Rosehip oil also contains vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E and high doses of antioxidants.
This natural oil is packed full of skin-loving goodness.
It’s loved by celebrities as well as royalty; we are looking at you, Kate Middleton. Does a royal nod of approval mean rosehip oil the right face oil for you?
If it is then, what is the best rosehip oil for your face?
Rosehip oil has a high percentage of linoleic acid, which is non-comedogenic; this is a fancy way of saying it won’t clog your pores or break you out.
If you are prone to acne, this is a good choice for you. Research shows that people with acne have a low level of linoleic acid on the skin’s surface.
Linoleic acid is an omega 6 EFA. We can’t make EFAs on our own; it has to be found in our diet.
Unfortunately of the linoleic acid, we eat not much of it makes it to our skin. So you have to apply it as a facial oil.
The good news is that it is absorbed into your skin and starts fighting acne and improving acne scarring.
Oleic oil is an omega 9 oil (it is not essential – we can make it ourselves). The most famous oleic oil (and where it gets its name from) is olive oil.
Oleic oil is thicker than linoleic acid and can clog pores and make acne worse. In rosehip oil, though it is not the dominate oil and instead of clogging pores, it stabilises the linoleic acid which gives rosehip oil longer shelf life.
Oleic oil is known for its benefits to dry skin, sensitive skin and rosacea. So it adds skin soothing and anti-inflammatory properties to rosehip oil.
Is Rosehip Oil Right For My Skin Type?
In most cases, rosehip oil is suitable for all skin types.
It has a low comedone effect and is soothing on irritated and dry skin. It has healing and repairing properties which make it great for acne-prone skin, and it has a ‘dry oil’ texture making it good for oily skin.
It hydrates and plumps the skin, which helps visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Suppose you like to keep your skincare routine organic then you’re in luck. The best quality rosehip oils are all organic.
Because the extraction process is simple and rose, hips are easy to grow and harvest, this makes these high-quality face oil very budget-friendly.
TRILOGY – Rosehip Oil Antioxidant
One of the best-known rosehip oil brands and a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge no less is Trilogy Rosehip Oil antioxidant.
Trilogy is a multi-award winner and recently won the Allure clean beauty best face oil 2020.
This face oil contains Rosapene a unique to trilogy essential fatty acid and an antioxidant blend of rosehip, tomato, cranberry and acai seed oil. Designed to bring out the best in your skin.
It contains 80% minimum essential fatty acids (omega 3 and 6) and Omega 9. As well as being packed full of antioxidants.
The trilogy is globally recognised for its award-winning rosehip oil products. They source their high-quality oil from Chile and South Africa.
This potent rosehip face oil is renowned for its hydrating effects, improving elasticity and assisting in skin cell renewal and repair. Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Use 2 – 3 drops twice a day directly on your skin before moisturizer. Alternatively, you can also add it into your moisturizer and blend it over your face and neck in upward motions.
THE ORDINARY – 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil.
The Ordinary continues to bring out quality skin care products at super affordable prices, and we love them for it.
All rosehip oils can be used on your face and anywhere on your body that you want to treat acne scars, sun damage or stretch marks.
This rosehip oil from The Ordinary is certified organic and contains a natural cocktail of vitamin A and essential fatty acids.
Rosehip oil is rich in vitamin A, and vitamin C helps reverse and heal sun damage and speed up cell turnover and enhance the skins’ own protective barrier.
Use 2 – 3 drops morning and night to see consistent improvement in skin tone and texture.
KOSMEA – Certified Organic Rose Hip Face Oil
Kosmea uses a type of extraction of the rosehip oil from the hip that ensures the oil stays in its highest purest form without being exposed to the friction of cold pressing or the toxicity of solvent extraction.
The extraction method used by Kosmea is called Supercritical Extraction. This process means that the entire fruit (hip) skin and seeds are used.
Using the whole fruit in the extraction process adds in the beneficial antioxidant from the fruit’s skin. It also gives Kosmea rosehip oil a darker colour and richer aroma.
The hips are placed in a pressurised vessel. Liquid carbon dioxide is added, and then gentle pressure is applied.
This allows the oil to be removed without grinding the rosehips and causing minimal damage to the chemical compounds.
The carbon dioxide is then reverted to gas, leaving the pure rosehip oil behind.
This type of extraction doesn’t leave any solvents in the oil, and the lower temperature does not affect the natural colour or aroma of the oil.
Because this process involves no friction from cold pressing and no toxic solvents, this oil is very high quality and extremely pure.
Supercritical extraction is also environmentally friendly. There is no solvent waste to be disposed of, or high energy consumption as this process is quick, and the carbon dioxide is captured and reused.
Kosmea rosehip oil contains all of the skin benefits of the other rosehip face oils mentioned here with the bonus of being the purest on the list.
Kosmea is an underground brand with one of the purest and most effective rosehip oils available.
If you’re a true skincare nerd and have not tried this oil, then you and your face are missing out.
ANTIPODES – Devine Face Oil Rosehip and Avacado
This formula contains a blend of rosehip oil, avocado oil and macadamia nut oil.
It also contains essential oil of ylang-ylang, sweet orange and jasmine. If you are sensitive to these essential oils, this may not be the best option for you.
The rosehip oil adds brightness and hydration to your face while the avocado oil boosts collagen production and firmness thanks to its high levels of antioxidants.
Use this facial oil as the ultimate home treatment by massaging it into clean skin.
The Devine Face Oil is soothing and nourishing leaves skin feeling plump and soft without feeling oily. It’s rich yet light and easily absorbed.
As a bonus, you can use this oil on stretch marks and scars anywhere on your body. Removing stretch marks altogether is wishful thinking, but you can smooth them and diminish their appearance with this or any high-quality rosehip oil.
Add Antipodes Divine Face Oil into your skincare routine daily if you have dry, irritated or compromised skin.
Pay special attention to blemishes scars and sun damage. Alternately, use it when your skin requires some TLC or is irritated and inflamed.
As a bonus, this oil is certified vegetarian and vegan as well as organic.