A favourite among celebrity A-listers Victoria Beckham and Miranda Kerr, rosehip seed oil has become a popular home treatment miracle oil of sorts. Rosehip seed oil is derived from the fruit left behind by a rose after its petals have all fallen. Boasting benefits to the skin, hair and nails, it’s no wonder that this oil has even gotten the royal seal of approval from none other than Duchess Kate Middleton. Not convinced yet? Here are 5 benefits of rosehip seed oil that will make you head out the door for one.
Lighten and treat scars
Made of damaged tissue, scars have a raised, leathery texture that is uncomfortable to the touch and unsightly to the eyes. Rosehip seed oil is high in fatty acids that can help to repair damaged skin tissue. This softens the scar and the surrounding skin, making it appear less wrinkly and shiny. Rosehip oil is even more effective on freshly healed scars thanks to its ultra-moisturising properties.
Noticed some mild discoloration or pigmentation that mars your otherwise flawless skin? The Vitamin C present in the oil brightens the skin and restores the natural skin tone. Dab rosehip seed oil to the affected areas regularly (read: not as and when you remember!) and you should be able to notice your skin tone evening.
Yup, you can put oil on your face. In fact, rosehip seed oil can be used for all skin types, including oily skin. Rosehip oil is absorbed quickly into the skin without leaving behind an oily sheen, which gives it the term “dry oil”. Full of Vitamin E, this anti-inflammatory antioxidant helps to soothe and hydrate the skin, making it a godsend for those with dry, sensitive skin.
Here’s a bonus: Vitamin E also protects your skin from skin damage! If you have oily skin, apply just a thin layer before your moisturiser or keep this to your nighttime routine.
Reduce irritation and redness
Put away your concealer – it’s time to be rid of all that redness for good. Rosehip seed oil’s anti-inflammatory properties come from linoleic acid which is naturally found in the oil. It heals damaged or dilated capillaries, meaning that you no longer have to worry about redness on your face.
Never been one to get your nails done regularly? Well, now you can nourish your nails without having to specially buy cuticle oil! Massage the oil into your nail beds well and leave them overnight or wait for them to dry before getting on with your work. The fatty acid that helps with treating scars also helps with strengthening your nails.