Active Ingredients: Rosehip Oil

Rachel Gibbons Beauty Expert
Active Ingredients: Rosehip Oil

Everything you need to know about my go-to facial oil that does just about everything for me

Facial oils are no longer a new trend in skincare and people are no longer afraid to use facial oils, rather some people have started to swear by them, and I’m one of those people. This holds especially true for Rosehip oil. I now can’t live without them; I’ve been using them religiously for 5 years and they have changed my skincare game and for others as well. Celebrities like Miranda Kerr and Kate Middleton swear by using Rosehip oil daily.

Rosehip oil, sometimes referred to as Rosehip Seed oil, is derived from the buds or fruits beneath the rose flower. It is different to Rose oil which is derived from rose petals. Rosehip oil is a popular ingredient as it is a natural derivative of Retinol – Vitamin A, which is why many people with sensitive or compromised skin turn to Rosehip oil for its anti-aging and hydrating benefits.

A major secret to the benefits of Rosehip oil is the high concentration of essential fatty acids, especially linolenic acid (omega-3) and linoleic acid (omega-6) that helps to support the overall health of your skin. There are a variety of facial oils on the market – Argan oil, Jojoba oil, Tamanu oil and more, but here are the reasons why Rosehip oil never left my side.



Heals and calms the skin

  • Rosehip oil is known for its regenerative abilities, this is due to its high concentrations of vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, K, E and anthocyanin.
  • Rosehip oil is helpful to those with chronic skin conditions like eczema and rosacea due to the vitamin E and anthocyanin that soothes inflammation.

Antioxidant protection

  • The vitamins and antioxidants found in Rosehip oil tackles free radicals from causing oxidative stress to the skin. Oxidative stress largely causes premature aging, damaged skin barrier and dehydration. 

Improves skin texture

  • Rosehip oil is often touted an anti-aging oil as it helps reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and generally increase the skin’s collagen production contributing to improved skin elasticity.

Brightens skin tone

  • Not only improving skin texture, Rosehip oil helps brighten and even out the complexion by lessening hyperpigmentation and discoloration thanks to the vitamin C found in Rosehip oil.

Tackles pre- and post-acne

  • It might seem ironic, but Rosehip oil is a great ingredient for acne-prone or oilier skin types. The linoleic acid found in Rosehip oil helps to combat acne – acne-prone skin tends to be deficient in certain fatty acids, hence topical applications can prevent breakouts.
  • Rosehip oil is also highly beneficial for post-acne by aiding the healing process. It reduces acne scarring and pigmentation. 

Extremely hydrating

  • The essential fatty acids and vitamins in Rosehip oil makes it a highly hydrating facial oil. It is also easily absorbed into the skin which makes it suitable for all skin types.


  • Rosehip oil is recommended to everyone because it is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog up your pores.


What to note?

  • Make sure to store your Rosehip oil in a cool, dark location as exposure to sunlight can make it go rancid (oxidized).
  • As with all new ingredients and products, please conduct a patch test on your inner forearm or behind the ear at least 24-48 hours prior.


Products we recommend and where to find them

The Ordinary

the ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil: This formulation uses 100% pure, unrefined Rosehip Seed Oil that is cold-pressed and organic. Due to this process, it imparts a slight nature-like scent.

the ordinary b oil

B Oil: B oil is a purified form of micro-algae in a blend of squalane and facial oils – Marula, Argan, Baobab, Patuau, Brazil Nut, Inca Inchi, Borage and Rosehip oil that work together to support a healthier skin barrier and fight off free radicals.


The INKEY List Rosehip Oil

the inkey list rosehip oil

100% cold-pressed, this facial oil is recommended for PM use to provide an overnight nourishment boost to improve dull or tired skin.


Pixi Rose Oil Blend

pixi rose oil blend

This facial oil is infused with a botanical blend that results in brighter and plumper looking skin. The botanical blend consists of Sweet Almont, Jojoba, Pomegrante Seed, Rose Geranium and Rosehip oil.


Cosmoderm Luminous Pearl Brightening Night Serum

cosmoderm Luminous Pearl Brightening Night Serum

A rich blend of Apple Stem Cell, Collagen, Witch Hazel, Aloe Vera and Rosehip Oil for a brighter skin complexion and overall improved skin appearance.


I know facial oils can seem scary and intimidating. It seems only suitable for those with dry skin and those living on colder climates, so why would we need one if we're in Malaysia? You're afraid it might cause your skin to be even oilier and make you look greasy, although that it 100% won't happen to you, everyone's skin reacts differently and you never know you might find yourself falling in love with Rosehip Oil as much as I did. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment down below. 

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