Rosehip Oil - Lead 2016
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If you have yet to discover the wonders that rosehip oil can work, then it's time to get acquainted. The ingredient could be the solution for skin issues like adult acne, dryness, or reducing acne scars, and is easy to incorporate into your existing routine, especially when working with a pure form like Acure's ($11; "Rosehip oil is packed with vitamins A and C, and antioxidants," explains Dr. Mara Weinstein Velez of New York City's Schweiger Dermatology Group. "It has anti-inflammatory properties which can help reduce the redness associated with acne and acne-prone skin, and it's a great nighttime moisturizer to use in conjunction with your retinoids to combat dryness and irritation." It works on all skin types, and because it's so nourishing and hydrating, any breakouts end up healing faster. A few drops worked into your complexion have the ability to extend the life of your skin cell membranes, effectively hitting the slo-mo button on the aging process.


According to Weinstein Velez, old acne scars can benefit from the treatment, too. The ample amounts of vitamins A and C can amp up collagen production, and since the ingredient reduces inflammation, your chances of dealing with future scars are reduced. When it comes to picking your ideal formula, generally speaking, less is more. "There are many different preparations of rosehip oil, and with every topical cosmetic product, there are preservatives to help it last on the shelf, but the less ingredients, the better," says Weinstein Velez. If you're allergic to fragrance, however, try doing a spot-test on an area (just as you would with other botanical products) to ensure the ingredient won't irritate your skin.