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Breaking Down the Alluring Magic of Rosehip Oil

Is it really the ‘Queen of Natural Oils”?

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Purearth Wild Rosehip Supercritical Face Oil, Image Courtesy: Purearth

A scroll through Instagram or even your favourite beauty website, you’ll find all skincare experts and enthusiasts talking either about acids or natural oils in hope of finding a magical elixir that solves all our skin woes. And, well, we believe that elixir is the much-loved rosehip oil that comes with the goodness (and aroma) of rose. But, what is it about this elixir that it’s got such a cult following? And what makes it the new ‘Queen of Natural Oils’?

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Rosehip Oil, Image Courtesy: iStock

One might confuse rosehip oil with rose oil – the beautifully fragrant oil that comes from the rose petals and is particularly used in perfumes and body moisturizers, but rosehip oil (or rosehip seed oil) actually comes from the seed pods leftover after the petals of the fully-blossomed wild rose have dropped. From cold-pressing to super critical CO2 extraction – the extraction method may vary; the result is always the best quality oil which, infact is super-rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and anti-oxidants. While essential fatty acids (omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9) power rosehip oil to nourish and hydrate the skin along with repairing the skin elasticity, the high concentration of vitamins gives it phenomenal regenerative and healing properties. Like high Vitamin C content helps brighten the skin and decrease the appearance of hyperpigmentation. And not just that, rosehip oil also helps with inflammatory conditions like eczema and tackles scar – be it shaving scars or even surgical scars, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial prowess.

Well, if you still haven’t had enough reasons to let the rosehip oil take over the throne of ‘Queen of Natural Oils’ from an equally exceptional coconut oil, let me tell you that this multi-tasking elixir comes with all skin suitability, even for combination to oil skin types, and acneic skin type who have had oil-free skin routine policy for the longest time. From regulating skin’s oil production to minimizing acne scars, rosehip oil solves all oily skin and acne woes; consider it a gift from Mother Nature.

Even with its many dramatic properties, this golden elixir is very easy to use. You can use it as the final step in nighttime skincare routine or in daytime, under makeup for that dewy glow. Or just slather it on as body oil for nourishing weekend massages.

So, as you get ready to add this brilliant, lightweight oil to your skincare routine, we have listed below some of the best rosehip oil products that are exceptionally cult to quicken your process.
P.S. Share your incredible rosehip oil experiences in the comments below.

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(L-R) The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil Rs.1171, Goop G.Day Black Pepper + Rose Hip Energy Body Oil Rs.4725, The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Facial Oil Rs. 3895
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(L-R) Purearth Wild Rosehip Supercritical Face Oil Rs.5189 (30ml), Mario Badescu Rose Hips Mask Rs.1380, Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ Rs.3036.55

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