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What is Rosehip oil?

What is rosehip oil?

Unlike rose oil, which is extracted from rose petals, rosehip oil is pressed from the fruit and seeds of the rose plant. The Rosa canina fruit seed oil, also known as Rosa moschata, is cold pressed from the amber/red berry like fruits of the wild rose bush. The amber-red of the oil comes from the colour of the berries at the time of harvesting. Rosehip oil is also known as rosehip seed oil.

Cherished since ancient times for its treasured remedial benefits, rosehip oil is loaded with skin nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids. It also consist of phenols that have been shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.

Rosehip oil often act as a carrier oil for essential oils that are too potent to put on your skin directly.

Rosehip oil is very rich in polyunsaturated fats (EFAs) and vitamin C. Vitamin C is vital in the formation of collagen – the tissue which gives skin its firmness – as well as having the powerful antioxidant properties that neutralize free radicals. It is noted that, only a small amount of dietary vitamin C reaches the skin and studies have shown that applying vitamin C topically is twenty times more effective for the skin than taking it orally.

Rosehip is the only vegetable oil that contains natural tretinoin – the acid form of vitamin A also known as all-trans-retinoic acid or ATRA, which replenishes and helps rebuild skin tissue. Vitamin A stimulates and increases the deposition of collagen and supports elastin (which gives skin its elasticity). Also within rosehip oil’s vitamin ‘family’ is vitamin E, with its renowned antioxidant properties that protect the skin from damage at a cellular level. It is not unusual that rosehip oil is a key ingredient in Nature's Traits Shea Youthful Toning Facial Oil Serum because it has been shown to reduce wrinkles, boost collagen and generally rejuvenate the skin’s appearance.

Benefits of Rosehip

The benefits of rosehip are extensive.

1. Hydration is essential for soft, supple skin. During extreme weather or as skin ages, lack of hydration can be a problem.

Rosehip oil contains a wealth of essential fatty acids, including linoleic and linolenic acid. Fatty acids help keep cell walls strong so they don’t lose water.

The many fatty acids in rosehip oil make it an excellent option for hydrating dry, itchy skin. The skin also easily absorbs the oil, allowing its antioxidants to travel deep into the skin’s layers.

2. Natural exfoliation with rosehip oil can help reduce dullness and leave you with glowing, vibrant skin. The vitamin A, or retinol, in rosehip oil encourages skin cell turnover.


When using facial products like our wonderful youthful toning facial oil serum ,be sure to massage the product into your skin using upward strokes and be gentle with your face please, its delicate especially the area around your eyes.

3. Although the oil’s main use is to support mature skin, its remarkable properties are therapeutic for a whole range of skin issues, such as scars, pits, stretch marks, psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, fine lines, wrinkles, dermatitis, burns (including sunburn) and pigmentation.

4. Nature surely nurtures and its clear that rosehip oil is top of the list in this respect, hence Nature's Traits Shea holds this oil as a valuable tool in delivering quality to you and your loved ones.

Nature's Trait's products that contain rosehip

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