Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Supernutrient: Rose Hip Oil

I've recently been doing some research into "bio" oils, and things which claim to fix scars, psoriasis and other chronic skin conditions, and the one thing that keeps popping up on my radar is Rose Hip.

Now, this is by no means a new concept, but I do feel the need to share what I've learned with you guys, because it really is fantastic.

The traditional "beauty" way to apply rose hips is by using the oil of rose hips directly onto the skin. It contains fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and essential nutrients, which helps to repair skin damage, and to promote healthy growth of new skin cells. Everyone I've spoken to about it, and the reviews I have read, have all been very, very positive.

You literally need 2 drops of rose hip oil for your whole face. As it is, after all, an oil, we don't want to slather it all over our face, because that's going to unbalance things and cause us problems.

So what can we use rose hip oil for?

As a daily moisturiser, particularly for dry skin.
As a treatment for anti-age.
As a treatment for psoriasis and other chronic skin conditions, including eczema,  acne scarring and lupus rashes.
As a treatment to assist in the prevention of stretchmarks.
As a treatment to reduce the appearance of existing stretchmarks.
As a treatment to reduce the appearance of scars.
As a treatment to assist in the correction of uneven skintone.

So, as you can see, it's pretty much a fantastic all-rounder product, it's all natural, and it's readily available.

I do want to recommend one particular brand, both because they have a fantastic range of skincare options, but also because they are teaming up with the McGrath foundation for the next 3 months to raise $20,000 for breast cancer research. They are also an Australian company, which is just awesome.

Sukin Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil is, at $19.95 (25ml) and $32.95 (50ml), an incredibly affordable product, and with their pledge to donate $20,000 to the McGrath Foundation, I can't think of a better place to put my Rose Hip spending money.

Sukin Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil is sourced from wild-grown rose hips, and cold pressed to harness the maximum amount of super-nutritive goodness. 98% of users would recommend this product to you, and I'm happy to say that I am among them (and that this is not a sponsored post, nor have I received free product).

You can find it from now until the end of October at selected pharmacy and health food stores nationally including Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist and Terry White Chemists.(Limited time only, while stocks last.) Look for the pink box to ensure you're helping to support their breast cancer fundraiser.

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