Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Rosehip Seed Oil (Rosa rubiginosa)

The following information is from Mountain Rose Herbs.
A rich, amber colored organic oil from the ripened fruit of the famed Rosehip, also known as Rosa Mosqueta. This unique oil is extremely high in essential fatty acids and has carried much respect amongst professional journals and organizations as being a great agent in the fight against dry, weathered, and dehydrated skin. It works wonders on scars and is the predominant oil used for treating wrinkles and premature aging. Can be used in all fine skin care recipes.

For the Month of January 2012, Mountain Rose Herbs is offering 20% Off Rosehip Seed Oil.  The regular price for a huge 8 ounce bottle is $17.25 but the SALE PRICE during January 2012 is only $13.80. Click HERE to be taken to the Mountain Rose Herbs website.  


Rosehip seed oil is one of my favorite carrier oils.  It has become very popular lately as more and more folks are learning about its amazing anti-aging and skin rejuvenating properties.   Folks in Chile have been using it to protect their skin for centuries.  A well- known study in 1988 was conducted on twenty women between the ages of 25-35 with extensive premature aging to their skin.  Their skin was wrinkled, and had sun spots from overexposure to the sun.  After four months of applying rosehip seed oil daily, their wrinkles and sun spots had almost completely disappeared, and the skin had a fresher and healthier look.  Today, rosehip seed oil is exported around the world, and is used by the medical community, as well as in fine facial and cosmetic care products.

Rosehip seed oil contains Vitamin A, which helps to delay the effects of skin aging, assists with cell regeneration, and promotes collagen and elastin levels to increase.  This results in firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater elasticity.  Rosehip seed oil also contains a high amount of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which further promotes healthy skin.  In particular, it is rich in linoleic and linolenic acids, which are important skin nutrients.  Rosehip seed oil has been used successfully to treat the following skin problems:
  • Stretch marks
  • UV damage from overexposure to the sun
  • Scars from surgery, burns, and acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Wrinkles and premature skin aging
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Dermatitis
  • Burns, including those from radiation and sunburns
  • Age spots
  • Brittle nails
  • Dry and damaged hair
Directions for Use
Rosehip seed oil is considered a “dry” oil, meaning that it soaks into the skin easily, and does not leave a greasy residue.  It is a wonderful hydrator, and penetrates dry or damaged skin immediately.  This oil may be used straight from the bottle as a moisturizer, or can be incorporated into a cream, lotion, facial oil, or massage oil.  Because it is so gentle, rosehip seed oil may be used undiluted on the skin, even on sensitive skin.  Rosehip seed oil is a safe, inexpensive, effective, and non-invasive product for preventing and healing damaged skin. 

Caution: 
Recommended for external use only.
Rosehip seed oil is not recommended for use on acne, or on very oily skin.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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