Rosehip Seed Oil is produced from the seeds contained inside the berries of a wild rose bush that grows abundantly in the southern Andes: Rosa rubiginosa, also known as Rosa Mosqueta by the locals in Chile and Argentina.What sets Rosehip Seed Oil apart from other natural oils is the bioavailable retinoic acid (a metabolite of vitamin A) it contains. Retinoic acid delays the effects of skin aging, assists cell regeneration, and promotes the increase of collagen and elastin levels that provide structural support for the skin. The result is firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin, with greater elasticity and defined contours. As it increases the skin’s capacity to produce new cells and replace old ones, applied on a regular basis, rosehip seed oil is an excellent aid in reducing hyperpigmentation, reversing UV damage, as well as improving and evening out skin tone and color.
Rosehip Seed Oil’s regenerative and healing benefits can also be attributed to its high amount of essential fatty acids as well as vitamins C and E, which further promote healthy skin. It is particularly rich in linoleic and linolenic acids, nutrients which play an important role in keeping skin hydrated, supple and protected.