How often do we see “rosehip seed oil” in the ingredients list on skincare products? Despite comprehensive studies on its efficacy in skincare many people still don’t know about or certainly aren’t chasing down products formulated with ingredients such as rosehip oil that actually work.
Rosehip oil comes from the seeds of a specific variety of rose, Rosa aff. rubiginosa or Rosa moschata. The seed is left behind after a rose has flowered and dropped its petals. The oil is harvested from the seeds of these rose bushes predominately grown in Chile. It contains loads of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that make it great for anti-ageing by correcting dark spots and replacing the moisture in dry, itchy skin. If that’s not enough it does all that while reducing scars and fine lines.
“I like to use rosehip oil products day and night. I not only feel the difference it makes to my skin but I can see it. It really works on a cellular level to rejuvenate the skin. Plus I get peace of mind knowing it’s full of that many antioxidants. When I use it at night I wake up glowing.”
So, if you’re already a fan of rosehip seed oil or you need further convincing, read on!
It’s uses go back for thousands of years
Ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans used rosehips remedially all because of their healing properties. Plus, the oil can be obtained with relative ease through a cold press method or by slow-cooking it. Though it’s more expensive, cold-pressed is best as it hasn’t been altered by heat and retains more nutrients.
It isn’t greasy, it’s light and absorbs well
Some say that other oils that are commonly used on the face like jojoba and shea butter are too heavy for the skin. Rosehip seed oil absorbs easily. and it possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, which help minimise environmental damage and soothe the skin.
Acne? Eczema? Rosehip is a natural treatment
It is too easy these days to end up with a dry scalp and/or itchiness due to stress and chemicals found in shower products, especially shampoo. However, the essential fatty acids found in rosehip seed oil help to combat these effects. It has what the skin needs for regulating hydration and sensitivities!
It beats Botox (in my opinion!)
With key components well known for their skin rejuvenating properties (like vitamin C and lycopene), rosehip seed oil presents a safer solution to repair the skin’s surface, restore elasticity and protects against sun and pollution factors that can cause wrinkles.