Ingredient spotlight: the skincare benefits of rosehip oil

Rosehip Oil has had a bit of a hero moment in recent years, perhaps because in part it's rumoured to be a favourite skincare staple of the Duchess of Cambridge. However, we have been using it in our natural skincare products for years, for its radiance restoring benefits.

We are not fans of using an abundance of ingredients in our skincare products, but the ones we do include are chosen because of their benefits and their quality. Alongside other favourites like apricot kernel oil and calendula, rosehip oil is quietly and powerfully restorative.

What is rosehip oil?

Rosehip oil — also known as rosehip seed oil — comes from the seeds of the dog rose, a type of wild rose. Recognisable for its bright orange colour, it's full of vitamins (particularly vitamins A, C, and E), antioxidants and essential fatty acids, and can be used on its own before applying a moisturiser, or as an ingredient in other skincare products.

What are the skincare benefits of rosehip oil?

Rosehip oil is easy to use and has a wide reaching range of benefits. These include:

  • Anti-aging - particularly helping with pigmentation, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and improving skin's firmness
  • Can help scars to fade
  • Helps build collagen
  • Tightens pores
  • Brightens complexion
  • Helps even skin tone
  • Helps repair damaged skin
  • Helps with acne prevention
  • Increases skin cell turnover
  • Calms the skin
  • Moisturising and hydrating
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Provides a protective antioxidant boost

Which skincare products contain rosehip oil?

Our skincare products that contain rosehip oil are particularly focused on healing and restoring the skin, encouraging its natural glow.

Defiant Beauty Smooth Skin Oil

Our Defiant Beauty Smooth Skin Oil is designed to rejuvenate the skin and help sooth it when it's been damaged by side-effects of chemo and radiotherapy. It combines seven natural ingredients and essential oils, including moisturising coconut oil, healing calendula and rejuvenating rosehip oil as well as sandalwood, neroli and mandarin.

Defiant Beauty Smooth Skin Oil



Defiant Beauty Scalp Care Oil

Formulated to help relieve irritation caused by cancer treatment, the Defiant Beauty Scalp Care Oil helps to restore skin, soothe, cool, and combat acne on the scalp. It contains 10 natural ingredients known for their antibacterial properties, including rosehip oil, calendula, tea tree, bergamot, and a dose of vitamin E for nourishment.



Defiant Beauty Itchy Skin Oil

Itchiness is a common side effect of cancer treatment, and our Defiant Beauty Itchy Skin Oil was created to provide fast relief. It's easily absorbed and moisturises tight skin, using a combination of gentle apricot kernel oil, healing calendula and rejuvenating rosehip oil. It's a popular feature of our Breast Cancer Body Care Package, which is a thoughtful gift for anyone going through breast cancer treatment and also contains our Defiant Beauty Nail Oil, Defiant Beauty Healing Hand Balm and our Defiant Beauty Lip Balm.


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