Nature's first aid kit for the skin and a fantastic anti-ageing beauty treatment!
Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, this easily-absorbed oil is a real treat for the skin. It helps treat: scars, minor burns, eczema, psoriasis, pigmentation, stretchmarks, cradle cap, nappy rash, acne and scarring and wrinkles. Great for giving that glow to dull, tired skin!
What is rose hip oil?
Rose hip oil is a fruit oil extracted from the hip or fruit of the rose. The hip is the round tomato-red fruit that occurs on rose bushes anytime from late Summer to Autumn. At Kosmea we use the rose hips from the wild rose, rosa eglanteria, also known as the Sweet Briar Rose.
As an excellent natural source of vitamin C, rose hips have been used for centuries as a medicinal herbal remedy in teas, syrups and tinctures. During World War II, under instruction from the Ministry of Health, British school children were given the job of collecting rose hips from hedgerows to make into a vitamin C-rich rose hip syrup, and replace the imported oranges that were no longer able to land in the United Kingdom.
Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a vitamin absolutely necessary for the body to remain in good health as it not only acts as an antioxidant and protects the body against free radicals, it protects against infection, helps with wound repair and promotes healthy cell development. However, since ascorbic acid is a water soluble vitamin it is not manufactured by the body and therefore has to be ingested.
Rose hips are thought to be richer in vitamin C than many citrus fruits hence their traditional use in teas and syrups. However, vitamin C is not the only vitamin that rose hips contain and it is certainly not the most important one in Rose Hip Oil. Vitamin C is largely found in the shell of the rose hip and it is the shell that is used in teas, jams and syrups. The seed of the rose hip contains a host of other essential vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids which make Rose Hip Oil an altogether amazing natural ingredient.
What does it do?
Kosmea's Skin Clinic Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil can help assist:
* sun-damaged skin
* minor burns
* dull, tired skin
* scars associated with acne
* scar healing
* chicken-pox scarring
* cradle cap and baby rashes
* even out skin tone
* dry, sensitive, oily skin
* reduce the appearance of stretchmarks
* smooth wrinkles, reducing the signs of ageing
* dry and damaged hair
* strengthen nails
* wound healing
HOW TO USE:
Anti-ageing beauty treatment oil
To help with the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, oily skin, dry skin, acne scarring, dull and lifeless skin.
Apply 3-4 drops to slightly damp skin morning and night after cleansing and before applying your daily moisturiser. Applying to slightly damp skin will allow for the oil to absorb quicker and deeper into the skin. Applying straight after stepping out of the shower/bath or dampening your skin with Kosmeas Hydrating Rosewater Mist is our tip!
Another great tip from make-up artists is to blend 2-3 drops of Kosmea's Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil in with your foundation - for skin that positively glows!
Skin treatment oil
To help with the treatment of skin conditions including eczema (including childhood eczema), psoriasis, dermatitis, wound scarring, burns, radiotherapy burns, post-operative scarring and sunburn.
Apply liberally onto clean, effected area twice daily, or as required.