Natural oils have become a trendy part of many women’s beauty regimens, as a replacement for the chemical-laden commercial cosmetics found in department stores and pharmacies. Pure plant oils, extracted from seeds fruit and plants, have been used as far back as ancient times, for medicinal and therapeutic purposes.
Rosehip oil is one of the most underrated oils out there. Taken from the seeds of the rose plant, it can nourish and protect your skin. Here are three things you should know about rosehip oil before incorporating it into your daily skincare plan:
Rosehip oil does it all: nourish, moisturize and protect. It’s pH balance makes it ideal for all skin types and gives it a fine consistency that feels less “oily” and quickly absorbs into the skin. Rosehip oil has a cellular structure similar to the skin’s own natural oil (sebum), which means that it won’t clog pores and will assist in regulating the skin’s own oil production. Use it on scars, stretch marks and wrinkles as well as aging skin and dry areas.
Rosehip oil contains so many nutrients: omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and beta-carotene, which moisturize skin and improve its softness and elasticity, assist in cell-renewal. Best of all, it has no factory-produced additives.
You should be sure to only use top-quality rosehip oil. You’ll be able to know one by its independent organic certification. This identifies the product as coming from plants that did not come in contact with pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals. High quality, pure, cold-pressed rosehip oil ranges should also have a golden or orange color – any oil that is clear should be dismissed. Natural rosehip oil will also have no added fragrance, color or preservatives. It should NOT smell like roses. Many of the world’s best quality rosehips come from Chile, and Lesotho in southern Africa.