What is Rose Hip Oil?

The rose hip bush grows wild in the Andes, in South America, mostly in Chile and Peru. It grows in mountainous areas. It bears white and pink flowers, which later form hips. The oil is golden reddish colour, and is produced from the ‘hips’. The oil is produced by cold expression which preserves its nutrients. The hips are first dried, then split in order to obtain the seeds, which are then ground.

The oil is good for skin regeneration. Therefore it is used for scars, wounds, burns, eczema, stretch marks. It helps prevent premature aging, minimize wrinkles.

The oil can be added to facial creams and moisturisers. It can be blended with sunflower, sweet almond or jojoba oil. Alternatively, it can be used neat on the face.