5 Benefits of Rose Hip Oil

Want to learn more about the multi-tasking beauty product everyone is talking about?

The much-hyped miracle ingredient is a fruit oil extracted from the hip of the rose, which is the part that remains once a rose has bloomed and the petals have fallen. Derived from the rose hip fruit, skin and seed, Rose Hip Oil should have a rich amber colour and is a naturally rich source of essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants.

Marie Jenkins, founder of Kosmea, who first bottled their certified organic Rose Hip Oil in 1993, says “the healing oil, when certified organic, can be used by all members of the family, no matter what their skin type, or concern.”

Here are some top reasons you should incorporate Rose Hip oil into  your daily skincare routine.

  1. Rich in natural vitamins - Rose hip oil is a natural source of vitamin A, known as trans-retinoic acid. Research shows that topical trans-retinoic acid is effective in helping to prevent premature ageing caused by sun exposure.
  2. Safe for those expecting - During pregnancy, it can encourage smooth, elastic skin and potentially minimise the appearance of stretch marks.
  3. Rich in essential fatty acids -  Omega 3, 6 and 9 are vital for our general and skin health, but our bodies cannot produce them. “The essential fatty acids in rose hip oil help to regenerate skin cells, to repair damaged skin tissue and quench, dry, sun-damaged skin.” Says Marie.
  4. Easy to mix - You can add it to your moisturiser for a dewy, daytime glow. Concerned that putting oil on your face first thing will lead to excess shine throughout the day? Mix a few drops with your moisturiser and apply. This will increase skin’s hydration levels in a more subtle manner.
  5. Hydrate your skin - Spritzing your skin with a hydrating mist with added rose hip oil can reduce the impact of air-conditioning in the office. The essential fatty acids in rose hip oil allow your skin to retain moisture, which is so easily stripped by harsh air conditioning.

    Kosmea’s Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil is available online at www.kosmea.com.au

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