What is it Wednesday? – Rose Hip Seed Oil

What it looks like?

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What is it?

Rose Hip Seed Oil is an oil that is made by extracting from the seeds of a wild rose bush that grows in the southern Andes. Rose Hip Seed Oil is known for its healing properties. The oil has been a well kept secret of the native people and has been validated by science.

Most rose hip seed oil is produced in Argentina and Chile.

Health benefits?

Rose hip seed oil is commonly used in a variety of skin care products.  It contains vitamin A, vitamin E and essential fatty acids.  All of that good stuff helps promote healthy skin and delay the effects of skin aging by assisting with cell regeneration and promoting collagen levels to increase.  This causes skin to appear smoother and firmer!

Here are a couple things rose hip oil is good for:

  • Reduces wrinkles and signs of premature aging
  • Helps reduce the appearance of scars
  • Moisturizes dry skin immediately
  • High content of unsaturated essential fatty acids helps in nourishing skin
  • Helps with acne and eczema
  • Improves burned skin
  • Helps to prevent and reduce stretch marks
  • Helps with brittle nails

How to use it?

Massage oil into affected area with your fingertips until it is completely absorbed. If you use it during the day you must place a sunblock on top.

VC&C thoughts:

A couple years ago I went to Argentina and in typical Tracey fashion managed to get extremely sick.  Here I was in the middle of a picturesque town nestled in the Andes and I was bed ridden.  I was scheduled to go on a tour of the mountains and do a little shopping but I was feeling awful so I stayed in my room to get better so I could enjoy the rest of the trip.

So, what does this have to do with Rose Hip Seed Oil?  The little shopping trip I was set to go on made a stop at the store that sells this amazing oil.  All of the locals were raving about it and how great it was for your skin.  Luckily my husband (than boyfriend) went on the tour and bought me the biggest bottle of the oil he could find.    He knew I would want it and probably felt a little bad that I was missing out on such a great day of sightseeing.  I haven’t used the Rose oil as much as I should but after doing all this research I’m going to put it to good use!


Do you use an oil to moisturize?

Disclaimer: I must say I’m not a registered dietitian. This post is based on my own personal knowledge, opinions and research.

One Comment

  • Gina (The Candid RD)

    So rose hip seed oil doesn’t contain vitamin C? There are so many vitamin C supplements that claim the C is from rosehip oil, but perhaps that’s different than the seed?
    I think I need to try this stuff on my face, as I hear it’s NEVER too early to start using wrinkle treatment! Thanks for the information.

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