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Victoria Beckham and Cara Delevingne swear by it too.
’s best-selling Australian line of organic skincare, too.
Here, we uncover just how the ingredient could benefit your skin and reveal the best rosehip oil products for everyone…
How is rosehip oil made?
“Rosehip oil comes from the fruit left behind after a rose has bloomed and dropped its petals. The best quality oil for skincare purposes comes from the rugged mountainous regions of Chile and Lesotho, southern Africa, where it grows wild and flourishes in the high-altitude climate,” says Corinne Morley, Trilogy Head of Global Education.
You’ll often find it labelled as rosa canina oil, rosa rubiginosa oil or rosa mosqueta oil – Latin names of the plant. But don’t get it confused with rose oil – the highly-fragrant (and often irritating) oil that comes from the petals and is used in perfume or scented body lotions.
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Rosehip oil is usually produced using a ‘cold-pressing’ method of extraction which is said to use less heat thus retaining as many of the natural nutrients as possible.
Some brands like Pai Skincare, who argue that even cold-pressing can impact the quality of an oil as fragile as rosehip, use ‘super critical CO2 extraction’ instead. This technique claims to be even gentler, delivering an extra pure result.
What is rosehip oil good for?
“Rosehip oil is super-rich in essential fatty acids (omegas 3 & 6) and fatty acids (omega 9), making it intensely nourishing, hydrating and great for helping to repair and rejuvenate skin,” explains Morley.
As well as boosting skin plumpness and radiance, it’s thought to help with inflammatory conditions like
or dermatitis and tackle scars, fine lines, wrinkles and stretch marks thanks to its moisturising prowess.
Some hail rosehip oil for its
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