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Discover the 8 Benefits of Rosehip Seed Oil for Gentle, Radiant Skin

Do you suffer from dehydrated skin?

Which is also plagued with underlying sensitivity?

Then, you need calming, soothing oils.

Then, you need a skincare product that caters to sensitive skin.

And that is rose hip seed oil with its gorgeous orange elixir.

So join us as we explore all things rosehip.

And find out what gives it its holy grail status.

Sensitive skin 

This skin concern requires extra care and attention. We discuss this in the article on ten tips for treating skin inflammation and sensitivity that you can read here.

As with any sensitive skin condition, it requires treatment from pure, gentle ingredients that help restore an impaired acid mantle. Your skin barrier function has been undermined.

And rosehip ticks the boxes of the ingredient-savvy ‘skintellectual’ consumer.

One of the traditional uses of rosehip seed oil is to improve signs of premature ageing. Which can be essentially put down to its exhaustive list of buzzy ingredients such as vitamins C and A

It’s a natural moisturising oil that has a beauty resume that is so long, you can’t even get past the first page, from reducing redness to calming acne breakouts and comforting sensitive skin, including treating the appearance of scars (1), as this study demonstrates.

Why Rosehip Seed Oil?

As the founder of the Naked Chemist, I was fortunate enough to train with Jan Kusmerick from Fragrant Earth; he is the famous aromatherapist and perfumer behind the successful brand Elemis.

He often discussed the important tissue-regenerating properties of Rosehip Seed oil, and I was hooked.

His research demonstrated excellent results in patients with third-degree burns in hospitals. Remarkably, they could reverse much of this damage by using high CO2 Rosehip oil combined with helichrysum essential oil.

Using this combination on new scar tissue, they also saw excellent results.

Rose Hip Seed Oil Facts

  • the oil is soothing, healing, repairing and firming
  • rich in beta-carotene, zinc, citric acid, lycopene, and bioflavonoids
  • rose hips have excellent antioxidant benefits, preventing oxidation in your skin, which causes premature ageing
  • it is an incredible source of vitamins A, D, and E. Vitamin C. There is around 1,500 mg of Vitamin C in every 100 grams of dried rose hips, higher than oranges.
  • The oil locks moisture in the skin tissues, which is essential for sensitive skin, as the skin barrier function has become impaired.

The purity of ingredients is very high on our list here at the Naked Chemist, which is why our formula contains this unique oil in its purest, freshest form.

Benefits of Rosehip Seed Oil

# 1. Heals your skin

It is extremely repairing and regenerative due to its high concentrations of vitamins A, B and E  and carotenoids.

# 2. Boosts collagen and elastin

Research (1) has found that when used topically and ingested over eight weeks, rosehip oil significantly improves the participant’s crow’s feet and age-related concerns. Their internal scaffolding collagen and elastin were also boosted, and their skin’s moisture level significantly improved.

# 3. Fights free radicals

A potent antioxidant, the high levels of vitamins and carotenoids help with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and fight damaging free radicals in the skin.

# 4. Has potent skin restorative properties

A study carried out in 2015 (2) found that regular use of rosehip oil on patients post-surgery significantly improved the overall look of their scars and wounds.

# 5. Calms inflammation

Rosehip seed oil is extremely rich in vitamin E and anthocyanin—two ingredients that will help to calm and soothe your inflamed skin.

So, it should be your go-to choice for dealing with rosacea and other inflammatory skin issues like eczema.

# 6. Combats acne

Rosehip oil is also helpful for acne-prone skin or those suffering breakouts because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties and very low comedogenicity.

#7. Intensely moisturises

Rosehip oil has many essential properties, including phytosterols, linoleic, oleic acid, and other essential fatty acids, making it the ideal choice for dry skin.

# Brightening and lightening

The other great thing about rose hip seed oil is that it is a natural exfoliant that can help reduce dullness and leave you glowing vibrant skin.

Vitamin A in rosehip oil gently encourages skin cell turnover, helping to lift stubborn dark spots.

To conclude. The naked truth

So why do we use rosehip oil in our formulas?

It is an extremely well-tolerated ingredient rich in vitamin C, which boosts collagen production, helps fight dark spots, and offers antioxidant protection.

It is also rich in vitamin A, which reduces the appearance of fine lines by lightening and brightening your skin’s surface.

It is a dry skin saviour rich in essential fatty acids that help maintain your skin barrier function.

Of course, it is also incredibly calming and soothing, which is why it is one ingredient you can’t afford to overlook when treating sensitive skin.

With its exhaustive list of benefits, I think you’d agree it’s the holy grail ingredient to include in your skincare routine.

One reply on “Discover the 8 Benefits of Rosehip Seed Oil for Gentle, Radiant Skin”

I’m glad I found find this web site! thanks for the useful information especially on sensitive skin conditions

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