100% pure Rosehip essential oil. This is a supercritical extract of the whole Rosehip fruit. This specialty skin care oil is very high in antioxidants and should impart all the wonderful actions of cold-pressed Rosehip Seed oil in a more concentrated form. Very highly recommended for your skin care blends, it can be applied at 100% strength for potent skin healing therapy. Our Rosehip Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.
ABOUT THE OIL
Rosehip seed oil is one of the most highly regarded components of therapeutic skin care formulas. Native to Chile, the plant is now cultivated elsewhere in South America with many countries producing the oil. This Certified Organic supercritical extract of Rosehip (the fruit of the Rose) combines the fatty acids of the seeds with a high concentration of the antioxidants and other nutrients found in the body of the fruit itself. Rosehip seed oil as a carrier oil made its debut in the 1980's with university studies in South America showing its anti-aging effect on the skin. More recently, it has been discovered that the entire Rosehip fruit is exceptionally rich in nutrients that make it an exquisite skin-care ingredient. We use it all the time in our skin care formulas, particularly for anti-aging, as its antioxidant concentration is probably unmatched, except perhaps by one or two very similar other oils such as Calendula, Carrot Root and Sea Buckthorn.
This is a wonderful "CO2 Total" extracted from the whole Rosehip fruit infusing ALL the lipid-soluble nutrients into the oil.Its deep red color is evidence high concentration antioxidants and polyphenols. It is lightly fruity on top, gently sweet in the middle, and softly earthy at the base. It blends easily and adds efficacy to any regenerative skin care formula and can even be used "neat" in areas that require special or 'intensive' care. By using this concentrated form, you can boost the therapeutic value of nearly any skin care preparation, enhancing its ability to improve skin texture, along with other desirable actions in topical preparations for "mature skin" and "anti-aging" skin care. We've experimented with using this oil at 100% on irritated, sun-drenched skin with magnificent results.
Therapeutic Properties Described in the Aromatherapy Literature
Rosehip seed oil has been the subject of scientific research which identifies its ability to reduce the appearance of sun damage, fine lines and scars. Rosehip seed oil is an excellent source of natural vitamin E and natural vitamin A, or 'trans-retinoic acid'. Retinoic acid, the acid derivative of vitamin A, is the active ingredient found in Retin-A or Tretinoin (the acidic form of vitamin A and the active ingredient in many dermatologist-prescribed wrinkle reducers). It is a rich source of both the antioxidant vitamin C (about 1700–2000 milligrams per 100 grams of oil) and essential fatty acids which work to halt and reverse typical signs of aging such as wrinkles, crow's feet and sagging skin by accelerating the skin's cellular activity, in turn hastening skin renewal and cell regeneration. The skin becomes firmer and smoother as signs of aging diminish. Other applications of Rosehip essential oil include reducing the appearance of scars, including those from acne or radiation therapy. Rose hip oil also helps fade age spots and reduces uneven pigmentation. A few drops applied to a sunburn makes a soothing remedy. One more beauty-related use of rosehip oil is for hair care. It adds shine and body to coloured hair, permed hair, or hair that has been damaged by too much sun or cold weather.
Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, and hyper-pigmentation
Hastens skin cell regeration
Soothes irritated and sun-burned skin
Application and Use
Rosehip essential oil is non-irritating and non-toxic. Always patch-test a s,area on skin before applying liberally.