6 Things You Absolutely Need To Know About Rosehip In Skincare
Rosehip oil is extremely effective used on its own or when blended with other ingredients in skincare. It is a natural ingredient derived from the small fruit that sits beneath the rose and has been relied upon for its benefits to the skin for a long time.
We delve into more detail regarding the 6 main benefits to skin below:
1. Full Of Skin-Loving Ingredients
Rosehip contains B1, B2, B3, and K – all of which are known for regenerative and healing properties. Add in a high concentration of essential fatty acids, especially omega 6, for an even stronger restorative effect on the skin. Further, still, rosehip is extremely rich in vitamin C (it contains at least 50 times more than other citrus fruits). This helps protect your skin against free radical damage and premature aging, as well as promoting healthy skin cell turnover.
We can’t forget vitamin A – nature’s own retinol. Rosehip contains these retinoids which have powerful anti-aging abilities.
Thanks mainly to those essential fatty acids mentioned above, skincare products containing rosehip help keep your skin cell barrier strong to retain more moisture. It’s great all year around, but especially in drier climates, or as we go into winter when skin’s natural moisture levels can decline.
Remember, the more hydrated, plumped up and moisturised your skin is, the better your chances at reducing signs of premature aging.
Rosehip is suitable for all skin types due to low irritant and allergen grade. It’s a non-greasy oil, which lends itself well to other textures, such as a powder, paste or cream and can be mixed in other products and with other ingredients such as exfoliants and moisturisers, or serums.
Your skin will easily absorb rosehip, enabling the antioxidants to penetrate deeper into the dermis. Compared to other oils it is unlikely to clog pores, making it an excellent choice for both dry, combination and oily skin types too.
4. Radiant Even Skin Tone
Thanks to high concentrations of vitamins A and C, which encourage skin cell turnover, you can expect increased radiance with regular use.
These work together to help improve the appearance of skin damage and overall tone to reduce dullness and leave you with glowing skin.
5. Anti-Aging & Healing
Rosehip contains vitamins that help in the production of collagen, aka a big factor in keeping skin firm and preventing sagging. Research indicates that in some cases rosehip use can help inhibit MMP-1, an enzyme that breaks down collagen in the body. Our body naturally produces collagen, but our ability to do so slows as we age.
Dark spots and pigmentation have also been proven to be reduced by rosehip; the beta carotene and vitamin A can help lighten skin over time and with consistent use.
In a nutshell, rosehip will help to hydrate and repair skin whilst delivering a protective antioxidant boost that balances skin and treats existing conditions (even wrinkles and fading scars).
6. Reduces Inflammation & Naturally Exfoliates
If you suffer from skin redness and breakouts, you’ll be relieved to hear that inflammation (that exacerbates those conditions) is reduced by rosehip. Rosehip is rich in polyphenols and contains vitamin E – an antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory capabilities. It also has anti-microbial properties which are great against bacteria that can lead to breakouts.
Omega-3 and omega-6 natural acids act like natural exfoliants and soften skin whilst improving the skins barrier function. Just like in science where like dissolves like, rosehip oil helps dissolve excess oil to balance skin and keep essential oils that moisturise skin.
Stemlab’s Detoxifying Exfoliant Paste is 100% natural, eco-friendly and locally made. It contains rosehip, plus watermelon and strawberry extracts which purify, detoxify and renew all skin (even better news, it’s gentle enough for daily use). With each use you will not just be reviving your skin, but also adding moisture back.