10 Brightening, Anti-Aging Rosehip Oil Products to Try
Updated: Jan 29
It's nature's alternative to retinol.
After all the blush for Spring, rosehip oil, one of the best-known anti-aging facial oils, deserves some love. The precious skin elixir comes from the the rosehip plant, which is distinct from the rose extract that is taken from flower petals. It is marketed as being one of the top, natural alternatives to dermatology's top anti-aging ingredient: retinol. While retinoids do everything from resurfacing to fighting acne, they have a past reputation for irritating harsh while being overly harsh on the skin barrier. Adding to it's problems, it is off-limits for pregnant and nursing mothers.
But rosehip oil is nature's response, promoting cellular turnover gently via vitamin A. The skin regenerator smoothes the appearance of fine lines and improves tone by fading hyper-pigmentation and scars. The oil is even safe for acneic skin types, and is protective of barrier function. Lastly, it is rich in vitamin C, the top-recommended antioxidant that dermatologists recommend for free radical protection (including UV-damage), brightening tone, and extra UV-support.
It also leaves the skin feeling incredibly soft. Whether you apply a few drops straight to your face, or you add it to your favorite moisturizer at night, your skin will feel downright silky by the morning.
Here are ten rosehip oil skincare products to consider trying next.
The industry's cult-favorite.
The blend includes rosehip oil as well as cannabidiol, which is an excellent anti-inflammatory and healing ingredient for use on the skin. Credo Beauty and Sephora both carry this luxury CBD beauty line.
Herbivore is a fantastic clean beauty brand, and this popular facial oil incorporates elasicity-promoting CoQ10.
Kjaer Weis The Beautiful Oil ($225)
A clean beauty brand at drugstore beauty prices.
This is a green indie gem that is perfect for combination skin types. It‘s the line’s top-seller and even won an award abroad.
Use this in-shower before shaving your legs, then follow up with oil post-shower.
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