Rosehip oil, also known as Rosehip seed oil, is pressed from the fruit and seeds of the rosa canina rose bush, which is grown mostly in Chile.
Prized since ancient times for its valuable healing benefits, Rosehip Oil is loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids that are all valued for their ability to nourish the skin. It also contains phenols that have been shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties.
Scientific studies showing Rosehip Oil’s rich properties make it an intriguing option for anyone looking to reduce the visible signs of ageing, clear up scarring, or otherwise improve their skincare routine for any skin type.
Keep reading to learn more about what Rosehip Oil does for your skin :
Hydration is essential for soft, supple skin. Lack of hydration can be a problem during extreme weather, or as skin ages. Rosehip oil contains a wealth of essential fatty acids which help to keep cell walls strong so that they don’t lose water. The skin also easily absorbs the oil, allowing its antioxidants to travel deep into the skin’s layers.
Moisturising helps lock in your skin’s natural hydration. Rosehip oil is a dry, or non-greasy oil making it a great natural moisturizer for all skin types.
3. EXFOLIATES & BRIGHTENS
Rosehip oil is high in vitamins A and C. Vitamin A, or retinol, encourages skin cell turnover. Vitamin C also aids in cell regeneration, boosting overall radiance. Natural exfoliation with rosehip oil can help reduce dullness and leave you with glowing, vibrant skin.
4. HELPS BOOST COLLAGEN FORMATION
Collagen is the building block of skin. It’s essential for skin elasticity and firmness. Your body naturally makes less collagen as you age. Rosehip oil is rich in vitamins A and C, which are both necessary for the production of collagen. Rosehip has also to inhibit the creation of MMP-1, an enzyme that breaks down collagen in the body.
5. HELPS REDUCE INFLAMMATION
Rosehip is rich in both polyphenols and anthocyanin, which may help reduce inflammation. It also contains vitamin E, an antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory effects.
6. HELPS PROTECT AGAINST SUN DAMAGE
Cumulative damage from a lifetime of exposure to the sun plays a major role in premature aging. UV exposure can also interfere with the body’s ability to produce collagen. Rosehip oil contains antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E. These vitamins have been shown to synergistically combat visible sun damage. They may also help prevent photoaging.
With this in mind, rosehip oil may be used to help reduce the negative effects of UV exposure. But it shouldn’t be used in place of sunscreen.
7. HELPS REDUCE HYPERPIGMENTATION
Rosehip oil is rich in vitamin A. Vitamin A is made up of several nutritional compounds, including retinoids. Retinoids are known for their ability to reduce hyperpigmentation and other visible signs of aging with regular use. Rosehip oil also contains both lycopene and beta carotene. These ingredients are said to have skin-lightening properties.
8. HELPS REDUCE SCARS AND FINE LINES
Rosehip oil is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which are integral for tissue and cell regeneration in the skin.
9. HELPS BOOST IMMUNITY
Rosehip oil is rich in antioxidants and polyunsaturated fatty acids, like linoleic acid, which are imperative for preventing the breakdown of cell membranes in the skin. Strong, healthy cells act as a barrier to prevent bacteria from invading the skin, which can lead to outbreaks and infections.
At NATURE BATHING we Include high quality cold-presssed Rosehip Oil sourced from Chile in our luxurious Face Serums & Eye Serum