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Rose Hip Oil: Wonderous for the skin?

Rose hip oil is something I use often on my sensitive skin. I read an article some months ago detailing the benefits of the oil for use on the skin.This is mainly down to the fact that it consists of 80% essential fatty acids.

I have heard that many people drink Rose hip tea as it’s chocker full of Vitamin C and epa’s. Apparently the Incas used it because of it’s nutritious nature. Who am I to argue with the Incas. No doubt they also used the oil on their battle scars for healing. Ok so I don’t have battle scars but I do have acne marks! I shall be popping a box in my shopping basket on my next visit to the health shop.

Enter Google image of rose hips – I had no idea what they looked like. Here are some of the benefits of the oil:

  • Scars – acne scars and old scars
  • Dry eczema
  • Skin burns
  • Sun burn
  • Rehydrates very dry skin
  • Repairs damaged skin cells
  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Benefits dry, mature or ageing skin

I’m converted. I bought a bottle of body oil with rose hips whilst on holiday. It left my skin soft and healthy.

Rose hip oil is used in lots of skincare products but I’d be willing to put money on the fact that most of them only contain tiny proportions. From my experience many high end skin care products  say they contain a nutritious oil tend to contain a minuscule amount and then pad the product out with plenty of cheaper ingredients and synthetic chemicals. This is certainly not true of all but unfortunately too many.

I have to admit that I like the fact I’m not inhaling any synthetic chemicals. My cells would like to avoid molecular damage thank you.

Look at me talking like I have a clue about molecular damage ha ha

Let me know your thoughts.

Happy Saturday everyone!

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  • http://google Gloria

    I have heard that Rosehip Oil is good for osteoarthritis can I take any Rosehip Oil or does it have to be a special one. I would like to know if anyone else drinking it?

  • http://www.ereperez.com/ natural cosmetics products & skin care

    I love this post and am keen to try the organic skincare brand you suggested (. I liked it so much, I linked to it from the most recent post on my (dedicated to online shopping) As you will see, I am also enamoured with the trilogy rosehip oil…

  • Han

    Hi Amy,
    Do you just apply the oil straight onto your bare face? Please share your tips x

  • Corkgirl

    hi amy can you tell me where you purchased this!
    thanks

  • Mariga Sheedy

    I agree about many companies using just enough actives for label value, it’s a very dishonest practice and unfortunately very common. Rosehip oil is a great source of essential fatty acids and antioxidants and is an ingredient I use a lot in my skincare products, but just like nutrients for the body we need a wide variety of ingredients for the skin so it’s a good idea not to rely on just one. In my Lipid Repair concentrate I have blended rosehip oil with pomegranate oil (anti cancer properties) and every other lipid the skin needs for nourishment and repair. There’s a bottle on the way to you Amy so save your money for some other goodies from the health food shop!

  • http://twitter.com/katemunro Kate

    I love Rose Hip oil! I use it straight out of the bottle on my skin after clensing, when my skin is still damp. Sometimes I follow with a moisturiser later on.

    It has improved my skin so much, it is now a lot more hydrated.

    I would recommend to anyone!

  • http://www.lillianfunnyface.blogspot.com Lillian

    Very interesting! Maybe you could try making a soap or other toilletry containing it? :)

  • http://ilsejewels.wordpress.com IlseJewels

    Mmhh, interessant dat het ook goed is voor littekens!
    Ga ik zeker proberen!

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