Rosehip oil has the potential to overtake the popularity of Cocos. All thanks to Miranda Kerr, Kate Middleton and thousands of buyers on Amazon who claim that this magic saved their dull skin, prone to acne. Sounds too good to be true? We talked to experts and found out whether rose hip oil works.
Everything he touches Kate Middleton, turns to gold or at least in best sellers. So is the case with Rosehip Oil from Trilogy. The wife of Prince William admitted that he started to use rosehip oil when I was pregnant with Princess Charlotte. The product has become so popular that every 20 seconds in the world sold one bottle of oil.
What makes rosehip oil so special?
Rosehip oil is a natural source of antioxidants, such as Tocopherols and carotenoids, it protects the skin from daily oxidative stress. This is a condition in which the body too much free radicals — molecules without one electron, explains dermatologist from Los Angeles Rachel Casey.
It also contains large amounts of linoleic acid. Its deficiency in the body often leads to disruption of the process of exfoliation and clogged pores so that the ingredient is recommended for acne and problematic skin.However, for oily and prone to inflammation skin this oil is not suitable. Application can cause new inflammation. At the mixed skin (combination) oil can be applied only to the area around the lips and cheeks, definitely avoiding the T-zone.
Renee Rouleau, a famous beautician who has worked with demi Lovato, Emmy Rossum and Emma Roberts adds that rosehip oil is rich in vitamins a and C that make the skin “younger and smooth”.
Another benefit of rosehip oil, according to dermatologist and founder of Epionce Karl Thornfeldt, is that it stimulates the synthesis of collagen and elastin.
Rosehip oil really has a very rich composition. Vitamin a accelerates the regeneration and renewal of tissues, vitamin E retains moisture, makes the skin more smooth and elastic, vitamin C is an antioxidant that is able to return the face a healthy glow and natural radiance. Trace elements (manganese, strontium, iron, potassium, molibden, magnesium, phosphorus, copper) to promote intracellular metabolism. Fatty acids (linoleic, oleic, linolenova, myristic, palmitic) protect the skin from negative external influences (including UV exposure) and moisture,
explains dermatologist and beauty centre “White Gardens” Irina Gnedin.
Rosehip oil helps restore skin barrier
According to Rouleau, the lipid barrier of your skin may be damaged due to excessive exfoliation, dry climate and mismatched products. Appear on the skin tiny, invisible cracks, which cause the evaporation of moisture, and irritants easily penetrate into the dermis. Rosehip oil is rich in lipids, they heal the microcracks, so that the skin can heal.
How to use
However, many experts do not recommend applying the oil directly on the skin. In its purest form to apply it is with caution, as the oil may cause an allergic reaction. Apply a few drops of rosehip oil on your wrist. If within half an hour you have not noticed any irritation or other side effects, so it is suitable for you.
Better to mix the oil with your usual cream.
I believe the skin always benefits from different ingredients, not just one. As in the case of food, you will get more benefit from eating chicken salad, cucumbers and green leaf than just some cucumbers, for example. Rosehip oil works great in combination with other ingredients, such as antioxidants,
— the expert adds.
Think of the hips as “outerwear” for your face
The real benefit of rosehip oil is associated with its ability to act as a sealant. It creates a film that helps all products under it to work effectively. The best and correct way is to use oil as the last step in the beauty routine, says Rouleau.
If you have dry skin, you should apply oil and gently massage the face and then apply moisturizer. If you have normal skin, then apply the oil without rubbing into the skin.
The oil can be applied before the flight (so you will save the skin from dehydration in the cabin with dry air) and every two hours. Apply it after sunbathing or swimming pool to bring the level of moisture in the skin and restore it after exposure to chlorinated and salt water. Finally, the oil can be applied on the skin to prevent the appearance of stretch marks, for example during pregnancy, as did Kate Middleton. It is an excellent prevention of stretch marks. It can also visibly reduce existing stretch marks. But to get rid of severe stretch marks him, alas. For this purpose we resort to a more serious professional procedures
Irina says Gnedin.
The oil can also be mixed with your Foundation to give it extra moisturizing properties, says Casey.