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Breakthrough Beauty: Rosehip Oil!


Lily Feng

Staff Writer

In today’s skin care market, there are a surplus of products.  Finding the right skincare regimen can be tricky, especially for those who suffer from sensitive or problematic skin. The most common skin issue is dryness, this is where rosehip oil comes into play.

Rosehip oil, derived from the seeds of the wild rose-bush, is a powerhouse product because it’s packed with vitamins and fatty acids that nourish the skin and combat free radicals.

Dr. Manjula Jegasothy, dermatologist and CEO of Miami Skin Institute, affirms that “rosehip oil is considered more effective than other herbal oils because it has smaller molecules of beta-carotene (Vitamin A), and essential fatty acids that are much like the skin cell membrane, which enable the rosehip oil to penetrate deeper into the skin.”

In addition, Dr. Cybele Fishman, holistic dermatologist, elaborates that “[the] gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)[in rosehip oil] is an omega fatty acid that’s excellent for maintaining a healthy skin barrier.”

This oil also contains vitamin C, which helps brighten the complexion, and protects against premature aging. This miracle product can be mixed in with lotions or creams to improve its potency as a moisturizer. Rosehip oil can also be used to combat and prevent signs of aging and treat scars.

Here is a list of recommended oils:

Radha: Radha Beauty is made with all-natural ingredients and 100% organic and pure. With a five-star customer rating there’s no doubt that this oil does wonders for the skin. For only $14.95 it’s also proven to be college budget friendly.

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The Ordinary: The Ordinary is another organic and pure based brand. This oil is a daily support formula with 100% high-purity, sustainably sourced, organic and cold-pressed rose hip seed oil. For $9.80 it again is college budget friendly!

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Trilogy: Supermodel Miranda Kerr and Duchess Kate Middleton both swear by this brand! This is another certified organic rosehip oil. Although it is a little more pricey it can still be college budget friendly costing $29.00.

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