Hip Hip for Rosehips
Known also as rose hep or rose haw, the rosehip is the fruit of the rose.
Anyone of a certain age will forever associate rosehips with Delrosa rosehip syrup. The baby boomer generations received daily doses of the sticky, sweet stuff to ward off colds as a matter of routine. The reason for that being that rosehips are chock full of vitamin C. It’s arguable though that the manufacturing process both killed off the vitamin C and rotted the children’s teeth due to the sugar added to it.
Yet it’s not all thorny where the rosehip is concerned.
When it comes to prolific sources of vitamin C, oranges are not the only fruit. Rose hips are better by miles containing a whopping 50 percent more vitamin C than oranges. This makes them handy at giving your immune system some wellie.
Rose hips have a number of health benefits aside from bolstering your immune system and you can read more about that in this article from Herb Wisdom.Com
More than skin deep
With astonishing, antioxidant properties – they contain carotenoids, flavonoids, polyphenols, leucoanthocyanins and catechins – it’s thought that rose hips are a good cancer preventative.
Though of course, antioxidants play an important part in skin care too. As this article from draxe.com explains: ‘For facial skin care, rosehip oil offers several benefits when applied externally.’
Rosehip oil contains vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin D and B-carotene, a form of vitamin A. All of which are antioxidants that help to fight free radicals and so protect the skin and increase cell turnover.
That regenerative effect provides rosehip’s anti-aging benefits. We talked about its high levels of vitamin C earlier. Well, that’s not only good for stamping out the sniffles. It’s another reason why rosehip oil is a great choice for your skin care.
Indeed, the skin-care benefits of rose hip oil are not lost on some of our celebrities. The Duchess of Cambridge, Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and Miranda Kerr are all reported to extol its wonders.
Said Kerr in an interview with PopSugar Beauty: ‘I like to wear rosehip oil at night. It’s full of that many antioxidants and it works on a cellular level too to rejuvenate the skin. I put that on at night and I wake up glowing.’ Though ladies, as pointed out in this Huffington Post article about rosehip seed oil benefits, waking up with Orlando Bloom in your bed is enough to make anyone glow!
It’s known to correct dark spots and hydrate skin that’s itchy and dry – all the while reducing fine lines and scars. No wonder rosehip oil is being lauded as the new coconut oil.
The old cliché about there being nothing new under the sun springs to mind here. The ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans knew what Miranda Kerr and her ilk are now discovering.
Those ancient civilizations used rosehips for their healing properties. But the beauty industry seems to be turning to such healing ingredients as a welcome alternative to the chemicals that we’re so familiar with in our skin care products.
Lightness of touch
Many lotions and potions for the face use heavier oils such as jojoba and shea butter. Yet, rosehip oil is more easily absorbed. Being anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant it helps in decreasing environmental effects and soothes the skin.
Better than Botox?!
The aforementioned Huffington Post article opines that rosehip oil is better than botox: ‘With skin rejuvenating properties like vitamin C and lycopene, rosehip seed oil is a safer solution to repair the skin’s surface, restore elasticity and protects against sun and pollution stressors that can lead to wrinkles.
Are you convinced now of the skin benefits of rosehip oil? If you are then you’re reading the right blog because Pink&Green uses this wonder oil in a number of products.
For the face you can choose from:
- Our VERY gentle moisturizer – for extra dry and ultra-sensitive skin
- The P&G Frankincense luxury moisturizer – packed with rejuvenating and regenerating oils
- The rejuvenating facial oil – for mature skin
Organic ‘Eye Love’ Night Eye Serum
For a multi-purpose way to enjoy the skin benefits of rosehip oil try our One Balm.