Beauty is only skin-deep – the popular saying goes pointing on the innate beauty of character. You may think it’s the ultimate truth and may choose to go with the flow – busy, drifting towards where the life takes you.
Of course, inner beauty is significant but that doesn’t mean that what you are externally doesn’t count!
When a barrage of age signs come intruding into your skin, you can’t help look bewildered! It’s high time to spruce up your old skin care regime to save it from further damage. Give a glow up time for your skin too.
Rosehip seed oil is an amazing element incorporated to some of the most subtle skin enhancing products because of its varied skin healing properties. It’s a powerhouse of skin friendly components.
Let’s know more about Rosehip seed oil. What is Rosehip seed oil?
This ‘Queen of all beauty oils’ is extracted from the seeds of the Rosa rubiginosa seen in the southern regions of Andes, mostly found in Chile or from Rosa canina, a wild rose species seen spread over Europe, western Asia and north-western sides of Africa.
Rose hip seed oil is pressed from the seeds of the rose plant. This oil can be used as a carrier oil which can be effectively mixed and used with other products or intense essential oils due to its thin consistency and high skin-absorbing properties.
Rosehip seed oil penetrates your skin layers to balance the oil production, minimizes it which in turn unclogs the pores. The appearances of age signs, blemishes even stretch marks and scars look diminished.
Benefits of Rose hip seed oil for your skin
Rosehip seed oil brings a natural glow and even tone to the skin. It plays a vital role in fighting the age signs, boosting collagen production.
Keeps dry skin moisturized and supple
Being a non-greasy oil, it helps retain the moisture of the skin.
The essential fatty acids in the oil, which include linoleic (omega-6) and linolenic acid (omega-3), help to keep the cell walls strong enough to maintain the water balance of the skin.
Exfoliates the skin
Rosehip seed oil is a natural exfoliant. With ample amounts of Vitamin A, the oil helps reduce dryness and dullness from your skin making it glowing and lively.
Repairs and heals the skin
Loaded with vitamin A, K, B1, B2 and B3, this oil has amazing healing and skin repairing properties. The damages caused to the skin can be visibly reduced by the regular use of this oil.
Protection from sun damage
Ravages caused from constant UV exposure to the sun plays a pivotal role in premature aging and inhibits natural collagen production.
Rosehip oil contains antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E, which synergistically fight visible sun damage and prevent photoaging. But as this can’t be used directly as a sunscreen, you need to consult your dermatologist before replacing this with your sunblock.
Skin regeneration, reduction of scars and fine lines
The essential fatty acids and antioxidants in rosehip oil plays a vital role in tissue and cell regeneration of the skin.
The oil is proven to be effective for skin healing, reduction of scars, fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet.
Boosts skin elasticity and collagen production
This is the go-to oil for severely aged looking skin. Rich in Vitamins A and C, necessary elements for the production of collagen, the oil significantly improves the collagen production thereby brings back skin’s elasticity and suppleness.
Reduces skin inflammation
With good amounts of polyphenols and anthocyanin, the inflammation reducing components, along with Vitamin E, an antioxidant with its anti-inflammatory effects, rosehip seed oil reduces skin inflammation and skin irritation considerably. Brightens and evens out the skin: Enriched with Vitamin C, the oil visibly brightens up your skin, making it vibrant and refreshed.
The Vitamin A in rose hip seed oil is a rich source of several nutritional compounds like retinoids, which helps reduce the hyperpigmentation and other visible age signs of skin when used regularly
Rosehip seed oil is known for its anti-microbial properties and low comedogenicity. It doesn’t clog the skin pores thus reduces the menacing acne formation.
How to use Rosehip seed oil on your skin?
This oil is non-greasy and dry and it gets quickly absorbed to the skin. The oil is usually safe for all types of skin but it is advisable to go for a patch test to ensure that the oil doesn’t cause any allergies to your skin.
How to do the patch test:
- Apply a little amount of the oil to your wrist
- Cover the area with a gauze or a band aid
- Check after 24 hours for signs of irritation or inflammation
- If your skin is irritated, itchy or inflamed, you should not use rosehip seed oil. Consult your dermatologist if the irritation persists.
- If there are no signs of irritation, the oil is safe to use.
- After a successful patch test, you can use rosehip seed on your skin up to twice daily.
- The oil can be applied on its own, used with your regular moisturizer or mixed with other potent essential oils for long-lasting effects.
UV rays can lessen the potency or make the rosehip seed oil rancid if exposed. So, a dark colored bottle is ideal to keep the product and has to be stored in a cool, dark place for extended shelf life.
Importance of cold-pressed, organic Rosehip seed oil for skin
Pure, organic cold-pressed Rosehip seed oil has long-lasting and outstanding effects on the skin. While using the cold pressed technique, the oil is extracted from the seed, nut and the kernel of the plant in low temperatures.
This helps to prevent the decomposition of thermosensitive compounds in the oil, making it literally organic to safeguard your skin the most natural way.
Go for high quality, organic rosehip seed oil on your face and skin, preferably USDA certified or ECOCERT products. Be aware that low quality, adulterated, low cost products guised in fancy bottles can do more harm than improving skin health.
Some reliable skin care brands that use Rosehip seed oil:
It’s imperative to choose clean beauty products that are 100% natural, organic with transparent labelling of all the ingredients used in their product development. Never choose low-quality or low-cost products that are compromised.
Your skin is unique and keeping it youthful, supple and radiant is an art. Read more about how to keep your skin healthy and youthful on our blogs.