Rosehip oil or rosehip seed oil is becoming increasingly popular. As more people opt for natural skincare solutions or organic products, ingredients or natural extracts like rosehip oil will become more common in skincare products. Today, if you check out a product that contains rosehip oil then you would find another similar product that mentions rosehip seed oil. You may wonder if the two are the same or if there is any fundamental, literal or technical difference.
There are many who believe that there is no difference between rosehip oil and rosehip seed oil. Indeed, manufacturers who use the same oil but different terminologies would essentially have the same thing so there is no difference between the two. However, if a company is indeed using two types of oil, ala the rosehip oil and rosehip seed oil, then there is a substantial difference. Here is the difference between rosehip oil and rosehip seed oil.
1. The Oil Is Extracted From The Fruit.
The fruit is known as referred to as the hep or rose haw. If the fruit is used to extract the oil then the process is also extracting the oil from the seed. Hence, rosehip oil which is what it is called when the oil is extracted from the fruit is essentially also rosehip seed oil since the oil inside the seed is also being extracted. But, it is quite possible that the seeds are not used and only the fruits are being used to make rosehip oil. This is economically challenging because it takes much more labor, time and infrastructure to extract the seeds out and then to use the fruits and the seeds separately to extract separate oils.
2. Rosehip Seed Oil Would Refer To The Oil Extracted Only From The Seeds And Not From The Fruit.
The seed is the richest source of rose oil so whether or not a company is using the entire fruit, the seeds must be used to have enough oil. Having said that, it must be noted that many companies can use rosehip oil and market it saying it is rosehip seed oil when the more concentrated rosehip seed oil may be sold at premium prices. It is easy to understand why rosehip seed oil would be pricier. It is richer in nutrients, ala omega fatty acids and antioxidants as well as vitamins.
3. You Should Try And Opt For Rosehip Seed Oil And Not Rosehip Oil.
If you are opting for rosehip oil, make sure it is obtained from the entire fruit and not just the fruit sans the seeds.