Rosehip Oil for your Face

Prevention is better than the cure is how the saying goes. When it comes to pre-emptive protection for the face and the skin then you can't be too be careful with what skincare products you are applying as the impact of getting it wrong can last a life time. For this reason, more and more women are turning to using rosehip oil for face skin care regime.

For centuries, some traditional societies have been using rosehip oil for a variety of treatments in a variety of different forms. Rosehip oil can provide benefits for a wide range of skin conditions including wrinkles, acne and eczema.


The rosehip is harvested from the seeds of the wild rose, "Rosa Mosqueta", which originates in the southern part of Chile. The hip itself is the fruit of the plant and continues a multitude of fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants. It is these components that are responsible for the properties of rosehip oil that make it so effective for skincare for your face as they moisturise dry skin, diminish scars, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, decrease the appearance of some skin blemishes and so on.

Why is Rosehip Oil Good for your Face

To really understand why you should consider using rosehip oil on your face would probably require a degree in biochemistry combined with a diploma in beauty therapy. The information provided here is just a very brief introduction into the benefits of the oil when you use it for your care of the skin on your face. Most women who are interested in how it may help them just tend to try it for themselves without feeling that they really need to comprehend the chemistry behind why it is making them look better through healthier skin. Unlike many branded beauty products, even a quality cold-pressed organic rosehip oil is relatively inexpensive.

How Rosehip Oil Works for Your Face

Lycopene is a major component of rosehip oil and it is considered to be a very powerful and effective antioxidant. It helps protect the skin from signs of premature ageing.

Fatty Acids
There are a number of fatty acids present in rosehip oil including omega-3, 6 and 9. Our bodies are unable to produce them yet they are deemed necessary for our health(hence the use of the phrase "essential fatty acids"). In particular for skin care, they help with regenerating and repairing skin cells. The fatty acids also play a key role in reducing the appearance of wrinkles as well as scars and blemishes.

Vitamin A
Trans-retinoic acid (aka Vitamin A) is richly present in rosehip oil. When your skin is exposed to the sun there is thought to be an increase in the activity of particular enzymes that ulitmately lead to the breakdown of elastin and collagen in the skin. The Vitamin A present in rosehip oil is deemed to slow down the action of the enzymes which will reduce the degree of sun damaged skin.

Which Rosehip Oil is best for your face?

If you visit your local health shop or check online you will see that there are many different oils on the market and it may be a little confusing which one you should be purchasing. Most beauty therapists would simply recommend any organic cold pressed rosehip oil should be sufficient for most women. If you find that the smell is a little offputting then just adding one or two drops of an essential oil that you like can make the difference.

How often do I apply Rosehip Oil on my face?

One of the great benefits of rosehip oil is that a little goes a very long way. The most frequent recommendation is that you apply it at night just before you go to bed and really massaging around 3 drops into your face, forehead, cheeks, jaw and around the eyes is sufficient. It is readily absorbed into the skin so works at rejuvenating your skin while you sleep!