Rosehip Oil has a heap of really beneficial properties for your skin, no matter if you have mature, dry, oily, combination or acne prone skin this oil can benefit you!
What is Rosehip Oil?
The amazing Rosehip Oil is extracted from the hip of the rose. This is the fruit of the rose, left once the flower has bloomed and lost its petals. The roses are not like the common rose we grow in a garden or greenhouse, they are quite different plants. It is considered a dry oil because it because it contains high amounts of fatty acids which absorb into the skin very quickly compared to other oils.
How Can Rosehip Oil Benefit my Skin?
Like I mentioned before, this oil has a wonder of benefits that your skin will love, here are key ones;
This vitamin can help to delay the effects of skin ageing and protect the skin from sun damage, assisting with and speeding up cell regeneration, whilst also promoting collagen and elastin levels to increase.
Rosehip Oil is particularly high in Vitamin C, making it one of the richest plant sources for the skin. It is also a skin brightening, anti-ageing antioxidant that helps protect the body against free radicals, causing cell damage. Vitamin C can help improve the appearance of pigmentation, scarring (even acne scarring) and prevent wrinkles.
Essential Fatty Acids
Packed with Omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids, which all help to repair, maintain and regenerate damaged skin and in particular heal scar tissue. Omega 3 and 6 are also anti inflammatory, so they can reduce acne inflammation and redness. Another bonus is that these essential fatty acids also help dissolve the impurities and grime that clog pores and contribute to acne. They also feed the skin to help acne scars fade faster, keeping the skin nourished and feeling supple.
This beauty is one of the most powerful antioxidants, it helps to reduce free radical damage in the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Lycopene can improve the skin's texture and protect the skin against premature ageing from the suns rays - only an SPF 3 though, so a natural Zinc based sunscreen and a hat are necessary!
How Can I Use Rosehip Oil?
For best results, this oil should be used in the morning and evening once you have cleansed your face. Apply it to damp skin and let it absorb in before you to add any moisturiser or make up. Rosehip Oil classifies as a dry oil, it absorbs quickly into the skin and will not clog your pores, however if you have very oily skin do a small patch test as it may aggravate your pores. You can use Rosehip Oil daily to assist in the healing of scars (even acne scarring) and burns, stretch marks and the help to fade pigmentation. This oil has a moisturising, soothing and softening effect on the skin. If you are suffering from acne, please note that Rosehip Oil should not be applied directly onto active acne.
What Products Can I Use?
There are a wide range of Rosehip Oil products and out there on the market, however be mindful that when buying a quality Rosehip Oil that is cold pressed. It is well worth getting your hands on a cold-pressed oil as Rosehip is at its best because it hasn’t been altered by heat and, therefore, retains more nutrients.
We recommend you try:
Kosmea Certified Organic Rosehip Oil This oil is certified by the Australian Organic Certification board (ACO) and is 100% pure Rosehip Oil with no other ingredients, it comes in a 20ml glass bottle to ensure it stays well protected. It contains 80% essential fatty acids and is extremely high in wrinkle-fighting vitamin A. This particular Rosehip Oil is ethically sourced from Southern Africa where Rosehips grow wild and are hand-picked to provide a sustainable income for the local people. Use this oil for the face, to fight signs of anti-ageing and also leave your skin feeling soft, with a healthy glow.
Acure Rosehip Oil is U.S Certified Organic approved and is such value for your money at $19.95 for 30ml. Cold pressed Rosehip oil combined with the added bonus of Vitamin E, this oil is great to use not only on your face but also as a body oil, it can even be used in your hair. Acure Rosehip Oil can also help with dark spots as a dark spot treatment.
Rosehip Plus – Rosehip Oil is an Australian Brand that is Certified Organic by the Australian Certified Organic Organisation. This multi-tasking oil wont break the budget either at $17.95 for 30ml! It is also a combination blend of Rosehip Oil and Vitamin E, which is a product that can be used as a facial oil and a body oil to help to moisturise and reduce the appearance of stretchmarks and scars.
Top Tip: Once you have opened your bottle of golden oil, remember to either keep it in the fridge or store in a cool dry place, so it does not go rancid!
Enjoy Mother Nature’s benefits!
Be Well xx