If there were a few things we wish we were born with, among perky boobs, frizz-free hair and a gym-honed body, it would probably be flawless, radiant skin – you know, that Victoria’s Secret glow. Because let’s be honest, we could all do with the extra sleep instead of waking up ten minutes earlier to apply our foundation. Well, we might just have the secret that not only fashion’s finest swear by, but the ingredient Miranda Kerr, Victoria Beckham, and the Duchess of Cambridge live for as well. Is it a Chanel face cream or expensive Guerlain potion? No, it’s 100% completely natural rose hip oil, which will cost you less than $14 – intrigued? We thought so!
Miranda Kerr has raved about its rejuvenating properties, doctors swear by it, and it makes a common appearance in a ton of expensive anti-ageing beauty elixirs, seems pretty magical, right? Even the ancient Egyptians, Mayans, and Native Americans were renowned for harvesting it to reap its healing properties for hair, skin, and immune system. Not only is it one of the most potent natural anti-ageing ingredients, but it will also diminish the appearance of scars, fade dark spots, and deeply hydrate your skin. The oil comes from the fruit seeds of a specific rose variety, and after the rose has dropped its petals, the seeds are cold-pressed to extract their precious oil. In a beauty world where we’re more and more concerned with using natural ingredients, this is the answer to a ton of our beauty problems.
It’s Our Anti-Ageing Superhero
Move aside Botox, rosehip oil is here to save the day. Bursting with free-radical fighting antioxidants and high levels of vitamin C, which stimulate collagen production, rosehip oil regenerates and protects the skin naturally. Vitamin A molecules are so tiny they can penetrate deep into your epidermis, improving your moisture levels, which visually reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
It’ll Give You THAT Glow
Skin that’s dry will never have the luminous sheen we all crave, so using moisturizing, nourishing ingredients is essential. Rosehip oil boasts Omega 3 and 6, Essential Fatty Acids, and retinoic acid that deeply hydrate the skin and improve skin tone and texture. This means it can also reduce scars and acne scars, improve pigmentation problems, while the vitamins and high levels of antioxidants will work to prevent age spots.
Find It, Use It, Here’s How:
- Rosehip oil is a ‘dry oil’ so it’s extremely fast absorbing and won’t leave a greasy sheen, so it’s fine for daytime use. It’s a wrinkle-killer and even helps with dark circles, so we recommend applying it like an eye cream at night.
- Dry skin? Rosehip oil also works wonders for rosacea and eczema and is amazing for dandruff and dry hair. Because of it’s highly moisturizing properties, if you have oily skin, it’s best to use this sparingly by adding a drop to your face moisturizer or applying less often to areas like your T-zone.
- Opt for an organic, cold-pressed rosehip oil; this ensures the highest level of antioxidants and quality. The Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil is a bestseller and costs less than $14, while The Duchess of Cambridge uses the award-winning Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, $29.
- So if you’re about to order in bulk, stop! Rosehip oil is delicate, and it can go rancid if not kept in the right conditions – keep it somewhere cool and dark, or even in the fridge. Although you’ll probably use it all before it has a chance, order as you go to be on the safe side.