If beauty could be sold in a bottle then it should be filled with pure rosehip oil. This oil, extracted from the seed of wild roses native to Chile, is packed with vitamins A, C, E, F and essential fatty acids that make it a powerful anti-aging ingredient. It contains the potent antioxidants, liposoluble carotenoids and flavonoids that promote skin rejuvenation, giving a youthful appearance. It goes beyond just improvements to the skin’s appearance, though; it also works to reverse scar and sun damage.
Pure Rosehip Oil Promotes Skin Rejuvenation
The essential fatty acids lenoleic and linolenic in pure rosehip oil assist with cell regeneration and cell restoration to keep the skin’s surface smooth. It is particularly effective on the early appearance of wrinkles, known as crow’s feet. Loss of collagen beneath the skin’s surface occurs naturally as we age, leaving the face looking tired. The nutrients in rosehip oil help to rebuild collagen that keeps the face looking supple and rested. The skin also loses its elasticity as it matures, causing the skin to sag. As rosehip oil penetrates the skin it not only moistens but carries vitamins and antioxidants to the underlying tissue to strengthen it, which improves elasticity.
Sun Damage and Scarring Are Reversed
Pure rosehip oil helps restore and reverse damage to the skin from the sun, age spots, hyper-pigmentation, freckles, burns, acne, stretch marks and even raised scar tissue. The oil restores the skin’s tone and color. This restoration occurs due to the healing properties of the oil’s trans-retinoic acid that prevents the formation of keloid scar tissue and loosens up fibrous cords. Dramatic improvements can be seen in just four months of daily use. For best results, apply once in the morning and once at night.
How to Use Pure Rosehip Oil
You can apply pure rosehip oil directly to the skin or use skin products that contain the oil. Pure rosehip oil is absorbed quickly, without leaving a greasy film. As a moisturizer, it eliminates dry or chapped skin. Applied to the nails, it prevents split nails and cracked cuticles. It is very gentle and can be used on sensitive skin with no side effects. It is easily applied by placing 3 to 4 drops on the fingers and then gently rubbing it into the skin after bathing. Rosehip oil is not recommended as a facial moisturizer on acne prone skin, because it may worsen the condition, but it can be applied liberally all over the body.
How to Store Pure Rosehip Oil
Pure rosehip oil should be an intense red color and have a fresh aroma. It should be stored in the refrigerator to keep it at a stable state. It is susceptible to fluctuations in temperature, oxygen and light due to the low temperature used to extract it from the rose seed. Its shelf life is only 12 months, but it is unlikely to expire with so many wonderful uses.