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Skincare superstar: Rosehip oil

Skincare superstar: Rosehip oil

No matter how well you look after your skin, factors such as dehydration, weather and pollution can all take their toll on your complexion. Even as natural oils dominate the beauty world, the latest in younger-looking skin is still coming up roses.

Rosehip oil is made from seeds of a wild rose bush found in the southern Andes, South Africa and Europe. The oil contains vitamin A, essential fatty acids and can be used to treat a variety of skincare issues ranging from dermatitis and eczema to sunburn, as well as brittle nails and wrinkles.

If you haven’t tried rosehip oil before, experiment by gently massaging a few drops of The Jojoba Company’s 100 per cent natural jojoba and rosehip oil into your face or neck before bedtime. This oil restores natural healthiness through its mix of powerful anti-oxidants, such as vitamins A, B, E and D, and other goodies which help improve the skin’s production of collagen and elastin.

New Zealand skincare brand Trilogy counts celebrities such as model Rosie Huntington-Whitely and the Duchess of Cambridge as devotees of its Certified Organic Rosehip Oil. Use in place of a serum - dab a little of this oil into the face or body either alone or in conjunction with your regular moisturising products. With its proven effectiveness in diminishing scars and stretch marks, it’s easy to see why this pleasant smelling oil is a fan favourite.

With the growing popularity of various oils, many beauty companies are moving to include rosehip oil in more of their formulas.

For instance, organic skincare brand VOYA has included rosehip in their luxuriously soothing Angelicus Serratus seaweed body oil, as well as vitamin E and high oleic sunflower oil to further boost skin renewal. With signature notes of citrus, this product is designed to improve suppleness and elasticity whilst purifying and cleansing tired skin. Remember, while oily congested skin can benefit from rosehip oil, it’s important to exfoliate weekly to help get rid of any build-up.

And Magic Organic Apothecary (MOA) has a newly launched Aphrodite Facial Oil which contains a blissful combination of organic yarrow, rosehip and Damask rose oils. This skincare essential is perfect for dry, sensitive skin types prone to redness and blemishes, with the yarrow working to even skin tone, while the addition of marshmallow extract works to gently soothe and calm skin.

For something different, Madara Cosmetics has included rosehip extract and natural pigments into their Moon Flower Rose Beige tinting fluid, offering a lighter alternative to foundation. Leaving skin fresh and radiant, this is a must try this summer!

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