Don’t be fooled by Rose Hip Oil’s sweet smelling name. But what it lacks in a delightful scent, it certainly makes up for in its many benefits.
The oil is extracted from the ‘hip’ of a wild rose bush; the fruit that is left after it has lost its petals. It is a great substitute for serums and antioxidant oils currently on the market, and most importantly – it’s natural!
Rose Hip oil has all of the ingredients you want in your skincare to produce a glowing, healthy, even looking skin tone. It contains Vitamin E, Beta Carotenes (the substance in carrots, pumpkin and sweet potato that make them orange – great for the skin, but beware – this ingredient is the reason your lovely white pillows will turn a little yellow after continuous use, so best to apply way before bedtime), lycopene (anti-aging) and best of all essential fatty acids, which help repair and regenerate damaged skin, such as scars, bites, and cuts.
Want a quick list of it’s awesome abilities?
- Hydrates the skin
- Fades scarring
- Evens out skin tone
- Heals cuts and abrasions
- Lightens pigmentation
Place a few drops into the palm of your hand (no more than four), and apply evenly over a damp face (moisture helps moisture penetrate the skin). It is important not to use any more than this. Please don’t think if you have dry skin, the more you use – the more your skin will love it. Overuse of oils can counter oil production in the skin, effectively making your dry skin even drier.
After applying, use your normal morning / night moisturiser over the top. Rose Hip Oil is best used in conjunction with a moisturiser, as our skin requires both oil and moisture to regenerate.
My fave brands are Trilogy and Sukin – both of which can be picked up at your local chemist.
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