Rosehip Seed Oil Review

 

Rosehip seed oil is an oil extracted
from the seeds of a wild rose bush high in the Chilean Andes.

It is otherwise known as rosa mosqueta or rosa rubiginosa.  This oil contains small amounts of tretinoin or all trans-retinoic acid.  This is the acid that retinol converts to.  Rosehip seed oil is high in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and rich in vitamins and antioxidants that have a reputation in skin care for correcting dark spots, reducing scars and fine lines and hydrating dry skin.  This oil is known to rejuvenate skin at the cellular level.  Some have dubbed it a “skin remodeler” in that it really helps to fade scars, burns, stretch marks , fine lines, sun damage, and discoloration. It is considered a dry oil because it is non-greasy, well absorbed and soaks in very nicely.   Put it on before bed and wake up to radiant and glowing skin.
I can attest first hand  to the fact that it does improve skin texture and eliminate hyperpigmentation.  Back a few years ago I had some hyperpigmentation problems under my eyes and on my cheeks, I am talking  big brown blotches, like freckles gone wrong!  I used it 2 times a day and after a few weeks I noticed these “blotches” had drastically faded.  I kept using the oil faithfully for a couple more weeks and then they were near gone!  Now, mind you, I slathered on sunscreen during the day and didn’t go out of my way to sun bake my face  🙂  The direct sun rays can make hyperpigmentation get worse so you want to be careful AND use sunscreen.

 

REVIEW:
I recently had my niece call me and ask what they could do to fade stretch marks? (She has a beautiful 4 year old now )  I sent her pictures of someone who used rosehip seed oil on scars they had  gotten in a bad car wreck and how it drastically reduced them.  I said why don’t you try rubbing the oil into your skin undiluted , don’t use it with ANYTHING else , just pure rosehip seed oil.  She put it on 2 times a day, once in the morning and once at night time before bed.  She sent me a before picture at the start of this experiment and about 1 month later  she sent me another picture of her progress.  It was stunning!  They were about 50-60%  gone! She is continuing to use the oil faithfully and excited as she anticipates even more fading.

 

 

 

Skin, Hair, And Nail  benefits Of Rosehip Seed Oil:

 

  • corrects sun damage
  • hydrating to the skin
  • supplies ample amounts of skin nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, fatty acids
  • evens out skin tone
  • skin rejuvenator
  • great for strengthening brittle nails
  • fades acne scars…..YAY!
  • the essential fatty acids help to repair and renew damaged hair follicles allowing for better hair growth and improving integrity of the hair
  • helps improve skin elasticity

How To Use Rosehip Seed Oil For Skin Benefits

 

  • Rosehip seed oil will absorb faster and better on freshly exfoliated skin.  Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean you should exfoliate every day, over doing it will not be beneficial in the long term.  Exfoliate about once every 5-7 days.  I use baking soda mixed in with my face soap, and  rinse off gently and thoroughly with warm water.
  • Put a small amount of oil  in your palm, about the size of a pea.  Gently pat the oil into your skin.  Let it soak in and after 5 minutes reapply one more time to problem areas such as a scar or very dry skin and pat it gently till it soaks in.

How To Use Rosehip Seed Oil For Hair Benefits

The fatty acids and vitamins a and e work to repair and add shine to dull looking hair.  This oil can also help to eliminate dandruff.  It is said to be one of the best hair growth oils.

 

  • Very gently, slightly warm up some oil and massage it into your hair and leave on for 30 minutes.  For added benefit include some unrefined coconut oil.
  • Shampoo the oil out of your hair

How to Use Rosehip Seed Oil For Nail Health

This oil will help restore hydration and strength to dry brittle nails

 

  • Use your fingertips or a q-tip to massage the oil into your nails and cuticles before you go to bed
  • Let it absorb till it’s dry before climbing into bed

Using Rosehip Seed Oil On Acne Scars

Those who have had moderate to severe acne are all to familiar with those beloved little scars.  This oil is known to speed the healing process and improve the appearance of acne scars.  Rosehip seed oil is a mild exfoliator but powerful hydrator.  As it gently exfoliates and causes skin cell regeneration, it imparts much needed hydration to your skin cells.  Along with the trans retinoic acid in rosehip seed oil, the rich content of  essential fatty acids ( oleic, palmitic, linoleic, and gamalinolenic aka GLA) converts to prostaglandins.  These prostaglandins play a powerful role in inducing tissue regeneration also.  This is what you want when it comes to healing a scar.  This is how using this oil actually works to speed up the process of skin healing.  You don’t need to slather the oil on thick, put a thin layer on and pat it into the skin gently till it absorbs.  Give it time to work.  Remember, this is not some toxic chemical cocktail that will get you results over night.  People that use the chemical laden exfoliants and creams that supposedly fade acne scars end up paying the piper in the long term because of the tissue damage those products cause.  You won’t get that with rosehip seed oil.  Making sure you are eating a healthy diet and drinking adequate amounts of water to stay hydrated will also help your skin heal quicker.

Notes:

  • Make sure to to refrigerate this oil, it can go rancid quickly if you don’t
  • Remember to use sunscreen when using this oil on your skin.  It does do some exfoliation, this is how it works to “remodel” the skin.  Exfoliated skin is more prone to sun damage because it is so fresh.
  • When buying rosehip seed oil look for an organic and  cold pressed oil  for maximum benefit and highest quality
  • Give this oil a few weeks before you see improvement, it doesn’t happen overnight, but keep at it, you will be glad you did.

 

I am excited for you to try this great oil and see what benefits you reap.  I have been very happy with this oil as it is one of my favorites.  It is getting alot of reconition lately due to its skin benefits.  When you hear names like Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, and Miranda Kerr using this oil to to keep their skin nice and smooth I must say it is a bit intriguing and makes one want to give it a try and see just what it does.

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