I’ve been on a mission to find the best rosehip oil brands I can find online and this prompted me into testing several different products to see which one I prefer. So far I’ve discovered many wonderful rosehip oils that I am happy to recommend but I will continue testing more rosehip oil brands that are deemed excellent by online reviewers so my mission is not finished yet. I am not sure whether I’ve discovered the best rosehip oil yet but I am definitely impressed by the brands I’ve tried so far and I am very much convinced they are some of the best. However, there are a few more rosehip oil brands to test so I will have my final say once I put those products to the test as well.
Meanwhile, I decided to share with you the top rosehip oils based on my experience so far but have also decided to include some additional brands which I haven’t tested yet but are worth considering based on positive online customer reviews.
Why you should use rosehip oil
Before I dive into all the details about the rosehip oils I’ve tested, let me explain first why rosehip oil is worth adding to your skincare routine.
First of all, this beauty oil is very popular amongst many celebrities such as Kate Middleton, Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham. There must be something about it if they use it, right? And while this should not be the main reason why you should try it, it’s definitely something worth keeping in mind. However, the reason why you should include it in your skincare routine is more because of the following:
- It’s suitable for all skin types.
- It’s packed with essential fatty acids which help to regenerate the skin, improve its elasticity and increase its moisture.
- It contains natural retinol which comes with no side effects. This helps to improve acne and soften fine lines.
- It can be used in a multitude of ways, not only as a facial oil. For example, you can use it as a cuticle oil, makeup remover, for stretch marks, on your damaged hair and even as a beard oil.
What makes a good rosehip oil?
Before you buy a rosehip oil, you should know that the quality of rosehip oils you find online varies considerably. The quality depends on several factors, for example:
- Extraction method – Always buy rosehip oil that’s been extracted without the use of heat. The best extraction method is the one that uses CO2 to extract the oil. There is no heat generated using this method at all. The other acceptable method is the cold-press extraction method where the rosehip seeds are crushed and pressed and then the oil is released. This method may result in some heat being created due to the friction but in general, it should preserve most of the oil’s nutrients, if not all.
- Is it certified organic? – To ensure rosehip oil doesn’t contain any unnecessary toxins (pesticides), look for organic certifications.
- How it’s stored – Rosehip oil is really sensitive to light, heat and air so it’s very important to store it correctly. For this reason, it should always come in a dark glass bottle which protects it from light and it should never be stored in a hot warehouse. The best is to store it in the fridge. If rosehip oil has been stored incorrectly, this will affect its quality and make it go rancid faster.
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Best rosehip oil brands – A quick overview
If you are keen on learning about the best rosehip oils to buy, here is a quick overview of the brands I’ve selected for this post and all the key information:
|Product Name||Organic Certification||Highlights||Size and price (RRP)|
|Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil||Certified Organic by BioGro New Zealand|| £19.50 for 20ml|
£34.50 for 45ml
|Alteya Certified Organic Cold Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil||USDA Certified Organic||£8.75 for 20ml|
|Sukin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil||ACO Certified Organic|| £13.95 for 25ml |
£19.95 for 50ml
|Akin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil||ACO Certified Organic||£18 for 20ml (usually reduced online)|
|Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil||The Soil Association|| £24 for 30ml|
£16 for 10ml
Best rosehip oil brands – Reviews
Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil
Trilogy Rosehip Oil is one of the most popular rosehip oils on the market today and it’s #1 in New Zealand with one bottle sold world-wide every 20 seconds. So if you want the best rosehip oil this one should be seriously considered. It’s also used by many celebrities which just confirms how good it is.
This oil worked very well on my skin and has improved my skin’s overall condition. When using it I experienced fewer breakouts, no dryness and my fines lines appeared less prominent. This oil also helped to brighten brown spots I have on my hand but it didn’t help to prevent them. You can read my full review here.
Trilogy Rosehip Oil has been tested in independent clinical trials and proven to work on scars, stretch marks and fine lines/wrinkles.
I like this rosehip oil as it’s so ‘dry’ and really quick to absorb. It’s drier than any other rosehip oils that I’ve tried so it’s perfect to apply before makeup in the morning.
I am not the biggest fan of the scent but it’s not too overwhelming.
All in all, Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is a great rosehip oil which is loved by many so do give it a go and see what you think.
Alteya Certified Organic Cold Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil
The rosehip oil from Alteya Organics is the second rosehip oil that I’ve tried and loved (see my full review here). Compared to Trilogy’s rosehip oil, Alteya’s rosehip oil feels oilier and takes a little bit longer to absorb. But I didn’t have any issues with this. It didn’t give me any breakouts and my skin was looking really good when using this oil.
Alteya’s rosehip oil is more affordable than Trilogy’s oil but still of excellent quality since it’s made from organic rosehips grown in Bulgaria using a cold-pressed extraction method.
This is pure rosehip oil with nothing extra added to it. It’s certified organic by the USDA Organic.
This oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids with the concentration of these acids varying from batch to batch but it’s normally in the range 70.6% – 71.5% (I got in touch with their customer service to get this information).
Alteya Organic Rosehip oil works well to moisturise the skin and it’s suitable for all skin types, including acne-prone and combination skin. From my own experience, I can say it helps breakouts heal faster and also helps to keep the skin clear. For fine lines, you should use it for a while before you will be able to see any difference (at least 6 weeks I would say).
Sukin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil
I found Sukin Organic Rosehip Oil very similar to the Trilogy’s oil and I think the colour is pretty much the same. They both absorb pretty quickly, leaving a non-greasy feeling behind.
Sukin’s rosehip oil does a good job at keeping my skin in good condition but I think Trilogy Organic Rosehip Oil is slightly better since it’s more effective on fine lines. Maybe that’s because it has a higher concentration of essential fatty acids? Sukin guarantees at least 70% essential fatty acids while Trilogy’s number is higher – at 80%.
I prefer the scent of Sukin Organic Rosehip Oil as it’s more subtle although still not amazing (there is no pure rosehip oil that smells nice, to be honest, so it’s just something to keep in mind).
Anyhow, this rosehip oil is still very good with plenty of glowing reviews online. It has even won the Beauty Shortlist Award 2018 (Editor’s Choice).
Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil
Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil is not pure rosehip oil like some other oils featured in this post but it’s still full of goodness so I had to include it here. In addition to rosehip seed extract, Pai BioRegenerate Oil also contains Rosehip Fruit Extract and Rosemary Extract. Natural Vitamin E is also added to preserve the product and for extra antioxidants.
The oil has a deep orange-red colour which comes from a higher concentration of carotenoids found in rosehip fruit oil. These are powerful antioxidants that can work wonders on the skin, preventing ageing and softening wrinkles.
People report that Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil is not too greasy and sinks in quite quickly. Reviewers love it as it’s great for dry skin, hormonal breakouts and redness. It leaves the skin soft and glowy.
It’s highly concentrated so you only need a few drops. This means it should last you for a while.
One negative thing is that many people mention that they don’t love the herbal scent but as it doesn’t linger on the skin they can cope with it.
I am yet to try this rosehip oil but it looks very promising and I cannot wait to give it a go.
Akin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil
Akin Rosehip Oil is another rosehip oil on this list which also contains some other ingredients apart from pure rosehip oil. In this case, it’s rosemary leaf extract which gives the oil its distinctive scent. It’s very subtle though and I personally find the scent very pleasant and I can say that this is the best smelling rosehip oil that I’ve tried so far.
A little goes a long way when applying Akin Rosehip Oil. I haven’t used it for long enough to comment on how it helps my skin but it has many positive reviews online so it’s definitely worth trying.
The oil leaves the skin feeling nice and soft and it’s great as a facial night oil. It feels quite rich but sinks into the skin well. It’s perfect to use on scars, uneven and dry skin.
The concentration of omega 3 fatty acids in this rosehip oil is at least 80% and the oil is extracted by the supercritical [CO2] extraction method which is the best way of obtaining rosehip oil.