Reputed as the ultimate anti-aging oil, rosehip is a powerful natural treatment that skin care junkies can’t stop raving about! Organic Rosa Moschata (rosehip) oil is extracted from rosehips: the seed pods found on rose plants. Rosehips look like small berries, their color ranging from red orange to rich purple. Rosehips are edible (they’re in the same family as apples) and boast super high Vitamin C content. They’re also packed with beta carotene and lycopene, both carotenoids with anti-inflammatory properties, known to protect against cognitive decline and eye disease. Not familiar with the host of skin benefits that rosehip oil has to offer? We’ll give you some background on why we hand-picked this oil as the star of our potent organic Restorative Facial Oil.
Rosehip Oil for Skin
Rosehip oil is rich in skin friendly vitamins, thanks to its hefty load of Vitamins A, C, D and E. Vitamin A encourages healthy skin cell production and stimulates the growth of new tissue in the deep layers of skin. Vitamin C (about 426 mg per 100 grams of rosehip oil) is widely known for its antioxidant benefits and for its ability to help treat UV induced photodamage. Vitamin D contributes to skin cell growth and repair, and has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin E is an anti-aging allstar that fights off free radicals and oxidative damage, and is often added to skin care to reduce appearance of scars and stretch marks. Rosehip oil happens to contain high levels of all of the above, making it an incredibly effective and potent skin treatment for a wide variety of concerns.
Rosehip is naturally chock full of antioxidants, making it an effective ingredient for battling age-related skin concerns like discoloration and premature wrinkling. It’s also full of wrinkle-busting essential fatty acids, which are able to support moisture and elasticity in mature skin. An effective anti-inflammatory with soothing and calming properties, rosehip oil is an excellent choice for acnegenic or irritation-prone skin types. In other words, it’s a good choice for all skin types, and it’s gentle enough for everyday dermal therapy.
Rosehip in Facial Oil
With this list of incredible benefits in mind, rosehip oil features in our ultra rich Restorative Facial oil, a nourishing cold-pressed blend of antioxidant packed oils that work synergistically to provide skin with antioxidant therapy, anti-aging benefits, and everyday reduction in inflammation and irritation. It’s an amazingly soft and absorbable product that can drastically re-surface and smooth skin texture when used over time.
Rosehip oil in this organic facial oil formula provides a wide variety of fatty acids, balances the lipid levels in your skin, and addresses antioxidant deficiencies which manifest as dry patches and fine lines. Remember: the best way to apply a facial oil is before moisturizer. Apply your facial oil to a cleansed dermis, and follow with moisturizer, which will help you lipid barrier better absorb the oil, and will lock in its benefits. Knowing how to apply a facial oil with a massage technique, or using a hydrating toner before applying you oil, can also help you achieve maximum radiance and dewiness.
Cold Pressed Rosehip Oil
Our rosehip oil is extracted through a cold-pressing process that sees the seeds pressed through a sieve, effectively separating out the naturally occurring oil from the plant’s fibers without the use of chemicals or high heat. Cold pressing ensures that the integrity of the vitamins and minerals stays intact throughout the extraction process. This is our more sustainable and skin-loving alternative to using a conventional heat extraction process, which destroys the plant’s original chemical composition. Moreover, in conventional heat extraction processes, hexanes, solvents, and bleaches are typically used, further compromising the purity of the oil. Our cold-pressed and organic rosehip oil is close to its origins and maintains the plant’s naturally occurring set of vitamins – this is the top priority in our extraction process.
Why Organic Rosehip Oil?
The rosehip oil in Puristry products is always organic. Why? Because organic oils are unrefined, free of preservatives and fillers that decrease potency and can cause allergic reactions and irritation, and are never exposed to contact with chemical solvents. The plants from which our rosehip oil has been extracted are harvested without potentially harmful pesticides. These pesticides can produce vitamin deficient plants, and can remain in trace amounts even after harvesting. Oil that you’re applying to your face will be absorbed into your skin’s deepest layers and ultimately into your bloodstream, and because of this, it’s important to choose oils that have gone through minimal processing and contain nothing toxic.
Rosehip seeds have been used for centuries to make vibrant jellies, sauces and syrups, and can also be brewed into a dark red tea. Given its track record of internal health benefits as a food, in addition to some serious anti-aging skin care credentials, we think rosehip oil definitely deserves some major praise! Check out the latest ingredient spotlights and skin care guides on our blog.