Rosehip + Argan Oil Facial Serum, $22.99 at Target
Sometimes two oils are better than one. That’s the case with this facial serum since the plant-derived oils not only nourish, but also help retain moisture for hydration that lasts all day and night. Use the dropper to apply a few drops into your hands. Then rub your palms together to warm the oil up before applying it all over your face and neck. Skin will have a subtle glow, but won’t feel greasy.
Baume de Rose Face Cream, $85 at Space.NK
This nourishing face cream is jam-packed with rose beauty ingredients to nourish skin and leave it petal soft. Besides rosehip oil, it’s formulated with rose butter and rose flower essential wax. The ingredients give the product an intoxicating floral scent that’ll help soothe your mind. The cream is lightweight and nongreasy so it can be used day, night and even as an emergency treatment.
The Essentials Rosehip Oil, $12.99 at Target
Want to experience rosehip oil at its purest? This is nothing but pure USDA organic cold-pressed rosehip oil. Unlike a lot of pure oils that come in dropper bottles, this one comes in a handy pump. Dispense the desired amount of product and dab on dry patches. The oil can also be mixed into moisturizer for an extra boost. To preserve it — and provide a cooling effect on hot days — store the bottle in the fridge.
Boost Your Radiance Reparative Rosehip Seed Facial Oil, $36 at Ulta Beauty
Don’t rely on makeup to boost your inner glow. Get dewy skin with this facial oil. Rosehip oil is the hero ingredient in this radiance-boosting product as it actually helps regulate oil production making it a great option for oily skin. Bergamot oil brightens complexions and gives the product an uplifting floral scent, while vitamin E aids in the absorption of the oils. And a little goes a long way.
Everything Balm, $22 at Ulta Beauty
This balm is everything. Don’t be fooled by the delicate pot because it’s crammed with nourishing ingredients, including manuka honey, coconut oil, pawpaw and rosehip oil. Apply the balm anywhere, including your face, body and lips. It quenches parched skin and reduces scaliness and flakes. It’s also quick-absorbing and doesn’t leave behind a greasy residue.
Down Under Collagen Boosting Eye Treatment, $38 at Sephora
Rosehip oil can be used on the delicate eye area when it’s formulated correctly. See this anti-aging eye treatment. The formula combines cutting edge science with natural ingredients to produce a cream that helps restore skin’s natural texture around the eye area. Apply the cream at night and wake up to brighter, firmer, more awake peepers no matter how many hours of shut-eye you actually got.
Ro+Y Deep Wrinkles Serum Concentrate (Rosehip + Ylang Ylang), $45 at Space.NK
Antioxidant-rich ylang ylang works with rosehip oil to help bring back skin’s youthful glow. Rosehip oil is rich in vitamin C, which helps boost collagen production and smooth skin making wrinkles and fine lines look diminished. Add a few drops to moisturizer for an anti-aging boost or use solo for a more powerful treatment.
D’Fluff Shaving Soap, $12.95 at Lush
This is nothing like shaving cream in an aerosol can. For one thing, it has a marshmallow texture that’s the result of whipping rosehip oil with egg whites, coconut oil, maple sugar and fresh strawberries. It sounds like a recipe for a delicious dish, but the nourishing formula helps soften skin for a close shave. Let the product soak into skin for a few minutes before shaving. It’ll give you a chance to enjoy the delectable scent.
Rosehip Cleanser, $32 at Indie Lee
Start off your routine with a rosehip seed oil cleanser. This one is gentle enough for sensitive skin, but still removes makeup. Massage into damp skin, then use a cotton pad to remove your eye makeup. The nourishing cleanser protects and soothes complexions rather than making them feel tight or itchy.
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Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm, $74 at DermStore
Redness and dry skin don’t just happen to faces — they happen all over. This balm repairs and soothes while preventing skin irritation by blocking environmental stressors. Lemongrass is a natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent that helps strengthen skin tissue, while rosehip oil improves the tone and texture of skin. Sunflower oil boosts the product’s hydrating properties without making the balm feel heavy.
Rose de Mai Face Oil, $185 at Neiman Marcus
Everything is coming up roses with this face oil. The 100 percent natural product harnesses the full power of botanicals, including geranium roses, evening primrose, rosehip and Rosa damascena. The combination tones skin and makes it look brighter. The rich rose scent makes the application feel quite luxurious.
100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil, $9.80 at The Ordinary
Those who can’t get enough of The Ordinary’s mix-and-match, ingredient-focused skin care range will be happy to hear the brand has a 100 percent organic cold-pressed rosehip seed oil that’s budget-friendly. It comes in UV-protective packaging to stop it from degrading. Low-maintenance people take note: it only needs to be applied once a day to keep skin at optimum hydration levels. Use after water-based skin care products for best results.
Nurture Me Moisturizing Crème, $40 at Sephora
Want the richness of an oil but prefer the lightweight feel of a moisturizer? This cream is the solution. It’s packed with as many vitamins as green juice plus rosehip and sunflower oils for long-lasting hydration. The product also has a light citrus scent that energizes the senses. The hot pink tub and softly tinted pink cream earn extra points. The tint isn’t just for Insta appeal — the colorful formula helps reduce the appearance of redness.
Coconut, tea tree, avocado, jojoba, olive, castor. There are lots of nourishing oils to pick from. You could say we’ve reached a saturation point, but there’s always room for complexion-enhancing oils, like rosehip oil.
Rosehip oil isn’t a new skin care ingredient. While it hasn’t reached the trending levels of watermelon and pink clay, it’s worthy of attention. For clarity’s sake, rosehip oil and rose oil are not the same thing. New York City organic skin care expert and owner of Ethereal Aromatherapy and Skin Care Alita Terry explains that rosehip oil is extracted from the seeds (also called the “hips”) of a rose bush. (In contrast, rose oil is extracted from the petals.)
The composition of rosehip oil makes it unique. “Rosehip seed oil possesses a unique nutrient profile, which includes vitamins A, C and E as well as lycopene and beta-carotene,” explains Suzanne LeRoux of One Love Organics. “These nutrients, in conjunction with its content of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, make rosehip oil an ideal ingredient to support all skin types. It helps brighten and balance skin.”
Terry adds that rosehip oil has the ability to protect skin from photodamage and synthesize collagen production. With long-term use, it can help fade the appearance of sun damage. Plus, rosehip is one of the only oils rich in vitamins C and K, which makes it suitable for all skin types, even oily.
Rosehip oil can be purchased in its 100 percent pure state and can be found as an ingredient in makeup, hair, body and even skin care products. No matter which one you choose, all the products harness the power of the natural ingredient to moisturize, protect and improve the appearance of skin. Here are the best rosehip oil products that will leave skin petal soft.