This powerful anti-ager, which is extracted from the seeds of rose bushes, is chock-full of potent antioxidants like vitamins C and E, along with wrinkle-fighting vitamin A. “So it both protects skin from damage that can cause lines and dark spots as well as increases cell turnover rate, which leads to a smoother complexion,” explains Gohara. Apply a few drops of the oil to your face like a serum, or blend them into your dollop of nighttime lotion.
Rosehip oil is extracted from the hip of the rose. This is the fruit left once the rose has bloomed and lost its petals. Beauty professionals worldwide use and recommend the product to their clients for its following key benefits:
Natural source of vitamin E – which is an anti-inflammatory anti-oxidant that calms and hydrates dry and sensitive skin. It also helps protect skin cells from sun damage.
Natural source of essential fatty acids omega 3, 6 and 9 – which help repair and regenerate damaged skin tissue.
Natural source of vitamin C – a skin brightening, anti-ageing antioxidant that helps improve the appearance of pigmentation and restore skin’s tone. It also helps protect skin from the sun.
Natural source of the powerful antioxidants lycopene, which helps improve skin texture and offer protection against premature ageing, and beta-carotene, which helps prevent free-radical damage responsible for skin ageing.
High levels of Trans-Retinoic Acid are delivered directly to the epidermis, which converts to Vitamin A to boost the skin’s natural healing process.
Rosehip Oil Uses
Rosehip oil is well-tolerated on all skin types (including oily; helping regulate your natural sebum production) and age groups and can be used for the following skin concerns:
Scars and Burns
Dry and Sensitive Skin
Acne and Acne Scarring
How to use Rosehip Oil
It should be applied to damp skin after cleansing, morning and evening for best results. Like a serum, it is easily absorbed by the skin shouldn’t leave behind an oily residue. You will only need a few drops.
You can apply your moisturiser over the top of the rosehip oil, or use it alone. Most skin types require an oil based moisturiser such as Rosehip oil, and SPF protection, to function at optimum health.
Clinical studies have shown, most first time users notice improvement of their skin’s texture and concerns within three to six months.