Rosehip can be incredibly effective at preventing premature ageing by protecting skin cells from damage, which reduces wrinkles as well as stretch marks and scars.
A very nourishing oil, rich in fatty acids, vitamins, antioxidants and retinoic acid.
The oil’s active ingredients encourage cell growth, collagen synthesis, even skin tone and balancing pigmentation. It is a dry oil, meaning it is absorbed easily and leaves less oily residue.
Rosehip oil is cold pressed from the seed of the rose bush. The unrefined version can be either light yellow or a darker colour depending on the amount of fruit left in the oil and has a distinctive fatty smell (it does not smell 'rosy'). The smell dissipates quickly when applied to the skin, and storing it in the refrigerator will help reduce the smell as well as extend the life of the oil.
Some suggested directions for use:
After cleansing, apply 2-3 drops to your face and neck and massage in gently, or add to your moisturiser and apply as usual.
Make an anti-aging face oil by mixing equal parts jojoba, argan and rosehip oil with a few drops of an appropriate essential oil (try Roman chamomile, rose geranium or lavender). Mix together and massage into cleansed skin.
Use to smooth and nourish scars, fine lines and wrinkles.
Use a few drops direct on skin. Apply twice a day for at least 3 months.