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Rose Hip Oil - RoseHip Oil Skin Care

Dry skin & damaged skin repair - natural rosehip oil. Also for eczema, wrinkles, age spots, hyper pigmentation, scars, burn skin.

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Rose Hip Oil's Unique Pharmacological Properties

Thanks to scientific research now recognized worldwide by doctors and the cosmetic and dermatology industry for the effects of the natural topical trans-retinoic acid (vitamin A) it contains.

The effect on the skin is central to the use of Rose Hip Oil. Many benign disorders of the skin may be treated with it, beneficially. 

The unique properties of Rose Hip Oil were first discovered by a team of researchers from the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacology at the University of Concepcion, a prestigious university in Chile. They completed a study in 1983 in order to evaluate the positive action of the oil in the skin regeneration process.

This two-year study focused on the cicatrizing action of Rose Hip Oil. During this time, an oil preparation was applied to 180 patients with surgical, traumatic and post-burning scars: as well as to a group suffering from premature aging. The results were remarkable. It was found that Rose Hip Oil produced an effective regenerative action on the skin.

Continuous application of Rose Hip Oil effectively helped in attenuating scars and wrinkles, in preventing advancement of premature aging, and in regaining lost skin natural color and tone.

Since then, numerous studies on Rose Hip Oil have been completed at various universities in Chile and in other countries. Although the emphasis of these studies was on the clinical and therapeutic use of Rose Hip Oil, the findings from the University of Concepcion opened the door for its use in the cosmetic industry.
Today Rose Hip Oil is exported from Chile in large quantities -a total value of more than US$ 30 million in one recent year- and it is used world-wide by the medical community and as a special active ingredient by many prestigious cosmetic companies in Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America.

Components Responsible for the Effectiveness of Rose Hip Oil

In December 1988 two doctors published their findings in a paper titled Contributions to Identification and Application of Active Components Contained in Rosa Aff. Rubiginosa. The authors were Dr Bertha Pareja, Principal Professor, Faculty of Pharmacology and Biochemistry, University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru and Dr Horst KehI, from the School of Pharmacology of the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Dr KehI took part in the effort in his capacity of Visiting Professor at the San Marcos University.

The positive action of Rose Hip Oil in helping to regenerate damaged skin tissues was originally attributed to its high content of unsaturated essential fatty acids, namely oleic (15-20%), linoleic (44-50%) and linolenic (30-35%). They are called " essential " because our body is not able to reproduce them.

Although these acids are important to maintain a healthy skin (when taken internally), for they are components of the cell's membrane and precursors of prostaglandine/leucotriens (their activity is hormone-like), providing tissue-regenerating and rejuvenating effects, their presence did not establish enough scientific evidence to explain the properties of Rose Hip Oil in reducing surgical and accidental dermal scars or to eliminate certain hyper-pigmented spots and lessen wrinkles.


Dr. Berta Pareja and Dr. Horst Kehl, succesfully identified the presence of Trans-Retinoic acid as the component responsible for the remarkable pharmacological properties of Rose Hip Oil. Trans-Retinoic acid is a derivative of Retinol (Vitamin A) and is marked as Tretinoin.

The therapeutic effects of the topical application of Tretinoin, in the treatment of a variety of dermatology disorders, have been well-researched and recognized for almost 30 years. The most significant results have been produced in the treatment of photo-aged skin - skin damaged by excessive exposure to sunlight. Tretinoin can produce quick and positive changes in the skin, but because it is a very strong substance, it must be applied under medical supervision.

Rose Hip Oil produces the benefits of Tretinoin, but without secondary side effects, because the Trans-Retinoic Acid contained in it is in a natural state as part of a complex system of unsaturated fatty acids. Therefore, its action is controlled and slowly released by nature, eliminating the risk of overdoses.

The findings of Dr. Pareja and Dr. Kehl have helped to legitimatize Rose Hip Oil in the market, facilitating the promotion of this wonderful product.

The following paragraphs are extracts from the paper. 

Changes produced on skin by the action of the sun, i.e., photoaging (dermatoheliosis) are very common in all countries of warm climate. Exposure to sun causes important morfological changes in skin. Dermatoheliosis appears in different ways and varying intensity ranging from surface wrinkles, active keratosis and variation in the distribution of the melanin granules.

For this test volunteers were selected among people who usually spend the 3 months of summer in resorts by the sea or who go to the beach every day. The tests were carried out on 20 women aged between 25 and 35 who were controlled and assessed during the summer of 1988. The most frequently noted cutaneous signs were surface wrinkles, brown spots, eyelids and, in some cases, only an intense tan. All applied rose hip oil on the face during four months (May to August, Autumn 1988).
Observations were made every eight days. Significant changes were noted starting on the third week. Firstly, surface wrinkles started to disappear, spots started to fade until, at the end of the fourth month, the disappearance was almost complete. Skin presented a smooth and fresh aspect and the spots had almost disappeared.

For this test we used scars that had equal features. Ten women, aged between 45 and 68, were selected who had suffered unilateral or bilateral mastectomy.
Applications of rose hip oil were made, starting on the day when the surgical stitches were removed. After washing the area with tepid water and soap and careful drying, the oil was applied by soft massage. After three months of applying twice daily (morning and evening) it was noted that the scars were less apparent, without lumps and that skin elasticity had improved and the color of the area had improved significantly.

We carried out these observations for four months after the operations and the treating doctors indicated that the skin conditions were improving considerably, allowing implantation of prosthesis or plastic surgery in far better conditions than with patients who had not been treated.

Scars are a permanent visible reminder of a significant event in a person's life and can be a reminder of an unhappy or bad experience. Though there are many different techniques to lessen the visibility of scar tissues, including cosmetic surgery, pressure garments, the use of locally injected steroids and silicone gel sheets, Rose Hip Oil offers a simple, inexpensive, non-invasive alternative for greatly diminishing disfiguring scars.

Scars become softer and less prominent with continued daily use; scars, pits and blemishes (even such acne scars). The area of scar treatment is one where Rose Hip Oil has had immense success. 

Dr Hans Harbst, surgeon and radiotherapist presently practicing in Chile, graduated in radio-oncology, radiology and nuclear medicine at the Nuclear Research Centre of the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Dr Harbst heads the Department of Radio-oncology of the Indisa Clinic in Santiago and is also head of the Department of Radiology of the Chilean Air Force Hospital in Santiago.

Dr Harbst has extensive experience in the application of Rose Hip Oil for treating skin alterations, especially secondary dermatitis which takes place as a result of radiotherapy.

Dr Harbst explains about the use of products containing Rose Hip Oil:
"As a radiotherapist, I have worked with several patients that have been operated and, therefore, have scars. Also, the radiation to which they are exposed may produce secondary effects on the skin such as inflammations, darkening and actinic dermatitis. These effects are, in most cases, unavoidable because in the same way that a surgeon leaves a scar when he or she operates, a radiotherapist leaves a mark on the radiated areas, which are not injuries as such but skin reactions.

"This means a problem for the patient, especially when he or she are left with marks in areas exposed to view like the face, head or neck.

"I have applied Rose Hip Oil on all types of skin. Rose Hip Oil acts on scars reducing hyper-pigmentation, flattening hypertrophia (bulky scars) and loosening up fibrous chords. All these effects end up in a nearly complete attenuation of scars. 

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Box contains three dispenser glass bottles with 45ml of oil, enough for the full treatment of your face or one area of your body.

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