We’re proud of all the clean, sacred botanicals we use in our formulas, but Rosehip tops out at one of our favorites. Beloved for centuries by the ancient Egyptians, Mayans, and Romans for its healing powers, Rosehip is now beloved by us for its numerous skin benefits – which range from being ultra-hydrating to anti-aging. We’ve included it as a key ingredient in our award-winning Luxury Beauty Serum for this reason.
First things first, what is a Rosehip? Rosehips are seed-filled pods located under the petals at the base of the various species of roses. The potential skin benefits from this tiny seed pod are seemingly endless. As a rich natural source of omega fatty acids and Vitamins A, C, and D, Rosehip oil has the ability to hydrate, brighten, resurface, and renew.
Rosehip is typically found in skincare in the form of an ultra-hydrating oil, but don’t let the ‘oil’ part throw you off! Though the oil has a thick consistency, it penetrates skin easily and leaves no oily residue on the surface. This unique ingredient also has astringent properties so it actually absorbs excess oil around it, which makes it a friendly ingredient for those with acne-prone skin.
Vitamin A – otherwise known as retinol – is a coveted ingredient in any skincare routine. Rosehip oil’s natural store of Vitamin A gently resurfaces skin and helps fade dark spots, scarring, and other forms of hyperpigmentation. The resurfacing action also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more even, radiant complexion. Meanwhile, the antioxidant capabilities of Vitamin C work to visibly brighten skin and fight free radical damage to reveal your most glowing skin yet!
Rosehip is best known as an anti-aging powerhouse because of its ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin, essential proteins for overall skin health, fade with environmental stress and age. Rosehip oil is rich in both Vitamins A and C, which are essential for collagen production. Not only does it boost collagen production in the skin, it has also been shown to inhibit the creation of MMP-1, the enzyme that helps break down collagen in the body. Rosehip also stimulates elastin production and encourages cell regeneration and renewal, which allows for firmer, more youthful skin.