your life.
As a carrier oil
Essential oils can be too intense to put on your skin directly, so Rosehip Seed Oil is a great carrier oil because it dilutes the essential oil without taking away from its soothing or uplifting scent. Mix it with some lavender oil to relax or something citrus to spice things up.
As a gentle exfoliator
Because of the naturally occurring Vitamin A, Rosehip Seed Oil can help reduce dullness or brighten the appearance of your skin. When used in tandem with your weekly favorite exfoliator, baby-soft skin is just ahead.
As a part of your daily skincare routine
Rosehip Seed Oil should by no means replace your SPF (which we know you’re wearing every day, ahem), but because of the antioxidants that Rosehip has, it can help balance uneven skin tone and reduce the visible effects of UV exposure. Weave it into your everyday routine and you’ll find skin that’s hydrated and glowing like a rose.
The last skincare step
As the seasons change, hydration is key in keeping your skin in check. Rosehip Seed Oil is a little different from rose oil in that it is actually pressed from the fruit and seeds of the rose plant rather than the petals and is a great moisturizer on bare skin because it absorbs so easily. It is also great as the final, nourishing step in your nighttime skincare routine after your cleanser, serum, and moisturizer.