The only guide you need for all things Rosehip Seed Oil
Rosehip Seed Oil has been lauded as a miracle worker when it comes to anti-aging skincare. Being Empress Naturals ‘Hero Ingredient’, we use Rosehip Seed Oil in both our bestsellers and are often asked questions about the potency and benefits of this luxurious ingredient.
The oil’s incredible tales date back to ancient times when Egyptians and Mayans used it for its natural skin healing properties. Its multi-purpose use for your hands, neck, hair, and face combined with its innate beneficial properties rightfully resulted in Rosehip Seed Oil being titled “Liquid Gold” amongst facial oils.
Fun Fact: Rosehip Supplements are also given to horses to support their anti-inflammatory systems, immune systems and help relax their muscles.
If you are looking to develop a clean skincare routine, you cannot leave Rosehip Seed Oil out of your list of MUST-HAVES.
This blog will answer all your questions pertaining to Rosehip Seed Oil so you can make the correct choice for your skin.
What is Rosehip Seed Oil and how is it derived?
Rosehip Seed Oil is a derivative of the fruit of the rosebush plant. The seeds of the plant are pressed to process rosehip seed oil. Due to its thin consistency and excellent skin-absorbing qualities, this oil can be used as a carrier oil that can be successfully combined and utilized with other products or potent essential oils.
Is there a difference between Rosehip Seed Oil and Rosehip Oil?
While these terms are often used interchangeably, there is a significant difference between them. The difference lies in which part of the fruit the oil has been extracted from.
Rosehip Oil is extracted from the entire fruit which means it contains all the properties of the plant. Rosehip Seed Oil, on the other hand, is oil extracted purely from the seed of the fruit.
Each part of the plant has different benefits for the skin. The seed of the fruit is rich in fatty acids essential to the skin, while the pulp is rich in Vitamin A.
Empress Naturals’ Anti-Aging Skincare Range contains 100% Pure Rosehip Seed Oil that will help you achieve that luminous, youthful complexion. Our Rosehip Seed Oil comes straight from the Southern Alps in South America from ethical and sustainable female-led farms.
Does Rosehip Seed Oil clog pores or leave the skin feeling ‘oily’?
It is a common misconception that all facial oils clog your pores. Rosehip Seed Oil is a ‘Dry Oil’ that has a minimum comedogenic rating of 1. As a Dry Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil seeps straight into your skin and moisturizes it from within, leaving NO greasy or oily feeling behind. This makes Rosehip Seed Oil a great addition to the skincare routine of people who have sensitive or acne-prone skin.
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How can you use Rosehip Seed Oil on your face?
Rosehip Seed Oil is a multi-purpose product that can be used in ways that suit your preferences and needs. It can be applied as a natural moisturizer or used as a carrier oil for essential oils. You can also mix it with other carrier oils to make a serum or mix it into other moisturizers or lotions.
What are the Benefits of Rosehip Seed Oil for your Skin?
There are numerous benefits of Rosehip Seed Oil for your skin and face.
- It hydrates your skin from within and leaves it looking healthy and glowing.
- As a natural exfoliant, Rosehip Seed Oil, helps reduce the dullness of your skin.
- It is a natural protector from sun damage.
- It promotes collagen production and enhances your skins’ elasticity.
- It repairs and heals your skin because of its vitamin-rich properties.
- The essential fatty acids in the oil help reduce hyperpigmentation, reduce scars, and fine lines.
- Rosehip Seed Oil reduces inflammation and acne.
If you want to read more about the incredible benefits of Rosehip Seed Oil, then you should read our blog on the Amazing Facts about Rosehip Seed Oil.
Make Sure You Don't Forget to PATCH TEST!
While Rosehip Seed Oil is an incredible addition to any skincare routine, it is always important to patch test any new ingredient or product. Apply 2-3 drops of the product onto your wrist or behind your ear. If no eruption occurs within 96 hours of your patch test, you can safely use the product on your face and skin.