The properties of Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil is a vegetable oil obtained by cold pressing the seeds, contained in the berries of Rosa affinis rubiginosa, a plant of the Rosaceae family. Rosehip oil is very famous in natural cosmetics and phytotherapy, it has a very high percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids essential for the processes of renewal of the epidermis.

Rosehip oil is effective in mitigating imperfections caused by scars, sunburn and erythema , spots due to old age, reduces expression wrinkles and acts on dry and worn skin and also on that ruined by acne. Finally, in the form of supplements, it performs a protective action on the cardiovascular system and the brain. Regenerating, healing, rosehip oil is a panacea for damaged skin. It is necessary that it is of good quality and certified to carry out its qualities as a cellular regenerator

Rosehip oil or musk rose is a very famous vegetable oil in natural cosmetics and phytotherapy. This plant has now become one of the main remedies for the care of wasted skin, thanks to its effective regenerating and healing action of skin tissues. Obtained from the cold pressing of the seeds, contained in the berries of the plant, this natural product is very sensitive to air, light and temperature changes, and therefore faces a high risk of alteration: for these reasons it is absolutely necessary that it is of good quality and certified, so that it keeps intact all its content of precious substances for the skin.

Properties and benefits of rosehip oil

This oil has a very high percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids (ac. Alpha-Linoleic Acid 44%, ac. Linoleic Acid and Gamma-Linoleic Acid 34%, ac. Oleic 15%, ac. Palmitic 4%, ac. Stereatic 2%), essential substances for the synthesis of prostaglandins, responsible for the regeneration processes of skin membranes and tissues. These essential fatty acids are mainly responsible for its cosmetic-dermatological effects, as they are indispensable for the processes of renewal of the epidermis. In addition, the presence of trans-retinoic acid, an isomer of Vitamin A, enhances the integrity and efficiency of all epithelia and the natural immunity of cells.

Therefore, rosehip oil is effective in mitigating imperfections caused by scars (if it does not eliminate them completely, however, it smoothes them) and stretch marks (evident results already after fifteen days by applying it twice a day), sunburn and erythema, spots due to seniority, reduces expression wrinkles, acts on premature aging of skin tissues, on dry and worn skin and also on that ruined by acne: its application makes the skin fresher, smoother and more elastic, eliminating signs of fatigue and giving good hydration.

Face: the continuous application of rosehip oil, whether it is absolute or added to your moisturizers, helps to combat skin aging, eliminating expression marks, the so-called “crow’s feet” and dark spots of the skin caused by the sun and old age.

Bodyfatty acids – in addition to giving freshness and hydration to the skin by softening the whole body and leaving a unique sensation – heal and smooth stretch marks caused by pregnancies or weight loss too fast. They help the regeneration of tissues in case of scarring, including surgical ones. For this purpose, we recommend the daily application of pure oil along the cracks and skin lesions caused by the aforementioned imperfections.

Hands: very suitable for stressed hands, which exercise manual crafts and show signs of premature aging, to restore freshness and nourishment. Added, a few drops, to your hand cream, enriches it with smoothing and regenerating properties.

Internal use: on the market rosehip oil is also found in the form of a supplement (pearls containing the oil) whose intake – in addition to contributing to the renewal of tissues and their well-being, helping the skin to stay young – plays a protective action on the cardiovascular system and the brain.

Description of the plant

Rose Affinis Rubiginosa – Rosaceae

The rosehip is a wild shrub, similar in many respects to the dog rose, it grows spontaneously in the central-southern area of Chile and in the Andes of South America, in a temperate and rainy climate. The stems and branches are covered with thorns. The flowers are white or pale pink. This shrub blooms between the months of October and December, generating a red fruit with abundant seeds in the core.


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