Rose Hips

Rose hips are the small fruits that are left behind after a rose has fully bloomed and lost its petals. They have been used for centuries by Egyptians, Mayans, Andeans and Native Americans to treat wounds, reduce inflammation and heal scars. Rose hip oil, made by cold-pressing the fruit, contains many beneficial nutrients including vitamins A, C and E, essential fatty acids (linolenic, linoleic and oleic), stearic acid, and palmitic acid as well as carotenoids, flavonoids and trans-retinoic acid (essential to the formation of retinal). All of these have strong therapeutic properties and help to bind skin cells together, creating a tighter appearance while stimulating turnover and reproduction.