Rosehip oil has garnered a lot of attention in recent years. It’s one of few botanical compounds that has been studied and shown to have efficacy in wound healing and as an anti inflammatory. In a study on its effects in wound healing it was shown to accelerate and promote wound healing and improve the appearance of scars. It has essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants. The fatty acids likely give it its hydrating qualities to improve the appearance of fine lines.
I find that when it comes to botanicals they are touted for a lot of uses- wrinkles, dark spots, dark circles etc. Rosehip oil does have strong anti inflammatory properties to likely improve the appearance of the skin and help with hydration. I could not find studies to support its effect in treating discoloration of the skin.
A little goes a long way! Apply 2-3 drops to the area to be treated on a daily basis and gently rub it in. Using high volumes of it will not necessarily provide better results !
True rosehip oil is an Amber color with smooth consistency. Not too greasy, not too liquify. It applies easily.