Truth be told, I live and die by moisturizers. My skin has always been dry, but age combined with colder than normal weather has me clinging to my jar of shea butter for dear life these days. But recently I heard about rosehip oil and the amazing benefits it has on skin—especially when it comes to fine lines, scars and age spots (the aging trifecta!).
Not only is rose hip oil known to help smooth away imperfections but it also hydrates dry, itchy skin like a dream. So I added a few drops to my normal shea butter-jojoba-almond oil combo and came up with this age-defying, ultra hydrating moisturizer.
Rejuvenating Rosehip Moisturizer
In case I haven’t quite sold you on it yet, rosehip oil is a-maz-ing for skin. It’s a natural source of omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids which help to repair damaged skin cells and plump fine lines. And since it’s a significant source of Vitamin C, it naturally encourages cell turnover and brightens dull skin. Rosehip oil is also incredibly regenerating. For centuries it’s been known for its skin firming and anti-aging properties, and some might even say it’s “better than botox” (okay, that’s just me but I’m sticking to it).
When combined with my two favorite complexion oils—almond and jojoba—it makes an incredibly nourishing lotion that’s perfect for all skin types. Almond oil is rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants, and has been shown to be hypoallergenic so it won’t break you out. Jojoba oil acts like a liquid wax forming a protective layer over the skin and protecting it from harsh elements.
And last but not least, a little shea butter helps to create thick, rich texture to better combat parched skin.
I like to slather it on damp skin in the morning after washing my face and at night right before bed. I find that applying it to slightly damp skin helps it sink in better, otherwise it just creates a shiny film top of my skin. And while I mainly use on my face, it’s also perfect as a hand and body lotion on days when you’re feeling especially dry.
- Combine all ingredients in a small glass jar and stir well.
- Loosely cover the jar with a lid and set aside for about 2 hours. Once it has solidified, use a fork to stir everything together until you achieve a soft, creamy consistency.
- Apply to damp skin twice a day. Use within two weeks.