Glow Getter: Top Beauty Benefits of Organic Rosehip Oil

Glow Getter: Top Beauty Benefits of Organic Rosehip Oil

At Hello Joyous we are on a mission to create products that are pure, organic, and highly functional to support your glow from head-to-toe. We also focus on keeping our products as simple and effective as possible–that means you won’t find any fairy dusting in our product line! We’ve already outlined the incredible beauty benefits of hyaluronic acid, so today we want to highlight rosehip oil–the second half of our Hella Hydrating Serum’s dynamic duo!

When it comes to supporting healthy skin, we’re huge fans of rosehip oil. It has numerous benefits that boost hydration and give your complexion a dewy glow.

And before we get to it, did you know we’re not the only ones who are big fans of rosehip oil? Apparently Kate Middleton and her mother also swear by this underrated beauty booster–so yes, rosehip oil has the royal beauty seal of approval!

Below we’ll outline everything you need to know to get your glow on including what rosehip oil is and where it comes from, its incredible beauty benefits, and why you want to look for cold-pressed, certified organic oil!

Rosehip Oil: What is it and Where Does it Come From?

Rosehips are a small fruit that come from a specific variety of the rose plant. It looks like a small, reddish-orange berry and the magic of rosehip oil comes from the seeds found within this cute little gem. The oil is pressed from the seed of the fruit that’s left behind after the rose has bloomed to create the beautiful reddish-orange oil that you see in our Hella Hydrating Serum

Both the Andes mountains, found in Chile, and Bulgaria are known to produce some of the highest quality rosehip oil in the world. This quality is achieved thanks to the soil and the climate. Together, they provide the best environment to produce the most nutrient-dense rosehip oil rich in fatty acids and vitamins (hint, hint, that’s where our rosehip oil is sourced from!). It does grow elsewhere, including in Canada, but the most premium rosehip oil is from Chile or Bulgaria.

Top 7 Beauty Benefits of Rosehip Oil

There’s a reason we chose organic, cold-pressed rosehip oil as one of only two ingredients in our best-selling Hella Hydrating Serum and that’s because it has unbelievable benefits for the skin. Let’s dig into how you can use rosehip oil topically to support your healthiest, happiest, most hydrated and glowing skin ever!

1. Contains High Levels of Antioxidants to Prevent Premature Aging

One of the reasons that rosehip oil is so healing for the skin is because it contains powerful antioxidants in the form of vitamins C & E and beta-carotene, all of which can help prevent premature aging of the skin, which often shows up as wrinkles. 

Preventing skin damage is a lot easier than trying to reverse it after the fact, which is why adding rosehip oil to your skin routine can help keep you glowing and fresh-faced.

2. Fatty Acids Make Rosehip Oil Incredibly Moisturizing 

In addition to the incredible antioxidants and vitamins it contains, rosehip oil is also rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. These compounds are incredible at nourishing the skin from the outside in. Unfortunately, many high end oils sit on top of the skin, providing superficial benefits. Rosehip oil penetrates deeply into the skin, seals in moisture and improves the texture of your skin.

These healthy fats help to reinforce the skin's natural lipid barrier, preventing moisture loss and keeping the skin hydrated.

Well-hydrated skin is generally more supple and less prone to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Your skin will feel like a newborn baby’s bum after just a few week’s of use! These beneficial oils can also help protect the skin from free radical damage caused by UV rays and pollution by helping to repair the all important skin barrier.

3. Rosehip Oil Soothes Redness & Prevents Skin Irritation

The fatty acids that give rosehip oil many of its skin-loving benefits also help soothe redness and prevent skin irritation. Skin can get easily irritated when it’s dry or the skin barrier function is compromised. Since those fatty acids are incredibly anti-inflammatory they calm irritation, which reduces redness of the skin and supports an optimal barrier function.

Rosehip oil can be especially beneficial for anyone who suffers from rosacea. It’s the number one choice for this skin condition due to its nourishing properties including the fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

4. Rosehip Oil Reduces The Appearance of Fine Lines & Wrinkles

You might have started to pick up on a bit of a theme in terms of rosehip oil’s beauty benefits! Using natural oils, such as rosehip, that are packed with anti-inflammatory compounds and skin soothing oils that hydrate and nourish the skin can help slow the signs of aging. In fact, research has shown that after using rosehip oil for 8 weeks, the skin's moisture level and elasticity is increased, which reduces fine lines around the eyes. That’s why you’ll also find rosehip oil in our amazing Eye Elixir Serum.

By giving your skin the support it needs to repair itself, while boosting moisture levels and collagen production (peep the details below!), you can rock an all-natural glow, no highlighter required!

5. Rosehip Oil Supports Collagen Production

Vitamins A and C are crucial co-factors in supporting collagen production, especially in the skin. As we’ve already seen, rosehip oil contains an abundance of both! Collagen is an important type of protein found throughout the body in our hair, skin, nails, and connective tissues. It also helps our skin look plump since it makes up 90% of the dermis (our skin!) by dry weight.

A natural part of the aging process includes a decline in our ability to produce collagen. That’s why it’s important to consume the foods that support this process. We can also boost production by applying these nutrient cofactors directly to our skin. Collagen improves the hydration of the skin, reduces roughness and increases elasticity, all of which diminishes visual signs of aging.

Say it with us: when our skin is hydrated it is less prone to wrinkling!

Not only can the rosehip oil in our Hella Hydrating Serum boost collagen production in the skin, the hyaluronic acid helps increase skin hydration for even more beauty benefits!

6. Rosehip Oil Promotes Skin Healing & Supports Your Glow

All those amazing antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, and skin-loving polyunsaturated fatty acids work synergistically to promote skin regeneration and healing. That’s why incorporating rosehip oil in your skincare routine if you struggle with rosacea, eczema, dry skin, or have acne scarring can be so healing.

Rosehip oil can also minimize the appearance of dark spots and help your skin glow! If you struggle with itchiness, skin irritation, redness, or discoloration, rosehip oil can help to balance out your complexion. These nourishing, anti-inflammatory fats hydrate while sealing in moisture for smoother, softer skin.

7. Helps to Even Out Skin Tone

Uneven skin tone is a common problem that shows up as redness in fair skin or texture variances and dark spots in all skin colours. Anytime there are significant hormonal changes such as pregnancy, use of the birth control pill, and even aging, uneven skin tone can be a result (read more about balancing hormones for healthy skin here). Sun exposure is another common cause of uneven skin tone. Rosehip oil is packed with vitamin C, which helps to even out skin tone so you can rock a vibrant, healthy looking glow!

Cold-Pressed & Organic Rosehip Oil: Why You Should Care

One of the main reasons we source organic ingredients for all of our products at Hello Joyous is because they are generally more environmentally friendly and safer for the planet. Not only are organic products lower in pesticide residues and other contaminants, they don’t harm the environment as they are being grown. Plus, if we’re using rosehip oil for its beauty benefits, we don’t want to counteract or negate those benefits by purchasing a product that’s loaded with pesticide residues or other toxins!

Cold-pressing the oils ensures that the final product retains all of the incredible healing and skin-loving benefits we outlined above. During cold-pressing there is never any high heat or intense processing used to extract the oils from the seeds. In fact, the rosehip oil we use in our Hella Hydrating Serum uses zero heat when the oil is extracted. It is raw and unrefined and you can see how pure it is from its gorgeous reddish-orange hue, indicating the high levels of antioxidants.

Another reason you want to cold-press rosehip oil is because it contains high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids that are sensitive to heat, light, and air. Regular processing can make the oils go rancid and/or destroy all the delicate antioxidant properties. Cold-pressed oils don’t have that problem since the process is done at a much lower temperature or in the case of our rosehip oil, no heat whatsoever! You want your rosehip oil to look beautifully orange and have a subtly earthy, planty smell, not sour or rancid. That’s how you know it’s as close to pure and fresh as possible.

When formulating the Hello Joyous Skincare line, we make sure our products are as safe, pure, and effective as possible. That’s why our best-selling moisturizer, Hella Hydrating Serum is made with only two incredible ingredients: cold-pressed, organic rosehip oil and skin-plumping hyaluronic acid. Together, this duo will help soften, soothe, and hydrate your skin for the most amazing, all-natural glow!

We hope this article has taught you why organic, cold-pressed rosehip oil is your secret weapon to soft, dewy, glowing skin!