7 Incredible Skincare Benefits of Rosehip Oil

March 30, 2018

We’re all looking for that incredible fix-all when it comes to skincare. We all want that glowing, lit-from-within look that we see plastered all over Instagram, but there are millions of products out there! So how do you choose?

Rosehip Oil comes from the “hips” that are left behind when a rose blooms and then loses its petals. The seed left behind is then sourced and turned into Rosehip Oil. The result is a lightweight, non-greasy, “dry” oil, which quickly absorbs into your skin and disperses loads of vitamins and other incredible benefits.

While there are a ton of ways that Rosehip Oil can benefit your skin, here are 7 you need to know about:

Moisturizes Dry Skin:

Rosehip Oil is incredibly hydrating and packed full of vitamins and fatty acids which help promote long-lasting moisture. Use the oil on your face and body and save yourself the greasy feeling you often get from other oils. Rosehip absorbs quickly, leaving your skin feeling velvety soft!

Helps Reduce Wrinkles, Stretch Marks, & Scars:

Rosehip Oil has essential fatty acids and vitamins C, E & A which absorb into the skin, promoting collagen production.

To fight wrinkles, apply the oil in the morning and night. At night, allow it to absorb and apply a second time to tackle stubborn, deep wrinkles. Apply Rosehip Oil directly to stretch marks & scars to help lighten them.

Brightens and Evens Out Your Skin Tone:

Applying Rosehip Oil before you go to bed allows the oil to absorb and work its magic while you sleep, without any outdoor environmental elements getting in the way! The fatty acids and vitamins will work away as you dream beautiful dreams, waking up with brighter skin and a more revitalized complexion. It’s also skin firming! How much better can it get?

Lightens Dark Spots:

Have you been noticing dark spots creeping up? Call them sun spots, age spots, or plain annoying, Rosehip Oil can help! The trans-retinoic acid (Vitamin A) reduces the darkness, making them easier to cover up.

Helps to Heal Bruises:

Are you clumsy? We are regularly walking into the corners of desks, bumping shins on drawers, tripping over dogs, so at any given time, everyone has a bruise! Rosehip Oil helps to promote the healing and reduce the coloration of your “rainbow of trauma.” Apply the oil straight to your bruise every day for a few days and watch the colors fade away.


Rosacea is tough! It can be painful, uncomfortable, and challenging to cover up. Rosacea is very sensitive and can have varying degrees of severity. Because Rosehip Oil is high in fatty acids and beneficial vitamins, they can work together to strengthen the damaged capillaries and reduce redness with its natural astringent properties. Rosehip Oil is high in vitamin C which also helps to soothe your skin!


It is estimated that about 30 million Americans live with eczema. Inflammation can be painful, itchy and a flare-up troublesome to sooth. Applying Rosehip Oil helps to regenerate the tissue, hydrate the skin, and soothe some of that itchiness.

Incorporating Rosehip Oil into your daily skincare routine can have incredible benefits. Use 1-3 drops with each application, and you should feel the difference straight away!

Sarah is a travel writer, citizen of the world and lover of the Pacific Northwest and tacos. When not writing she can be found searching for her next travel destination or exploring with her dog, Otto. Read about her adventures on her blog Sarah Seize the World and follow her on Instagram.