Nutrition Expert: Sana Saiyed, Practicing Clinical Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Mumbai.
Rose hip oil is also known as rosehip seed oil. It’s derived from the rosa canina rose bush, which is grown mostly in Chile.
There has been a lot of talking in the town about this supplemental oil called rosehip oil.
Rosehip oil is derived from the fruit and seeds of the rose bush, unlike the rose oil which is extracted from the rose petals.
Rose hip oil has is a very ancient oil but it never got the limelight until the last few years when people started observing its wide range of properties in terms of skin, hair, to reduce inflammation, etc.
Rosehip has phenols in it which makes it an intriguing option for getting used as a supplement for various use in the body.
How much is good?
Rose hip oil supplements are taken orally and the serum is applied topically on the skin. Basically rosehip oil supplements tablets are given to people who have Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, weak immune system, constipation, skin glow and reduction of menstrual cramp.
The standard dose for the rose hip is 5-10g a day, divided into two doses. Rose hip powder is usually the preferred form of the supplement. It should be taken with meals.Doses as high as 40g have been used in studies. Aside from some intestinal distress, taking this much rose hip is not harmful.
Benefits of Rosehip Oil for Skin
- Regenerates and heals the skin: Because it contains high concentrations of vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, and K, rosehip oil is known for its exceptional regenerative and healing properties.
- Increases collagen production and skin elasticity: Research shows that after eight weeks, rosehip oil will lead to a significant improvement in crow’s-feet wrinkles, the skin’s moisture level, and elasticity. (https://www.dovepress.com/the-effectiveness-of-a-standardized-rose-hip-powder-containing-seeds-a-peer-reviewed-article-CIA)
- Assists in brightening and evening out the skin: Because it’s rich in vitamin C, rosehip oil helps brighten the skin. It also helps decrease the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
- Fights free radicals: “With high levels of vitamin C, rosehip seed oil can help with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, brighten skin, and help fight free-radicals in the skin,” says Plescia.
- Has dramatic skin restorative powers: A study proved that the use of rosehip oil on patients post-surgery improved the overall look of their scars. (https://www.scirp.org/journal/paperinformation.aspx?paperid=57497)
- Intensely hydrates and moisturizes the skin: Including linoleic acid, as well as various other essential fatty acids, rosehip oil is the go-to for acute hydration. It also locks in moisture and is easily absorbed by the skin.
- Calms inflammation: Rich in vitamin E and anthocyanin—two ingredients that can calm and soothe irritation—rosehip oil can be hugely beneficial for those dealing with rosacea, eczema, and other inflammatory skin issues.
- Combats acne: “For acne-prone skin, rosehip oil can be helpful because it has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, and it has low comedogenicity”