Is it just me or is Rosehip Oil absolutely blowing up the blogging world? According to beauty guru’s it does everything short of your taxes. I just wanted to chat with you guys about my experience with Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil and get into the science a bit.
“Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil is the ultimate multi-tasker. With regular use, it conditions the skin, improving firmness and elasticity.”
“Its high concentrations of essential nutrients feed the skin, restoring it to its clearest, healthiest and most vibrant condition.”
“Omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9 fuel the skin’s natural functions and smooth its surface. Potent antioxidants in the form of carotenoids repair and protect the skin against environmental damage.”
This oil is absolutely packed with omega fatty acids. Applying omega fatty acids topically reduces moisture loss by creating a barrier between our skin and that chilly winter air. Skin cells ability to retain water is extremely dependent on the condition of their cellular membranes. Our skin cells need fatty acids incorporated into their membranes to be healthy and happy. Fatty acids really help your skin cell’s membrane and help the cell to retain water. Smooth and plump skin!
Now let’s address what carotenoids are and what they can do for your skin. Carotenoids are a type of antioxidant. Antioxidants are molecules that will delay or prevent cellular damage (1). They do this by reducing the prevalence of free radicals within the body which are created due to oxidizing reactions. (Antioxidant = reduced oxidation = reduced free radicals = happy skin) Free radicals cause DNA damage which can cause premature skin aging.
When I first received this I was a little concerned about the vibrant color. Why is this product orange? I mean, it’s really really orange! At first I was concerned that they had added a dye of some sort but the color is completely natural. The beautiful color of this product comes from the carotenoids! Carotenoids are actually the molecules that make tomatoes red and carrots orange. There are many articles stating the benefits of ingesting carotenoids (2). It truly does help prevent damage from free radicals (caused by the oxidation of molecules within the body). Beta-carotene (a type of carotenoid) plays a role in delaying the aging of skin due to the effects of free radicals (3) Just a reminder to eat your veggies if you want to help your skin 🙂
Now that we have chatted about the science a bit let’s get into my personal review. I have been using this for approximately a month and a half or so and I have really been enjoying it! It’s one of those products that I put on at night and in the morning I can definitely see a difference in my skin. I have found that it really helps to heal old acne scars and pigmentation which is something I have been struggling with lately. This oil does not break me out at all but still has a beautiful richness that moisturizes deeply. It also smells divine! A very earthy smell, almost like rain trodden roses. Which I guess is exactly what it is…ten points to Gryffindor.
I purchased this product with my own money and all opinions are my own.
(1) https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/antioxidants.html –> this is a really great resource if you’re interested in learning more about antioxidants.