Experts Explain the Incredible Benefits of Rose-Hip Oil for Skin



While many of us consider coconut oil the queen of all natural oils, there may be another contender vying for the throne. I don't know about you, but I love roses. They make me happy, so I'm naturally intrigued by anything that smells like them. If you're unfamiliar with rose-hip oil (and its many under-the-radar benefits to your skin), let me assure you that it is, in fact, as pleasant as it sounds.

For starters, the natural oil is beloved by an actual duchess. That's right—it's confirmed that Kate Middleton and her mother, Carole Middleton, use it as a part of their daily skincare routines. Kate's go-to is Trilogy's Rosehip Oil ($19). Gwyneth Paltrow and Miranda Kerr have also openly confessed their love for it, and they have glowing skin. Now that we've addressed the fact that rose-hip oil is loved by royalty and A-listers alike, it's time to figure out why.

We enlisted the help of skincare expert Kat Burki, the pioneer behind her skincare line of the same name, to explain. "Rose-hip oil is the fruit of a rose from a rose plant that is extracted and processed to form an oil," she says. "It's derived from the leftover seed pods after the petals of the rose have fallen off." Read on for all the incredible benefits of rose-hip oil for skin.