The multi-benefit Rosehip Oil is the basis of so many skincare products. It’s becoming increasingly popular - especially with natural and organic beauty brands – but what actually is it and what does it do? I sat down to chat with Corinne Morley, the In-House Skincare Expert at Trilogy – a natural, sustainable and ethical skincare brand, to find out.
What is Rosehip Oil?
Trilogy’s Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is a 100% pure, cold-pressed seed oil from rosehips - the fruit left behind after a rose has bloomed and dropped it petals. Contrary to what the name suggests, it doesn’t smell like roses, which can surprise new customers. Instead, it has a subtle earthy smell.
The best quality oil for skincare purposes comes from the rugged mountainous regions of Chile and Lesotho, southern Africa, where it grows wild and flourishes in the high-altitude climate.
Why has Rosehip Oil become such a popular skincare ingredient? What are its benefits?
There’s a huge and growing demand for skincare which is non-GMO and free from petrochemicals and silicone oils. Many women – and men, for that matter – are becoming concerned at the chemical overload inherent in our modern world and are looking for simpler, more natural alternatives to their favourite products.
Rosehip Oil is super-rich in essential fatty acids (omegas 3 & 6) and fatty acids (omega 9), making it intensely nourishing, hydrating and great for helping repair and rejuvenate skin. Organic Rosehip Oil is proven to be highly effective at treating scars, stretch marks, fine lines, wrinkles and dry and dehydrated skin. It helps restore healthy, glowing skin.
Superfine oils like Rosehip Oil are readily accepted and absorbed by the skin, won’t clog or irritate pores and help to promote normal, healthy skin cell function. With a molecular structure similar in design to our own natural skin oil (sebum), rosehip can help to regulate the skin's own oil production so, far from causing breakouts, it can actually be beneficial for re-balancing oily skin. Because it’s 100% organic with no added preservatives, fragrance or colours, it’s also great for sensitive skin.
Is Rosehip Oil suitable and beneficial for all ages?
Everybody can use Rosehip Oil. As pure Certified Organic Rosehip Oil has no added preservatives or fragrance, it’s suitable for the entire family, even babies’ delicate skin.
What are some of your favourite Rosehip Oil skincare products?
Trilogy’s Ultra Hydrating Face Cream, enriched with our unique blend of Rosehip Oil and antioxidants, is my go-to moisturiser, especially for this time of year. I have very dry skin and this is our most intensive cream. It’s super nourishing and helps guard against moisture loss.
I also use our Gentle Facial Exfoliant at least once a week to polish and refine my skin. It uses natural biodegradable jojoba wax microspheres instead of plastic microbeads so it’s ocean-safe, which is really important to me.
My absolute handbag essential is our Everything Balm – I never leave home without it. It’s the ultimate multi-tasker – lip balm, hand cream, intensive moisturiser for heels and elbows… I even use it in the ends of my hair. You could call it the Swiss Army Knife of skincare!
And of course Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+, which is also certified organic. It’s a daily must-have for anyone and everyone to keep skin healthy and glowing!