With the Winter months upon us, many of us experience dry and sensitive skin. But did you know there is a simple, nourishing oil that can be used to bring skin back to peak condition. Rich in essential fatty acids, Omega 3,6 an 9, vitamins and antioxidants, rosehip oil is loved by many for its nourishing properties and a solution to our dry, sensitive Winter skin problems. Many rosehip oil products available today have fillers, synthetics and palm oil in them, but Biome has a range of pure, organic rosehip oil options that will nourish your skin this Winter without these unnecessary and harmful ingredients. Read on as we share our top rosehip oil products for your particular skin condition.
What is Rosehip Oil?
Rosehip oil is extracted from the hip of the rose. This is the fruit left once the rose has bloomed and lost its petals. Inside the fruit are the seeds from which the oil is extracted and cold pressed. It is then ready to use.
Why is Rosehip Oil Good for your Skin?With it's long list of beneficial properties, it's little wonder this natural oil is espoused by skin care professionals the world over. Let's take a closer look at the them:
- Essential fatty acids (EFA's), omega 3,6 and 9. This is the go-to oil to really infuse your skin with moisturising EFA's. It is also perfectly pH balanced to cater to every skin type and is light and highly absorbable to make moisturising a breeze. Watch out fine lines!
- Vitamins E, C and A, the holy trinity of skin care vitamins. Vitamin C is a great anti-ageing antioxidant that also brightens skin. Vitamin E is anti-inflammatory and also an antioxidant so is great for anti-ageing as well as treating redness, eczema and dermatitis. It has high amounts of trans retinoic acid that converts to Vitamin A. This treats the deeper layers, helping boost the skin's structure and fight laxity through its collagen generating power.
- Rosehip oil contains 2 super antioxidants lycopene and beta carotene. These are fairly specific to rosehip oil and are excellent at fighting ageing, texture and sun damage due to their very high free radical scavenging action.
Rosehip oil is beneficial for and able to be used on all skin types. It is especially effective at reviving and plumping mature and dry skin, and as it has a similar molecular structure to sebum, it is easily absorbed on oily skin.
Biome's Top Rosehip Oil Products
Read on for the best ones to use for different conditions. Best rosehip oil for scars, texture issues and dryness: Biome 100% Rosehip Oil
Biome's own super nourishing, 100% pure, cold pressed rosehip oil can be applied as a moisturiser, massaged to lessen scars, used as a makeup remover or even left in hair as a pre-shampoo treatment. This comes from our new Biome Skin Care range in a reusable glass bottle. It is a great multi-tasker and will help improve the appearance of scars, texture and dryness.
Best for reducing fine lines: Mokosh Raspberry Pomegranate Beauty Serum
This Fremantle brand really knows their stuff when it comes to natural, palm oil free skin care. This concentrated serum combines skin smoothing rosehip, raspberry and pomegranate oils, with ultra moisturising camellia and avocado oil, as well inflammation fighting rosemary extract, hemp and borage oil. It is NASAA Certified Organic, and best suited to dry and mature skin.
Best oil for moisturising: Miessence Organic Balancing Moisturiser
Recommended for normal and combination skin, this skin smoothing, palm oil free moisturiser has been formulated with plant phospholipids, organic seed butters and oils, organic herbs and flowers. It contains skin balancing rosehip oil, jojoba and calendula, along with chamomile, olive leaf and lavender. Miessence is an Australian company and carbon neutral.