What You Need to Know About Rosehip Oil During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

If you are pregnant, you may be wondering if rosehip oil is safe to use on your skin. Whether you’ve been a longtime fan of Rosehip oil or have just heard about its fantastic benefits, it makes sense that you would want to confirm if it’s something you can safely use during pregnancy. Well, you came to the right place!

Rosehip oil is known for its moisturizing, anti-aging (hello collagen production), and acne healing properties, all of which could greatly benefit your skin right now, during pregnancy. However, you may also have some concerns about the potential risks of using rosehip oil during pregnancy, such as allergic reactions or hormonal imbalances. 

The good news is that rosehip oil is perfectly safe to use during pregnancy, and can be hugely beneficial in treating common pregnancy related skin conditions, such as hormonal acne, hyperpigmentation, dry skin, and even the not so talked about problem of suddenly feeling like your skin is rapidly aging. 

In this article, we will share all the amazing and specific benefits of rosehip oil for your skin during pregnancy, as well as address some common concerns, plus best practices to use it safely and effectively. We will also introduce you to a few of our favorite STUNN Collective products that contain organic rosehip oil.

Benefits of Rosehip Oil During Pregnancy

Rosehip oil can help you improve your skin health and appearance during pregnancy in several ways. Here are some of the main benefits of using rosehip oil during pregnancy:


One of the most common skin problems during pregnancy is dryness and itching, which can be caused by hormonal changes, increased blood volume, or stretching of the skin. Dry and itchy skin can be uncomfortable and irritating, and it can also lead to cracks, flakes, or infections. Rosehip oil and products that contain Rosehip oil, like STUNN’s daily face oil, Dew, can help you prevent and treat dryness during pregnancy by locking in water and moisturizing your skin. Rosehip oil is rich in essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acid and linolenic acid, which can nourish your skin and improve its barrier function. Rosehip oil can also lock in moisture and prevent water loss (TEWL aka transepidermal water loss), keeping it hydrated, supple, and smooth.


Another common, albeit less talked about, skin concern during pregnancy is aging, which can be caused by stress, lack of sleep, and dehydration. Aging can manifest as a noticeable uptick in wrinkles or fine lines, or noticing that your skin is more dull and even that it seems to be sagging. Rosehip oil and anti-aging products that contain rosehip oil, like Fountain Phyto Retinol, can help you combat the signs of aging and improve your skin tone and texture during pregnancy by stimulating collagen production, strengthening elasticity, and reducing oxidative stress. Due to its rich vitamin C, A, and antioxidants content, rosehip oil helps boost your skin’s elasticity and firmness, as well as protecting it from free radical damage. Rosehip oil can also brighten your skin tone and even out your complexion by fading hyperpigmentation or dark spots.


Another common skin issue during pregnancy is wound hormonal acne, caused by hormonal swings, such as an increase in progesterone which can increase your skin’s natural oil production and lead to clogged pores. Rosehip oil is known to help reduce redness and calm inflammation. Additionally, Rosehip oil is rich in vitamin E, vitamin A, and beta-carotene, which can help heal acne scarring by fading hyperpigmentation, increasing cellular regeneration, and stimulating cell turnover.

Best Practices for Using Rosehip Oil During Pregnancy

It goes without saying that rosehip oil can be a wonderful addition to your skincare routine during pregnancy, but you should also follow some best practices to use it safely and effectively. Here are some tips on how to choose and use rosehip oil during pregnancy:

Choose the best quality and brand of rosehip oil

Not all rosehip oils are created equal, and the quality and brand of rosehip oil can make a big difference in its effectiveness and safety. You should look for rosehip oil that is organic, cold-pressed, unrefined, and pure, like the rosehip oil STUNN uses in both Dew Brightening Face Oil and Fountain Phyto Retinol. Another very important factor when selecting a rosehip oil product is to make sure there are no filler ingredients, unnecessary additives, or preservatives. Many additives and preservatives, such as parabens, phthalates, or synthetic fragrance, are actually harmful and can cause complications during pregnancy, which is always super important to thoroughly read the label and the ingredients list.

There are many brands and products that offer rosehip oil, but you should be careful and selective when buying them. Make sure you look for reputable and trustworthy brands, like STUNN, that use cold pressed and organic rosehip oil, and combine it in ultra effective formulations to target specific pregnancy related skin concerns such as dryness, melasma, aging, and hormonal acne. You should also avoid buying rosehip oil from unknown or unreliable sources, such as street vendors or online sellers, as they may sell fake or adulterated rosehip oil that can harm your skin or health.

How to use rosehip oil safely and effectively on your skin

Rosehip oil can be used on your face, body, hair, and nails during pregnancy, but you should also follow some guidelines on how to apply it properly and efficiently. Here are some suggestions on how to use rosehip oil on your skin during pregnancy:

  • Apply rosehip oil on clean and dry skin, preferably after cleansing with a pregnancy safe cleanser like Prism Restorative Oil Cleanser or Halo Brightening Oil Cleanser, as this will help the oil absorb better and faster into your skin.
  • Use 3-5 drops of rosehip oil or a product that contains rosehip oil, such as Dew Brightening Face Oil or Fountain Phyto Retinol on your face, or 10-20 drops on your body. You can either pat and press the oil onto the surface of your skin and/or gently massage it in, using circular motions.
  • Use rosehip oil at optimal times and frequencies during pregnancy
    • You can use rosehip oil on your skin at any time of the day, but some times may be more beneficial than others. Here are some suggestions on when to use rosehip oil during pregnancy:
      • Before bed: Applying rosehip oil or a collagen boosting product that contains rosehip oil, such as STUNN’s pregnancy safe retinol alternative, Fountain, on your skin before bed to help you repair fine lines and wrinkles and increase cell renewal while you sleep. 
      • Every morning: Applying rosehip oil or a moisturizing face oil like STUNN’s Dew Brightening Face Oil to your skin, every morning can help you lock in moisture, prevent dryness, and help protect your skin from environmental factors such as oxidative stress throughout the day. 
      • Twice a day: Using rosehip oil on your skin twice a day is totally safe during pregnancy and can help you maintain a healthy and balanced skin routine, as well as manage pregnancy related skin concerns, such as dryness, dullness, melasma, and hormonal acne around the clock. 

Why You Should Consider STUNN Collective’s Products That Contain Rosehip Oil

If you are looking for ultra high quality products that contain rosehip oil, you should consider STUNN Collective, our brand uses organic, cold pressed rosehip oil in two of our best selling products, along with other natural and ultra effective ingredients including a patent and clinically proven collagen stimulating white lupin extract, vitamin C-rich sea buckthorn oil, raspberry seed which helps absorb UVB and UVC rays , plus the natural exfoliant hibiscus oil, that will enhance and elevate your skin while you’re pregnant. 

STUNN Collective is a clean, minimlaist brand that is made by moms for moms, and believes in the power of natural beauty and holistic wellness to get your glowing inside and out, during pregnancy and beyond. Their products are vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO, and they are formulated with clean and effective ingredients that are backed by science.

The two powerhouse products that STUNN offers that contain cold pressed and organic rosehip oil are Dew Brightening Face Oil and Fountain Phyto Retinol Serum. These products are pregnancy safe and hormone friendly and are designed to address your specific skin concerns or goals during pregnancy, such as dryness, dullness, aging, acne, and melasma. Here are some features and benefits of each product and how they can help you with your skin needs:

Dew Brightening Face Oil: Is a lightweight and fast-absorbing face oil that can hydrate, brighten, and smooth your skin. It contains organic rosehip oil, which locks in moisture, and helps fade hyperpigmentation caused by pregnancy hormones. It also contains other natural oils, such as a sustainably sourced sugarcane squalane, organic jojoba, sea buckthorn and raspberry seed which work together to provide long-lasting moisture, brighten skin tone, protect against environmental factors, and help boost collagen production. 

Dew Brightening Face Oil will help you achieve a radiant and dewy complexion during pregnancy, and it is suitable for all skin types. You can buy it online here >>

Fountain Phyto Retinol Serum: Is an ultra effective retinol alternative, that is expert-formulated to stimulate high-quality collagen production, strengthen elasticity, and minimize the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. It contains organic rosehip oil, which is a natural form of provitamin A, as well as cacay nut, another source of vitamin A, which both convert to retinoic acid on the cellular level. It also contains a patented white lupin extract which is clinically proven to stimulate high-quality collagen and visibly strengthen elasticity. 

Fountain Phyto Retinol Serum can help ramp up your collagen production, while smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, without irritation, during pregnancy, and it is suitable for all skin types. You can buy it online here >>


Rosehip oil is a natural oil that can benefit your skin during pregnancy in many ways. It can hydrate, boost collagen, and heal hormonal acne, as well as improve your skin tone and texture. You can use rosehip oil once or twice a day, and it is effective to use on both face and body. Be sure to choose rosehip oil products that are organic, cold pressed and provide clean formulations, like STUNN’s pregnancy safe and hormone friendly skincare. 

We hope you enjoyed this article and learned something new about the safety and efficacy of using rosehip oil during pregnancy. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. We would love to hear from you. If you want to try out rosehip oil or STUNN Collective’s products for yourself, you can order them online from their website. Thank you for reading!

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