Rosehip oil might be rumoured as the reason for Kate Middleton’s pregnancy glow. Besides the Duchess of Cambridge, Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and model Miranda Kerr all mentioned they use rosehip oil to keep their skin smooth and blemish free. Just like you, we are very keen to find out what makes rosehip oil reach the cult status it has today.
What exactly is Rosehip?
Rosehip oil is harvested from the seeds of rose bushes predominantly grown in Chile. As facial skin care, rosehip oil offers several benefits when applied externally. It protects the skin and increases cell regeneration because it contains Retinoic Acid the ‘ready to be used Vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C as anti-pigmentation, vitamin D and B-carotene, fatty acids which are all antioxidants that help fight free radicals. Its main benefits include correcting dark spots, reduce scars and fine lines and hydrate dry, itchy skin.
Rosehip Oil Benefits 2 – Anti-aging and Anti-Pigmentation
Rosehip oil can help treat your acne, dark spots or pimples while also protecting your skin against ageing.
Rosehip oil has the highest natural source of bio-active vitamin A ~ Retinoic Acid.
Of all the skincare vitamins there are to choose from, vitamin A has long-standing clinical test results proving its effectiveness. In fact you can even get concentrated forms of this stuff on prescription… Tretinoin, Atralin, Retin-A.
Vitamin A is a skincare rock-star because it is clinically proven that Vitamin A is better than pigmentation laser (especially hormonal pigmentation which is resistant to laser treatment) and reverse the signs of ageing.
The kind of vitamin A you’ll find in rosehip oil is special. Special because it’s biologically active without your body having to convert it.
Rosehip Oil Benefits 2 – Skin Repair
A lot of oils have a helping dose of essential fatty acids in low quantities but none quite like rosehip.
Natural oils like olive have around a 2-5% content of essential fatty acids ie. Omega 3, 6, linoneic acid whereas rosehip oil has a whopping 64-87%.
Whilst our body consists of 60%-70% water, our skin is mainly made of lipid. Essential fatty acids help to keep our skin firm, supports healing as it has anti-inflammatory effect.
Hope you find this article as part of Skin Care Singapore series useful. Hope you will find your favorite Rosehip oil or Vitamin A rich skincare soon.