Name: ROSEHIP OIL (CHILE) - ROSA CANINA - COLD PRESSED (REFINED) - 100% PURE CARRIER OIL
Botanical name: Rosa canina
Country of Origin: Chile
Plant Part: Seed/ Fruit
Method of extraction: Cold Pressed, Refined
Purpose: Cosmetic Purpose. External Use only. Do not consume.
This Refined Rosehip oil has a light yellow colour and is very lightly scented, almost odourless.
This is what most people will be used to using in terms of retail products and skin applications.
Refined oils have been filtered to remove colour and odour and are often referred to as "Cosmetic grade" as they are favoured in the making of cosmetic products as the colour and smell of Virgin oils can interfere with other ingredients. Some say refined oils have "impurities removed", this is true in a sense as they typically have longer shelf life than Virgin oils.
Rosehip oil has been cold-pressed from the crushed fruit and seeds of a certain variety of wild rose plant, specifically rosa canina, endemic to Chile. After the rose petals have dropped the distinctive red fruit is harvested. The fruit is also called the hip, hence the name Rosehip.
Rosehip oil is high in vitamins such as vitamin C and A, a rich source of antioxidants and essential fatty acids. These vitamins can help reduce signs of skin aging and may help prevent fine lines.
This oil also contains antioxidants like tocopherol and carotenoids that have been known to protect the skin and rosehip oil is also rich in anti-inflammatory acids that may help soothe redness and irritation.
"Carrier Oil" is simply a term used to categorise any Vegetable, Nut or Seed Oil. The term Carrier Oil comes from the science of Aromatherapy where these vegetable oils are utilised as a delivery system to "carry" essential oils and other active plant elements into the body via the skin. 100% Pure Carrier Oil simply means, 100% Pure Vegetable, Nut or Seed Oil.
Just a few of the many benefits:
Anti-oxidant, anti-aging, high in fatty acids, anti-inflammatory, rich in vitamin A and C, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal.
Due to its high anti-inflammatory fatty acid content, rosehip oil is very moisturising, softens the skin and may help repair damaged aging skin, inflammation and redness caused by eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis, without leaving an oily feeling.
It has astringent properties that will help tighten pores and loose feeling skin.
Due to being rich in vitamin A, C, E and fatty acids, this is a perfect oil to help fade away fine lines, unsightly scars or stretch marks.
Even though it is well suited to all skin types, it is especially well suited for use on acne-prone skin, easing redness and irritation associated with breakouts, it will also not clog pores as this is a dry non-greasy oil.
It will greatly help ease the effects of sunburn, like redness and inflammation and will help with moisturizing and the healing process.
Rosehip oil has great hair conditioning properties, a small amount massaged into the hair and scalp will nourish dry hair, helping ease itchy scalp and dandruff.
The oil will be absorbed quickly and not leave an oily feeling. As it is rich in vitamins, it can help nourish limp, dull, brittle and damaged hair, adding bounce and body.
This oil can help nourish and strengthen dry and brittle nails and keep the cuticles supple.
It is recommended to do a skin patch test to check for a possible allergic reaction, before using certain oils in large quantities on the skin
Please note: The above information provided about this product is intended to be educational in nature and not direct medical advice, claims or recommendations for medical use or treatment in any way for skin conditions of any kind.
General Safety Information: Use caution when trying any new ingredient, including carrier oils on the skin or in the hair. Those with nut allergies should consult their medical practitioner before coming into contact with nut oils, butters or other nut products.
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