The other day, while I was getting my daily dose of Dr. Oz, he was talking about Rosehip Oil. It’s supposed to be the best-kept secret for anti-aging. The funny thing is, I remember my abuela raving about this oil all the time. She actually uses it herself and at 80 years old, her skin looks great.
But Rosehip Seed Oil is actually nothing new. It can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians and Mayans. They used it to hydrate their skin and combat wrinkles—yes, they worried about wrinkles too. It’s extracted from the seeds of a wild rose bush in the Southern Andes and is filled with provitamin A, omega-3 and essential fatty acids that help with wrinkles, dark-spots and even acne. Dr. Oz even called it nature’s Retin-A.
Celebs such as Miranda Kerr and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, have all been said to use it to keep their skin looking flawless. The best part, according to Dr. Oz, is you can get the same exact benefits from Rosehip Oil as Rose Oil (which is typically $200 a bottle) without breaking the bank. I recently bought some Rosehip Oil and have been using it for 2 weeks now.
At first, I was a bit worried my skin would start breaking out, since my skin is naturally oily. But I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t. It goes on very light and gives my skin a nice, healthy glow. You’re supposed to use it after you shower—so it absorbs well into the skin—and two pumps is all you need. You can even mix it with your daily moisturizer.
I’ve also been using it at night—on a cleansed face. Funnily though, it doesn’t smell like roses. But the smell isn’t as bad as other oils I’ve tried. Once I tried an oil that smelled like dead flowers—eww.
At 29 (turning 30 in two months), I’ve already started noticing some small wrinkles under my eyes, but this oil has actually kept my under eyes looking moisturized. It’s also helped with some of my dark spots! You can find it at most health stores for under $20 bucks.
Have you tried Rosehip Oil before? Would love to get your thoughts?