There are many grades of Rosehip oil on the market, they all look the same and tend to do the same thing BUT there is a difference between higher grades.
Emily Luise uses Rosehip oil, Pure, cold pressed from Chile. Using the whole fruit means it is higher in Vitamin A (a trans-retinoic acid) then compared with just using the seed. (up to 8 times more)
Vitamin A (retinol) is essential for the skin to speed up healing, preventing breakout & helping hydrate the top 2 layers of the skin, the dermis & the epidermis. Your skin needs Vitamin A, it prevents sun damage by interrupting the process that breaks down collagen.
Rosehip oil is also rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which are integral for tissue and cell regeneration in the skin. It will also help with trans epidermal water loss, increasing that skin barrier. (you know, the top layer of skin that helps hold us together).
A lovely dry oil which is noncomedogenic, meaning it will not clog pores. You actually want to fill your pores up with this rich oil to combat the depletion of antioxidants through age, and protect the skin from oxidised stress.
If, like me, you suffer from sensitive skin, prone to breakouts and eczema then Rosehip oil is exactly what you need to add to your skin care routine.
TO USE: according to Dr Michael Green ( a cosmetic dermatologist in New York City) "Due to its small molecular structure, rosehip oil has the ability to penetrate the deep layers of the skin to stimulate collagen and reduce fine lines and wrinkles," "It is also full of antioxidants and has moisturizing benefits due to its high percentage of fatty acids — a whopping 80% to be exact."
Because it DOES penetrate the skin this should be applied BEFORE your moisturiser, applying after will be pointless as most moisturisers sit on top on the skin and will act as a barrier preventing the oil from being able to go into the dermal layer and do its magic.
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