Rosehip oil is not extracted from rose petals as rose oil is, but uses pressings from its fruit and seeds. It is the rosa canina rose bush that grows mainly in Chile that gives us this oil.
This oil, also called rosehip seed oil, has valuable healing benefits that have been known for centuries. It has a lot of skin-nourishing vitamins and other essential fatty acids. The phenols in this oil also have anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. It has also seen use as a carrier oil for essential oils that cannot be applied directly to the skin.
It is the fatty acids in this oil that prevent the cell walls from losing water, and this helps in hydrating skin that is dry and itchy. This oil is easily absorbed by the skin and this permits the antioxidants in it to travel to the deeper layers of the skin.