Rosehip Oil Certified Organic 100% Cold Pressed Pure & Natural Facial Oil
Rosehip oil comes from the seeds of a wild rose bush (Rosa moschata or Rosa rubiginosa). A cold-press extraction method separates the oil from the hips and seeds. The delicate oil needs refrigerated or stored in a cool, dark location to prevent rancidity. For facial skin care, rose hip oil offers several benefits when applied externally due to its primary constituents: essential fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin C and B-carotene, a form of vitamin A.
Rosehip oil does not carry any rose fragrance as the oil is extracted from the seeds or fruits and not from the petals which contain the aromatic molecules. The smell of rosehip oil is very characteristic, having a sort of warm and earthy tone: pleasant or unpleasant depending on your taste and this smell is normal. The reddish/orange colour of the oil shows that the oil is relatively unrefined and pure, if you have used Rosehip oil previously and it had a clear colour, it may not be as high quality.
The oil contains pro-vitamin A (mostly beta-Carotene), Rosehip seed oil is high in the essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid or omega-6, and linolenic acid or omega-3 which is the reason of the smell of the oil.
Rosehip oil is a natural source of vitamin A
Rich in a natural source of vitamin A, known as trans-retinoic acid. Research shows that topical trans-retinoic acid is effective in helping to prevent premature ageing caused by sun exposure.
When skin is exposed to the sun, it can increase levels of enzymes that lead to the breakdown of collagen and elastin. The trans-retinoic acid in rose hip oil reduces the activity of these skin-damaging enzymes, reducing damage caused by the sun.
Prevent stretch marks
Commonly caused by pregnancy or sudden weight changes, stop these red or purple lines in their tracks by massaging rosehip oil into the skin to help improve the appearance of stretch marks by 43%
Rosehip oil is a natural source of antioxidants
Antioxidants are micronutrients that protect tissues in the body. Rosehip oil is rich in a range of antioxidants, including beta-carotene and lycopene, which help to protect and repair skin from premature ageing caused by modern living.
It helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, rosehip has ability to penetrate its antioxidant property into deeper layers of skin, the vitamin C antioxidants stimulate collagen production and the oil can penetrate due to the vitamin A which has small enough molecules to go deeper into the skin. Vitamin A improves the skin’s moisture levels and reduces wrinkles and fine lines. With skin rejuvenating properties like vitamin C and lycopene, rosehip seed oil is a safer solution to repair the skin’s surface, restore elasticity and protects against sun and pollution that can lead to wrinkles.
Rosehip oil is a naturally rich source of essential fatty acids.
Essential fatty acids include omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. They are vital for our general health and the health of our skin which our bodies are unable to produce them. Essential fatty acids help to regenerate skin cells and to repair damaged skin tissue.
The essential fatty acids in rosehip oil heals sun damaged skin and help to improve the appearance of burns, scars, wrinkles and stretch marks.
The UV rays of the sun damage skin and cause photo ageing. The results on the face vary from spots to wrinkles and discoloration. The combination of properties in rose hip oil seems to combat the damage. The antioxidants, which combat free radicals that cause damage, and vitamin A, combined with the oil's essential fatty acids, help improve skin tone, texture and pigmentation. Sun exposure plays a role in decreased collagen, which vitamin C can help counteract. The oil is deeply moisturising and aids in removing redness and irritation. These properties also make rose hip oil a possible treatment for facial rosacea.
Super light and non-greasy
Unlike heavier oils that are commonly used on the face like jojoba and shea butter, rosehip seed oil absorbs easily
Natural acne and eczema treatment
Due to the essential fatty acids found in rosehip seed oil, it is ideal for dry scalp and itchiness comparing to stress and chemicals in lotions, creams and shampoos.
History of usage
Rosehips were a remedy that was used by the ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans all because of their healing properties.
You can apply the oil directly to the face massaging in circular motions. Apply the oil twice a day and allow it to absorb into the skin. Rosehip oil classifies as a dry oil and absorbs quickly into the skin. Rosehip oil doesn’t protect against sun burn. While it can prevent and reduce acne scars, it is recommended not to be applied directly to active acne.