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All About Rosehip Oil: It's Benefits & Uses

What Is Rosehip Oil?

Rosehip Oil is natural recurring oil that is extracted from the seeds of the Rose Hip plant which grows in Siberia, Europe and parts of South Africa and South America. 

Rosehip Oil has been used for centuries and has valuable healing natural properties which are mostly used to help nourish and rejuvenate the skin. Rosehip Oil also contains phenols which have been shown in studies to have some antibacterial and antifungal properties associated with them. 

What Is In Rosehip Oil?

Rosehip Oil is very mineral dense. It is full of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, C & A. Rosehip Oil also contains vital essential fatty acids such as Oleic acid, palmitic acid, linoleic acid & gamma linolenic acid. These fatty acids are valued for their moisturising and anti-ageing properties and help boost skin hydration and elasticity. 

Oleic Acid - Is an omega 9 fatty acid that helps support cellular health and may be able to enhance cognitive brain function. 

Linoleic Acid - Another essential fatty acid, Linoleic acid helps support cell membranes and has properties that can positively support biochemical processes such as regulation of immune function, inflammation and blood pressure.          

What's The History of Rosehip Oil?

Rosehip oil has been around since the time of the ancients. Used by the Mayans, Native Americans and Egyptians, Rosehip Oil is packed in fatty acids that are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. 

The Romans were also using Rosehip Oil to help regenerate and heal dog bites. The ancient Chinese used Rosehip Oil to treat internal illnesses related to the kidneys and to help soothe muscle cramps. 

During the 1980's it was shown that Rosehip Seed Oil could regenerate skin, and minimise scars and deep wrinkles and even have the ability to even skin tone and colour.Rosehip Oil is one of the highly regarded natural products to help rejuvenate and support healthy skin.    

Rosehip Oil Benefits

Hydrates Dry & Cracked Skin

Rosehip Oil is renown for hydrating dry and cracked skin. Rosehip contains a collection of essential fatty acids that keep cellular membrane & walls strong and supported so they don't naturally deplete of their water content.   

Natural Moisturizing Properties

A study in 2015 showed that using Rosehip Oil over a period of days offered a vast amount of anti-ageing properties that had abilities to keep the skin moisturized.     


Boosts Collagen Formation

It has been shown that Rosehip Oil is rich in vitamins A & C which are the building blocks for collagen formation within the body. Research shows that participants who took Rosehip orally experienced a noticeable increase in skin elasticity. 


Helps Reduce Inflammation

Rosehip is rich in both anthocyanin and polyphenols which may help reduce inflammation. It also contains vitamin E which is known for its anti-inflammatory effects.      

Helps Protect Against Sun Damage

The Antioxidants like vitamin A,C & E within Rosehip Oil have been shown to synergistically combat visible sun damage and UV exposure.      

Reduces Fine Lines & Lowers Inflammation

A recent study in 2015 showed a incredible reduction in the appearance of fine lines around the eyes (also known as crows feet) The study lasted 8 weeks and also showed that post surgical scars showed significant visible improvements.  

How To Use

Rosehip Oil is generally safe for all skin types. Take a small amount of oil and apply to the required area. You can use Rosehip Oil twice per day and it can be used on its own directly or used within a moisturizer.

Keep it in a cool dark place away from sunlight. Our Mountainlife Rosehip Oils all come in UV resistance bottles to help prevent the biological breakdown of the nutrients inside. 

Cold-pressed, wild harvested Rosehip Oil is recommended for its stronger nutrient content over farmed organic oils.

Mountainlife Rosehip Oil

Mountainlife provides 100% natural Rosehip Oil wild harvested from the mountains Altai in Siberia. Our Rosehip Oil is more nutrient dense due to the unique a varied and untouched environment which is completely pollutant free and harvested by locals native to the Altai region.

Rejuvenate & restore your skin today with Mountainlife Rosehip Oil.