“Rose-hip oil is a pressed seed oil extracted from the rose hips,” explains cosmetic chemist Ron Robinson of BeautyStat. What is a rose hip, you ask? Good question. It’s the fruit that develops below the blossoms of a rose plant. “It is rich in vitamins (like vitamin A and C) that might help increase cell turnover as well as rich in essential fatty acids (which help hydrate the skin) and antioxidants that might help protect the skin,” he explains.
Dermatologist and founder of Skin Science Dermatology, Dr. Geeta Yadav, notes rose-hip oil’s anti-inflammatory properties. “Rose-hip oil is naturally rich in omega fatty acids, which help nourish the skin as well as promote a healthier skin barrier,” she says. “It’s also packed with vitamins, most notably A and C, which help promote firmer, brighter, and more balanced skin with less inflammation.”