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4 Top Rosehip Oil Benefits for Better Skin

Medically reviewed by Sue Kua, MD · Dermatology

Written by Fiel Tugade · Updated Nov 07, 2022

4 Top Rosehip Oil Benefits for Better Skin

Did you know that your favorite essential oil is not only good for aromatherapy but it can also work well for your skin? This article shares a little more about rosehip oil benefits and how you can add it to your skincare routine.

What Is Rosehip Oil?

Before the world knew about the rosehip benefits in skincare, it was first known as a herbal plant with traditional pharmacological applications. 

Rosehip oils are extracted from fruits that belong to the Rosaceae family, which have a rich profile of nutrients like vitamin C.  In addition to that, they also showcase some of the powerful properties you can from a plant source, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. Thus, they’re great ingredients for herbal teas, vitamin supplements, and other food products. 

Aside from its nutritional benefits, it is also regarded as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Other natural chemicals present in rosehip are also beneficial for other health conditions.

Rosehip oil is a complex blend of alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, terpenoids, and esters.

What Are Some Rosehip Oil Benefits for Skin?

Rosehip oil contains high essential fatty acids (EFAs), a common ingredient of herbal cosmetics and skincare products. Here are some rosehip oil benefits that are backed up by research that you may want to take into consideration. 

1. It Helps Moisturize the Skin

The use of several skincare products would be for nothing if you do not lock in the moisture your skin needs. Good thing, one of the notable rosehip oil benefits is its ability to add a layer of protection through moisturization

Rosehip oil is an ingredient with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that work to repair the skin barrier.

You may use it as your daily moisturizer by applying a few drops of it onto your skin. Massaging it thoroughly after the application allows the skin to absorb it well. 

2. It Contains Vitamins To Brighten the Skin

Rosehip oils are rich in vitamins A, C, and E with antioxidant properties that work hand in hand to brighten your skin. This is due to the fact that vitamin A (retinol) promotes skin cell turnover, whereas vitamin C promotes the skin’s regeneration. Vitamin E, on the other hand, has antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties thus decreasing swelling and redness of skin especially due to UV damage. All these can help improve overall skin appearance and leaving a radiant look.

3. It Can Treat Fine Lines, Hyperpigmentation, and Scars

The presence of vitamin A can also help reduce visible fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and even some acne scars.

In a research study conducted in 2015, rosehip oil benefits included improvements in skin discoloration from scars. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, moisture can promote wound healing that may reverse scarring.

4. It Improves Production of Collagen

Many skincare products contain collagen as this protein lends to skin firmness and improved elasticity, which can help reverse some signs of skin-aging. 

High amounts of vitamins A and C in rosehip oils aid in the production of collagen. A study revealed that participants who orally took in rosehip powder observed a marked increase in skin elasticity. Moreover, it also indicated an inhibition in the production of MMP-1, an enzyme that allows the breakdown of collagen

Key Takeaways

Rosehip oil benefits are many and varied. But before you include this essential oil in your skincare routine and apply it to your face, it is still best to do a patch test first. This will help you know if your skin would react negatively to such a potent product. 
Keep in mind that your face needs all the love, care, and moisture it needs. Consult a dermatologist on how to achieve that youthful glow.

Learn more about Skin Care and Cleansing here


Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Medically reviewed by

Sue Kua, MD


Written by Fiel Tugade · Updated Nov 07, 2022

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