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Derived from rose fruits and seeds (not rose petals; that’s rose oil), rosehip oil contains many antioxidants (vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E), linoleic acids, and oleic acids. It is a plant oil widely used in skin care for its numerous anti-aging benefits. Rosehip oil retains hydration, plumps fine lines and wrinkles, fights free radical damage (sun and pollution damage), brightens skin tone, reduces redness, and leaves the skin velvety soft.
Rosehip oil is a great option for acne-prone skin because of it's high concentration of linoleic acid. An all-natural, essential fatty acid, linoleic acid has been shown to reduce acne when topically applied. All plant oils contain some amount of linoleic acid, but rosehip oil contains a higher percentage of linoleic acid (compared to other oils like argan oil or jojoba oil) making it a great option for those battling acne. An important thing to note, however, is the linoleic acid in rosehip oil probably won't get rid of your acne on it's own (you'll need ingredients like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or azelaic acid to get rid of acne at its core), but it will definitely help the cause.
Different from your skin’s natural oil, rosehip oil contains linoleic acid making it even better at retaining hydration than your sebum alone (studies have shown linoleic acid plays a direct role in the skin's barrier function). Because rosehip oil prevents moisture from leaving, rosehip oil balances hydration for all skin types—it helps oily skin de-grease and helps dry skin stay hydrated.
But there’s one common misconception we need to clear up: Rosehip oil does not add hydration to the skin, but rather retains existing hydration in the skin by preventing moisture from leaving. Guarding hydration is equally as important as replenishing hydration to the skin—it’s no use to moisturize if the water molecules will instantly evaporate in an Irish goodbye off your face.
Rosehip oil's vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, and linoleic acids heal the skin. These can reduce redness, soothe inflammation/irritation, and heal damaged skin (anything from acne and rashes to infections, bug bites, and burns). Rosehip oil has also been shown to lighten scars and other forms of mild hyperpigmenation.