Seriously, you are going to want to rush out and get a vial of this “Anti-Aging” POWERHOUSE.
Rosehips is packed with antioxidants and Vitamins A & C, it’s anti-inflammatory and can help to reduce the redness associated with acne as well as fade scars, evening out skin tone and brightening the skin. Because it contains Vitamins A & C, it firms skin as well as lightens and brightens the skin by preventing oxidative damage to the skin and rebuilds collagen.
So, how does this small red berry-like seed pod provide SO many benefits to the skin? First, we must know it’s origins.
Rosehip Seed Oil is extracted from small seed pods of two types of Wild Roses; the Rosa Moschata or Rosa Rubiginosa. Inside is a bright orange, which is where the oil gets it’s orangey-red color. It’s derived from a cold-pressing process that removes oil from the Rosehips, the fruit below the Rose flower. This “miracle of nature” oil contains HIGH levels of hydrating fatty acids, making it useful for treating skin conditions such as Eczema and dry skin where the skin barrier is impaired. It’s even gentle enough for sensitive skin.
The Oil has LOTS of complexion-brightening ingredients. Vitamin C which is a lightener, brightener and tightener. Good for ALL skin types, even Acneic. Don’t be fooled by the “OIL” part of the name. This oil has Vitamin A via carotenoids. We all know the name “Retin-A”, yes, it comes from the same Vitamin A. However, this is a natural form of the Vitamin. The main bioactive ingredients in Rosehip Seed Oil are all trans retinoic acid, the natural pre-cursor to Vitamin A. Firming the skin, brightening the skin and evening out skin tone with its natural astringent properties. Even dull, acne prone skin will be brightened by the addition of this Powerhouse OIL in your skin care regime.
The carotenoids can have some protective properties against ultraviolet rays. YES, it can protect you from the sun. BUT that doesn’t mean NO SUNSCREEN! You still need that additional protection, especially since Vitamin A can cause cell turnover… BRING on the ANTI-Aging. HOW, you say? By minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Rosehips contain Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an Omega Fatty Acid that helps to maintain a Healthy skin barrier. Which means skin conditions that are caused by an impaired skin barrier can be alleviated. The Vitamin E contained in the seed helps to calm irritated skin caused by Rosacea.
The antioxidants help to limit the production of free radicals on the skin caused by sun damage, lightening hyperpigmentation or melasma, also known as the pregnancy mask. The high amount of natural tretinoin helps with this process by restoring depleted and scarred tissue. Healing the process of acne, as well as fading dark marks or dark tissue, stretch marks or scars.
Lastly, but not least, it helps to moisturize. According to board-certified dermatologist Deirdre Hooper, M.D.,” When applied topically, Rosehip Oil helps to moisturize and soften the skin.” This is due to the concentration of the essential fatty acids mentioned above.
Rosehip Seed Oil is good for all skin types, even people with Eczema. It also has a very light fragrance. Making it a nice option for people with sensitive noses as well. It’s hard to believe that such a small seed pod can have such AMAZING benefits for your skin!
Give Rosehip seed oil a try in your daily skin care regime and enjoy the benefits of luminous, clear skin that RADIATES!
TIP: When purchasing Rosehip Seed Oil, it MUST be “Certified Organic”. Unless it states so, it could be processed or treated with chemicals and/or pesticides. Make sure you know what your purchasing. Your skin is an ORGAN, it absorbs topically. Although you may not melt right away, you always want to be aware of what you are putting on topically or eating internally.
“ “Aging is inevitable, it’s about doing it gracefully, artfully and at the finale’ having the GIFT to say, ‘WOW, WHAT A RIDE’!” Jennifer Lynne; Owner Citrus and Willow; Advanced Aesthetics Courses
Article Written 12/4/2019
by Jennifer Lynne
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