Rosehip Seed Oil is produced from the seeds contained inside the berries of a wild rose bush that grows abundantly in the southern Andes: Rosa rubiginosa, also known as rosa mosqueta by the locals in Chile and Argentina.
The pale pink flowers of this shrub are quite the ethereal bloom, with a short life span of only about 24 hours. Once the petals have fallen, what is left behind is the much-coveted reddish fruit, vessel to the precious rosehip seeds. Our pure organic Rosehip Seed Oil, which comes from the lush and rainy mountainous valleys of Chile, is first cold–pressed to offer you the best quality and highest grade oil possible.
What sets Rosehip Seed Oil apart from other natural oils is the bioavailable retinoic acid (a metabolite of vitamin A) it contains. Retinoic acid delays the effects of skin aging, assists cell regeneration, and promotes the increase of collagen and elastin levels that provide structural support for the skin. The result is firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin, with greater elasticity and defined contours. As it increases the skin’s capacity to produce new cells and replace old ones, applied on a regular basis, Rosehip Seed Oil is an excellent aid in reducing hyperpigmentation, reversing UV damage, as well as improving and evening out skin tone and colour.
Rosehip Seed Oil’s regenerative and healing benefits can also be attributed to its high amount of essential fatty acids as well as vitamins C and E, which further promote healthy skin. It is particularly rich in linoleic and linolenic acids, nutrients which play an important role in keeping skin hydrated, supple, and protected.
It is one of the few vegetable oils to contain on average more than 30% alpha-linolenic acid, an omega‑3 fatty acid. Raw organic Rosehip Seed Oil is a rejuvenating, multitasking ally in your daily body-care regime.