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Benefits of Rosehip Oil for your skin

Healthy skin has a strong network of collagen and elastin fibres which gives the skin its firmness and supple tone.

Healthy skin has a strong network of collagen and elastin fibres which gives the skin its firmness and supple tone. Over time however, ageing and environmental factors such as sun damage and pollution cause this network of collagen and elastin to break down, and the skin loses its youthful texture.

Rosehip Oil has many benefits for the skin, as it contains powerful botanicals including vitamins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants to combat these adverse effects.

Here are some of the proven benefits of Rosehip Oil.

1. Rosehip Oil boosts collagen production

Collagen is essential for your skin’s elasticity, structure and youthful appearance. The network of collagen in your skin breaks down with age. Rosehip Oil is rich in Vitamin A or trans-retinoic acid which stimulates [1] collagen production and science has shown that the skin readily absorbs vitamin A when applied topically. Therefore, Vitamin A helps to prevent premature ageing caused by sun exposure and the ageing process by increasing collagen manufacture.

Furthermore, Kosmea’s Rosehip Oil has 10X more vitamin A than any other Rosehip Oil on the market so that your skin receives all the nourishment that vitamin A provides.


2. Rosehip Oil deeply hydrates your skin

If the skin is dehydrated, it develops a lack-lustre and tired appearance. Dehydration occurs if you’re not drinking enough water, or if your skin is exposed to harsh weather conditions. It also happens with ageing as the skin’s ability to retain moisture is reduced.

Maintaining moisture in the skin cells is vital to good skin health, especially if you’re often out in the cold weather or under the sun, or simply getting older. Rosehip Oil is a very fine oil and therefore penetrates the deeper layers of your skin. Packed with essential fatty acids such as Linoleic acid, these strengthen and smooth the skin’s surface and repair the skin cell barrier to retain moisture for a healthier and younger-looking complexion.

3. Rosehip Oil helps protect your skin from the impact of sun damage

We love our time in the sun but up to 90% of sun damage has already been done by the time a person reaches eighteen years of age. Sun exposure is the most common reason for premature ageing. Rosehip Oil helps to reduce the impact of sun damage. It contains Vitamin A and essential fatty acids which combat the effects of ageing and help the regeneration of collagen and elastin fibres to keep skin firm and youthful.


4. Rosehip Oil evens out skin tone and brightens skin

Rosehip is a natural source of vitamin A and vitamin C. These antioxidants encourage skin cell turnover or regeneration, to even the skin tone and irregular pigmentation. Vitamin A boosts collagen and elastin production to restore freshness and vitality to your skin.

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5. Rosehip Oil reduces the appearance of scars

The high levels of essential fatty acids and antioxidants in Rosehip Oil promote skin cell rejuvenation. The sooner you use Rosehip Oil on a wound, the less the risk of a scar developing, especially for wounds that are healing. It is well known that applying Rosehip Oil to a burn scar or a post-surgical scar, significantly increases the healing rate [2]. The sooner you apply Rosehip Oil, the better chance the skin will heal with minimal scarring.
By using Rosehip Oil daily, the wound stays hydrated as it heals to prevent tearing the skin which leads to scarring.

Vitamin A promotes collagen production and new skin growth to help reduce or prevent both new and old scars that have been caused by acne, stretch marks or burns. And Kosmea’s Rosehip Oil has 10X more Vitamin A than any other rosehip oil on the market to speed up this process.


6. Rosehip Oil soothes inflammation

Rosehip Oil provides relief from the symptoms of inflammation caused by eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and rosacea and is safe for both adults and baby skin. These conditions occur in skin that is low in essential fatty acids and dehydrated, which disrupts the normal rate of skin cell production and turnover. In normal skin, the skin barrier keeps moisture locked. In skin with eczema, this barrier is compromised which causes flaking, sensitive and inflamed skin.

In oily or acne prone skin, the balance of oils needs moderation. If you strip the oils from oily skin, this will only cause your skin to produce even more. Oils are needed to protect the skin, so the skin goes into “over-protective” mode if it doesn’t have enough. Vitamin A and essential fatty acids in Rosehip Oil balance the production of sebum in your skin, improve the skin’s ability to retain moisture, reduce inflammation and bring the skin back into balance to ease irritation.

7. Rosehip Oil reduces hyperpigmentation

Sun exposure, pregnancy, menopause and ageing can all cause an increase in melanin, the natural pigment in our skin which gives our skin, eyes and hair its colour. Sometimes pigment can form in clumps, which leads to dark spots or “hyper”-pigmentation in the skin.

Rosehip Oil is rich in Vitamin A which contains retinoids. Topical retinoids have been shown [3] to reduce hyperpigmentation in the skin.

8. Rosehip Oil reduces fine lines and wrinkles

Using Rosehip Oil daily slows down the ageing process naturally. The nutrient-dense botanical composition of Rosehip Oil boosts collagen and elastin production.

Rosehip Oil is a very fine oil with a perfect neutral pH and therefore can penetrate the deeper layers of your skin to repair, restore and improve the hydration and resilience of your skin.


Rosehip Oil contains vitamins A, C, E and essential fatty acids. These fatty acids are anti-inflammatory and can improve fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation and many skin conditions such as dry skin, eczema and psoriasis.”


9. Rosehip Oil is a gentle and effective daily moisturiser

High levels of essential fatty acids in Rosehip Oil strengthen the skin, by assisting the cell walls to improve their ability to lock in moisture. As rosehip oil is so gentle, it can be used on all skin types, including skin that is dry and sensitive, normal, oily, skin with fine lines and wrinkles and skin with eczema, psoriasis or rosacea.

10. Rosehip Oil improves immune function

The skin is the largest organ in the body, absorbing substances which then circulate throughout the body.

Rosehip Oil contains antioxidants which are micronutrients that protect tissues in the body from the damaging effects of free radicals. Free radicals are caused by environmental pollution, dehydration, and sun damage. Cell damage can lead to disease and other health problems. Antioxidants including beta-carotene and lycopene protect the skin from the effects of these free radicals.

Your overall health benefits from using Rosehip Oil. Rosehip Oil is one of mother nature’s bountiful gifts for our skin. After using Kosmea’s Rosehip Oil for two weeks, which has 10X more Vitamin A than any other on the market, you will see and feel the difference in the youthful quality and lustre of your skin.

How to use Rosehip Oil

Kosmea’s rosehip oil is a fine and gentle oil that is easily absorbed by the skin. It’s safe for all skin types and babies skin too. However, we’d always recommend doing a patch test on the skin to ensure you don’t have a reaction.

Apply two drops of rosehip oil to the skin and leave for 24 hours. Once 24 hours have passed, check for any irritation. If there is any irritation, then please avoid using rosehip oil.

If there is no irritation, the best way to use rosehip oil is to apply 2-3 drops to slightly damp skin (after a shower is ideal) twice daily, morning and night after cleansing. Massage gently into the skin.

Kosma’s skincare routine for your skin types or skin conditions

The skin specialist team at Kosmea have carefully created a skincare regime to suit your skin type and you can find it here

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Possible side effects

Most research shows that using rosehip oil is safe with low incidences of side effects. But if you’ve never used rosehip oil before, then it’s always best to check on your skin with a patch test and you may have an allergic response to the oil.

Some rosehip oils can also turn rancid over time which can be further irritating to your skin. There are several unique features to our rosehip oil which make it a superior oil: Kosmea’s Rosehip Oil is fully Certified Organic; it is supercriticality extracted to maintain the integrity of the oil; we use dark bottles to preserve its shelf life; and it is unrefined to preserve its quality, which also means it has a longer shelf life than most.


While our Rosehip Oil is suitable for all skin types, pregnant women, nursing mothers and babies, we recommend patch testing before use, especially for those with sensitive skin. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs.

A natural source of vitamin A (tretinoin)

Rosehip Oil is rich in vitamin A (trans-retinoic acid or tretinoin) and the latest research shows that tretinoin helps to prevent premature ageing caused by sun exposure and the ageing process by stimulating collagen manufacture. When skin is exposed to the sun, it can increase levels of enzymes that lead to the breakdown of collagen and elastin. Vitamin A in Rosehip Oil reduces the activity of these enzymes and stimulates collagen production which boosts skin cell regeneration.


Ethically sourced, 100% certified organic, award winning

With 80% essential fatty acids (Omega 3 and 6,) and the highest level of vitamin A on the market, Kosmea’s Certified Organic Rosehip Oil will do wonders for your complexion. In two weeks, you will see and feel the difference.

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