Rosehip oil has seen a meteoric rise to beauty fame in recent years but what is all the fuss about? We know Kate Middleton and Victoria Beckham swear by it, but is it the secret to celebrity looking skin? Let’s take a closer look at this miracle product and you’ll see why we use it in our 24hr Rosehip Face Serum and our Active Rosehip Day Cream.
What is Rosehip Oil?
Rosehip Oil is usually derived from the rosa canina or the rosa rugbinosa rose bush. Nowadays, most rosehip oil comes from Chile or grows wild in the Southern Andes. Unlike rose oil, which is extracted from rose petals, rosehip oil is pressed from the fruit and seeds of the rose plant.
What makes it so special? Well, rosehip oil is loaded with skin-nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids.
A dry and thin oil, it has a super soothing, moisturising and softening effect on the skin. It is the only vegetable oil which contains natural tretinoin, the acid form of Vitamin A also known as trans-retinoic acid. It is renowned amongst the best vegetable oil source of Omega 3 and an excellent source of Omega 6. Both are essential fatty acids collectively known as vitamin F which is very effective for cell and tissue regeneration which gives elasticity to the skin and helps against skin ageing.
What skin type should use it?
Rosehip is perfect for all ages and skin types, including those with sensitive skin conditions like rosacea and acne. It’s especially good for oily, combination or those concerned about larger pores in their skin.
What are its benefits?
The fatty acids of Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) and Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) are present in rosehip oil. Our bodies cannot produce these essential fatty acids, but they are beneficial when put on our skin. Both fatty acids are involved in tissue regeneration and normalising skin with large pores.
Alpha Linolenic Acid improves the skin barrier and enhances overall appearance. Linoleic acid helps to make the skin's barrier stronger so it can effectively keep water in and irritants out.
The combination of Vitamins A&E makes it a winning oil for reducing fine lines, wrinkles, treating acne and in the repair of skin damaged by the sun.
Vitamin A is made up of several retinoids – known for their ability to reduce hyperpigmentation and other visible signs of aging. Vitamin A is also necessary to produce collagen and improves tightness in the skin.
Vitamin E, an antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory effects and can help reduce inflammation from rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.
Rosehip oil returns colour and life to damaged skin and is rapidly absorbed and doesn’t leave a residue which makes it an excellent face oil.
Where can you find it?
Designed to provide intensive care to even the most demanding skin, this formula is packed with plant extracts, vitamins, antioxidants and calming ingredients. A mega calming hydrator it will calm redness and irritation and leave skin glowing.
A little bottle but a big difference!
Enhanced with hyaluronic acid, this anti-ageing natural moisturiser is enriched with Omega rich plant oils, regenerating vitamins, and fragrant oils of lemon & lavender to help leave skin plumped, protected and nourished.
Rapidly absorbed, leaving no greasy feel or residue. In this ordinary jar is our extraordinary natural moisturiser.
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Kolbjorn Borseth, The Aromantic Guide to unlicking the powerful health & rejuvenation benefits of vegetable oils, 2008.