Are you after soft, supple skin? If so, we’re thrilled let you in on the beauty multitasker with a royal connection. That’s because sources have revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge’s incredible, glowing skin is partly down to her using rosehip oil in her beauty routine.
Here, we explain all about the A-list skincare staple embraced by celebrities like Miranda Kerr and Victoria Beckham.
What is rosehip oil?
Rosehips are the fruit that’s left over after roses drop their petals. Organic rosehip oil is cold pressed from certain types of rosehip seeds that grow in South America and Africa. However, unlike the floral scent of roses, the oil has a woody smell.
Thanks to ‘The Kate Effect’, rosehip oil is set to join spirulina smoothies as a cult favourite. If Kate Middleton uses a product, sales go through the roof as her fans around the globe hurry to snap up her top picks.
And with the royal couple’s third baby due next year, Trilogy’s Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is expected to sell one every 20 seconds. But does rosehip oil live up to the hype?
Here are 5 benefits you need to know about:
- It’s rich in skin-friendly vitamins
Rosehip oil is bursting with vitamins A, C, D and E – antioxidants needed to keep skin youthful and healthy. Their natural anti-inflammatory effect helps protect the skin’s surface.
- It could help prevent stretch marks
Commonly caused by pregnancy or sudden weight changes, stop these red or purple lines in their tracks by massaging rosehip oil into the skin to help improve the appearance of stretch marks by 43%. 
- It’s full of wrinkle-fighting fatty acids
You might recognise oleic and linoleic acid from the labels of many bestselling skincare products. Well, rosehip oil naturally contains these essential fatty acids. Valued for their moisturising and anti-aging properties, fatty acids boost skin hydration and restore elasticity to battle fine lines and wrinkles.
- It’s organic and free from harmful ingredients
During pregnancy, many women avoid using potentially unsafe ingredients like retinoids that can aggravate the skin. And Kate is no different.
According to a source close to the Duchess, “Kate is very cautious of products and treatments, baby’s health comes first.” Rosehip oil is a pure plant oil with no added fragrances, colours or preservatives.
- It could help reduce the appearance of scars
Rosehip oil’s healing properties are backed by research based on post-surgery scars. Plus, independent clinical studies2 show that Trilogy’s Certified Organic Rosehip Oil can improve the appearance of a scars by a whopping 41%.
Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil
Deeply nourishing yet quickly absorbed, the beauty world continues to fawn over this award-winning 100% organic rosehip seed oil.
Free from preservatives, it’s offers intense moisturisation without clogging pores. Suitable for all skin types, apply it to scars, wrinkles and stretch marks for radiant, rejuvenated skin.
To find out if natural products could work wonders for your skin, shop our range of beautifying skin oils in our Natural Beauty section.