What? Harvested from the seeds of rose bushes predominately grown in Chile, rosehip seed oil is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are known to correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin, all while reducing scars and fine lines. Rosehips were a remedy that was used by the ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans all because of their healing properties. The oil can be made by cold press or by slow-cooking it.
Why? Unlike heavier oils that are commonly used on the face like jojoba and shea butter, rosehip seed oil absorbs easily. Use it as an addition to lotions and creams, as it is an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, which helps to decrease environmental damage and soothe the skin. Rose hip oil is like a multivitamin for your skin: rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that are essential for skin health.