Rose, for most people, is the most iconic floral scent. It’s used in countless perfumes, lotions, and products of all kinds, and it’s almost synonymous with feminine grace and elegance. But in a world so infatuated with roses, why have rose hips been left to the side? Rosehip, the accessory fruit to roses, is found on wild rose plants and takes the form of a small, vibrant red fruit. As far as essential oils go, both rose and rosehip are important in skincare and aromatherapy, but they play different roles. While rose is an essential oil, rosehip oil is a great carrier oil and brings with it many benefits to repair and nourish the skin, leaving it happy, healthy, and with minimal damage. Essentique’s new facial oil serum, R3, is based on the amazing properties of rosehip. Most rosehip oils on the market are derived from the seed of the plant, but the oils found in R3 come from the whole plant, maximizing the therapeutic properties of the plant.
The rosehip fruit oil that is found in R3 is a fantastic oil for renewing the skin and helping repair any damage. It contains essential fatty acids that encourage the skin to produce both collagen and elastin. These compounds make the skin more elastic and less likely to wrinkle, as well as helping with tissue regeneration and cell growth. Plus, emollients in the oil help improve the flexibility of the skin, making it overall a great oil to fight aging. It also is a very strong regenerative. It has been shown to reduce scarring and has anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of trans-retinoic acid, and is a great oil to use in order to get rid of scars on the face and reverse sun damage. This acid is also wonderful for treating acne and preventing signs of aging, including minimizing wrinkles. It’s beautiful orange color comes from carotenoids, which are excellent antioxidants and therefore help to prevent damage from free radicals in the body or in the air. Vitamin E, one of the vitamins in rosehip oil, is also a great antioxidant.
R3 also contains rosehip seed CO2 extract. This potent oil has many of the same properties as normal rosehip seed oil, but due to the low temperature extraction of the oil using CO2 it has a longer shelf life than most cold pressed carrier oils. The CO2 extraction also results in a product that more closely resembles what is found in the raw plant material, keeping the oil even closer to nature than it normally would be. This makes the effects of the oil very concentrated, and very potent, amplifying the benefits of rosehip for the skin.
If you’re looking for flawless skin from a simple, all-natural product, rosehip oil is an excellent way to go. The oils in R3 are full of natural components that can help free your skin from worry, and keep scars, wrinkles, and blemishes at bay.