Rosa Moschata Seed Oil



Rosa Moschata Seed Oil at a glance

  • Non-fragrant, emollient plant oil, commonly referred to as rose hip oil
  • Provides beneficial fatty acids that soothe and strengthen skin’s barrier
  • Offers antioxidant benefits mostly from its vitamins C and E content
  • Long history of use in cosmetics formulations, dating back to 1864

Rosa Moschata Seed Oil description

_Rosa moschata_ seed oil (commonly referred to as rose hip oil) is the oil pressed from the seed pods of a particular species of wild rose. As a topical skin care ingredient, it is cited in various studies dealing with compromised skin barrier, where it’s noted for providing beneficial fatty acids that have a positive effect on soothing and strengthening skin’s barrier. _Rosa moschata_ seed oil also offers antioxidant properties, and as a non-fragrant, emollient plant oil it has benefit for dry skin. __ _Rosa moschata_ seed oil has a long history of use in cosmetics formulations, with documentation dating all the way back to 1864. Some say its origins remain uncertain while other plant databases mention it’s native to Iran and Afghanistan. This ingredient is sometimes referred to as _Rosa mosqueta_, which is a common name for multiple species of rose.

Rosa Moschata Seed Oil references

  • National Cancer Institute Definitions, February 2020, page 1
  • European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, May 2019, pages 129-130
  • Polish Journal of Cosmetology, 2016, pages 176-181

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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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