There are ingredients that come and go as fads in the world of natural skin care. I don’t generally swim with the stream when it comes to following the next new craze, but as fads go, rosehip oil is one, I would argue, that is worth hopping on the wagon! It has been tested over time and proven beneficial for any skin type.
So what is rosehip oil? "Hips" are actually the fruit of a specific species of wild rose. The seeds are crushed and cold-pressed leaving behind the rosehip oil and maintaining all of its nutrients such as vitamins A and C and omega-3 fatty acids.
As the skin is our largest organ, it is important that we are feeding it ingredients that are nutrient dense and beneficial to the overall health of our skin. Think of your pores as a sponge, ready to soak up anything applied. Here are my top 5 reasons to add rosehip oil to your skincare regime:
Calms and prevents acne
Rosehip has a thin consistency and has a comedogenic rating of 1, meaning it won't clog pores and is a great choice for those with acne-prone skin like me. It is considered to be a dry oil, which is great for oily, combination, or sensitive skin because it absorbs and doesn’t leave a residue behind. It also has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can diminish the redness and inflammation associated with acne and other skin conditions. The vitamin A (think retinoids) found in rosehip is also a tried and true acne treatment, as it has been proven to help speed cellular turnover. The omega 3 essential fatty acids contained in rosehip oil help to prevent both aging and acne, which means it is a great choice no matter your stage in life.
Soothes skin irritations
Rosehip oil is rich in fatty acids and beta-carotene that are both beneficial in treating skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea, as well as general skin irritation from prolonged exposure to both sun and wind. As previously mentioned, the natural anti-inflammatory properties help to calm the symptoms of irritation. Essentially, this is a super-powered, yet versatile skin care product that can be of aid to just about any skin care woe!
Prevents free-radical damage
When you hear "free-radicals", think cell damage. These are molecules in the environment that our skin is exposed to daily. Rosehip oil is rich in antioxidants such as tocopherols and carotenoids that help to neutralize these molecules, preventing this free-radical damage that can cause premature aging of the skin and wrinkles.
Firms and brightens skin
Rosehip oil is rich in vitamins A and C. Vitamin A is a collagen stimulant, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, while also firming skin. Vitamin C has been proven effective in brightening the appearance of skin, revealing a radiant, more youthful complexion.
Rich in fatty acids, rosehip oil provides a lightweight moisture that feeds the skin, keeping it plump and glowing throughout the day. These fatty acids also help in the formation of ceramides, which help to retain the strength of cell walls meaning the cells are better able to hold in that moisture.
The Belle & Rose Antioxidant Facial Serum is a great way to introduce rosehip to your skincare regime. It can be used daily to reveal a bright, even skin tone, maintain firmness, and fight free-radical damage. All of the benefits of rosehip oil combine with the powerful antioxidants found in hempseed, pomegranate, almond, and elderberry to nurture and protect your skin. Made with quality ingredients and hand-blended with love, all at a price that makes great skin affordable for all.