Rosehip seed oil, unrefined and organic
Regular price £4.99
The Rosa canina fruit seed oil, also known as Rosa moschata, is cold pressed from the amber/red berry like fruits of the wild rose bush. The amber colour of the oil comes from the colour of the berries at the time of harvesting.
- Rosehip oil is very rich in polyunsaturated fats (EFAs) and vitamin C. Vitamin C is vital in the formation of collagen – the tissue which gives skin its firmness – as well as having the powerful antioxidant properties that neutralize free radicals. Only a small amount of dietary vitamin C reaches the skin and studies have shown that applying vitamin C topically is twenty times more effective for the skin than taking it orally.
- Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are called ‘essential’ because they are vital to health, yet the body is unable to produce them. The oil is high in EFAs, in particular omega 3 and omega 6. Just two of their specific roles are: cell regeneration and aiding vitamin absorption. Increasing omega oils into the body, both orally and topically, is particularly beneficial for treating psoriasis and eczema.
- Rosehip is the only vegetable oil that contains natural tretinoin – the acid form of vitamin A also known as all-trans-retinoic acid or ATRA, which replenishes and helps rebuild skin tissue. Vitamin A stimulates and increases the deposition of collagen and supports elastin (which gives skin its elasticity).
- Also within rosehip oil’s vitamin ‘team’ is vitamin E - renowned for its antioxidant properties that protect the skin from damage at a cellular level. Not surprisingly, rosehip oil is primarily renowned for its use in anti-aging treatments and has been shown to reduce wrinkles, boost collagen and generally rejuvenate the skin’s appearance.
Although the oil’s main association is with the treatment of mature skin, its remarkable properties are therapeutic for a whole range of skin issues, such as scars, pits, stretch marks, psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, dermatitis, burns (including sunburn) and pigmentation.
Some studies do not recommend the oil for use on acne and on very oily skin. Always carry out a patch test when adding new product to your routine.
Be mindful when using retinoids, as this oil has a high concentration of vitamin A.
Consistency: light oil, easily absorbable,
Effect: relieved, soothed skin
Fragrance: woody, earthy (the oil doesn’t carry rose flower fragrance)
Certifications: vegan and organic
How to use:
Warm couple drops of oil between your palms and smooth onto face and neck. Can be worn by itself or under moisturiser for an extra shot of hydration. For best results use Rosehip Oil morning and night.
After opening make sure you close the cap tightly after each use. Store it in a cool, dark place, ideally in the fridge to prevent it from going rancid. It's especially important to store it in a cool place in summer when the temperatures are higher.
Ingredients/INCI: Rosa Canina Fruit Seed Oil (cold-pressed, unrefined, organic)