Rose Hip, The Wonder Fruit
With so many new products being launched in the skin care market every day, it’s hard to keep track of the benefits of each. But there are some products that are so awesome and filled with such goodness that they leave an instant mark. The Good Vibes’ new Rosehip Radiant Glow Face Serum is one of the best serums in the market. Here, we will tell you all that you need to know about this miraculous product and why you need to include it in your skin care regime.
Rosehip is the accessory fruit of the rose plant, round in shape and located just below the petals. It contains the seeds of the rose plant. It is different from the rose in its area of origin. Its seed is incredibly useful and has countless benefits for the skin. While rose oil is derived from the petals of the plant, rosehip is derived from the fruit and seeds. It has several benefits, due to the presence of fatty acids, Vitamin A and phenols that not only help in skin rejuvenation, but have also shown anti-bacterial, antifungal and anti-viral properties. It is also believed to have 8 times more Vitamin C as compared to an orange (100 ml for both extracts/ juice).
Benefits of Rosehip
The benefits of rosehip are numerous. And given that it is loaded with many useful components, it’s only fair that we use it on our skin. Here are a few reasons why you should make the most of this concoction:
It’s very important to keep the body hydrated at all times. A hydrated body means good skin. Rosehip oil is loaded with fatty acids like linoleic which keeps the cell wall strong so that they don’t lose water. A well hydrated skin also makes sure that the oil travels deep enough to reach all the layers of the skin for it to reap better results.
- Rejuvenation and skin brightening
An important part of rosehip is Vitamin A which promotes the production of retinol, which encourages the production of collagen in the body and helps make the skin look plump, cutting down fine lines and wrinkles and helps improve skin texture.
- Can treat acne
Rosehip contains anthocyanin which is an antioxidant that can fight free radicals, thereby giving them an antifungal and antibacterial quality. This is essential in treating acne, since acne is the accumulation of dirt, grime and bacteria in the pores of your skin. It can also calm irritation resulting from psoriasis or dermatitis.
- Protects from sun damage
Rosehip has phenols which are proven to act as a natural sunscreen against harmful UV rays of the sun. Constant exposure to the sun has been proven to have a major role in premature aging. Alongside phenols, vitamins like A, C, E that can be found in rosehip has been found reliable to combat visible sun damage.
- Reduces hyperpigmentation
Rosehip contains Retinol in the form of Vitamin A, which is known for its ability to reduce hyperpigmentation. It also enhances skin cell turnover. It produces new skin cells faster, thereby rejuvenating the skin. Moreover, new skin cells mean saying goodbye to dull, old skin cells and hello to bright and fresh new skin! The lycopene and beta-carotene present are believed to have skin-lightening properties.
The biggest take away of rosehip or rosehip oil is that it is a natural supplier of Vitamin A and hence, retinol. Retinol is actively used in skin care across the globe especially as a face mask as it significantly reduces early aging, therefore promoting youthful skin. Good Vibes is one of the few brands in India that makes rosehip serums. Apart from these benefits, rosehip has a long-standing therapeutic history and it’s time we make use of this natural product bestowed upon us by nature and put it to some use.