How to double Rosehip Oil's value for skin
27 May 2020
Rosehip Oil - it's everywhere you look in skin care. With good reason too, because Rosehip Oil can potentially give excellent results in a natural and organic skin routine.
Generally though, Rosehip Oil isn't improving your skin as much as it could be.
That's because it's lacking something really important - the benefits of the other half of the Rosehip.
Rosehips are essentially the fruit of the Rose plant. Rosehips are very high in natural Vitamin C.
However it’s not oil from the seed that contains Vitamin C - it’s the husk of the Rosehip, the outer shell.
Rosehip Oil's missing link
At Simplicité, we find it incredible that this outer husk is usually thrown away after oil extraction. No one else seems to know, or care that discarding these Rosehip husks means that our skin misses out on a very rich source of natural vitamin C.
In fact, the outer part of the Rosehip is considered to be one of the top three known sources of antioxidant flavonoids and natural Vitamin C.
It's this vitamin C and accompanying antioxidant flavonoids that helps skin to stay young and vibrant.
Simplicité founder, naturopath and herbalist David Lyons says, "Contrary to common belief, there is no vitamin C in Rosehip Oil - this is actually found in the fresh extract we make from the Rosehip's outside husk.
Why Rosehip Oil isn’t effective on its own
Rosehip Oil is rich in trans-retinoic acids that work to change the look of ageing caused by the sun. It’s also rich in linoleic fatty acid that reduces redness and 'age' spots, strengthens vessel walls and reduces acne scars.
But those are only half of the benefits Rosehips can offer. As well as the oil, our skin also needs the water-soluble extracts from the outer husk of Rosehip.
The antioxidant flavonoids and natural vitamin C from Rosehip husk.are soluble only in water, so it is chemically impossible for these to be present in just Rosehip Oil, despite popular assumptions.
As always, the closer we can use a plant to its natural and whole state, the more of its benefits we can harness.
Skin needs flavonoids to reduce the likelihood of allergies and to reduce the risk of inflammation. Flavonoids help the skin to become more resilient and to better resist the challenges of environmental exposure.
Whole Rosehip's powerhouse results for skin
A huge part of the huge worldwide skin care industry touts Rosehip Oil as being virtually a magic ingredient.
Yet only Simplicité Skin Care is doubling Rosehip Oil's value by combining it with fresh extract of Rosehip seed husk.
In Simplicité products, already high performing Rosehip Oil gives powerhouse results for skin because it's applied to skin along with the Rosehip husk's valuable vitamin C and antioxidant flavonoid nutrients.
For instance, Rosehip and Lavender Complexion Refiner and Results Lift Gel.
Benefits for surface capillaries
And an extra benefit, the water soluble extracts help reduce the appearance of 'couperose' skin - visible surface capillaries.
Only the water soluble extract from the outer part of the Rosehip seed has been shown to have these 'vasoprotective' (vessel strengthening) properties.
Our unique vitamin C rich Rosehip Oil
Apart from Simplicité, there is no skin care brand whose Rosehip Oil is also rich in natural vitamin C.
By contrast, there is only skin care that claims its factory-made ascorbic acid is 'vitamin C'. Sometimes these products also contain a nominal amount of Rosehip Oil to try and give depth to the synthetic vitamin C claim.
However, 'ascorbic acid' or any of its derivatives are just synthetic forms of vitamin C and any results for skin are exactly that, synthetic.
More Rosehip Oil double value
Simplicité also doubles Rosehip Oil's value for skin in another way.
Rosehip Oil benefits for skin multiply when it's used with several complementary and high quality plant extracts.
Never can a single plant extract (including Rosehip Oil) achieve enough for skin or improve skin, when it is used alone (or with a couple of other extracts).
When Rosehip Oil is used with a synergistic mixture of complementary plant extracts, these combinations provide the greatest possible benefits for skin.
Top Rosehip performers in Simplicité products
These formulations are typical of Simplicité’s 'synergistic' approach to skin care products that give results. No single herb or single extract alone has the answer.
Combinations of herbs and plants give the best results every time, whether for a favourite food recipe or the formulation of skin care products.
Simplicité also uses Rosehip Oil with complementary, synergistic extracts, such as Myrrh, Styrax and Chamomile that boost the radiance enhancing effect of RL (Reduce Lines) Serum