Rose Hip Oil for beautiful healthy skin

Rose Hip Oil

I heard about rose hip oil from a friend two years ago but didn’t have a chance to find out more or try out related products.  The closest I got to was drinking rose hip tea.  Recently my interest in this oil was renewed again after I came across many women raving about it in the beauty forums. 

Rose hip oil or rose hip seed oil is extracted from the seeds of a rose bush that grows wild in Chile and South Africa.  The pressed oil of the rose hip seed, often called rosa mosqueta by the natives, is light textured and reddish golden brown in color. 

What’s amazing about this oil is that it contains about 80% essential fatty acids or EFAs.  The EFAs are predominantly linoleic acid or Omega-3, and linolenic acid or Omega-6 which aid in the regeneration of skin cells and repair of damaged tissues.  What’s more the rose seed oil also contains skin healing vitamin E, beta carotene and powerful anti-aging antioxidant lycopene.

Hence, rose hip oil is recommended for use in the treatment of scars, wrinkles, sun spots, dry skin, uneven skin tone and other skin blemishes.

In addition, I also read that it has also proven ideal for the symptomatic relief of eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, dry or inflamed skin conditions, radiation burns and sunburn.

There are various rose hip oil available in the market.  The best would be to purchase those that are 100% organic because it means the oil is pure as it has been extracted using a solvent-free process to ensure the vitamins and nutrients are protected. 

I am currently trying out Renew 100% Organic Rose Hip Oil.  Even though it is oily in texture, I was told that it would help to regulate my oil production.  Well, I’m hoping for that and more.  A miracle no less.  Haha.  Let’s see if I’ll get lucky.  And of course I’ll report back here ya.


  1. doris says:

    I use Aesop Damascan Rose oil. It’s nice cos one drop does the job and you don’t need to apply it everyday – tho I do that sometimes ? I have also tried Kosmea from Australia. Rose oil does help to smoothen the skin.

    Doris: I heard raves about Kosmea but can’t get my hands on it. Hope my Renew will not disappoint.

  2. Graeme says:

    You are right It is an amazing oil.
    Rosabay has a 100% organic cold pressed and we have had positive feed back about it. One of the latest is from a lady of 48 who said she recently had people guess her age as 35 after using Rosabay rosehip oil.
    I believe the most likly benefits come when using it on the fine line wrinkles around the mouth and corners of the eyes as well as on skin damaged by the sun or relatively new scars

    Graeme: Wow, 48 looking 35? Heh. There is hope for me to look 10 years younger then? ?

  3. lisa says:

    Rose hip oil is truly wonderful. I suffer from Rosacea and I use this oil in the evening before bed. Not only has it made a huge difference in the Rosacea itself but my skin feels soft and looks glowing. thanks for the extra knowledge.

  4. sesame says:

    Oh that’s great! I’m glad rose hip oil is good for rosacea.

  5. Emmie says:

    Your site is GREAT! Just read your post on primrose oil and then that led me to this. Trying to make-over my acne treatment naturally after very little results with Differin. Had immaculate skin on Yaz but I’m done with synthetic hormones and broke out as a result, so thank you for your great, natural tips!!

  6. sesame says:

    You’re welcome Emmie! I’m glad some of my tips work for you. ?

  7. Christine says:

    How do you incorporate the rose oil in your regime? Is it use as a “night cream”? Meaning you put it after your toner before you sleep? I know this post is dated a while back, I’m curious if you are still using it?

    Read alot of reviews about this oil but not sure when to use it.


  8. Sesame says:

    I don’t use the oil neat now…it’s included in other oils I use. You can use it like a night cream or under your night cream depending on your skin condition. For oils, some days I use it alone after toner or use it under a moisturizer or serum.

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