Rosehip Oil is extracted from the rosa canina rose kernel when it becomes red or orange in colour. This extremely nourishing oil has become a well-known hero in many skincare products. The reason for this being that it is full to the brim with powerful vitamins and nutrients that can heal, nourish, repair, and soothe damaged or delicate skin, making it ideal for use in the Pod Organics range.
Rosehip Oil is packed with essential fatty acids phenols and a powerful blend of vitamins. These powerhouse ingredients contain many beautiful healing benefits, and, with the addition of phenols, Rosehip Oil also has shown to be antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial.
Many of us have heard of Rosehip Oil but what does it actually do?
Essential fatty acids such as Oleic, Linoleic and Linolenic found in rosehip oil heal and hydrate our skin. These combined with Rosehip Oil’s antioxidants will support our skin cell’s natural regeneration process and improve the skin’s natural texture. The high contents of these essential fatty acids also create a stronger skin call wall enabling the skin to retain water and keep hydrated while allowing the skin to absorb and soak in all the nutrients and retain them due to the increased strength of the skin cell walls. Because Rosehip Oil is rich in polyphenols and anthocyanin, it has also been known to have an anti-inflammatory effect, making it ideal for sensitive skin sufferers or people who experience Rosacea, Psoriasis, Eczema and Dermatitis.
Rosehip oil shines when it comes to fighting the signs of aging by helping to reduce fine lines, stretch marks and scaring. With a high content of Vitamin A and C (its known to have nearly 60 times the Vitamin C of any citrus fruit!), Rosehip Oil can help boost collagen production. The collagen naturally found in our bodies keeps our skin’s elasticity and firmness intact. As we age our collagen production slows and we lose elasticity and firmness, with the use of Rosehip Oil our skin can regenerate collagen through the stimulation of our skin cells and tissues. Additionally, the Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene) found in rosehip oil is wonderful for sensitive skin as it is easily absorbed and can help fight against environmental damage.
The powerful blend of mother nature’s powerful ingredients, found in Rosehip Oil should make it our go to for nourishing every day. Did you know, rosehip also is known to assist with the skin stretching during pregnancy, reducing scarring, reducing hyperpigmentation (dark spots and patches on the skin), reducing skin sagging and reducing sunspots making it a every day must have.
We absolutely love this oil and that it can heal and soothe, hydrate and repair and help fight the signs of aging all whilst absorbing beautifully into the skin. You will find Rosehip Oil in our Nourishing Pod All Over Balm and our Nurturing Pod Face & Body Oil.
Written by Lauren Harrison of Pod Organics