If you're a dame who likes to dabble in the skincare world, chances are you've heard of rosehip oil. Yes? We know – it's been around for yonks. But while trends come and go, rosehip oil is one of those cult ingredients that has stuck around in our beauty cabinets – and for good reason.
While we all know that no one skincare ingredient can do absolutely *everything* (surprise!), our friend rosehip oil comes pretty darn close to it, and we're forever harping on about its marvellous attributes.
It's extracted from the fallen fruit of the Rosa canina plant, and extraordinarily it takes roughly 210,000 rosehip seeds to produce just one 30ml bottle. It’s also a multitasking powerhouse: rosehip oil is packed with essential fatty acids (our bodies can’t produce this themselves), antioxidants and vitamins and it can do everything from hydrate your skin to minimise scarring and irritation.
It just makes skin... better.
However! Before you go and bag yourself any ol' jar of rosehip oil (look at you go!), it's worth knowing that all rosehip oil isn't made the same. Not even close, friends.
You need to be picky when it comes to selecting a quality rosehip oil so you can get the best benefits for your skin.
If you're looking for where to start, we recommend reaching for essano. In case you haven't heard of it (where have you been?!), it's a brand that is known for its sustainable sourcing of rosehip oil (important) and is proudly natural and eco-certified.
essano is New Zealand owned and operated, and uses hand-picked and processed rosehips from smallholder farmers and their families in Patagonia Austral – a pure, untouched region in the extreme south of Chile, renowned for the quality of its rosehip crop.
essano is also proudly 100 per cent cruelty-free, and none of the products or ingredients are tested on any furry friends (just some lucky humans!).
How good's that? (VERY).
Not only this, but essano actually has a whole range of rosehip products, which makes incorporating the ingredient into your skincare routine a real cinch. Each product is formulated with a bunch of nourishing added oils (such as jojoba oil and shea butter) for an extra boost of skin-loving benefits.
essano has what's called the Hydrating Rosehip skincare range, and it's made up of 18 scientifically formulated skincare products that are designed to be used with each other, like the Hydrating Rosehip Gel Foaming Cleanser, Hydrating Rosehip Hyaluronic Moisture Serum and Hydrating Rosehip Certified Organic Rosehip Oil.