The vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids found in the seed oil are known to correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin, all while reducing scars and fine lines. For facial skincare, rosehip oil offers several benefits when applied. It protects the skin and increases cell turnover (collagen production) because it contains beta carotene (a form of vitamin A), and vitamin E which are all antioxidants that help fight free radicals. Rosehip oil is rich in essential fatty acids but more specifically oleic, palmitic, linoleic and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Rosehip oil contains polyunsaturated fatty acids (vitamin F), also known as essential fatty acid (EFA), and when absorbed through the skin, these fatty acids convert to prostaglandins (PGE), which are involved in cellular membrane and tissue regeneration.