The Benefits of Rosehip Oil

Why Rosehip Oil?

Rose hip benefits
Rosehip oil is a standout competitor within the beauty world. An unsung hero. Oils have taken over the beauty space and for a good reason. Oils are incredibly versatile, they have many benefits for skin, hair, and nails, and are found in just about every form and product.
Rosehips have a high concentration of nourishing vitamins and essential acids which makes rosehip oil one of the top oils, with the number of benefits almost seemingly unlimited. It’s excellent at nourishing the hair, outstanding for dry cuticles, and most beneficial for your complexion.
We understand for many people with oily or ace prone skin, the idea of putting oil on your face can be off-putting, but a massive benefit of rosehip oils is that it is known as a dry oil. This means it doesn’t feel greasy and sinks into your skin quickly without leaving any residue, making it great for all skin types and the oil averse.

What exactly is Rosehip oil?

 Young Girl Picking Rosehips
Rosehip oil is extracted from rose caninia seeds. Alpine Silk’s rosehip oil is harvested from the wild roses found throughout Otago, New Zealand.
Rosehip oil is full of vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, making it a great ally in the anti-ageing battle. It’s also low on the comedogenic scale, making it unlikely to clog pores and is packed with nutrients.

The benefits


Due to Rosehip’s high concentration of vitamin A, it is often considered a natural version of retinol. Rosehip oil helps brighten and even out your complexion while helping improve skin elasticity and collagen production. It may also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Incredibly moisturising

Like other face-friendly oils, you can use rosehip oil to help seal in hydration. It does wonders to improve skin hydration and to lock in that moisture barrier.

Skin Brightening

Rosehips high concentration of Vitamin A & C makes it an excellent plant-based brightener. Vitamin C is one of the most popular brightening ingredients because it breaks up the melanin that creates dark marks (such as acne scars or hyperpigmentation) and blocks future dark spots from forming. Vitamin A promotes cell turnover, which helps discoloured dead skin cells disappear faster.


Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, making it ideal for sensitive skin, eczema, rosacea, and cystic breakouts.

Helps Breakouts and scarring

Rosehip oil contains linoleic acid, reducing the frequency and appearance of blemishes. The high concentration of vitamin A may contribute to rosehip oil’s breakout fighting abilities, as retinol is often used as an acne treatment.

Are you interested in incorporating it into your skincare routine?


Alpine Silk Rosehip product display

You can find the best natural New Zealand-made rosehip skincare products here at Alpine Silk.


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