Rose Hip Oil – A favorite even among celebrities …
Updated: Jun 29
As promised, here are some interesting details about the second ingredient of our popular
Rejuvenating Facial treat: Rose Hip Oil.
Yep, you might have heard of it before. It’s been said that Alicia Keys, Miranda Kerr, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and Serena Williams are big fans of rose hip oil.
Not surprising if you look at the seed’s amazing benefits – full of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and fatty acids, it’s like an all-inclusive beauty package for skin care.
But what exactly is rose hip? Every noticed the small, deep red to orange fruits that are left on the rose bush after the roses have faded and lost their petals? That’s rose hip. They are picked in late summer and during autumn, and yes, they’re edible. The fruits (with the seeds removed) are used in salads and soups, and there is also the flavorful rose hip tea. Because of its many healing benefits, rose hip is also a medicinal plant. If you want to go deeper into the story of rose hip, check out eatweeds.co.uk
When it comes to your face, rose hip is a true champion. Rose hip oil is made of the fruits’ cold pressed seeds and is bursting with nourishing properties - an excellent choice for your daily skin care routine. It helps repair and rejuvenate your skin, boosts your complexion and radiance, and if applied regularly, you can see some impressive results in the way your skin looks. Here’s why:
It’s a great moisturizer
Rose hip contains high levels of healthy omega fatty acids, which support skin structure, boost moisture and restore elasticity. Thanks to Omega 3,6 and 9, rose hip oil locks in moisture and offers intense moisturization without clogging pores. Ideal for someone who fights dehydration and an itchy complexion.
It improves your skin on several levels
Rose hip oil is rich in vitamin A and C. Easily absorbed by your skin, vitamin A is converted to retinol in your body, an important agent that stimulates the production of new skin cells for improved skin texture and appearance. Retinol improves uneven skin tone, diminishes the look of fine lines and is known to be effective in acne and psoriasis treatment.
Vitamin C helps brighten the skin and decreases hyper pigmentation.
Rose hip’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties make it also very effective in protecting your skin from free-radicals and premature aging.
It boosts collagen formation
Our body produces collagen, a protein and the main component of connective tissue. It’s one of the major building blocks for bones, muscles and skin. As we age, the production naturally drops.
Vitamins A and C help slow down the process of collagen breakdown and promote collagen formation, which improves your skin’s elasticity and firmness.
Rose hip oil has impressive skin restorative powers
Rose hip consists to 89% of essential fatty acids. Omega 3,6 and 9 help support skin structure and reduce scarring and inflammation. Clinical studies have shown that rose hip oil has impressive healing and restorative properties. It improves the look of post-surgical scars and burns and restores the appearance and tone of affected skin.
It really is a gold-medalist among the natural skin care products. Rose hip oil is light, easily absorbed and beneficial for all skin types. It can be used every day, is natural and full of skin-loving goodness.
Next week, we’ll look at Carrot seeds. See you then!