Rosehip Oil has grown to cult product status in the last few years; it’s now a staple ingredient in many skincare products. But it’s been used for centuries by the Inca’s who valued it for its healing properties and Rosehip tea has always been a cure all for colds and flu’s because of its high Vitamin C content.
The oil is extracted from seeds of Rosehips and contains high level of Essential Fatty Acids Omega 3 and 6 which help to rebuild skin membranes, aid hydration and repair of the skin. The regenerative properties of Rosehip Oil helps with scarring and clinical studies back this up.
Vitamin A aka Retinol or Transretinoic Acid gives Rosehip Oil anti-ageing kudos and may help with premature ageing caused by over exposure to the sun. Where Rosehip oils excels is dry skin conditions, it nourishes and hydrates skin by penetrating the deepest layers of the skin and locking in moisture- great for psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.
Benefits of Rosehip Oil
- Helps to prevent/reduce stretch marks Rosehip Oil is safe for use during pregnancy, it helps to maintain skins elasticity and assists with prevention of stretch marks.
- Prevents scarring from burns its high fatty acid content may prevent scarring and heals burns.
- Sun Burn reduces redness and promotes healing of sun burnt skin.
- Improves fine lines & wrinkles the potent mix of antioxidants and fatty acids help the skin to retain moisture and plumpness which improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
We use in many ways, adding two drops to a daily moisturiser gives a boost of radiance and extra protection against winter weather, its helps dry hair and improves split ends try running it through the ends of your hair and leave for 20 mins before washing thoroughly. Dry hands and ragged cuticles are helped by application at night. It’s a miracle worker for any dry skin complaint and will even help to balance oily skin.
Our favourite brand is Vital Touch and at €12.60 for 60ml of organic Rosehip Oil it won’t break the bank.
Have you tried Rosehip Oil? What are your favourite ways to use it?