Top 10 Rosehip Oil Benefits for Skin and Hair || Best brands, Tips and Precautions

I have been experimenting a lot with natural and organic skin care off late and I am trying new face oils . It all started when I decided to concentrate on bidding bye to my dark circles with help from almond oil but I soon started using almond oil all over my face too . Almond oil is good but for my super dry skin I needed something more moisturizing, something I could use like an anti ageing cream cum night serum, then I stumbled upon the benefits of Rosehip seed oil on Nishu's blog and I was sold. Reading about how well this oil has worked on dry skin I too wanted to give it a try and did my own research of the beauty benefits of rosehip seed oil.

Rosehip oil also known as rosehip seed oil is extracted from seeds of specific variety of rose buds. Rich in vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids rosehip oil  is recommended by beauty professionals worldwide for its skin care and hair conditioning properties. This oil is proven to replenish dull dry skin and is effective with acne spots and stretch marks. That is not all, this soothing oil also is anti ageing with 80% + antioxidant content (Vitamin C and Retinoic Vitamin A)

Top 10 Rosehip Oil Benefits & Uses for skin and hair 

#1 Nourishes, moisturizes and rejuvenates dry skin

My number one reason to use rosehip seed oil was to help hydrate and repair my dry flaky skin. This oil has abundance of essential fatty acids, omega 3, 6 and 9 which help rejuvenate, heal and sooth skin. Rosehip oil can be used by women of all skin types but it is a boon for beauties like me who have very dry and dull skin.
How to use Rosehip seed oil as a moisturizer:
If you have dry skin you can directly apply rosehip seed oil to your face. Since rosehip oil is dry oil and gets absorbed quickly into skin you can follow up with your regular night cream. You can also use this oil like a day moisturizer as foundations or BB creams doesnt slide off.
If you have oily skin you can still use rosehip oil directly on face but if you are not comfortable with using oils on face yet then try mixing a drop in your night cream for firm and nourished skin in the morning.
Rosehip oil works well to sooth even sensitive skin, mix a drop of tea tree essential oil or rosemary in in some rosehip oil  and apply on your skin before going to bed. (add just one drop in about 10 ml rosehip oil)

#2 Anti ageing benefits

Rosehip seed oil also offers amazing anti ageing benefits because it is high on antioxidants, vitamin C and Vitamin A which helps in repairing skin, treating fine lines and wrinkles. This oil penetrates deep under skin's surface, increasing collagen production and improving skin elasticity. If you are looking for a natural way to fight skin ageing this oil can be your night serum.

#3 Scar Treatment

Rosehip oil is known to have healing properties and it can be used to reduce the appearance of scars, age spots and acne marks. Essential fatty acids in rosehip oil help reduce scars and strech markc while the vitamin A helps improve texture and skin tone. You can apply this oil directly on your scar marks twice a day and watch them lighten in about two weeks.

#4 Strengthens nails

Rosehip seed oil can also be used to add a healthy shine and strengthen your brittle nails. Instead of using chemical laden cuticle or nail creams try rosehip oil to strengthen and add some sheen to your nails, you can even use it on your cuticles to hydrate them.
How to use rosehip oil to strengthen your nails:
Dip a Q-tip in organic rosehip oil and massage it on to your nails before going to bed every night.

#5 Dry or itchy scalp treatment

Essential fatty acids in rosehip oil also help in treating dry and itchy scalp.  Shampoos these days are loaded with chemicals which may build up on your scalp and cause itching, use some rosehip oil to sooth your scalp. Even dandruff can be effectively treated with this oil
How to use rosehip oil to treat itchy and flaky scalp:
About 30 minutes before a bath take some rosehip oil, warm it a bit and massage nicely into your scalp. Wash off with your regular shampoo. Do this once every week for maximum benefits.

#6 Adds shine and nourishes dull dry hair

Rosehip oil is rich in vitamin A, C  and E so you can use it to get healthy, bouncy and shiny hair. Massage this oil straight into your hair or mix with carrier oils like almond oil or coconut oil and apply before having bath, Since this oil is light and non greasy it is ideal for usage on hair to moiturise them without weighing it down.You can even use a bit of this oil after bath like a serum to tame frizz and seal the ends
How to use rosehip oil to add shine and bounce to hair
Mix equal amounts of coconut oil and rosehip oil and apply this oil blend to your hair and scalp. Leave overnight or atleast for an hour before washing off with your regular shampoo. Skip teh conditioner.

#7 Cracked heal repair

The healing properties of rosehip oil can help with cracked heels in winter.
How to use rosehip oil on cracked heels
Soak a cotton ball in rosehip oil and rub it on your heels and then follow it up with a creamy moisturizer. If your heels arent very cracked and judt dry then apply rosehip oil over them and cover your feet with socks before going to bed

#8 As a Makeup Remover

For long lasting makeup which refuses to budge with normal cleansers oil is the way to go. Rosehip oil works like a good makeup remover especially for eye makeup. 
How to use rosehip oil like a makeup remover
Add some rosehip oil to a cotton pad and rub it over your face and eyelids to remove makeup. Next use your normal face wash or cleanser to wash your face. This double cleansing helps remove all traces of makeup without drying out your face making it ideal for women like me who have dry skin.

#9  Prevents and evens out Stretch marks

Rapid weight gain and pregnancy can lead to stretch marks but rosehip oil application can prevent formation of these marks. If you already have stretch marks use rosehip oil to reduce appearance of stretch marks and even out skin tone

#10 Treat sun burns and correct UV damage

Soothing properties of rosehip oil can help in healing sunburns. This oil doesnt have SPF so it will not help protect you from UV rays or sun burns but it can provide relief and reduce inflammation from sun burns. You can also use this dry oil to correct UV damage and pigmentation from sun.
How to use rosehip oil to treat sun burns:
Apply rosehip oil directly on exposed areas of body immediately to sooth the burning sensation 

Why you should include rosehip oil in your beauty routine

  • Rosehip seed oil suits all skin types, even sensitive skin. Oily skinned beauties can also give this a try becuase it is known as a dry oil.
  • It is light, non greasy and gets absorbed quickly into skin
  • Rosehip oil helps rejuvenate your skin by stimulating production of elastin
  • It helps reduce appearance of blemishes and marks on skin
  • Essential fatty acids in rosehip oil helps keep wrinkles away, making this an amazing natural anti ageing serum 

Best brands for Rosehip Oil 

When buying rosehip oil for use on skin and hair it is important to look for cold pressed, natural and 100% pure oil. When I decided to include rosehip oil in my skin care routine I had a tough time because I realized this oil isnt easily available in India and not many Indian brands sell it. Finally I zeroed upon Life-flo organic rosehip seed oil which had generally favorable reviews and I must say it is pretty amazing. Here I list to you some brands which are trusted and are easily available online (internationally). The prices I have mentioned here are standard but they may vary from time to time depending on offers and discount on different websites.

#1 Life-Flo - Pure Rosehip Seed Oil

This is the rosehip oil Iam currently using and it performs amazingly. I love how it is organic, cold pressed and affordable too.  (Though not very affordable if you are buying from Amazon India) you can order this oil in bulk from but i did not want to try my luck with Indian cuctoms and ordered it for 1000 INR from
Price: $5.69 for 30ml
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#2 Trilogy certified organic Rosehip Oil

This one is a favourite with celebrities and wee bit on the expensive side too but it works and works like a charm. They ship worldwide.
Price: $40 for 45ml Buy here

#3 Melvita Rose Hip Oil
Price: $33, Buy Here 

#4 Kora Organics Rosehip Oil
Price: $64, Buy Here:

#5 Sukin Rose Hip Oil
Price: $20, Buy Here

#6 Aubrey Organics Rosa Mosqueta Rose Hip Seed Oil
Price: $11, Buy here 

#7 Aura Cacia Organic Rosehip Oil
Price: $ 13 for 30ml, Buy here

#8 Acure Organics, Organic Rosehip Oil
Price: $12.99 for 30ml, Buy here

#9 Allin Exporters Rosehip Carrier Oil
Price: 289 INR, Buy here

#10 Natio Ageless Organic Rosehip Oil
Price: 1275 for 15ml, Buy here

Tips and Precautions to take while using Rosehip seed oil:

  • Always buy pure rosehip oil which is cold-pressed as cold pressed oils retain more nutrients.
  • Before using any kind of oil it is important to do a patch test to first see if you are allergic to it.
  • Natural treatments and remedies dont work overnight, you need a lot of patience and follow the routine regularly for atleast about a month for noticeable results.
  • Rosehip oil can help with acnes cars but it shouldnt be applied on active acne.
  • Store rosehip oil properly in a cool dark place or it may go rancid . It is a good idea to store it in a dark bottle inside your refrigerator.
  • Consult your doctor before using rosehip oil if you are pregnant or nursing mom because this oil has trans-retinoic acids. I find using small amount on my face very safe and Iam nurning my 1 year old.

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