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Where to Get the Best Rosehip Oil
This is the big question. ‘Where can I get rosehip oil?’ Many people are asking this question because rosehip oil has had an indomitable popularity for the last few years. That’s right – this oil isn’t fading into the background any time soon.
Rosehip oil is an ancient, beautifying oil that has many uses that we’re now enjoying today just like the Ancient Egyptians used it all that time ago.
Rosehips are the reddish-orange fruit that are left behind on a rosebush when the roses die. They’re believed to be a powerhouse of nutrition, which is why they’ve been used since ancient times for both medicinal and beauty purposes.
The rose varieties of Rosa rugose and Rosa canina are known to produce the best rosehips. So, when asking, ‘Where can I get rosehip oil?’, the real question to ask is, ‘Where can I get good-quality rosehip oil?’ Not all beauty oils are created equal.
As well as answering this vital question, this article will explain the benefits of rosehip oil and why it’s such an amazing oil.
With a high percentage of vitamin A and vitamin C, two of the most promoted nutrients for the skin by dermatologists, it’s no wonder this oil has stood the test of time and is still popular today.
In fact, rosehip oil contains many skin nourishing ingredients that makes it the ultimate anti-aging oil. Vitamin C promotes the production of collagen which is naturally present in our skin and joints and is what makes them youthful and supple. As we age, our collagen levels deplete, which is why topping up your skin with vitamin C is advised by dermatologists to keep the skin smooth, slowing down the development of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. It can counteract the effects of sun damage and free radicals whilst fading pigmentation and restoring the skin’s tone. Luckily for rosehip oil fans, rosehips are believed to have more vitamin C than an orange or a lemon.
Vitamin A also encourages collagen production, whilst promoting skin cell renewal to improve skin tone, texture, firmness and fine lines. It’s also known to reduce and reverse sun damage and hyperpigmentation and may help to treat mild to moderate acne.
Vitamin E is known to soothe the skin and hydrate dry, sensitive skin. You can read more about the benefits of vitamin E oil for beauty in this article: Is Vitamin E Good for Skin and Hair?
As well as these vitamins, rosehip oil contains essential fatty acids such as oleic acid, palmitic acid, linoleic acid and gamma linoleic acid. These all nourish the skin and serve different purposes in skincare.
It’s important to note that some ingredients, like vitamin C, can diminish a little during the oil extraction process, so it’s hard to know exactly how much vitamin C is in your rosehip oil, and each batch will be different.
Beauty Benefits of Rosehip Oil
There are tonnes of testimonials claiming how rosehip oil supported the skin and hair. Before you find your top-quality rosehip oil, perhaps it would be useful to know what exactly this oil can offer.
Here are some of the potential uses you might want to consider trying out.
1. You can use rosehip oil as a hot oil treatment for dry, damaged or frizzy hair. Warm up some rosehip oil in a pan (it doesn’t need to be hot, just warm), and then massage it into the hair and scalp. Leave for about 30 minutes and then wash thoroughly. Because of rosehip oils deeply nourishing properties, you should be left with shiny, soft, vibrant hair, bouncing with health. This may make the hair more manageable if it easily gets frizzy or tangled. It will also help restore hair damaged by heating tools.
2. Rosehip oil may benefit dry scalp, dandruff and other scalp conditions. Itchiness and dandruff are not pleasant, and they can be worse in the wintertime. You can use the oil to keep your scalp hydrated and moisturized. By moisturising your scalp, it will help get rid of dry or flaky skin, and also help counteract the effects of sunburn if your scalp is peeling and getting flaky (lovely). The great thing about rosehip oil is that it absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy feeling, but you should still use is sparingly if you’re not going for the Greased Lightning look. Massage into the scalp and leave on for 30 minutes. Shampoo your hair afterwards and check the results.
3. Restore dry and brittle nails with rosehip oil. By massaging the oil into cuticles, you can hydrate, nourish and give them strength and shine. If you’re having an evening to chill and practice more self-care, you can easily massage your nails at night whilst watching your favourite Netflix show for a relaxing pamper.
4. Wounds and burns can be supported in their healing with the use of rosehip oil, as it speeds up their healing. At the same time, it keeps the area hydrated. Over time, it may also help to heal scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation and age spots with regular application, due to its vitamin C and vitamin A content.
5. We’ve already touched on the fact that rosehip oil can support and boost skin health and appearance. By helping to fight the signs of aging, it keeps the skin supple. Our skin is our largest organ and rosehip oil can be used to nourish and hydrate it, promoting healthy skin. It helps in reducing photoaging..
6. Apply rosehip oil to sunburn. Its anti-inflammatory properties will soothe and aid in the healing of sun damage.
Get the Most out of your Rosehip Oil for Optimal Skincare
The vitamin A and essential fatty acid content of rosehip oil binds the skin cells together, acting as an astringent. This has the effect of getting rid of impurities and tightening the skin, where the result is a more youthful complexion. Rosehip oil benefits are more readily unlocked through topical application on the skin. To increase the likelihood of reaping these benefits, you can also try the following ways to allow the skin to absorb all of its goodness.
Firstly, it makes a brilliant massage oil, and not only is this a great way to de-stress and unwind, but you can also rest assured that you’re providing your skin with all the goodness it will love you for whilst it’s absorbing all its nutrients. Mix a few drops with another carrier oil and create your own luxurious massage oil. Add a few drops to your shampoo to give it a boost of nutritional nourishment or rub it directly into your scalp for an overnight treatment to encourage strong, shiny and healthy hair to grow from the roots.
You can also use as a serum before moisturiser in your skincare routine by massing two to three drops of rosehip oil onto a freshly washed face in your morning and nightly routine. Alternatively, you could add a couple of drops your moisturiser for an added hit of hydration and moisture.
If you have any skin conditions, try rosehip oil and see if it alleviates your symptoms by rubbing it onto the affected area. Rosehip oil has so much potential for healing and may be a useful aid in helping with some people’s conditions.
Whenever applying to skin, massage well so that the skin can lap it all up and gain the most from the oil. As a light oil, it’s absorbed rapidly compared to other heavier oils, so it’s known to be a great hydrator but without the unwanted pore-clogging effect.
So, Back to the Question. ‘Where Can I Get Rosehip Oil?’
To find the best quality rosehip oil, you can look for products that are pure and organic. When a rosehip oil is not 100% pure and organic, this means it could be distilled down with other ingredients that may not be doing anything at all for your skin. It may also be added with potentially harmful chemical ingredients that are not considered organic.
We wish it was as straightforward as looking for a product label that says ‘pure’ and ‘organic’ on it, but the truth is that any company can write that on their packaging without truly being ‘pure’ or ‘organic’.
If you want to know if a product is definitely organic in the UK, the Soil Association is the only UK organic certifying body, and if a product is stamped with their logo, you can be certain that it was sourced ethically and sustainably and produced to the highest of standards with nothing sneaky added to take away from the rosehip’s potency. There is no legal standard in place in the UK to protect organic and natural cosmetics. However, the Soil Association is the only certifying body in the UK that rigorously assesses companies before they can be a Soil Association certified company. You can also check if a company is certified organic by going to the Soil Association’s online directory.
With a genuine Soil Association logo on the bottle of your rosehip oil, you can sure that any words like ‘100% pure’ and ‘organic’ used on the packaging are true and honest. How honest and transparent a company is on their website about where their ingredients were sourced from and the production process is another indicator to the quality of the oil they sell.
We hope this has answered your question. Will you now be on the lookout for the best-quality rosehip oil?
Written by Jess Burman
BA (Honours) Writing