Rosehip Seed Oil
Rosehip seed is harvested from the seeds of rose bushes predominately grown in Chile, rosehip seed oil is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are known to correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin, all while reducing scars and fine lines.
We often come across the words “rosehip seed oil” while reading the ingredients list on skincare products. But it wasn’t until former Victoria’s ROSEHIP TREEMiranda Kerr name dropped it as the secret to her radiant complexion that we explored further. Kerr told Pop Sugar Beauty: “I like to wear rosehip oil at night. It’s full of that many antioxidants and it really works on a cellular level too to rejuvenate the skin. I put that on at night and I wake up glowing.”
Rosehip is a remedy that was used by the ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans all because of their healing properties. The beauty industry is now turning more and more to these healing ingredients as an alternative to the chemicals we have relied on in the recent past.
Unlike heavier oils that are commonly used on the face like jojoba and shea butter, rosehip seed oil absorbs easily. Dr. Tanzi recommends using it as an addition to lotions and creams, as it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, which helps to decrease environmental damage and soothe the skin. In our opinion, rosehip seed oil is better than Botox. With skin rejuvenating properties like vitamin C and lycopene, rosehip seed oil is a safer solution to repair the skin’s surface, restore elasticity and protects against sun and pollution stressors that can lead to wrinkles.
The rosehip seed is made up of 77% fatty acids. High in linoleic and linolenic acids, vitamin C, and vitamin A (retinol); all essential for skin and hair health, Rosa rubiginosa has been found to regenerate tissue and eliminate wrinkles, fine lines, scars, sun damage and stretch marks. The essential fatty acids it contains when absorbed through the skin, convert to prostaglandins which assist in cellular membrane and tissue regeneration.
Rosehip seed oil in short helps prevent premature aging, soothes, heals and moisturizes mature skin, and prevents the formation of keloid scar tissue, which is the characteristic thickening of the skin in scar formation.
It also helps to heal conditions such as, dermatitis, age spots, psoriasis, eczema, Hyper-pigmentation, burns, radiation and sun.
Rosehip seed oil penetrates the skins upper layers very quickly making it a superb moisturizer. It supports the keratin migration cycle that is responsible for the natural regeneration of skin cells. After using Rosehip oil there is an increase of renewed cells in the epidermis. The cells also produce more collagen & elastin, which make the skin look smoother, firmer and suppler.
Studies have shown Rosehip seed oil to have a positive effect on scars and stretch marks. Scars caused by injury or surgery are effectively treated to reduce the red coloration and the appearance of lumps that often occur. Rosehip seed oil can be applied as soon as the initial healing has taken place. Excellent results have been obtained through its anti-inflammatory properties in improving burning skin and dermatitis caused by radiotherapy.
Rosehip seed oil has been known to aid in the regeneration of scar tissue. Stretch marks can be effectively faded and prevented with regular use of rosehip oil due to the improved elasticity of the skin and the skin softening and moisturizing properties of Rosehip seed oil. It is also useful in reducing old acne scars & pigment spots although it is not recommended for very oily or acne skin types. Rosehip seed oil has remarkable skin rejuvenating properties. It is extremely effective against irregular skin pigmentation, burns, and early aging wrinkles. In fact, Rosehip seed oil is recommended for people who spend much of their time in the sun as it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and premature aging often associated with exposure to the sun.
Benefits of Rosehip Seed Oil on skin includes
- Corrects UV damage from the sun
- Reduces appearance of scars, burns and stretch marks
- Treats fine lines and wrinkles
- Hydrates dry skin
- Great for eczema and psoriasis
- Evens skin tone and awesome if you have hyper-pigmentation, age spots or other minor skin discolorations