Simple Beauty – Rose Hip Seed Oil

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I love beauty products of all kinds and sometimes I enjoy a good, simple product. This post is part of a series sharing my favorite one ingredient beauty products. If your are into simple beauty routines, some of the products in this series might fit really well into your collection!


Rose hip seed oil is pressed from the seeds of rose bushes and is a powerhouse of ingredients for your skin.  It is most popular for being a natural source of Vitamin A – a more gentle form of retinol.  The oil also  has essential fatty acids that can assist in tissue regeneration that may reduce fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks. It is high in linoleic acid – an essential fatty acid that may reduce acne. It also contains Vitamin C, another anti-aging ingredient that stimulates the production of collagen and reduces the signs of aging.

I have bought rose hip seed oil on Amazon (as with all oils, I prefer Organic and cold pressed), but I like to get it from The Ordinary now that they carry it. I use the oil almost every evening on my face – I will either mix it in with Stratia Liquid Gold or I will mix it with my serum. Not only does it provide a little boost of benefits with the vitamins and fatty acids, it also provides a little extra moisture for my dehydrated skin. It is pretty lightweight and I think that normal/combo/oil skins would not find it to be too heavy if it was used on its own or under moisturizer.  Have you used rose hip seed oil? Let me know what you thought of it! Oils are my favorite one ingredient beauty products and I have a few more lined up to talked about in this series!

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