Primary Function: An intensely moisturizing active ingredient, our Rose Hip Extract absorbs quickly and easily to impart needed moisture and conditioning to dehydrated skin.
Secondary Function: Besides its hydrating properties, our Rose Hip Extract also provides potent anti-aging benefits to the skin via its rich reservoir of Retinoic Acid.
History of Use: Beloved as one of the most aesthetically beautiful of flowers, the extracts of the wild rose bush have been used for their medicinal properties by a multitude of ancient societies such as the Persians, the Chinese, and the early Native Americans. Rose Hip extracts were used to treat a multitude of ailments such as healing dog bites, muscles cramps, and stomach weakness. Its potential as a cosmetic ingredient was studied and detailed by the 1980s, and it has since become a popular ingredient for its skincare benefits.
Ingredient Source: Our Rose Hip Extract is sourced from an INCI, COSMOS, and REACH-standard-approved supplier that is committed to the reduction of animal testing and improvement in the protection of the environment from the dangers of unregulated chemicals. This ingredient is GMO-free and is developed to be without any irritating fragrance additives and Sulphonation.
- Hydrating Benefits: The first step towards having healthy and glowing skin is to ensure that your skin is well-hydrated and moisturized. The rose flower can bloom even in winter, because of its astounding moisture retention abilities, even in the most extreme of environments. Our Rose Hip Extract extends this incredible moisture-retention abilities to the skin in order to provide intense hydrating benefits.
- Anti-Aging Benefits: We all know that the damage caused by UV rays to our skin, is one of the leading causes of the signs of aging. Ingredients that can fight this damage by helping the regeneration of skin cells can therefore have strong anti-aging benefits. Our Rose Hip Extract contains large topical Retinoic Acid (Vitamin A), a rockstar ingredient of the skincare world popular for its proven ability to help accelerate the production of new, healthy skin cells. The result of this skin cell rejuvenation is a visibly smoother and clearer skin with a dramatic reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and signs of aging.
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- Phetcharat, L., Wongsuphasawat, K., & Winther, K. (2015). The effectiveness of a standardized rose hip powder, containing seeds and shells of Rosa canina, on cell longevity, skin wrinkles, moisture, and elasticity. Clinical interventions in aging, 10, 1849–1856. https://doi.org/ 10.2147/CIA.S90092