Rosehips are the fruit produced by rosehip plant at the end of the growing season and are loaded with vitamin C. In fact, they contain more vitamin C than citrus fruits and broccoli! This makes them a great ingredient in skincare products because its vitamin C stimulates the collagen production in the skin.
The Rosehip plant produces an amazing little berry that is not only packed with Vitamin C, Essential Fatty Acids, and healthy minerals, it contains an oil that is prized as a natural skin and hair care ingredient. Rosehip Oil comes in an amazing amount of varieties, the most popular of which are straight up, cold pressed Rosehip seed oil and Organic Rosehip oil.
Rosehip powder has a natural antioxidant value that makes it great for anti-aging formulas, and its light, penetrating texture makes Rosehip perfect for facial creams, masks, and even oil based serums. Rosehip Oil is said to help slow premature aging by reducing the formation of lines and wrinkles, reduce the formation of scarring, and may even be able to help regenerate new skin cells. When stored in a cool, dry, place, Powdered Rosehip Extract has a shelf life of about 2 years.
Rosehip powder can provide yet another way to use Rosehip in skin and hair care recipes. These crushed Rosehip powders can be used as natural exfoliants in scrubs, masks, or ubtans.