Rose Hip Oil
Rose hip oil is like a multivitamin for the skin: rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that are essential for skin health. Rose hip oil is a naturally rich source of essential fatty acids.
Essential fatty acids include omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. They are vital for our general health and the health of our skin — but our bodies are unable to produce them. Essential fatty acids help to regenerate skin cells and to repair damaged skin tissue. It is the essential fatty acids in rose hip oil that quench dry, sun damaged skin and help to improve the appearance of burns, scars, wrinkles and stretch marks.
The oil is rich in 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. When skin is exposed to the sun, it can increase levels of enzymes that lead to the breakdown of collagen and elastin. The trans-retinoic acid in rose hip oil reduces the activity of these skin-damaging enzymes, reducing damage caused by the sun.
Rose hip oil is a natural source of antioxidants; antioxidants are micronutrients that protect tissues in the body and this oil is rich in a range of antioxidants, including beta-carotene and lycopene, which help to protect and repair skin from premature ageing caused by modern living. The lycopene in rose hip oil helps to protect skin from premature ageing and is responsible for the oil's rich amber colour.