Lately I’ve been trying really hard to understand more in relation to the ingredients I’m using on my skin and the science behind skincare. I’m by no means an expert, but I have picked up some knowledge along the way and I thought it might be nice to have a series that focuses on key skincare ingredients that helps explain the benefits and advantages of incorporating a particular ingredient into your routine.
To kick things off, the first ingredient that I want to focus on is rosehip oil which has a tonne of skincare benefits and is actually not that expensive to pick up!
A little while back, I was fortunate enough to be given the chance to try out a new Australian Skincare brand, RosehipPlus and after trialling the brand, I thought it would be a really good fit for this series.
So firstly, what are the benefits of rosehip oil in terms of skincare?
To name a few properties rosehip oil is:
Sounds pretty good, right? But what exactly is rosehip oil?
Rosehip oil is harvested from the seeds of rose bushes and is packed full of anti-oxidants, vitamins A and C and fatty acids such as Omega 3, 6 and 9. It also contains a hefty amount of linoleic acid which can help counteract acne. Some skincare experts state that rosehip oil also stimulates the synthesis of collagen and elastin which helps improve the visible appearance of fine lines.
What’s the science?
From my research I’ve learned that the skin’s lipid barrier gets broken down and damaged from things like exfoliating too often, harsh products and dry climates which in turn causes moisture to evaporate through tiny cracks in the skin.
Because rosehip oil is so rich in fatty lipids, it fills the cracks and repairs the skin whilst injecting some deep hydration and moisture.
How can I incorporate it into my routine?
Rosehip oil works really well when it is incorporated into a ‘carrier’ skincare product such as a moisturiser or night cream as an ingredient. If you are using pure rosehip oil, it should be, as with all oils, the last step in your routine to “seal in” the products used below it.
What is RosehipPlus?
RosehipPlus is an Australian PETA approved, organic skincare brand who pride themselves in their high quality, cold pressed rosehip oil. Their range of rosehip oil products include an oil, a roll on, daily cream cleanser and a night and day cream.
I have trialled their oil by incorporating it into my night routine a few times a week to help eliminate dryness and to heal the skin overnight. I pop a few drops of the oil on top of my skin before bed after using one of my usual serums and night cream. The oil is a thick consistency and if you use too much product, it will sit on top of the skin. In the morning my skin felt replenished, silky smooth and deeply hydrated. The perfect canvas for make up. I also have the roll on version of the oil which is perfect to throw in your handbag for a quick, hygenic top of moisture. I found myself reaching for this as a cuticle oil throughout the day.
The oil can be used as a multi-purpose product and can be used to help fade stretch marks or as a hair mask which I am yet to try out! You can pick the 50ml oil up in the UK on Amazon here for £21.97 which is reasonable as it will last a very long time.
Have you tried any rosehip products before? Tell me in the comments below!
Thanks for reading!