Benefits of Rosehip Oil

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You have probably heard of the wonders of Rosehip oil. Maybe you have used it yourself, or you have heard someone recommend it. It is one of the favourite skin care oils out there, contending with the likes of jojoba oil and coconut oil for the top spot. Benefits include visual reduction of sun damage, pigmentation and signs of ageing - which is why it is used as an ingredient for skin care products and or even directly applied to the skin.

What is it?

Known as Rosehip, the accessory fruit from various species of the rose plant is pressed to give an oil with a beautiful rich golden hue. Natively grown in Europe, northwest Africa, and western Asia, the seeds and fruit from the rosa canina bush are a vibrant red colour. Rosehip has been used for centuries, even being a replacement for citrus thanks to their Vitamin C levels - almost 60 times higher than any other citrus fruit. 

What is it good for? 

After the oil has been extracted from the Rosehip fruit, it can be utilised in various ways as an extremely beneficial therapeutic product. Rosehip oil is high in antioxidants, aiding the skin’s self repair and reducing inflammation which impedes the skin’s renewal process. By reducing inflammation, antioxidants allow skin to repair itself and correct visible damage. 

In conjunction with Rosehip’s high levels of antioxidants, it also contains essential fatty acids, in particular linoleic, alpha-linolenic and oleic acid. Essential fatty acids help to promote soft, supple skin, reduce fine lines and decrease inflammation. Vitamin A, C and E are all present in Rosehip in rich quantities. With vitamin A and C reducing lines and sun damage, whilst vitamin E has anti inflammatory properties aiding in the reduction of skin swelling and inflammation. 

Rosehip in Skincare

Rosehip oil is the perfect addition to any skincare routine. The linoleic acid that is present in the oil is an essential component of ceramides, which is the skin’s main moisturising element - keeping the skin soft, moisturised and smooth. Free radicals can be caused by harmful UV rays and pollution in the environment, which increase skin ageing and wrinkles. Rosehip is able to neutralise the free radicals with its antioxidant properties and protect the skin against free radical damage and the signs that go with it. 

The benefits of Rosehip go beyond general everyday skincare. The powerful natural oil is also known for assisting the skin stretching during pregnancy, as well as reducing scarring and hyperpigmentation using vitamin C. The plentiful amounts of vitamin C boosts collagen and elastin production to encourage skin cell regeneration, which is helpful when recovering from stretches and scars. 

How to use Rosehip Oil

To use Rosehip Oil, simply put 2-3 drops in the palm of your hand and gently dab the oil all over your face and neck. Gently massage into the skin using the tip of your index finger, stroking upwards. To allow maximum absorption, add the Rosehip oil after cleansing but prior to moisturising.  To fully nourish your skin, Ovi Earth’s Day Cream pairs Organic Rosehip Oil with other key ingredients to ensure your skin gets all of the rejuvenation and regeneration it needs.

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