Rosehip oil is extracted from the hip of the rose, which is the fruit left once the rose has bloomed and lost its petals. It comes form a wild plant that grows in Chile.
Rosehips were a remedy that was used by the ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans due to its healing properties, including the following:
◦ Natural source of vitamin E
– anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant
– calms and hydrates dry and sensitive skin o helps protect skin cells from sun damage.
◦ Natural source of omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids
– help repair and regenerate damaged skin tissue.
◦ Natural source of vitamin C
– skin brightening antioxidant
– helps improve the appearance of pigmentation and restore skin’s tone o helps protect the skin from the sun.
◦ Natural source of the powerful antioxidants lycopene and beta-carotene o help improve skin texture
– offer protection against premature ageing,
– help prevent free-radical damage responsible for skin ageing.
How to use Rosehip Oil:
To help treat skin conditions
- Apply 2 — 3 drops of Rosehip Oil directly to the affected area and gently massage until absorbed.
- Use twice daily or more often if required.
As a facial skin oil
- Gently massage 2 — 3 drops of Rosehip Oil into slightly damp skin morning and night after cleansing.
- At night, no other moisturiser is required as rose hip oil allows your skin to repair, rejuvenate and breathe whilst you sleep.For babies and young children
- Use as a nourishing oil to help soothe dry patches of skin, nappy rash and cradle cap.
- Gently massage 2 — 3 drops twice a day onto baby’s slightly damp skin.