SCAR WARS: Rosehip Seed Oil: Healing Hero for Saving Skin from Scars and Striae
Rosehip Seed Oil is indeed a ‘hero’ ingredient. In particular, rosehip seed oil from Rosa rubiginosa—the rose that is native to the Southern Andes in Chile and referred to as ‘the beauty secret of South America.’
This 100% natural beauty oil can help diminish wrinkles and fine lines, keep skin hydrated and soft and help defend and protect the skin, including against the visible signs of ageing.
But rosehip seed oil can also help fade post-surgical scarring and stretch marks—making it ideal for use across the ages. Whether it’s a toddler’s chicken pox scars, a teenager’s acne scars, the stretch marks of pregnancy, age spots on older skin or any post-surgical scarring, rosehip seed oil can help to reduce these.
Rosehip seed oil is naturally rich in vitamins A, C & E and essential fatty acids which play an important role in skin regeneration. Studies have shown it has the ability to heal and fade post-surgical scars and prevent the advancement of premature ageing.
Rosehip seed oil from Rosa rubiginosa also contains trans-retinoic acid, a naturally occurring compound related to vitamin A that helps cells to grow, cell membranes to regenerate, and skin tissue to renew. This natural precursor of vitamin A is likely key to its healing properties.
Rosehip seed oil from Rosa rubiginosa is a rich source of skin-boosting vitamins and minerals that help to prevent oxidative damage. Its natural trans-retinoic acid is effective at restoring and regenerating scar tissue and fading fine lines and wrinkles.
Simply apply a couple of drops of rosehip seed oil to the skin (no open wounds), massage well into the skin using the fingertips —gently with small circular movements for several minutes to help the oil penetrate the deep layers of the epidermis. Repeat this several times a day.
Rosehip seed oil: a healing hero for repairing scars and stretchmarks.
by Rose Holmes, Nutritionist, BSc, DIP.ION, PGCE, mBANT