Rosehip (Rosa canina) oil is well known and contains trans-retinoic acid which is unique and may be the constituent that is so effective on the skin. Rosehip oil can be combined with macadamia oil for stability and even better hydration in body and facial care products.
Aura Cacia Rosehip Oil comes from Chile. Though native to Europe, Rosa canina was introduced to Chile in the 1800s and rapidly naturalized in the southern Andes. It now grows throughout the region and has been harvested there for 100 years.
The harvest season is relatively short but intense. A special tool and protective clothing are used for harvesting the hips from the thorny bushes. Harvested hips are dried, then the seeds are separated and ground up before being cold-pressed into the beautifully colored rosehip oil.
What’s the difference between organic rosehip oil and conventional rosehip oil? Organic oils differ from conventional oils in that the botanicals from which they are derived are grown according to the USDA’s Organic Standards. Aura Cacia's manufacturing facility and all of their organic oils have also been certified organic by the established third-party certifier, Quality Assurance International (QAI).
• Rosehip oil contains Vitamin A and Vitamin C, a variety of fatty acids, and is dominated by both linoleic and linolenic acids.
• Rosehip oxidizes faster than other carrier oils, so Aura Cacia does identify on the label some added Vitamin E to help with stability. Refrigeration and limited exposure to air will help preserve this product in order to maximize its use.
Ingredients: Organic Rosehip (Rosa Canina) Fruit Oil, D-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate)
Suggested Usage: Apply as a serum to face after cleansing. Also can be used as a general body oil, a nourshing hair and scalp massage or to soften and rejuvenate dry skin. Enjoy the benefits of Aura Cacia essential oils by adding 1-2 drops of essential to each pump of rosehip in the palm of your hand.
Caution: Note test on animals. No synthetic preservatives, colors or fragrances. For best results refrigerate and use within 6 months after opening. Caution: For external use only. Not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. It irritation, redness or discomfort occurs, discontinue use and consult a licensed health care practitioner.