Discover the Nutritional Elements of Organic Rosehip Oil for Our Skin

Know your alpha-linolenic acid from your oleic acid? If not, don’t worry we’ve put together a quick guide that hopefully simplifies all the jargon and helps you make an informed decision when buying our gorgeous certified Organic Rosehip Facial Oil.

Celebrated for its moisturising, anti-ageing and healing properties, Rosehip seed oil boasts a unique nutrient profile of vitamins, essential fatty acids and other phytochemicals; the perfect combination of ingredients for healthy youthful-looking skin.

The Merits of Vitamins A, C and E

Trans-retinoic acid for combatting the signs of ageing

A derivative of vitamin A, trans-retinoic acid (the equivalent of synthetic retinol often used in anti-ageing cosmetics) is naturally occurring in Rosehip Seed Oil. With regular use the oil has the ability to reduce hyperpigmentation, treating acne-prone skin and other visible signs of ageing. Vitamin A is also a vital component in producing collagen. Collagen is responsible for your skin elasticity and naturally decreases as you age.

Vitamin C and E are also present and both have anti-oxidant properties.

Rosehips are thought to have more vitamin C than an orange or lemon. Vitamin C has antioxidant properties. Research shows vitamin C may help reduce ultraviolet light damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin C also supports collagen production, which helps reduce wrinkling. Finally, vitamin C may increase wound healing and help prevent dry skin.

The Benefits of Essential Fatty Acids

Rosehip seeds are the best vegetable source of Omega 3, 6 and 9 that help to repair damaged skin and regenerate skin cells.

Omega 3 (alpha-linolenic acid) is known for:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Controlling blood clotting on the skin 
  • Soothing joint pain and stiffness

Omega 6 (linoleic acid) helps with:

  • Moisturising skin
  • Promoting moisture retention in skin and hair
  • Facilitating wound healing 
  • Reducing inflammation. 

Omega 9 (oleic acid) is prized for:

  • Promoting softness, suppleness and radiance of skin and hair
  • Supporting hair growth
  • Reducing the appearance of ageing including fine lines and wrinkles
  • Promoting collagen production and skin elasticity

The strong ratio of Omega 6 and 9 in rosehips gives the oil, high stability, and excellent skin-balancing properties along with rapid skin absorption making it ideal for all skin types.

Sources and References

Rosehip Farm

Bright Mountain Oils 

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