Rose Hip botanical name is Rosa Canina Fruit, homeopathic it is called wild rose and is also known as dog rose. For centuries Rose Hip has been used for its medical benefits as an alternative medicine.
How is Rose Hip Extract made? It is an involved method but basically the fresh fruit/seed of the plant is cleaned /serialized, chopped and pressed into a liquid / oil then the solid parts are strained. Extracts are concentrated liquid containing the nutrients / benefits of the plant that is used in skin care and medicinal.
Let’s start by looking the nutrients that the Rose Hip provides the skin as a topical product. They include: Protein, Lipid (Fatty Acids linoleic (omega-6) and linolenic acid (omega-3) ), Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc rapid damage repair, Vitamin C, Thiamine (Vitamin B-1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamins B-6, A, E and K.
Rose Hip extract are about 77% Lipids, Fatty Acids are essential to the health of the skin. When we are young there is an abundance of this naturally occurring lipids. As we age lipid production declines, like everything which can result in rough surface texture, tightness, dullness and loss of facial fullness. Lipids also play an important role in maintaining your skin barrier. A compromised skin barrier makes the skin more prone to irritation and water loss. Giving Rose Hip excellent moisturizing properties, as well as healing and softening properties for the skin.
Rose Hip has a high natural concentration of Vitamin C, with other important vitamins B-1, B-2, B-3, B-6, A, E and K all playing an essential role in maintaining a healthy skin and youthful appearance at any age. The vitamins in Rose Hip extract / oil helps the skin to heal itself rapidly from deep within from all types of damaging environmental and non-environmental factors. It is beneficial in lessening the swelling and redness that occurs from scarring, has visible action on fine lines and pigmentation disorders and high level of antioxidant, anti-swelling, antiviral, and anti-allergenic properties.
Rose Hip is easily absorbed by the skin and is believed to improve the skin by stimulating production of collagen in fibroblast cells increasing skin volume. Nourishing the skin from deep within and re-hydrates the skin, making a great nourishment for dry skin, oily, combination and normal skin. It also forms a protective film on the skin that helps the skin’s regeneration and improves the texture of the epidermis. Reduce skin blemishes and irritations, improve overall hydration and lessen the appearance of scars and wrinkles.
The multi vitamins in the wild rose extract help the body to heal itself from deep within. It is beneficial in lessening the puckering, swelling, and the redness that occurs from scarring. Rose Hip extract even prevents occurrence of keloid or the pinkish tissue bordering the wounded area on the skin.
Skin 2 Skin uses a proprietary blend of 19 extracts that benefits the skin in multiple ways that other anti-aging skin care products in the marked do not offer. As part of Skin 2 Skin’s skin nutrition topical complex supplying over 200 of the skin’s essential nutrients that is essential to healthy skin and younger appearance at any age.
You will find Rose Hip Extract and Oil in the following clean anti-aging products by Skin 2 Skin:
With Rose Hip Oil and Extract: Anti-Wrinkle Night Recovery / Dry & Sensitive Skin
By Kenneth Simpson, Skin 2 Skin CEO, Co-Founder & Creator