Rosehip oil is an absolute gift from mother nature herself to those of us who want an effective skincare routine that feels luxurious but doesn’t introduce synthetic chemicals into our bodies (or the environment for that matter). Discover the skin benefits of rosehip oil and the beautiful products we carry (most of them made right here in Ireland) that will bring rosehip oil into your skincare routine.
A Bit of Background
Rosehip oil is pressed out of a berry-sized fruit, normally red or orange in colour and produced by a specific wild rose plant that grows most abundantly in the Southern Andean Mountains. The medicinal use of rosehip oil spans over centuries, possibly dating as far back as the ancient Egyptians.
Within rosehip oil is a host of skin-nurturing compounds with therapeutic effects that read like the benefits of a highly-formulated commercial “wonder treatment”.
The Skin Benefits of Rosehip Oil
1. Hydrated skin
Rosehip oil is generous with the essential fatty acids including Omegas 3, 6 and 9. These nourishing fats help hydrate the skin by retaining moisture in the cell walls. Gamma-linoleic acid, in particular, is important for maintaining a healthy skin barrier.
2. Smoother Skin
The Omega fatty acids do more than just moisturise the skin, they also encourage normal skin cell turnover and healing which can improve appearance, reduce acne, and fade scars. Tannins help tone the skin by tightening pores.
3. Brighter complexion
Rosehip oil’s vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene) and vitamin C encourage cellular regeneration which boosts overall radiance for a natural glow. Lycopene, a carotenoid that gives rosehip berries their lovely hue, also brings skin-lightening properties to the party of active ingredients.
4. Targets signs of aging and distressed skin
Vitamin A is also a retinol—a big deal in the skincare industry because of its ability to reduce hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. And here it is occurring naturally in rosehip oil!
But vitamin A doesn’t get all the anti-aging credit; vitamin C helps skin retain its elasticity and supports collagen production. Together, vitamins A and C work to stop the formation of an enzyme, called MMP-1, that destroys collagen.
The overall symbiotic relationship of the active ingredients in rosehip oil help protect skin from photoaging and repair sun damage on a cellular level—but it’s still a good idea to wear sunscreen during long exposure to UV rays.
Rosehip oil contains bundles of antioxidants, including vitamin E, polyphenols and anthocyanin, that are known to have anti-inflammatory effects and protect against free radical damage.
6. Easy to Use
Rosehip oil is non-greasy and non-comedogenic so it tends to suit many different skin types (even ones prone to breakouts!) because it isn’t heavy and doesn’t clog pores. And since its beta-carotene and fatty acid molecules are small, the oil and its nutrients are easily absorbed by the skin cell membrane.
So it’s no wonder that all sorts of people, with all sorts of skin types, have fallen in love with rosehip oil.
Rosehip Oil Products at Organico
These skincare companies offer everything we look for in beauty products: they’re expertly made with all natural, plant-based, cruelty-free, environmentally-kind ingredients. And they’re an absolute pleasure to use so that we really feel like we’re pampering ourselves.
We’re delighted to carry these gorgeous clean beauty products from Kinvara, made fresh in Co. Galway out of plant-powered formulas that are heavy in rosehip oil.
This luscious concoction contains invigorating lemon, soothing lavender, plumping hyaluronic acid and regenerating thistle...and rosehip oil (of course!). The formula is designed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while boosting cell regeneration, supporting skin volume and rendering the skin soft and smooth. The cream absorbs quickly and leaves a matte finish that’s a perfect primer for the day ahead.
Support those delicate eyes—one of the first areas to show signs of premature aging and fatigue—with an invigorating, cooling gel. The formula helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness and smooth fine lines...all without the use of synthetic additives common to most eye treatments. Baobab lifts and cucumber refreshes all while extracts of fig, green coffee and horse chestnut revitalise. Rosehip oil’s protective, nourishing properties make for one big shebang of an eye treatment.
An ideal treatment for skin that demands a little more: a little more hydration, a little more anti-aging power, a little more protection from breakouts. The serum is packed with rosehip oil and several plant extracts including carrot seed extract (to counteract wrinkle formation), sea buckthorn (to reduce inflammation and protect against UV rays), aloe vera (to soothe and calm) and tea tree (to treat breakouts). Use the serum underneath the Active Rosehip Day Cream to provide intensive, concentrated care to skin that doesn’t always want to behave.
Doctor Mahers skincare, made in Co. Kerry, is filled with natural, gentle products that are formulated to be highly therapeutic for skin that is easily irritated.
Enjoy intense hydration and multi-regenerative benefits from a serum rich in rosehip oil that calms and soothes thanks to anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties. Its synergistic blend of antioxidants, including vitamin E and carotenoids, is enriched with a unique complex made from botanical and marine herbs. This hypoallergenic treatment is especially useful for supporting the normal functioning of the skin barrier, promoting healthy skin balance, and neutralizing free radical damage.
Support the visage of natural youthfulness with this deeply moisturising and ultra-concentrated treatment starring rosehip oil alongside other antioxidant-rich fruit oils. This hypoallergenic formula is designed to firm, lift and plump as it replenishes ceramides—the natural lipids that maintain the integrity of skin cells. It also aids in the reduction of hyperpigmentation and the repair of sun damage.
Don’t limit the benefits of rosehip oil to your face! Spread some of the love to the rest of your body with this rich, moisturising body wash. It’s designed to gently cleanse, restore and revitalise even the most sensitive skin. Thanks to a high concentration of lipids and phytosterols that lock in moisture, this body wash targets the health of the skin barrier and conveys anti-aging properties to keep the skin looking and feeling beautiful.
Trilogy brings us certified organic rosehip oil, a testament to their philosophy that everything you need for beautiful skin is available in nature (we couldn't agree more!).
A silky, soft pure-plant cleansing oil that melts away impurities and leaves the skin nourished, hydrated and deeply clean. Mix with water to transform the oil into a cleansing milk. The beneficial ingredients, which include rosehip, sweet almond and papaya oils, clean the skin without stripping away its moisture.
A luxurious creamy blend of rosehip oil, peppermint and cocoa butter produces the ultimate treatment for sensationally soft, healthy lips. Use daily to promote smoothness and protect your pucker from harsh environmental influences.
Trilogy’s ever popular certified organic rosehip oil is a luxurious way to incorporate a daily application of pure rosehip oil into any skincare routine.
Trilogy adds powerful antioxidants and nourishing plant-based oils to a base of their certified organic rosehip oil for a deeply moisturising blend that can be used on its own or along with your regular moisturiser.
We have one more virtuous and luxurious skincare line that heavily features rosehip oil: Ria Organics from Co. Wicklow. Have a look at our post Exquisite new skincare for all lovers of ethical beauty (and luxury) to learn all about this inspiring company and their gorgeous products.
There’s no sacrificing luxury and pleasure in favour of therapeutic and restorative compounds —rosehip oil brings together the best of both worlds so you can nourish your skin, your beauty and your overall wellbeing.