Rosehip oil is an extract from the fruit of a plant rosehip, the saponified part of rosehip oil, mainly unsaturated fatty acids: oleic acid: 10-20%, linoleic acid: 41-50%, linolenic acid: 26-37%; and saturated fatty acids: palmitic acid: 3-5%, stearic acid: 1-3%. The main unsaponifiable parts are all-trans retinoic acid, tannins, flavonoids, vitamin C, and beta-carotene.
1. Resist wrinkles
Rosehip oil is rich in antioxidants that fight free radical damage to the skin. Antioxidants in rose hips, such as lycopene and beta-carotene, can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
2. Control acne-prone skin
Rosehip oil is usually rich in linoleic acid and a small amount of oleic acid. For these two reasons, it is important to control acne.
Researchers have found that rosehip oil can increase the moisture level of the skin, which can make the skin feel softer.