Rosa canina seed oil



Rosa canina seed oil at a glance

  • Also known as rose hip oil
  • Non-fragrant emollient plant oil derived from seed pods of the rose plant
  • Hydrates with skin-beneficial fatty acids
  • Assists in protecting skin from aging environmental stressors

Rosa canina seed oil description

Rosa canina seed oil, also known as rose hip oil, is an emollient, non-fragrant plant oil that works to hydrate. See: Rose Hip Oil

Rosa canina seed oil references

  • European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, May 2019, ePublication
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences, January 2018, ePublication
  • AAPS Pharm SciTech, August 2016, pages 863-871
  • The Journal of Nutrition, March 2002, pages 461-471
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, March 2000, pages 825-828

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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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