Raspberry seed oil for skin care: Everything you need to know

by Kristof Alentijns

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Raspberry seed oil has recently gained a lot of attention as a powerful skin care product. This natural oil, extracted from raspberry seeds, is known for its nourishing, moisturizing and soothing properties. If you're looking for a new addition to your skincare routine, raspberry seed oil is definitely worth a try.

This versatile oil is rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins, which help protect your skin against harmful environmental influences and prevent aging. In addition, raspberry seed oil can help treat various skin problems, such as eczema, psoriasis and rashes, due to its natural soothing effect on inflammation and irritation.

It's easy to integrate raspberry seed oil into your daily skincare routine. For example, you can mix it with your favorite day or night cream, or apply it pure to your skin as an intensive care serum.

Where does raspberry seed oil come from


Raspberry seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the raspberry plant. The oil can be obtained simply by pressing the seeds at a low temperature. The seeds consist of about 25% oil.

The best raspberry oil is cold-pressed to ensure that all nutrients and good properties are preserved. Cold-pressed raspberry seed oil is pure and unrefined, meaning it has not been heated or treated with chemicals.

Raspberry seed oil is very rich in unsaturated, healthy fatty acids. These fatty acids play an important role in moisturizing and softening your skin. In addition, the oil has antioxidant properties that can help fight skin aging and regenerate skin cells.

Raspberry Seed Oil For Skin Care

Raspberry seed oil, also known as raspberry seed oil or Rubus idaeus seed oil, is a natural oil that is great for skin care. This oil is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin and skin problems. In the following sections you will discover more about the moisturizing properties, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties of raspberry seed oil.

Moisturizing Properties

Raspberry seed oil is an excellent choice for moisturizing your skin. It helps to reduce dryness and soothe the skin, making it perfect for use on dry and mature skin. The oil also has a high content of essential fatty acids, helping your skin to retain moisture and leaving you with soft, supple skin.

Vitamin E and Antioxidants

One of the reasons raspberry seed oil is so great for your skin is its high content of vitamin E and other antioxidants. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect your skin from harmful free radicals caused by exposure to UV rays and air pollution. Antioxidants in raspberry seed oil also protect your skin from premature aging and help repair damaged cells.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Raspberry seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties that are perfect for people with sensitive skin or skin problems. These properties can help soothe redness, irritation and inflammation that you may experience with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. In addition, the oil can also be used in hair care as it helps to soothe the scalp and reduce irritation.

Now that you know more about the benefits of raspberry seed oil for your skin care, you can try it yourself and experience the results on your skin. It can be used as a moisturizing oil, mixed with your favorite skin care products, or added to DIY masks and treatments.

Uses and Benefits

Eczema and Psoriasis

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Raspberry seed oil can provide help for skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. It helps reduce inflammation and skin irritations, soothing and restoring your skin. Apply the oil directly to the affected areas to provide relief and promote the healing process.

Skin aging

Raspberry seed oil can also be an ally in the fight against skin aging. It nourishes and hydrates your skin, helping it maintain a younger appearance. The oil regulates hormones and helps regenerate skin cells, resulting in a fresh and invigorating feeling.

Hair care

You can also use raspberry seed oil to nourish and strengthen your hair. Simply massage a small amount of oil into your hair and scalp and leave it on for a while before rinsing it out thoroughly.

Sun protection and UV Factor

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Raspberry seed oil is known for its skin conditioning properties and is sometimes used for natural sun protection. The oil contains some natural UV protective factors.

However, it is important to know that raspberry seed oil alone is not sufficient to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. While some sources claim that raspberry seed oil has a natural SPF (Sun Protection Factor), there are studies that show that it provides only minimal protection. So don't rely solely on raspberry seed oil as your main source of sun protection.

To properly protect your skin against sunburn and other damage from UV radiation, it is important to use a sunscreen with an SPF suitable for your skin type. Sunscreens with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection have been tested and designed to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun.

Raspberry seed oil can complement your sun protection, especially if you have sensitive skin. The oil has a moisturizing and soothing effect, making it a good choice to care for your skin after sun exposure. However, always add a sunscreen with an appropriate SPF to ensure full protection.

In conclusion, while raspberry seed oil offers some skincare benefits and minimal natural UV protection, it is important not to rely solely on this oil for sun protection. Combine raspberry seed oil with a sunscreen with the right SPF for your skin type to make the most of the sun without damaging your skin unnecessarily.

Use raspberry seed oil

Raspberry seed oil is a natural oil that is great for skin care. It can help to hydrate, soothe and rejuvenate your skin. This oil is suitable for all skin types, including dry and mature skin. There are several ways to incorporate raspberry seed oil into your daily skincare routine. Below we describe some DIY skin care recipes that are great to try yourself!

DIY skincare recipes with raspberry seed oil

2. Raspberry Seed Oil Facial Serum:

  • 30 ml raspberry seed oil
  • 10 ml jojoba oil
  • 5 drops of lavender oil
  • 5 drops of frankincense oil

Mix all ingredients together and store the serum in a dark glass bottle. Apply 2-3 drops to cleansed face in the evening and morning.

2. Raspberry Seed Oil Body Butter:

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  • 100g shea butter
  • 50 g coconut oil
  • 20 ml raspberry seed oil
  • 5 drops of vanilla oil

Melt the shea butter and coconut oil together in a bain-marie and add the raspberry seed oil and vanilla oil. Stir well and store the body butter in a glass jar. Apply daily to the skin.

3. Raspberry Seed Oil Lip Balm:

  • 15 g beeswax
  • 15 g cocoa butter
  • 10 ml raspberry seed oil
  • 5 drops of peppermint oil

Melt the beeswax and cocoa butter together in a bain-marie and add the raspberry seed oil and peppermint oil. Stir well and pour the mixture into small jars. Use daily as a lip balm.

4. Raspberry Seed Oil Hair Oil:

  • 30 ml raspberry seed oil
  • 10 ml argan oil
  • 5 drops of rosemary oil
  • 5 drops of peppermint oil

Mix all the ingredients together and store the hair oil in a dark glass bottle. Apply a small amount of oil to hair and scalp, massage gently and leave on for an hour or more. Then wash hair as usual.

This hair oil helps to nourish, moisturize and soothe the scalp. Use it 1-2 times a week for best results.

Safe use of raspberry seed oil

It is important to use raspberry seed oil correctly to get the most out of its benefits for your skin and hair. Here are some tips for safe use:

  • Always do a patch test before applying raspberry seed oil to your skin. Apply a small amount of oil to a spot of skin (for example, the inside of your wrist) and wait 24 hours. If there are no signs of irritation, you can continue using the oil.

  • Store raspberry seed oil in a cool, dark place to extend its shelf life. It is best to store the oil in a dark glass bottle to limit exposure to light.

  • Raspberry seed oil is intended for external use.

  • If you are pregnant, nursing or have a medical condition, seek the advice of a physician before incorporating raspberry seed oil or any new products into your skincare routine.