Rosehip oil is a very nourishing oil, rich in fatty acids, vitamins, antioxidants and retinoic acid. It is incredibly affective at preventing premature aging by protecting skin cells from damage, which reduces wrinkles as well as stretch marks and scars. The oil’s active ingredients encourage cell growth, collagen synthesis, evens skin tone and balances pigmentation. It is a dry oil, meaning it is absorbed easily and leaves less oily residue.
Some suggested directions for use:
- After cleansing, apply 2-3 drops to your face and neck and massage in gently. Or add to your moisturiser and apply as usual.
- Make an anti-aging face oil by mixing equal parts jojoba, argan and rosehip oil with a few drops of an appropriate essential oil (try Roman chamomile, rose geranium or lavender). Mix together and massage into cleansed skin.
- Use to smooth and nourish scars, fine lines and wrinkles.
- Use a few drops direct on skin. Apply twice a day for at least 3 months.