Rosehips: Rosa canina


Rosehip berries ‘rose’ (pun intended) to fame pretty quickly but why?

From Miranda Kerr to Victoria Beckham to Duchess Kate Middleton, rosehips have been all the rage and a staple in some top celebrities' skincare regiment. You’ve heard the reviews, scoured influencers pages for more information, but still, you have to ask yourself - what makes this ingredient so special?

Turns out these little berries pack a VERY strong punch which makes them a superfood and a superstar in the skincare world! Check out some of its amazing properties below.

Get your GLOW on

Rosehips naturally and gently exfoliate your skin revealing brighter, softer, and radiant skin with every use because of its high Vitamin A and Vitamin C content.

Hydrating

While you may think that dehydrated and dry skin is lacking water, it is actually lacking natural occurring oils, or sebum, which are harder to replenish but a necessity for supple skin. Rosehips contain a wealth of essential fatty acids which keeps our cell walls strong to encourage normal production levels. Some of the main fatty acids that rosehips boast are oleic acid (hello hydration), linolenic acid (skin restorer), and linoleic acid (acne destroyer).

Anti-Bad Stuff

Rosehips are anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-aging! Rosehips are rich in antioxidants like tocopherols and carotenoids which help protect the skin against oxidative stress. Tocopherols are compounds high in Vitamin E and carotenoids are powerful molecules that can protect the skin against free radicals. Rosehips are also high in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that promotes cell growth and turnover.

Vitamins on Vitamins

Vitamin A, commonly known as retinol, encourages natural cell turnover which takes longer as you age. For example, a baby's skin cells turnover every 2 weeks but that time triples in our twenties to fifties which can lead to wrinkles and saggy skin. Vitamin C encourages cell regeneration which can help get rid of those pesky spots! These two vitamins together also help boost collagen production. Because of its Vitamin A, C, and E content, rosehips are an amazing ingredient to fight sun damage and UV exposure.

It’s clear why rosehips are so revered in the beauty world! Love Rosehips? Check out our Sun Beam Radiance Oil! Our #1 oil is made with rosehip powder!

Have you tried rosehips in your skincare routine? Let us know below!