Rosa Canina Fruit Oil



Rosa Canina Fruit Oil at a glance

  • Non-fragrant, emollient plant oil that delivers moisturizing benefits
  • Provides beneficial fatty acids that soothe and strengthen skin’s barrier 
  • Known to be a source of antioxidants, including vitamin C and vitamin E
  • Commonly referred to as rose hip oil

Rosa Canina Fruit Oil description

_Rosa canina_ fruit oil (often referred to more broadly as rose hip oil) is a non-fragrant, emollient plant oil that moisturizes skin as well as providing beneficial fatty acids that soothe and strengthen skin’s barrier. Additionally, _Rosa canina_ fruit is known to be a source of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and tocopherol (vitamin E), both of which offer numerous antioxidant-related benefits to skin. Rose hip seed oil also contains antioxidants belonging to the carotenoid and flavonoid groups. _Rosa canina_ fruit oil has been deemed safe by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel. Their report looked at products containing up to 19%. _Rosa canina_ is sometimes referred to as dog rose. Fun fact: the genus _Rosa_ encompasses approximately 100 species found throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America.

Rosa Canina Fruit Oil references

  • Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 2018, pages 744-748
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences, June 2017, pages 1–37
  • International Journal of Toxicology, 2017, pages 51S-129S
  • African Journal of Biotechnology, May 2010, pages 2,709-2,716
  • Czech Journal of Food Science, 2009, pages 178-184

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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