How often can I use your exfoliator?
Generally exfoliating is recommended several times weekly rather than daily.
Can Rio Rosa Mosqueta products be used on skin that has been scalded?
Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Oil can be used on the skin as long as the skin is intact with no open wounds. The oil is neutral and may help to reduce pain. On delicate skin following a scald the Rio Rosa Mosqueta Body Butter may be a good choice as well as it is a water-in-oil base. Apply the body butter after the Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Oil. Avoid products that contain hyaluronic acid (e.g. Rio Rosa Mosqueta Night Intensive); although hyaluronic acid can help hydrate the skin, it is acidic and can be painful on tight thin skin following a scald.
Are the Rio Rosa Mosqueta products safe to use in pregnancy?
All the topical products in the Rio Rosa Mosqueta range are safe to use in pregnancy. The Rosehip Seed Oil may help re stretch marks.
Can the Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Seed Oil be used on children (ages from 2 years) to help reduce chicken pox scars?
The Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Seed Oil is safe to use on young children and we recommend the Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Oil to help reduce the appearance of scars. When using the Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Seed Oil it is important to GENTLY massage it into the skin for it to work on scar tissue reduction.
What is the source of the vitamin E used in the Rio Rosa Mosqueta Day & Night Cream and is that source gluten-free?
The source of the vitamin E used in Rio Rosa Mosqueta Day & Night Cream is (Non-GMO) soy oil and it is gluten-free. Many other branded products use wheatgerm oil which may be refined in a way that removes most/almost all gluten proteins but individuals with coeliac disease may wish to remove the possibility of risk.
Which products would you recommend for dry, irritated skin?
The Rio Rosa Mosqueta skincare range is suitable for all skin types. It is a ‘No Nasties’ range so you will not be adding to toxin levels via skincare. There are specific products for the face and the Body Butter is good for moisturising all over.
Skin issues are, however, often an indication of something internal and, since a variety of factors may be involved it would be best to speak with a nutritional therapist or naturopath who can take a full medical history and discuss diet and lifestyle with you. The skin is one avenue for detoxification and ensuring you promote healthy detoxification may be one thing to look at.
We recommend you ensure you are well hydrated (via drinking filtered water) and consider using Green Magma which is an excellent nutritive source of chlorophyll. The epigenar® Parent Essential Oil: Blackcurrant Seed Oil capsules are also good for ensuring a balance of omega-3 and omega-6—both important for skin health. Other products in our ranges may also benefit but you need specific individual advice from a healthcare practitioner to know which might be most beneficial for you.
Can Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Seed Oil help with acne?
Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Seed Oil may benefit in cases of acne as it is naturally rich in vitamins A, C and E as well as the essential fatty acids important for skin health and regeneration. In addition, it has been shown to benefit re scarring. Also consider the Cream Cleanser and Skin Brightening Exfoliator.
All products in the Rio Rosa Mosqueta range carry the ‘No Nasties’ stamp which guarantees these are natural and free from endocrine disruptors etc that sometimes cause acne.
There are a number of factors involved in acne and advice from a qualified professional—nutritional therapist or naturopath may benefit; topical, dietary and environmental factors may all play a part in skin conditions.
Do you have a product for ‘baggy eyes’?
The Rio Rosa Mosqueta Eye Contour Cream is designed to address the skin around the eyes. The botanical ingredients help to hydrate and firm whilst also refreshing, tightening and brightening and may help to reduce puffiness and dark circles.
You may also benefit from discussing with a qualified nutritionist if there are any contributory dietary factors.
Can the Rio Rosa Mosqueta range be used for rosacea?
The Rio Rosa Mosqueta range if formulated for all types of skin, including sensitive skin. If you are looking for a cream to moisturise there is the Day & Night Cream or the Intensive Night Cream (both can be used any time of the day). If you prefer a serum, the Face & Decolletage Serum may be your best place to start. This product includes Aloe vera which is soothing and can be used underneath one of the previously mentioned creams.
Can the Rio Rosa Mosqueta skincare range help with the scars and redness on my cheeks from acne I used to have?
Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Seed Oil may help scarring. For best effect, it is important that it is massaged (gently) well into the area.
Can Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Seed Oil be used on breast nipples when breastfeeding?
Yes, the Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Seed Oil can be used on the nipples by breastfeeding mothers. Simply wipe the area with a tissue and water before breastfeeding.
What is the vitamin E (tocopherol) used in the Rio Rosa Mosqueta Pure Chilean Rosehip Seed Oil?
The Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Seed Oil has a tocopherol-rich natural extract which is an antioxidant mixture of alpha-, beta-, gamma- and delta-tocopherols. This is added to keep the oil fresh.
What is the IU strength of the vitamin E added to the Rio Rosa Mosqueta Pure Chilean Rosehip Seed Oil?
The vitamin E added to the Rio Rosa Mosqueta Pure Chilean Rosehip Seed Oil is a tocopherol-rich natural extract. Per 10 grams of oil, there is 2 IU of vitamin E added.
Can the Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Seed Oil help with sore cracks at the corner of the mouth and dry/cracked lips?
There are several vitamin deficiencies which associate with these types of sore cracks near the mouth. It may be worth contacting a health practitioner for assessment. Excessive amounts of vitamin A may also cause dry/cracked lips. The Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Seed Oil can be used on the exterior part of the lips however, should not be used on open wounds.
For internal use, consider using epigenar® Parent Essential Oil: Blackcurrant Seed Oil capsules which provide omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to nourish the skin from within.
Are there any nut oils present in your Rio Rosa Mosqueta products?
All ingredients are listed on the website for each product. Some products include macadamia nut oil. Technically both Shea butter and Argan oil are nut oils but these are not commonly considered allergenic.
Can Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Seed Oil be used on the hair?
Yes, the Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Seed Oil can be used on the hair. Most often it would be kept on for a period (e.g. overnight) before being washed out. Please remember to protect bed linen and pyjamas as most natural oils, including Rosehip Seed Oil, can stain.
Is the RRM skincare range vegan?
Yes. All the products are vegan.
Can the Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Seed Oil be taken internally by mouth?
The liquid product is cosmetic grade and not intended for use internally. We therefore advise this product is not taken by mouth. For internal use consider an alternative source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids: epigenar® Parent Essential Oil: Blackcurrant Seed Oil which is designed for internal use.
I need skincare products without added fragrance. Does the Rio Rosa Mosqueta skincare range have added fragrance?
All the Rio Rosa Mosqueta products (excluding the Antioxidant Facial Oil) are free from added fragrances. This is intentional so that these can be used on all types of skin, including sensitive skin. Some products may have a fragrance but that would be due to the natural fragrance from one or more of the ingredients used for some other purpose (moisturising, protecting, etc).
The Rio Rosa Mosqueta Antioxidant Facial Oil product has added fragrance with 100% natural essential oils of Rose Geranium and Lavender only.
The Rio Rosa Mosqueta range includes a Cream Cleanser, Skin Brightening Exfoliator, Day & Night Cream, Body Butter, Intensive Night Treatment, Face & Decolletage Firming Serum, and Eye Contour Cream. These are all fragrance-free. Ingredients vary but all include Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Seed Oil.
Can the Rio Rosa Mosqueta skincare range be used by people with allergies?
All product ingredients are listed on the website so you can check if you have any concern about a particular ingredient.
What would you recommend for removing eye make up?
The RRM Cream Cleanser can also remove eye make-up, including waterproof mascara.
Can you advise the order in which to use the RRM products?
Use the exfoliator before the other products. After completing exfoliating and cleaning, apply the eye serum and then moisturiser (Day & Night Cream). The Night Intensive can be used instead of the Day & Night Cream at night (it can also be used in the daytime instead of the Day & Night Cream if wanted).
Rio Health are against animal testing and this is high on our list of priorities with all the products we produce and distribute. When we developed the Rio Rosa Mosqueta products, animal testing was not used. When selecting ingredients, we use, whenever possible, herbal ingredients from organic farming when possible. Ingredients used in Rio Rosa Mosqueta products are animal cruelty free and are not derived from animals so all products are suitable for vegans.