I’m a tad ashamed to admit this, but I’m a sucker for a celeb-endorsed beauty product (in the non-spon-con kind of way). And it’s not because I think all celebrities are magical experts in the field of skincare, but because they have access to the very best dermatologists, aestheticians, and product testing, so IMO, their opinion counts for something. This is exactly why I blindly ordered rosehip oil years ago after reading that it was one of Kate Middleton’s favorite beauty products. Now, not every celeb recommendation is a hit for me, but rosehip oil? I still use it every day to this day (thank you, Kate. Wish you had a promo code, but whatever, it’s fine).
Rosehip oil, if you’re new to it, is derived from the fruit and seeds of the rose plant. And unlike a ton of face oils, this one is surprisingly lightweight and quick-absorbing—so much so that it made me, someone with acne-prone skin, trust face oils again. Even if you don’t have acne, the rosehip oil benefits are aplenty, and there are many different reasons you, too, would want to pick up your own bottle to try.
To help explain all the uses and benefits of rosehip oil, I turned to Krupa Koestline, clean cosmetic chemist and founder of KKT Consultants. Find out all the facts, below.
Does rosehip oil really work?
I promise I would be honest if it didn’t, but let me tell you from experience, this stuff works. Rosehip oil is full of fatty acids, trans-retinoic acid (a natural form of vitamin A), vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene. “There are several clinical studies conducted that show the effectiveness of rosehip seed oil in various skin disorders,” Koestline says. It’s usually touted as being an MVP at helping to brighten hyperpigmentation, calm inflammatory skin conditions (including acne), and improve your skin barrier function.
Now, will rosehip oil work for everyone? No, but that’s the case for any and every skincare product and ingredient. You won’t know if you like it until you try, and I highly…