In our quest to bring you the best “green” and natural solutions for your skin care regimen, rosehip oil stands a cut above the rest. Packed full of antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids, this essential oil can help hydrate the skin, cure skin conditions, fade blemishes and dark spots, and all while reduce the look of scars and fine lines.
A Rich History of Healing and Rejuvenation
The rosehip has been used as a health and skin care remedy for centuries by numerous cultures. Ancient Mayans, Egyptians and Native Americans all prized rosehip for its amazing healing properties.
While rose essential oil is derived from rose petals, rosehip oil is extracted from the rosehip seeds. Rose hips are the inner part of the flower that’s left behind after a flowered rose has dropped its petals. A cold press extraction process separates the oil from the rosehips and seeds.
The skin protective benefits of rosehip oil for the face are particularly valuable and include:
Rosehip oil’s content of the antioxidants vitamin E, vitamin C and beta carotene (a form of vitamin A) assist in fighting free radicals. This has a cleansing and detoxifying effect on the skin.
The fatty acid content of rosehip oil makes it highly effective in cellular regeneration. Its chemical structure naturally regenerates cell membranes and skin tissue. These fatty acids include palmitic, oleic, linoleic, gamma linolenic acid (GLA), polyunsaturated fatty acids (vitamin F) and more.
The high antioxidant content of rosehip oil give it valuable and effective anti-aging properties. Its molecular structure allows it to penetrate quite deeply into the skin layers, improving moisture levels and cellular nutrition. The skin is nourished and wrinkles and fine lines are naturally reduced.
Rosehip oil has also been clinically proven to stimulate collagen production and restore elasticity, resulting in firmer, more vibrant skin. This is due to its high vitamin C content, which has a positive effect on retaining and creating more skin collagen. Its vitamin A and lycopene also have skin rejuvenating properties.
Prevention of Blemishes, Redness and Age Spots
The sun’s UV rays can cause damage and discoloration of the skin. The antioxidant vitamins C and E in rosehip oil offset free radicals and minimize sun damage. This helps to regulate and balance skin pigment production so that the skin does not become uneven, discolored or blemished. The healing and moisturizing properties of rosehip oil can reduce redness from conditions like rosacea.
Reduction of Scars and Stretch Marks
Scars from acne, cuts, abrasions and stretch marks are also reduced with the regular application of rosehip oil. This is due to its fatty acid content, which facilitates the regeneration of cells and tissues. Topical application of rosehip oil triggers emollients that increase hydration while also softening the skin.
Other health benefits of internal ingestion of pure rosehip oil include:
- Boosts the immune system
- Reduces inflammation
While rosehip oil is very healing to the skin, it should not be applied to open sores or active outbreaks. At Sheer Miracle, we are proud to offer Organic Rosehip Seed Oil, one of our best selling products. This all natural, vegan, non-greasy moisturizer is rich in all the vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and skin benefits described here.