Rosehip oil is a very nourishing oil, rich in fatty acids, vitamins, antioxidants and retinoic acid. It is incredibly affective at preventing premature aging by protecting skin cells fromr damage, which reduces wrinkles as well as stretch marks and scars. The oil’s active ingredients encourage cell growth, collagen synthesis, evens skin tone and balances 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.
Directions for use: 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.
Precautions: Keep away from children and eyes. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs. If you pregnant or have a medical condition consult your practitioner before use.