Amazing Benefits of Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil is one of the most popular skincare ingredients at the moment, you’ll find it in a huge range of cleansers, facial moisturisers, serums and even just as an oil you can use straight on your face. It’s known to help minimise the look of stretch marks and scars and can assist with clearing acne, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and promoting healthy, glowing skin.

Benefits of Rosehip Oil for Skin

So, what exactly is rosehip oil? The oil is extracted using the cold-press method from the seeds of the rosehip fruit, which is found on certain types of rose bushes. Here at Vasse Virgin, we use Chilean rosehip oil. The colour of the oil can change depending on the quality of the fruit and seeds and this is also an indicator of the concentration of essential fatty acids and beta-carotene are in the oil. The oil can vary from golden to a rich orange-red.

Key Properties:

Vitamin C

Known to help with premature aging and uneven skin tone, vitamin C will get your skin looks fresh and glowing.


This anti-oxidant is what gives rosehip oil it’s colour. As with all the anti-oxidants in olive oil, these work to repair skin damage, regenerate your skin’s cells and helps to protect against environmental damage such as pollution.

Essential Fatty Acids

Also known as omegas, these work to encourage regeneration of the skin. This can help to improve skin texture and keep your skin looking nice and plump and healthy.

Vitamin A

The type of vitamin A found in rosehip oil is a gentle anti-oxidant that’s helps to forma and maintain healthy skin cells.

Benefits for your skin:

Like olive oil, rosehip oil’s molecular structure is very similar to the oils our own skin produces (known as sebum). This means it is absorbed easily into the skin and won’t leave you feeling oily throughout the day. While some people can be reluctant to use oils on acne prone or oily skin, oils such as rosehip and olive oil can help to balance your skin and prevent the overproduction of sebum.

Rosehip oil is commonly used to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks and it’s a beautiful natural product to use while pregnant. It’s nourishing and hydrating for dry skin and can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and an uneven skin tone.

Where can you find rosehip oil in Vasse Virgin products?