Spotlight On: Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil has gotten a lot of hype in recent years, thanks in part to celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Middleton expressing their love for Trilogy Rosehip Oil.
So, what is so great about Rosehip Oil?
It’ super moisturising.
Rosehip oil contains over 80% essential fatty acids. It is especially high in linoleic acid which acts as a barrier for the skin which prevents water loss and the resulting dry skin. It helps to quench dry, dehydrated and scaled skin.
It contains anti-aging antioxidants.
Antioxidants help combat free radicals which can cause damage such as wrinkles, sunspots, sagging skin or even skin cancer. Rosehip is high in Vitamin A and Vitamin C, both of which are full of antioxidants. Rosehip Oil contains loads of beta-carotene which is a key nutrient for maintaining healthy skin and assisting skin cell renewal. Beta-carotene also helps to repair and protect the skin from various forms of sun damage. It also gives the Rosehip oil an amber colour.
It encourages healing and skin cell regeneration.
The vitamins and fatty acids that Rosehip oil contain have been shown to restore original skin colour by reducing hyper pigmentation and redness, avoid formation of keloids scars, fade scars left by chicken pox or acne, and even treat skin burned from radiation therapy. Balms and lotions with rosehip oil have been used to treat skin conditions ranging from eczema to scars and burns.
How can I use Rosehip Oil?
Rosehip is perfect for making light, non greasy facial moisturisers. Use up to 6% in your formulations to get all the skin loving benefits listed above. It’s also great in lip balms and soap. Add some Vitamin E to help extend the shelf life and boost the antioxidants even more!