For expecting mums – the benefits of using Rosehip Oil during pregnancy
Posted November 29, 2021
If you’re an expecting mum, you’ll be all too familiar with the wonderful and amazing changes to your body that a new baby brings with it.
Your skin can also change its tone and texture with the high levels of estrogen and progesterone that are present during pregnancy. Skin can become dry and sensitive to touch. Some women experience hyperpigmentation or darkening of the skin in places such as the forehead, nose and cheeks. Others may have stretch marks appearing on their bellies.
For many of our customers who have had children, Rosehip Oil has been a constant companion throughout their pregnancy and for their babies. Here’s why.
Why Rosehip Oil helps your skin during pregnancy
The healing benefits of Rosehip Oil have been known since ancient Egyptian and Roman times. Kosmea began extracting and bottling pure Certified Organic Rosehip Oil in 1993, and since then we have helped many customers with a variety of skin conditions including sensitive and dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and acne. Expectant mums who need some extra skin support during pregnancy have found that Rosehip Oil reduces the appearance of hyper-pigmentation stretch marks and eases skin dryness and sensitivity.
Rosehip Oil is rich in Vitamin A and Essential Fatty Acids.
These nutrients have a significantly beneficial effect on skin, which is why we have so passionately devoted ourselves to maintaining the purity and integrity of Rosehip Oil.
Today Kosmea’s Rosehip Oil is the best quality oil on the market. We take great care of the manufacturing process from the plant to the bottle, from picking the rosehips right through to the extraction process used.
We use a supercritical (CO2) extraction method without heat or chemicals to gently extract the oil from the fruit, which retains the natural levels of vitamin A and essential fatty acids.
How Vitamin A helps your skin
Rosehip Oil is rich in vitamin A (trans-retinoic acid) and research shows that trans-retinoic acid is easily absorbed by the skin when applied topically. Vitamin A stimulates the production of new skin cells, therefore reducing dryness, and improving elasticity.
How Essential Fatty Acids help your skin
Rosehip Oil is rich in Omega 3 and 6 which are essential fatty acids that repair damaged skin tissue and regenerate skin cells to reduce the incidence and appearance of stretch marks, as well as easing hyperpigmentation and blotchiness. Kosmea’s Certified Organic Rosehip Oil contains a minimum of 80% essential fatty acids.
A bottle of Rosehip Oil throughout your pregnancy is a wonderful companion, for relieving itchiness or dryness, or to nourish your face and belly.
Just a few drops ideally after a shower when your skin is soft is all you need, and your skin will absorb the oil better. How does it help?
- Reduces the incidence of stretch marks
- Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
- Improves the elasticity of your skin allowing it to return to normal after pregnancy
- Can help to reduce hyper-pigmentation
- Eases dryness and sensitivity
How to use Rosehip Oil during pregnancy
We recommend Kosmea’s Certified Organic Rosehip Oil during and after pregnancy, as it may help in maintaining skin elasticity, help to restore skin moisture and help to minimise the appearance of stretch marks. Kosmea Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is a fruit oil and can be used on both the mother and baby at anytime.
Rosehip Oil contains vitamin A, is it safe to use during pregnancy?
The vitamin A in Rosehip Oil is naturally occurring, just as it is in the fruit and vegetables you eat every day. Therefore is safe to use during pregnancy.
A word about products used in skincare
When we began Kosmea in 1993, we set out to bottle Rosehip Oil in the purest way possible. We use natural products to maintain and preserve the properties of rosehip. We’ve listed some of the products commonly used in skincare here:
What preservatives does Kosmea use?
Our products are free from parabens, SLS, petrochemicals and many other unwanted ingredients commonly used in skincare. Today we continue to be proud of our 100% Certified Organic Rosehip Oil.
We couldn’t guarantee the shelf life or stability of our products if we did not use some preservatives, but at Kosmea we use the lowest possible percentage of the mildest and safest preservatives to protect you and the longevity of our products.
Below is a list of preservatives that we use across the different products in our range:
- Potassium Sorbate
- Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate
- Parfum ** Natural ingredient
- Dehydroacetic Acid
- Benzyl Alcohol
- Phenethyl Alcohol
- Grapefruit seed extract
Kosmea products ideal for pregnant mums
We have been supporting pregnant mums for decades with beautiful and natural products that are safe to use while your baby is growing in its little safe haven.
Our award-winning Rescue Balm is a healing ointment which treats an extensive range of skin issues and emergencies. Rich in essential fatty acids, natural vitamin A and antioxidants, this preservative free formula includes premium certified organic everlasting oil, lavender oil and calendula oil. These oils hydrate chapped lips, and reduce the appearance of scars.
Nourishing Treatment Cream
Kosmea’s Nourishing Treatment Cream is a nourishing, rich, and ultra-hydrating treatment cream for the face. Natural ingredients for intense hydration include Calendula, Shea Butter, Helichrysum, and Kosmea’s signature product, Certified Organic Rosehip Oil. These ingredients will soothe and moisturise dry and sensitive skin.
This nourishing and healing oil can be used safely throughout your pregnancy and beyond. And when your baby arrives, it is wonderfully natural and gentle for their delicate skin too! You can buy a bottle of Rosehip Oil in three different sizes, 42mls, 20mls, and 10mls, one for home and one for your handbag.