If you follow any beauty or wellness blogs, you might see the rave reviews for rosehip seed oil or talking about the benefits of rosehip oil for your skin. I have to admit – I was incredibly intrigued. Many rave that this oil is a miracle worker (I will be the judge of that!) and that the moisturizing benefits are just one small part of what makes it so special. For me, seeing is believing, so I ordered a bottle that many recommended and put it to the test.
Today I’m sharing more details on rosehip seed oil, what I love, what I didn’t and how it became a holy grail item in my beauty routine.
How Rosehip Seed Oil Changed My Skin
First of all – what is rosehip oil? And why is it so popular?
It’s a natural oil that is full of vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids. It has been around for AGES and lots of beauty experts swear by it for the anti-aging and moisturizing benefits. As a spotlight has been put on clean beauty, rosehip oil become more and more popular even though it’s been around forever.
It’s rumored that rosehip oil is even Kate Middleton’s secret weapon for her notoriously glowy complexion, but I think only she has the answer to that one 😉
In any case – I had no reason to say no to trying it. While the climate in Hawaii is humid, the sun wreaks havoc on my skin. I can do facials and treatments and use all the best skincare and even do my best to stay out of the direct sunlight during the harshest hours (10am-2pm), but the sun ages you and getting completely away from it in Hawaii is difficult to say the very least.
My Experience Using Rosehip Seed Oil
I couldn’t track down a bottle I liked in stores here in Hawaii, so I ordered a highly recommended version from Radha Beauty and anxiously awaited.
I think a lot of people use the oil on their face, but I actually had no intention of that. My big goal for the magical rosehip oil? My body, my hands (the fastest way to tell the age of a woman!) and a few scars I have on my body. I’m sure it works great on your face, but I have had some major facial skin issues and decided to avoid it for now.
My bottle came with a dropper to make it easier to use. My routine for the oil was as follows:
Following a hot shower, I mix 5 drops of oil to one pump of lotion (unscented) for each arm and leg and rub it almost all the way in, then I let myself air dry. On areas that I want to focus on specifically (a couple scars I have on my legs), my hands and my neck, I apply the oil directly.
I have ZERO scientific backing on why I let it air dry on damp skin, but I read in a magazine once it helps your body to better trap moisture, so I’ve always done it. It sounds time intensive, but honestly I do it right before bed, so while it’s drying I’m flossing, brushing my teeth, applying my nighttime facial routine, etc. And to be totally honest, I kind of like feeling all “glossed up”, because I mentally feel like I’m doing my skin a big favor. Yes, I realize that is just mental 😉
The rosehip seed oil has been part of my routine for about six months now and the biggest change I’ve noticed is that my skin feels SO MUCH SOFTER. I spend a lot of time outdoors (at the beach, hiking, working out, etc) and I kind of just assumed that my tougher skin was a result of that and the gross/dry skin around my ankles, knees and elbows was just a sign of getting older. As it turns out, my skin just wanted some TLC.
So let’s chat – have you used this beauty oil? What did you think?