Esthetician's Guide to Rosehip Oil

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What is Rosehip Oil?

A dry, non-greasy oil that has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and moisturizing properties. Obtained from the seeds and fruit of the rose bush; it is not the same as rose oil, which is extracted from rose petals.

What Should I Know About Rosehip Oil?

  • Contains beta-carotene, vitamin A (retinol), vitamin C, and vitamin E (tocopherol).
  • Has beneficial properties for barrier protection.
  • Can be used as a single ingredient or incorporated into creams and lotions.
  • Oxidizes easily after air contact, so should be kept in small containers. Store unused oil in the refrigerator.

Rosehip Oil Treatment Considerations

  • An excellent emollient for dry skin.
  • Helps guard barrier function and maintain moisturization.

Rosehip Oil Contraindications

  • If used as a pure oil, patch-testing for potential allergy is strongly recommended.
  • Use intake forms to screen for potential allergies that may affect the individual client.

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ASCP SkinPro

Introducing our newest resource for estheticians, ASCP SkinPro—a web app that can easily be saved to your mobile device!

Included with ASCP membership, ASCP SkinPro is designed to aid in skin analysis by putting the essential knowledge of contraindications for common skin-related conditions and ingredients at your fingertips. Members can log in for access or go directly to the app.

Picture this: You’re in the treatment room and a client tells you they have atopic dermatitis and several allergies. You’re pretty confident you know how to proceed with treatment, but you want to be absolutely sure. Simply open the app, search for the condition, and you’ve got expert information at your fingertips. You can also use ASCP SkinPro to look up ingredients quickly and easily, identifying important contraindications and best practices so you can adjust your treatment plan on the spot.

Consult with ASCP SkinPro with confidence and elevate your treatment plans. The ASCP team sourced information from a variety of clinical journals and worked with Dr. Mark Lees, author of Skin Care: Beyond the Basics and a longtime contributor to ASCP Skin Deep magazine, to bring it all together.


  • During consultation: Your client mentions a condition or ingredient allergy during the intake process and want to contraindications.
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  • While retailing: You’re about to recommend a product for your client, but you want to confirm the contraindications and ensure the product will perform as needed. 


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