Have you ever looked at a bunch of roses wilting in a fancy vase and seen beauty at this sight? Well, I am going to go with the big guess of “no” that would be a little crazy. But, did you know that those flopped over, petal-less flowers, also have another amazing purpose? Let’s take a closer look and get to know what Mother Nature blessed us with.
“Rose hip oil is a wonderful way to ensure health and happiness for your skin.”
– Dr. Michelle Vonn PhD
What Is the “Hip” Part of Rose Hip Seed Oil?
First, the “hip” part of the rose is the fruit or seed pod. This is exactly what you see when all the petals fall off rose. That fuzzy, brown, clumpy piece of the rose left in the center where the petals once enveloped. When you gaze at this part of a rose it is rarely appreciated in a visual sense, and is commonly forgotten with intention.
But, you will probably by no means overlooked those “hips” again. How wonderful it is to know that this part of the flower is extremely beneficial to all people in every stage of life.
Where Does Rosehip Seed Oil Come From?
Rose hip seed oil is obtained from the seeds of a wild rose bush (Rosa moschata or Rosa rubiginosa in Latin) in the southern Andes and is a pressed seed oil.
This medicinal oil can be picked from Rosa canina, which also grows in many special areas of the world including South Africa and Europe.
Rose hip seed oil is useful because it has balancing properties to the skin and evens out the skin tone.
If you have dry or oily skin, rose hip seed oil will allow your skin to feel smooth and silky without clogging your pores. Rose hip seed oil can be worn on skin from infancy, teen, through maturity with wonderful advantages.
Rose hip seed oil is frequently used in skin care products all around the globe. It is usually applied for an assortment of skin disorders, including light cases of acne, eczema, sun burnt skin as well as fragile nails and unwanted wrinkles. Rose hip oil is also frequently used to repair scarring and diminish appearance of aging from damaged skin.
Benefits Of Rose Hip Seed Oil When Applied To The Skin
- Scarring from residual aliments of the skin
- Helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Helps heal burns
- Helps with healing from sun burn
- Evens out skin tone
- Help reduce “brown” spots
What Are The Healing Properties Of Rosehip Seed Oil?
Rose hip seed oil contains vitamin A, which contains levels of tretinoin or all-trans retinoic acid which is a vitamin A acid that retinol converts to.
So, with sounding like a scene from Star Trek, you may ask, “What does this all mean for my skin?” This is natural retinol acid and helps aid the skin for renewed improvement.
This is why it binds the skin cells together and acts as an astringent that washes and tightens the pores giving a fresh and more youthful look. So, there is no need for pointy needles full of toxic chemicals to be injected into the surface of your skin. This is an inexpensive oil to assist in the natural plumping of the wrinkles smile lines on your face.
Rose hip seed oil is high in essential fatty acids named (linoleic acid) omega-6 and omega -3 which again binds the cells of the skin together to give a more taut appearance. This amazing oil is non-fragrant and won’t leave you smelling like Grandma’s rose garden either, since it is not obtained from the fragrant part of the flower.
Rose hip seed oils is a fantastic moisturizer as it will moisturize the dry areas of your skin while not adding too much moisture to oilier areas.
How To Use Rose Hips Seed Oil
Rose hip seed oil is extremely easy to work into your daily skin cleansing routine. Just follow these easy steps and you will be looking better and better each day.
What You Need
- Cotton Balls
What To Do
- Clean your face as you do normally with your favorite cleanser. Pat your face dry with a towel.
- Apply a few drops of undiluted rose hip seed oil (a little goes a long ways) on a clean cotton ball.
- Next, apply the cotton ball to your face where you have areas of skin care concern. Make sure to do this twice daily in the morning and at night.
- Massage the oil into your skin until it is fully absorbed.
Make sure to get into the habit of doing this routine as long as you want to increase the moisture in your skin. This process will usually take about 12 weeks when treating scars, wrinkles, dermatitis or other skin issues.
There are some special considerations when applying rose hip seed oil. It is wise to perform a small patch test on your skin to examine the area 24 hours before using rose hip seed oil on a routine basis. This will ensure that you can put this oil all over your entire face and not have an allergic reaction.
You can easily do this by applying a just a couple of drops in a hidden area of your skin and wait for 24 hours to see if redness or itchiness develops. If you see a reaction then discontinue use.
Ideally, rosehip oil should be used daily before damage is done to the skin. Used as a preventative measure, rosehip oil can help reduce premature ageing. If you already suffer from things such as pigmentation, wrinkling, etc., rosehip oil applied daily can help to reverse the damage and make the skin appear healthier.
- Contains natural retinol acid (vitamin A)
- Well sought after for helping to replenish and restore mature or sun-exposed skin
- Organically grown
Learn more of the beneficial attributes rose hip oil has on your skin. As easy at it sounds, it would be simply crazy to not get a little bottle of the magic potion and add a splash of rose hip oil to your beauty routine.