A new secret skin remedy for dry skin and fine lines being used increasingly by celebrities including Gywneth Paltrow,Victoria Beckham and Miranda Kerr, is rosehip oil.
Derived from the wild rose bushes that grow in the Chilean Andes, the oil’s benefits have been known by the indigenous population for hundreds of years.
Extracted from the seed of the fruit, it makes a potent anti-ageing and deeply moisturising oil.
Rose hip oil is rich in vitamin C and high in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which are both known to heal scar tissue.[quote]Rose hip oil also contains retinoic acid, which studies show brightens and evens skin tone, making it ideal for use on skin prone to rosacea as well on uneven skin pigmentation.[/quote]
Unlike many other facial oils, rose hip oil is a ‘dry oil’ that is incredibly light and sinks easily into eth skin without leaving a greasy sheen, yet it is extremely moisturising to skin helping to smooth out fine lines and hydrate dry skin. It is so light it can be used around the eye area without causing puffiness.
Rosehip oil can be used alone as a facial hydration oil treatment or added to moisturisers or into a bath to help moisturise and brighten skin.