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Rosehip Seed Oil – Brilliant for anti-aging, wrinkles, sun damage, stretchmarks…the list goes on and on!! Amazing!

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Summary:

  • 100% natural and great value for money
  • Can reduce appearance of scars, wrinkles and UV sun damage
  • Contains a lot of Vitamin A to help collagen and elastin levels increase
  • Can be added to lotions and creams and used for hair and nails also

 

Benefits
Rosehip seed oil contains Vitamin A, which helps to delay the effects of skin aging, assists with cell regeneration, and promotes collagen and elastin levels to increase.  It’s a natural form of Retin A which is the ONLY thing which has been proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and aging. Many products made by manufacturers have very small amounts of Retin A in them, but the amount are so tiny that it results in having no actual affect on the skin or wrinkles themselves. Using this oil results in firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater elasticity, with continued use.  Rosehip seed oil also contains a high amount of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which further promotes healthy skin.  In particular, it is rich in linoleic and linolenic acids, which are important skin nutrients.  Rosehip seed oil has been used successfully to treat the following skin problems:

 

  • Stretch marks
  • UV damage from overexposure to the sun
  • Scars from surgery, burns, and acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Wrinkles and premature skin aging
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Dermatitis
  • Burns, including those from radiation and sunburns
  • Age spots
  • Brittle nails
  • Dry and damaged hair
  • Fatty Acids
    Oleic- 13.9%
    Palmitic- 3.5%
    Linoleic- 44.1%
    Linolenic- 33.99%

 

Directions for Use
Rosehip seed oil is considered a “dry” oil, meaning that it soaks into the skin easily, and does not leave a greasy residue. It is heavier than Argan oil, Jojoba oil and Sweet Almond oil but not unpleasant. I don’t really detect a smell but I don’t have best senses of smell so don’t count on me in that regard! I keep the bottle in my fridge and just de-cant a small amount and store the small bottle in the bathroom, in prevent the oil from spoiling too quickly. I do like to increase the rate it absorbs into my skin my splashing my face with water first and then applying the oil. I feel that I use less and it sinks in better.

It is a wonderful hydrator, and penetrates dry or damaged skin immediately.  If you have dry skin you will love this! This oil may be used straight from the bottle as a moisturizer, or can be incorporated into a cream, lotion, facial oil, or massage oil.  Because it is so gentle, rosehip seed oil may be used undiluted on the skin, even on sensitive skin.  Rosehip seed oil is a safe, inexpensive, effective, and non-invasive product for preventing and healing damaged skin. If you have very oily skin or a lot of acne, I don’t recommend that you use this neat. Add it to your lotion or some aloe vera gel and apply it like that, or do what I do and add one drop of rosehip seed oil to Argan oil and apply to the skin.

I have used it on my nails as a cuticle treatment and I do like it, however due to the fact its heavier than Argan I think I prefer the Argan oil for this reason. I haven’t yet used it in my hair but I have been told its great when you add a few drops to conditioner. I will try this for a period of time and then update on the results!

The Results:

I have been using Argan oil for a long time now and only recently added Rosehip Seed Oil into the equation! I had great results from Argan oil but I wanted something that will help me to tackle aging and wrinkles (prevention is better than cure, right?). Due to the fact I have some what oily and acne prone skin I combine Argan oil with this oil – so I am getting the benefits of both. I also apply this to my neck at night, however as my neck is not acne prone or oily I apply the oil neat and without mixing it with Argan oil.

I noticed after about 1 months use that an area of sun damage on my forehead was a lot better and after 6 weeks this has altogether gone!! I have also noticed a small improvement in my old acne scars. For 3 weeks now I have been applying the oil to the stretch marks on my legs and hips and although the change in their appearance is subtle, the oil is doing something! I am going to persevere and then hopefully update to let you know the results!

The History:
Rosehip seed oil is extracted from the seeds of a native rose plant which grows wild in Chile.  The oil has been used by native people in Chile for centuries, and has only been validated by scientists fairly recently.  The first major confirmation of its capabilities came in 1983, when the University of Santiago conducted research on 180 individuals.  These tests studied people with extensive facial scarring, acne scarring, deep wrinkles, UV damage, radiation damage, burn scars, surgical scars, premature aging, dermatitis, and other skin related problems.  In these tests, rosehip seed oil regenerated the skin, reduced scars and wrinkles, prevented the advancement of wrinkles and aging, and helped skin to regain its natural color and tone.  Since this time, other universities and labs have also completed studies, also yielding positive results.  Another well-known study in 1988 was conducted on twenty women between the ages of 25-35 with extensive premature aging to their skin.  Their skin was wrinkled, and had sun spots from overexposure to the sun.  After four months of applying rosehip seed oil daily, their wrinkles and sun spots had almost completely disappeared, and the skin had a fresher and healthier look. Studies like this show the amazing power of this oil and it should definitely be checked out!

I buy 100 ml of this from Ebay for around £8 per bottle. Neals Yard and Trilogy also make one – it doesn’t really matter which one you buy, as long as you remember to buy 100% pure, unrefined, cold pressed oil and if its organic then its even better. Don’t buy something that is mixed with other oils – you want to go straight for the real thing. A little goes a long way meaning this is excellent value for money. And its 100% natural – what is better than that!?! Our blood absorbs anything we put on our skin with in only 16 seconds so where possible, I think its really important to try and use as many natural and naturally derived products as possible!

Conclusion:

I am really hoping that long term I reap the rewards of using this oil and it will help with wrinkles more than anything. If you are going to try this, don’t expect overnight miracle results, it will take time. I noticed much quicker good results with Argan oil, but that still also took time. I will keep using this and update as I go along

If anyone tries this oil please let me know how you get on with it and what you think! Thanks!

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Grace

  • Thanks for a good review! I confirm rosehip does work over time, I have been using for 8 months now and I have seen a big improvement in my skin – I am now interested in trying Argan oil since you mention that, I will read your review for it!

    Chloe

    October 18, 2011

  • I have been wanting to try this so bad!!! I am gonna run to Whole Foods & get it after work today! I love Argan Oil but my favorite moisturizer by Jurlique has rosehip oil in the list of ingredients but I can’t afford that moisturizer ($90) =( Thanx for reminding me to try this oil!!! XOXO

    Suzanne

    October 20, 2011

  • What exactly is the difference between Argan oil and Rosehip oil , in terms of the benefits they offer? . I have been using Argan oil for a little over 2 weeks and iv noticed a difference in my skin tone. I also combine 1 drop of argan oil with 1 drop of Shea butter and this potent formula has decreased my acne scars significantly in a very short period of time . I’m very curious about rosehip oil now . How’s the oil vis a vis argan oil and Shea butter ? Is it worth substituting one of them with rosehip oil ? All 3 would be an overkill I guess .

    Saahiba

    October 4, 2012

  • Hi there Saahiba

    Thanks for your comment, yes Argan oil is amazing however I have not combined it with Shea Butter, I will have to give that a try.

    I see the main differences between Argan Oil and Rosehip Oil are that Rosehip oil is more of an anti-aging oil and is to be used sparingly on ance prone skin as it can cause problems with some types of acne. Also Rosehip oil, whilst can be used by people of all skin types its best for those with dry skin. In contrast Argan oil can be used by all skin types, in particular those with acne and it will not cause any problems. Furthermore Argan oil can be mixed with hair conditioner or used neat as a hair serum etc.

    I see them both as anti-aging and fantastic for the skin overall but possibly stick with the Argan oil on a regular basis unless your main skin concern is aging and you are not wanting an all round skin conditioner. For me my favourite is Argan and I will not go back. When I get older I think I will use more of the Rosehip.

    I hope this jumbled comment helped in some way!? Sorry if it didnt!
    Grace x

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