The Benefits Of Rosehip Oil
While the beauty industry has only recently
started noticing the benefits rosehip oil has on our skin, the Andean Indians
of Chile recognized the healing properties of rosehips generations ago and have
been using it as remedy for many skin issues ever since.
So what is it that makes these little
fruits so special? Although rosehip oil can be extracted from many different
species of roses, the most effective oils are extracted from two specific kinds
– Rosa aff. rubiginosa and Rosa moschate, which are predominantly grown in
Chile. After the rose has bloomed and the petals have fallen off, the fruits
are cold pressed or slowly cooked to separate the oil from the seeds. Although the
cold-pressed extraction is more expensive, the oil that is obtained from it, is
more potent since the nutrients it in are not altered/destructed by the heat.
Some of these nutrients include: essential fatty acids (omega 3, 6 and 9), vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin A, and powerful antioxidants, like beta-carotene and
lycopene. After you’ve read all this, you won’t be surprised that the list of
benefits of rosehip oil is quite long. Let’s see it!
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Why Do We Use Rosehip Oil?
Rosehip oil is light and non-greasy, hence well-tolerated
by all skin types (and, yes – including oily and acne-prone skin!). Unlike some
heavier oils, like tamanu oil and shea butter, rosehip oil is easily absorbed
and leaves no greasy residue on the skin surface. It has shown excellent
results in the treatment of many skin concerns, but below are some of the most
- Dry/Dehydrated Skin
acids found in rosehip oil, such as linoleic acid (omega-6) and linolenic acid
(omega-3), are perfect re-hydrating the skin and restoring its natural lipid
layer. Rosehip oil will not only moisturize, but will also lock the moisture
in, keeping your skin dewy and fresh.
As we’ve already
mentioned, rosehip oil is not heavy and gets absorbed pretty quickly, therefore
it’s perfect for oily/acne-prone skin. In addition to this, rosehip oil contains
trans-retinoic acid, known for its anti-microbial properties.
why rosehip oil is great for people struggling with acne is that it has high vitamin C content. Vitamin C has skin lightening properties, hence will fade
pigmented spots from already healed blemishes naturally. Even people who do not
normally tolerate oil-base products, have reported improved skin condition
after including rosehip oil into their daily skin care routine.
As you probably
know, free-radicals are the main culprits for premature aging. Abundant in
antioxidants, rosehip oil protects the cells from oxidative stress, keeping
your skin healthy, youthful and wrinkle-free.
At the same
time, vitamin C stimulates the production of collagen and restores skin’s
The oil owes its
effectiveness to the small-size molecules of vitamin A, which penetrate the
skin barrier and reaches the deeper layers of the skin – in those deeper layers
is where collagen is produced.
When exposed to
UV rays, the skin suffers the consequences of photo aging – consequences that
range from discoloration and wrinkles to hypersensitivity and dehydration. The
combination of bio-active natural ingredients in rosehip oil combats all these
consequences simultaneously. Vitamin C in particular, brightens the skin, evens
the skin tone and boost skin’s clarity.
fatty acids in rosehip oil are emollients, and emollients promote skin
regeneration. Through regular use of rosehip oil, scars from acne and stretch
marks become less prominent. Rosehip oil can also be applied to scars from cuts,
chicken pox, burns, post-surgical scars, etc.
Always look for 100% pure organic oils! This is the ultimate guarantee their incredible properties are fully preserved! Your skin will appreciate it!
La Mav Pure Oil Therapy Range offers a variety of carefully selected, pure, organic, cold-pressed plant oil that are going to transform the appearance of your skin naturally!
How to Use Rosehip Oil
First of all, make sure to store it in a
cool and dark place, because, just like any other oil, if not stored properly,
rosehip oil can become rancid.
Now let’s see how to use it! Put a few
drops of the oil in your hand and rub it between the palms for a few seconds,
to warm it up a bit. Then, gently massage your face and neck area, until fully
Rosehip oil can be used alone or added to your favourite moisturizer. For best results, always apply the oil to damp skin
after you have cleansed it. This way, it will lock the moisture in and leave
your skin smooth and radiant.
you ever tried rosehip oil? How do you like it? Tell us in the comments below –
we’d love to hear about your experience with it!
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