Rosehip oil is obtained from trees that are extensively found in Latin America. Especially along the Andes mountain ranges, the varieties like Rosa moschata and Rosa rubiginosa found in large quantities on the southern part are used to extract this variety of oil. The oil extraction is done by steam distillation and after filtration, the refined oil is used mainly for cosmetic applications. It is not consumed but is more famous as one that is applied externally. Pure rosehip oil helps in keeping the skin not just in good condition but is a must in order to overcome any kind of infectious attack on skin resulting from sweating, heat and global warming.
- The oil is very rich in natural ingredients. These naturally occurring chemicals help in fighting germs that attack the skin. Thus, the skin is protected, especially amidst the hum-drum of daily outings.
- It is very rich in anti-oxidant component, thereby helping the skin to fight early ageing. It helps in keeping the free radicals away from the skin, thereby postponing the chances of wrinkling.
- Rosehip essential oil is especially good in fighting eczema and dermatitis. These skin infections can be easily cured using this oil.
It is very rich in essential fatty acids like linoleic acid, omega-6 and omega=3 fatty acids, besides stearic acid, palmitic acid, glutamic acid and others.