So you replaced all of your skin-care products with coconut oil, but your face isn’t that perfect porcelain quite yet, and you're ready to try something new. If you are a celeb beauty junkie like me, you’ve heard wonders about the smoothing and anti-aging effects of rose hip seed oil—but does it really live up to the hype?
Powerful, organic rosehip oil like this one (only $16 on Amazon.com) is harvested from the seeds of rose bushes, and is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that can do wonderful things for your face. Using it is a common beauty trick from Chile that has grown in popularity ever since Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr announced that she uses it regularly, and now over 4,000 reviewers on Amazon say it's magic for fixing dull, acne-prone skin. We checked in with the experts to find out the real deal.
“There is no scientific proof that rosehip seed oil is the best thing for your skin," says Gary Goldenberg, MD, medical director of Mount Sinai Dermatology Faculty Practice, "but that’s not to say that this seed extract isn’t good for your skin."
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Like most natural beauty treatments out there, it may not work for everyone, but it certainly has some benefits that are real heavy-hitters in the beauty department. Here are the potential skin ailments we recommend trying it out for in order to get big results.