One of the most successful natural ingredients that is used for a multitude of conditions is rosehip oil.

Rosehip oil is extracted from the wild rose, “Rosa Mosqueta”, which is found in the southern part of Chile. The “hip” is the fruit of the rose plant and continues a multitude of fatty acids and other components that are responsible for the wonderful properties of rosehip oil.

The oil which is produced via a cold press extraction process, contains:
− linoleic acid (omega- 6 fatty acid) which can play a role in the structure of the membranes of the cells
− linolenic acid (omega-3 fatty acid) is a good skin moisturizer
− antioxidants, beta-carotene, lycopene and vitamin C, which are important for protection from free radical damage
− oleic acid (omega-9 fatty acid) which is considered as keeping skin supple and moist.

Specific benefits of rosehip oil include:
− great natural skin care moisturiser

− great treatment for dry skin
− good for your after sun skin care regime.
− research has indicated that it may have benefits for reducing some scars
− aids in reducing redness associated with facial rosacea
− improves appearance of psoriasis scars
− many acne sufferers find that it can be improve the quality of their skin
− reduces the appearance of premature aging skin as it can reduce wrinkles, crow’s feet and fine lines


Rosehip oil is very readily absorbed by the skin and doesn’t leave the oily residue that many beauty and skin care products do. The various components of rosehip oil bring about a unique combination that is great for the skin. The fatty acids are essential for the health of our skin yet the body is unable to manufacture them. The antioxidants are considered to be effective for reducing and slowing the signs of ageing.

How to use the oil

Put a small amount of the oil into the palm of your hand and then gently use two fingers to massage it into your skin. If you are treating acne scars, apply to the affected area once each day. If you apply it in the morning, make sure that you wash the area it was applied to at the end of the evening, before bed. This ensures that you are not leaving any excess oil in your pores. When cleaning your face, make sure that you use a loofah sponge (the real sponges, not the plastic ones). This helps to exfoliate the face and remove any dead skin that has been hiding there.

Rosehip Oil For Acne

Rosehip oil is not something that everyone has heard of, yet it is one of the most beneficial natural oils for the skin. Not only does it help improve the look of a person’s skin, but it is great for getting rid of scarring. This makes rosehip oil for acne very beneficial!

The effectiveness of rosehip oil products may be limited if you have oily skin. Allergies to the oil are rare but always advisable to perform spot tests, particularly if you are aware that you have sensitivity to particular products.