The rose family is a large clan of dozens of hybrid species, it is the worlds most famous flower, prized for its beauty and fragrance. Roses are so versatile, they are a natural wild edible that can be eaten from root to tip, from cooking it in soups, cakes, jellies and using it in salads, to drinking it in wine and teas. Apart from being able to eat this amazing plant, it is used in many fragrances, distilled into rosewater, and sold as expensive oils & perfumes. The rose isn’t just a pretty face, it is also a medicinal plant, with its gentle healing properties the rose makes a valuable addition to any natural apothecary cabinet! Today we’ll tell you about rose hip – the accessory fruit of the rose plant.
Rose hips have been used for thousands of years, it was used by the Greeks, Persians, Romans, Ancient Egyptians, Native Americans and Mayans due to its amazing healing benefits, The British government during WW2 discovered its high content of vitamin C and the benefits of rosehip that they had it made into a syrup and rationed, to ensure children’s and soldiers resistance to infections and viruses such as colds, flu and pneumonia.
Rose hips are normally orange or red, depending on the plant species, rose hips begins to form in early spring or early summer and ripen in late summer through to autumn. Rose hips are a great source of vitamin C, containing as much as 20 times more vitamin C than oranges, they are a great antioxidant and full of essential fatty acids. This makes them not only great to eat to help keep us healthy but it also makes them a great tool in skin care products too. Due to its amazing properties rose hip can help correct dark spots, reduce scars and fine lines and hydrate dry & itchy skin.
HERE ARE 3 MAIN BENEFITS OF ROSE HIP OIL FOR YOUR SKIN:
1. Anti-Aging properties: Antioxidants and oils are able to penetrate into deeper layers of the skin, Vitamin C & A help stimulate collagen production, rosehip is recommended for those seeking to avoid chemicals & Botox as it has amazing skin rejuvenating properties making it a safer option to repair the skins surface and restore elasticity.
2. Protection from age spots: Antioxidants combat free radicals that cause sun damage, Vitamin A combined with essential fatty acids can help improve skin tone, texture and pigmentation. Rosehip oil is deeply moisturising and aids in removing redness & irritation.
3. Helps with eczema and acne scaring: Essential fatty acids can help reduce effects of eczema and reduce scarring by promoting skin regeneration. Vitamin A plays a vital role here since it has the ability to improve skins texture & tone.
Here at Bloomskincare we believe that roses not only look and smell fantastic, but we can all benefit from using rose hip in our daily facial cleansing routine, helping to give us luminous, scented, kissable skin to show off to the world just like the beautiful rose flower itself.
Within our skincare range we have 2 fabulous rose hip products that we would like to share with you and tell you a little about.
Natural Treatment Rosehip Cream: Contains more than 70% of Rosehip extract, this cream can help repair the look of fine lines, skin discolouration, fights pigmentation, ages spots and helps improve wrinkles by giving your skin elasticity. This cream contains no parabens, petroleum or silicones, and contains 96% of natural ingredients. Rosehip combined with many other amazing plant extracts will leave your skin feeling hydrated and moisturised.
Natural Treatment Rosehip Whitening oil: full of essential vitamins this oil will give your skin powerful hydration and a beautiful natural sheen from deep within the skin, it is great for recovering damaged skin, promotes healing helps reduce appearance of scars, spots & eczema. With its soothing, firming and anti-aging effect your skin will look hydrated and feel fabulous.
So why not come over and take a look, see if we can tempt you with this amazing botanical ingredient and see the radiance-enhancing effects for yourself.