Rosehip is a variety of rose that has been used by mankind for hundreds of years. Rosehip is a variety of shrub that can grow to several feet in height and produces flowers that are known for their distinct musky smell. The white flowers of the Rosehip bloom from late spring to late autumn each year.
History of the Rosehip
The official history of Rosehip Oil’s origin is not completely clear. What is known is that Rosehip began to be cultivated by the people of Persia, Greece and Rome in the 16th century. Rosehip oil also has a long history of uses in traditional Chinese medicine. During World War II, England experienced an extreme shortage of citrus fruits. They decided to cultivate Hiprose as a citrus alternative, providing essential vitamin C to soldiers and citizens. Hiprose is known to have almost 60 times more vitamin C than any other citrus fruit. Today, there are multiple types of rosehip shrubs cultivated around the world.
Cultivating Rosehip Oil
The extract of this flowering shrub is obtained through a cold pressing process using the rosehip seed. The oil has an extremely high content of vitamins A and C, while also containing several essential fatty acids.
What Can Rosehip Oil Do for You?
Rosehip Oil is known to have a long list of health benefits. Some of the most common uses for this luxurious oil are:
Anti-aging properties for facial skin
Rosehip Oil can stop, and in some cases, reverse the typical signs of aging. The oil fights off wrinkles, crow's feet, laugh lines and saggy skin by simply speeding up the cellular activity of skin, improving overall skin renewal and cell regeneration. Facial skin appears more toned, youthful and smooth with the continuous use of Rosehip Oil.
Rosehip Oil is a wonderful treatment for scars that are caused by acne, surgery, burns, chicken pox and cuts. Its potent cell regenerating properties helps replace scar tissue with healthy tissue and improves skin’s color and elasticity.
As we age, our skin produces less and less oil. This decrease in oil production leads to problems of dehydration and wrinkle formation. Rosehip Oil magically restores the skin’s fatty acids and then works overtime to rehydrate epidermal and dermal layers of skin.
There are many additional benefits from using Rosehip Oil. For example, the oil itself absorbs into the skin quickly and easily. Rosehip also accelerates the lightening of what is called the “pregnancy mask.” This condition is a hyper-pigmentation of women’s cheeks during pregnancy. It is also great for baby’s delicate skin. Rosehip oil can be used on any kind of skin, be it dry or oily, as the oil has skin balancing properties that can benefit any skin type.