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Ingredient Spotlight: Rose Hip Seed Oil

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History of Rose Hip Oil:

Since ancient times, humans have mastered the art of extracting oils from plants and seeds for dietary, medicinal, and cosmetic use.  In Europe, the Andes, and South Africa, herbalists are known for their use of oil from the seeds, or fruit, of wild rose bushes.  Commonly referred to as rose hips, these seeds undergo an extraction, or pressing, process that releases rich oil.  This oil includes essential fatty acids and vitamins, such as:

  • Omega-6 (linoleic acid)
  • Omega-3 (linolenic acid)
  • Omega-9 (oleic and erucic acid)
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • Lycopene


Benefits of Rose Hip Oil:

Herbalists and beauty specialists have long recommended rose hip oil for its healing and replenishing properties. Professionals cite the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of the Vitamin E, and for the repairing and regenerating properties of the Omega 3, 6, and 9 acids, as the primary benefits of this oil.  They further point to its calming and hydrating benefits for dry and sensitive skin.  Others cite the benefits of the oil for skin repair as the main reason they recommend use of this product to their clients.   

Since rose hip oil generally absorbs quickly into the skin, it helps replenish moisture and creates a protective barrier on the skin that helps prevent sun damage and the dehydration of soft tissues.  Beauty professionals have long understood the benefits of rose hip oil for mature skin, and a variety of other skin conditions, including:

  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Winkles
  • Stretch Marks
  • Scars and Burns
  • Pigmentation
  • Acne and acne scaring
  • Brittle nails  
  • Dry and Sensitive Skin


Our Recommended Uses:

Vintage Body Care uses rose hip oil in a variety of our products.  We recommend applying products containing this oil to promote healthy, glowing skin, and for the firming and regeneration of mature skin.  Also, many of our customers have reported better skin tone and tightening of pores after using our products containing rose hip seed oil.

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