Rosehip Oil: The Unknown Superhero
Did you know rosehips have been recorded to have more Vitamin C than an orange or lemon?
What about the fact that the high dose of Vitamin A in rosehip oil skin reduces wrinkles and will begin to lighten those annoying sunspots that always seem to show up after a great summer outdoors?
Heres a little breakdown on what rosehip oil actually is and where it comes from:
Rosehips are the fruit of the rose bush, harvested from rose flowers after they have died off of the bush. Once harvested, an oil is extracted by drying the fruit and applying pressure until the liquid oil is squeezed out and captured.
Rosehip oil is an incredibly powerful ingredient in skincare because it contains high amounts of Vitamin C and Vitamin A and recognizable amounts of essential fatty acids such as oleic acid, palmitic acid, linoleic acid, gamma linolenic acid.
Because Vitamin C offers incredible antioxidant properties for the skin, it’s been a trending ingredient in skin care and body care products for the last few years. Research shows Vitamin C may help reduce ultraviolet light damage caused by free radicals, and also supports collagen production, which helps reduce wrinkling. The powerful antioxidants in Vitamin C may even speed up wound healing time and help prevent dry, cracked skin, an issue no one is immune to in our Canadian winters.
In addition to the high levels of Vitamin C found in rosehip oil, it also contains a high amount of Vitamin A.
You may be familiar with a powerful skincare ingredient called Retinol, which is actually a derivative of Vitamin A, meaning all the amazing effects produced by Retinol are available from this oil.
In case you didn’t know, Vitamin A has been proven to benefit skin by:
- reducing and reversing sun and blue light damage
- reducing wrinkles
- reducing hyperpigmentation
- treating mild to moderate acne
Vitamin A has also been known to help speed up healing, reduce scars, prevent breakouts, and support the skin's immune system by promoting natural moisture, meaning it encourages the skin to balance, hydrate, and leave you with a radiant glow. This assists in promoting and maintaining a healthy dermis and epidermis; the top two layers of your skin.
Long story short, rosehip oil is the superhero ingredient your skin is begging for. Add it into your care routine with these Wild Prairie Soap products: