What is Rosehip Oil and How Does it Improve Skin?

Rosehip showing on models face

Rich in Pro-vitamin A and all-trans Retinoic Acid, Rosehip oil helps your skin produce more healthy skin cells, and gently peels off any rough, damaged, or pigmented tissue (dark spots). 

The skincare jungle is home to many different versions of rosehip, and Rosa Canina is the most commonly used version. However, we have chosen the more potent version, Rosa Moschata (also known as Rubiginosa) because of its extra high levels of trans-retinoic acid. This is why it’s so effective at restoring and regenerating scar tissues and fading fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a natural derivative of Vitamin A that helps the skin to repair and push fresh cells to the epidermis.

We use organic Rosehip oil in both our Balancing Face Oil and Renewing Face Oil, at different dosage. 
OM-SE Rosehip botanical illustration

There are a lot of fake facts about Rosehipseed oil being rich in vitamin C. Rosehip berries are indeed rich in Vitamin C, but the oil is not. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, and pure oil does not contain water.

We suggest eating rosehip soup, a traditional Swedish dessert, to boost vitamin C levels. Growing up in Sweden, rosehip soup with vanilla ice cream was always a favourite dessert. As grown-ups, rosehip is still a favourite botanical in many more ways.

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